Winter wedding make-up that won’t let you down
Beauty Report: Testing products in the lead up to a winter wedding will give you a good sense of their lasting quality
Winter weddings usually occur in the weeks surrounding the Christmas break and since the natural light, clothing and weather differ widely from those of a summer wedding, the makeup will need to do the same. Testing products in the lead up to the wedding will give you a good sense of their lasting quality. Skin will need a lot of hydration in the preceding weeks to combat the onset of cold outdoor temperatures and indoor heating. When the day finally comes, opt for powder textures where possible, and avoid SPF to prevent flashback in photos.
Laura Mercier Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Finish Foundation
For all-day staying power without shine, opt for something oil-free with very little or no SPF. This foundation feels creamy without feeling tacky to the touch and provides excellent coverage.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer
(€26 from September 13th)
Concealer is king. This one is one of the best available, offering a light film of opaque but comfortable coverage and is at home under the eyes as it is on blemishes.
La Mer The Powder
A La Mer powder is a real indulgence, but if you can’t do it on your wedding day, you never will. I’ve been using mine now for over a year and there’s still more than half left. It is finely milled and radiant, lightly boosts coverage and doesn’t sit or darken throughout the day.
NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment in Light My Fire
A winter bride – particularly a Christmas bride – can wear a red lip without ever looking dated in photographs later. This ultra bright, long-lasting liquid lipstick is sensational. It may be the most daring red I’ve encountered.
Eyelure Fleur de Force Individual Lashes
(€9.46 from Asos)
These lashes come in a practical length so there are no extra-long ones that you’ll never use. Since they don’t feature any knots where they are bonded together, they sit flush on the lashes and look natural.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Three Minute Priming Moisture Mask
This sheet mask guarantees a good canvas for makeup when nothing else will. For special occasions, it is the perfect easy product to ensure good, lasting makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Sex On Fire
A sensible blush shade that mimics the natural flush in your skin during exercise is an ideal wedding day product. Charlotte Tilbury’s dual tone powder blush both sculpts the face and looks like healthy skin.
Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose
(€125 for 50ml)
Bridal fragrance is intensely personal, and increasingly women will buy a new one specifically for the day. Though a lifelong favourite is always a good choice, if you want something new, stop by the Frederic Malle counter and try this. It is lipstick, the scent of your mother getting ready to go out for the evening as you sit and watch her as a child. Feminine and beautiful.
Bareminerals Invisible Glow Highlighter
Powder highlight will hold better than cream during a long day. This one injects subtle but radiant glow into the skin and photographs dreamily.