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How to create a gorgeous wedding day look

Bride We asked hair and make-up artist Laura Timms Mowinski one of your questions.

Q – I don’t usually wear any make-up but want to look gorgeous on my big day. What products and styles do you suggest I go for?

"We have so many brides that either don’t wear make-up or a very small amount day-to-day, so they come to their trial unclear of what they want and all say the same thing ‘I still want to look like me.’ It’s about emphasising your natural beauty and helping you feel comfortable and confident. If you’re going for a minimal look, you might want to focus on your skin in the run-up to the wedding. If it’s healthy, radiant and glowing, then you may feel as though you need less coverage. I always recommend a trial to all my brides, especially if you’re not used to wearing any products.

"Eyes – I’d always recommend a soft, neutral look. If you’re not used to wearing black liner, then I’d try out a brown version as black can be quite a harsh hue. With regards to lashes, I tend to point my brides towards cluster lashes just placed on the outer corner of the eye, so it really opens them up without using a strip lash.

"Base – For those of you who don’t wear foundation, start with a tinted moisturiser and add to the base until you’re happy with the coverage. All artists have a variety of products for different skin tones and required coverage. A light blush can be added to enhance your natural beauty, and when paired with a subtle highlighter looks beautiful.

"Lips – On the morning of the wedding, I always give my clients a lip scrub followed by a balm that I keep applying until it’s their turn in the chair. This primes and moisturises the lips ready for make-up. Most of my brides tend to enhance their natural colour with a similar shade or a simple peachy shimmer gloss. The Anastasia Peachy Gloss is popular amongst my clients as it has a little shimmer and looks gorgeous on camera.

"Work with your supplier until you’re happy, and don’t forget it’s your big day, and you need to feel comfortable with your look."

To find out more about Laura, visit www.facebook.com/lauratimmsmowisnki

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