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"Bridal make-up looks change as fashion and trends change, but I’m a fan of keeping your bridal make-up looking timeless and elegant," says make-up artist, Laura Timms. "It’s important to remember that you want to be able to look back at your photos over the years to come and be happy with your choice: I advise staying in the comfort zone of natural bridal make-up.
"Fair skin - If your natural skin tone is light then you would suit a soft pink, tawny and beige. Be sure to stay away from frosty finishes and reddish orange colours as they can make you look washed out.
"Colours for a medium skin tone - If you’re too dark to be fair or light but your skin does not fall into the olive category you’re considered to have a medium skin tone. Cool undertones call for a rosy colour, while warm ones demand apricots or peach. For your eyes, bronze or honey is beautiful, medium lip ones can carry off virtually any colour.
"Colours for tan skin - If your skin has that sunny glow, don’t overload your face with make-up, just work with the amazing glow you already have. For people with tanned skin a bit of bronzer can even out and warm the look – natural and gold colours are very flattering. Finishing with a bright lipstick can enhance that natural glow and sun kissed skin. Keep clear of oranges!
"Colours for deep and dark skin tones - Women with darker skin tones tend to have uneven skin tones that is light towards centre of the face yet dark towards hairline. You can combat this by using two different colours that matches your skin tone and another that is
a little darker. Again keep with some nice soft browns and subtle gold tones for the eyes.
"Working with your make-up artist they will be able to advise you best and work with you to achieve your desired look. I always ask my brides to show me a photo of their make-up or come with make-up on so I can see how much or little they are used to wearing day to day."
To find out more, visit www.lauratimms.co.uk
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