Wedding days are of course about the bride and groom but there are other family members on show too. After the bride, all eyes will be on the mother of the bride, so you’ll want to make sure you look almost as good as the bride if your daughter is getting married this summer. Here are some top tips if you’ll be doing your own make-up for the big day:

Primed to go

Using a primer is one of the top tips for smoothing out skin tones and helping make up to last longer during the day. You use a primer underneath foundation to smooth and firm up the skin. If you’ve been suffering from hot flushes, don’t apply any moisturiser on the big day, just apply some primer instead. Of course, if you want to splash out for such a special occasion, you might consider having a botox treatment to smooth out those lines and look amazing. For Botox Gloucester, visit http://doctorkate.co.uk/

Correction

Planning a wedding can be stressful and if your skin isn’t quite as glowing and flawless as you’d like it to be, consider a lightweight foundation or face tint but avoid heavy foundation. Too heavy and you’ll simply accent any lines even more. Face tints are ideal for minimizing the look of fine lines. Apply a light concealer under your eyes, not too heavy or the delicate under skin will look older. For dark circles, concealers in a peach shade can help and still look natural.

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The Eyes have it

Eyes that look more youthful can be achieved by doing away with any beige or brown eyeshadow and using charcoal, navy, plum, deep green or lilacs. If these feel too bright or bold for you, combine a touch of charcoal with taupe or ivory. Don’t think you’re too old for shimmers either as these are a great way of livening up eyes.

To give your eyes a bit more definition in photographs, choose a black or bluey-black waterproof mascara and not brown. A few false lashes along the base of your lash line will make your lashes appear much fuller and still natural. Don’t forget to softly define your eyebrows too.

Be Cheeky

Dusty rose shades are more flattering for your cheeks, but the decision comes over what texture to use. Creams will give a dewy appearance while powders will provide a satin finish. Either choice will give you are brighter, more youthful appearance for your complexion. Remember that blusher shades in pastel can look too chalky and browns will make your face look more drawn.

Pucker Up

To stop lipstick from feathering into those fine lines around our lips, try a lip base before adding any colour. Use a lip liner to define your lips in a lip coloured pencil, not the lipstick colour. The good thing about doing this is that should your lipstick fade during the day, you won’t be left with an obvious outline. Avoid going too dark with your colour for fear of looking too hard but too beigey and you’ll appear to have no mouth in photos.