Brides of 2018: How to get the Markel Sparkle for your makeup

Okay, so her natural beauty aside – we can all agree that Meghan nailed the peachy, glowing ‘effortless’ makeup look. She looked incredible, but most importantly, she looked like herself. Fresh with freckles, soft and light and oozing timeless elegance.

But you don’t need to be a Hollywood star with an A List complexion and a royal glam squad to achieve the same look. I’ll show you how it’s done with some top tips and insider secrets.

Skin

Right, I may have fibbed, but just a little. Your complexion is really important, and while makeup is key when it comes to transforming you from Cinderella to Princess, if you want to sparkle like Markel then your wedding day look has to begin way before the big day.

Stick religiously to your cleanse, tone and moisturise routine and down the Evian like a Love Island newbie. Dull it may be, but you’ll thank your lucky stars when you look back on your photos in years to come and your complexion is positively luminous.

However, if you’re like me, and all the scrubbing and H2o in the world won’t do the trick, you can get a little more help with these beauties –

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer- Radiance 

Tropic- Elixir Oil

Eyebrows

We all want them – subtle but strong, framing without dominating and with an arch as perfect as St George’s Chapels itself. She would have had a thread or a wax before the wedding day as Meghan’s brows were perfect, and looked even more defined than her usual look without being severe.

The products I love for creating a beautiful brow are Anastasia Beverley Hills, Brow Wizz, and Benefit, Brow Zings.

Blush

According to Elle magazine, the Duchess of Sussex favours Honest Beauty Creme Blush in Truly Exciting. It’s an American brand, and unsurprisingly, it’s currently out of stock on their site. Honestly!

Eyes 

Usually a fan of dark makeup around the eyes, the bride opted for a pared back look with a curled lash. And I often tell my brides, if you’re not usually an eye makeup kinda girl, then keep it natural on your wedding day.  You want to look and feel like you, but on a really, really goodday.

Forget the Maid of Honour, mascara will be your best friend on your wedding day. It has to be long-lasting and really open up your eyes.  And if it’s waterproof, even better. We bet even Meghan had a little tear after a few glasses of Champers! We like these –

Benefit- They’re Real

Bobbi Brown- Smokey Eye Mascara

Maybelline- Great Lash Big Mascara

Lips

It’s thought that Meghan j’adores her Dior Lip Glow in Coral. Dior is one of the brands I use at Makeup by Natasha Louise.

But it’s no good plonking it on you on the morning of the wedding and hoping for the best. Your wedding makeup artist must offer you a makeup trial, so you feel totally confident in your look. Meghan’s look may have looked effortless but believe me – it was no accident. Insist that your makeup artist listens to you and hears what you want to achieve.

As a professional, I always share my advice and opinion, but whether you’re a wannabe Meghan Markle or a closet Marilyn Manson, it’s your wedding day and you’re in charge.

Natasha Louise x

About Natasha

Natasha is a make up artist extraordinaire and the face, lady, behind Natasha Louise.

Natasha has grown her business to include a handpicked team of artists who are just what you need on your wedding day or special event to ensure your are looking your absolute best.

Be sure to follow Natasha on her social media channels:

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Back On The Wagon

So my last post wasn’t filled with exciting weight loss news… although i had reevaluated where I was at and where I want to be. I also mentioned my  decision to invest in myself. Let me tell you more:

Diets…. are the mother of all evil. Period.

Why? because you follow this plan and achieve weight loss but it is simply not sustainable so any euphoria is relatively short lived. Age I have found is a massive determinant in weight. My younger self could ‘crash’ diet and lose 6 pounds just like that! my older (and wiser self!) has found that i could not eat and gain that in a matter of days.

I needed a lifestyle change so sort out Dawn Swinley of Mode De Vie. Known as The Drop a Dress Size Coach she is a nutrition and wellness coach and with over 10 years of expertise the perfect person to kick start my new lifestyle.

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Dawn Swinley, Mode de Vie

After our initial chat about my current lifestyle and some simple questionnaires later we have determined not only my body type but my bodys metabolism type. I now have a detailed step by step eating plan – and guess what – its REAL FOOD!! Ok don’t get me wrong its not all chocolate and cream and Im sure at some point i’ll get the diet blues but I am actually excited by the food and not by the weight loss.

Of course Christmas is just around the corner so we have decided to start introducing some of the foods into my diet (to get hubby used to them as I am not going to be cooking twice of an evening!) and am looking start  January 2017.

If your looking for a lifestyle change that allows you to meet not just your weight but health goals too then Dawns ya gal.

 

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About Dawn

Dawn is a qualified nutritionist  with 10 years experience she is registered with the Complimentary Medical Association, who promote ethical, responsible, professional complementary medicine to the public and the medical profession and is a practitioner for Cytoplan. Cytoplan is an Independent British practitioner-dedicated supplement company, wholly owned by a charitable foundation.

Dawn has developed several wellness solutions for different time frames and stages in your life.

Mode de vie – http://mode-de-vie.co.uk/

Tel: 01452 617221

Email: dawn@mode-de-vie.co.uk