Wedding: my makeup on top all day!

Wedding: my makeup on top all day!

Prepare your skin
A unified complexion
A bewitching gaze
A drawn mouth
A sparkling neckline
My survival bag

Prepare your skin

In order to be radiant on D-Day, it is important to prepare your skin with a scrubbing and exfoliating treatment. For a radiant mine that contrasts perfectly with your light dress, you can gild your skin. Remember, the result must remain natural!

Sarah Mahler’s advice:
“I really don’t recommend UV, unless it’s to prepare your skin for the sun for a honeymoon in the Seychelles, for example. If it’s just about having golden skin on your wedding day, the self-tanner gives an impeccable result without danger to the skin.
Two or three days before passing in front of the Mayor, do an exfoliating facial treatment to clarify your skin texture. Avoid the deep purifying treatment, it’s just a matter of having a good base for makeup afterwards.
Apply the self-tanner the night before to avoid streaks on your dress. Right after the shower and on fresh skin, the product will act all night. For better intensity, you can also apply the self-tanner every two to three days a week before.” The added tip: be sure to test your self-tanner a few weeks before D-Day so as not to have any unpleasant surprises on the tint side. or possible traces!

A unified complexion

At the base of your make-up, the complexion is the key to perfect beauty. Natural, your foundation must be chosen carefully according to your skin color and your carnation. Liquid or compact, it must also last all day, so do not hesitate to invest and ask for the advice of a specialist at the time of purchase.


Sarah Mahler’s advice:
“If there is one rule when it comes to make-up, it’s the color of your foundation that must be identical to that of your skin. The role of a foundation is not to make you look good , but to unify the irregularities of the skin.Its mission is to weave an impeccable backdrop to then carry out the make-up of the eyes, cheeks and mouth.
Don’t forget to stretch it all the way to the neck and décolleté to avoid demarcations. Finally, to caramelize the skin, use an anti-shine powder.
Once your makeup is completely done, use a fixing mist that will serve as a top coat to fix everything.”

A bewitching gaze

If you choose to emphasize your eyes, you should have a light hand on your mouth and vice versa. Bridal makeup is generally natural, so avoid too flashy colors that will harden your look. Obviously, your mascara must be waterproof and ensure in case of strong emotions…


Sarah Mahler’s advice:
“Always apply a fixing base on your eyelids so that they hang the shadow well.
Level mascara, insist on upper lashes. If you don’t have waterproof mascara, there are fixers that make your usual product completely waterproof, think about it!
The trend is more so-called nude colors, but if you are used to applying makeup daily with a line of eyeliner, you should do the same on your wedding day. The important thing is that you remain yourself according to your makeup habits and that you are recognized, especially your darling!

A drawn mouth

Kisses will be in order on your wedding day, so prefer a long-lasting and preferably anti-smudge lipstick. If your eyes are lightly made up, you can try a bright color on your lips, but be careful not to emphasize both!


Sarah Mahler’s advice:
“Before applying your lipstick, draw a lip pencil outline, either on the natural line of your lips, or by cheating a little to give fullness to your smile. Choose a nude or rosewood tone Then pencil inside so as to have a colored and light base even when there is no more lipstick.
Apply your lipstick with a brush for more precision and to apply the right dose.
At the time of the photos, you can add a little gloss for more shine. generally, on request to do the photos at the beginning, when your makeup is at its best. Photos tend to lessen the effects of makeup, don’t hesitate to put on a little more blush or lipstick than usual!”

A sparkling neckline

In addition to your golden skin that you will have prepared well in advance, you can make up your body with discreet glitter. Many perfumes are available in glitter body powder that you apply with a puff. You can also opt for a slightly shimmering dry oil on your arms.

Sarah Mahler’s advice:
“To even out your complexion and give you a healthy glow in a single step, apply suntan lotion to your neck and neckline. For a slightly more festive side, I recommend glitter, to be applied in the second part of the day. “

My survival bag

After so many outpourings and emotions, you have to go through the touch-up box before the evening. For this, prepare a small pouch with the necessary.

Sarah Mahler’s advice:
– Shine, heat stroke, emotions… handkerchiefs will be essential to you! The most important ? Wipe the tear directly on the eyelashes before it falls on the cheek!
– A compact, anti-shine powder to powder your nose
– A fixing mist to apply after each touch-up
– Your lipstick
– Deodorant wipes
– An energizing water to give you a little boost in case of fatigue or heat.

Thanks to Sarah Mahler, head of Clarins make-up training.

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