5 Tips I Give to All Brides

I wish I’d used self-tan before my own wedding. I looked so pale in my photos. Try a gradual formula for a hint of sunny bronze – my ultimate is Sisley Self-Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care, £88, johnlewis.com Even if you’re not normally a lipstick person, wear something.

A tinted lip balm or sheer lipstick will keep your mouth looking soft and flushed, and you need a hint of contrasting colour against a white dress. If you’re doing your own make-up, book in for a counter consultation. It’s usually free, and they’ll teach you how to use the products and recommend the best shades. Try Giorgio Armani or Nars Cosmetics. ‘

Setting’ your make-up is a myth: a good-quality foundation will last all day. If you’re worried about shine or covering up blemishes, try one of the new full-coverage bases, such as Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue, £37, chanel.com Blusher offsets under-eye shadows, livens up a self- tan and mimics radiance. Clarins Multi-Blush, £18.50, clarins.co.uk has a modern cream.

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