The emerging beauty looks designed with the modern-day bride in mind .
A little bit of lipstick goes a long way, especially when it comes to your wedding photographs. For a hint of sophisticated colour that is suitable for all skin types look for shades of apricot, coral and peach. Warmer in tone than a frosted pink, coral offers a more delicate take on the popular, yet difficult to nail nude. Look to the 1960s starlets like Tippi Hedren and the cast of Valley Of The Dolls for inspiration and you will be right on track. Treat lips to a light brushing from a soft-bristle toothbrush followed by lashings of Moisturising Shea Butter Lip Balm (Dhs49) L’Occitane for the perfect base. Next comes the colour. Warmer skin tones can work a more vivid coral — the Rouge Allure Velvet in 43 La Favourite (Dhs170) Chanel is a winning formula. For a high-shine finish, the Vernis A Lvres in 27 (Dhs116) YSL provides hours of highly pigmented colour that stays put. Paler complexions should look for a softer peach shade with a hint of pepto pink. M.A.C’s lipstick in Costa Chic (Dhs95) is simply perfection.
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At the top of every bride-to-be’s wish list is flawless creamy skin, with just a hint of a dewy cheek. Start the night before, massaging a dose of rosehip oil into freshly cleansed skin (Miranda Kerr is a serious fan). Prep skin on the day with the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance (Dhs82 for the handy trial size). Using a foundation brush, buff some trusty Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Make-up (Dhs202) into your skin, remembering to include the ears if you are sporting an up-do. For the finishing touches dab a little Nars The Multiple in Copacabana (Dhs144) over the top edge of the cheekbones and a dusting of the Laura Mercier Loose Setting powder (Dhs130)t o keep your make-up in check.
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The runways were awash with pastels this season – candy coloured lids and sugar-coated lips were the flavour of choice. Purple is regarded as universally flattering for every eye colour and there is a multitude of products lining the beauty halls to choose from. The Guerlain Ecrin 4 Coleurs Palette in 501 Atrape-Coeur (Dhs276) with its violet, lilac and mauve shades is the perfect tool to create a hazy wash of colour to the lids. Always apply the darkest shade closest to the lash line to give necessary definition. Here there is no place for liquid liner, yet a coat of Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara (Dhs59) L’Oréal Paris over both top and bottom lashes is a must, especially if you are the teary type.
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If liquid liner is your beauty go-to, rather than opt for vixen-esque jet black, substitute it for an inky midnight blue. The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Cobalt Ink (Dhs133) is a water-resistant formula that will stand the test of humidity and nerves whilst the hue ensures your eyes take centre stage. Liquid liner requires a steady hand so with all the pre-wedding jitters ensure you have some make-up remover soaked cotton buds close at hand to clean up any kinks. If you prefer the kohl method, the Laura Mercier Eye Pencil in Midnight Blue (Dhs85) glides on for a seamless application. With all the attention on your peepers, conceal any hint of a dark shadow with the Phytocernes Eye Concealer (Dhs355) Sisley. This metal-tipped wonder tool reduces puffiness and any signs of lack of sleep in a flash.
Why not be daring and accessorise your white dress with a flash of hot pink The key to wearing a bold lip, and wearing it well, is all in the application. You can avoid your lipstick bleeding, smudging and fading by lining lips with Le Crayon Lèvres in Rubellite (Dhs121) Chanel and filling in the entirety of the lip in this same shade. For the most vibrant fuchsia pop of colour, follow by applying the Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in 19 (Dhs178) YSL. Just before walking out to greet your guests, blot lightly with a tissue, sweeping a powder-laden brush over the top for good measure, and you will have a spotlight-worthy pout.
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Credits: Hair and make-up Carolyn Gallyer | Model Sophia B at Bareface | Photographer John Pocock | Style Director Sarah Joan Ross | Written by Elizabeth Whiston-Dew