Never to be underestimated, the beauty snag list on a wedding morning is as important, if not more so, than your make-up artist. It is your last chance to ensure that you are photo ready and celebration ready. This troubleshooting guide will help navigate you the most common last-minute scenarios…
There is no fear greater than waking to the realisation that your tan is uneven and patchy. Cocoa Brown Fresh Start Tan Erase, €9.95, promises to remove all traces of tan in 5 minutes. Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish can then sweep into the rescue. It is a kit must-have for bridal make-up artists (yours truly!) and brides alike. It seamlessly patches up dodgy fake tan and gives a natural bronzed tint to arms and legs. A drop in your regular foundation can also help to match your tan shade, €37.50.
If blurred imperfections are what you’re after, Alleven Colour Shield, €40, is a firm favourite of Beyoncé. By smothering the legs and arms in skin tone-adapting pigments, founder Celia Forner Venturi claims this long-wearing spray adds “an invisible layer of luxury.” If it’s good enough for Bey…
For an oilier complexion, the MAC Prep & Prime Fix Plus mattifying mist, €22, contains mica and powders to absorb oil without disturbing the make-up. Genius!
NARS Orgasm loose powder is a dreamy pigmented powder to add warmth and shine to the higher plains of the skin. Sitting beautifully on the décolletage and cheekbones, never forget dusting it down the centre of the shins. €27
Using a small, flat brush, press Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder under the eye area to set concealer and reflect light, leaving a seam-free luminous finish, €27.
A lipstick is only as good as the lips it sits on. Prep is key, especially for strong statement lip shades. Dehydration can leave you with dry, shrivelled lips. Milani Sugar Lip scrub applied prior to your wedding day lipstick application will provide the perfect kissable base, €11.25
Stayed up too late on your last night as Miss? The perfect fix to dull, dehydrated skin is always moisture. Spritz your skin generously with Eve Lom Radiance face mist, €42.50, and press into the skin. Lightly layer your skincare on top and you’re one step closer to fresh beautiful make-up. Keep this in your bag and spritz lightly, as required, to refresh skin
A magic wand in make-up terms, the MAC Prep & Prime Pore Refiner Stick, €26.50, blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles and leaves the skin a silky matte texture. A T-zone staple
Chipped nail polish is the stuff of nightmares. CND Nudes Vinylux polishes are the perfect bridal touch up colours for last-minute mishaps. The bonus is they are fast drying, chip resistant and last up to 7 days, €11.95.