Bridal beauty Q&A - Wedding Album

Bridal beauty Q&A

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The most common bridal beauty blunders and how to handle them like a pro, we’ve got some must-read bridal beauty Q&A advice right here.

Q. I’ve woken up to an enormous pimple. Help!

A. Whatever you do, don’t squeeze it! Visit a dermatologist and ask for a cortisone shot, which will cause the pimple to shrink within 24 hours. Don’t have time on your side? Crush an aspirin and mix it with a few drops of water to create a paste then apply and leave on for 15 minutes. This mixture contains a form of salicylic acid, which has antibacterial properties to help reduce inflammation.

To camouflage the blemish, apply foundation as you usually would, dust powder over the offender then dab a bit of concealer over it using a precise, pointed brush. Set with more powder and keep the make-up in your bag for touch-ups throughout the day.

We recommend Catrice Camouflage Cream

Q. I want to avoid an embarrassing blotchy tan on my big day. Any expert tips?

A. ‘Dry, flaky skin is the enemy of any tan, both natural or faux, so make sure your skin is well exfoliated before your tanning session. After waiting the recommended time of six to eight hours, don’t take a hot shower or bath, as this opens up your skin’s pores and can affect the tan. Pat yourself gently with a towel to dry off and keep your skin well hydrated with an organic, alcohol-free moisturiser; lotions with alcohol will dehydrate your skin, resulting in flakes as the tan starts to fade. Avoid body oil for at least three days after you tan as this creates a barrier that makes it difficult for the skin to breathe. Also try to up your water intake to hydrate your body from the inside out.’ – Mylene Wait, CEO of Vita Liberata South Africa

We recommend Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2–3 Week Tan Mousse

Q. My updo is unravelling by the second. What can I do to salvage it?

A. Keep a stash of extra hairpins and a can of hairspray in your bag to quickly remedy a couple of curls slipping out of your hairstyle. If this isn’t possible and the whole updo has come undone, twist your hair into a simple yet chic ballerina bun, then add one or two flowers from your wedding decor. Your guests will be none the wiser.

Q. How can I guarantee that my make-up will last as long as I do?

A. A good face primer and make-up setting spray are your secret weapons. Start by massaging a lightweight moisturiser into your skin to create a smooth, hydrated canvas that make-up can easily stick to. Follow with a primer to prolong the wear of your foundation and set everything in place with a light dusting of translucent powder. Increase the staying power of your entire look and add a subtle glow to your skin with a setting spray. Remember to hold the spray 30 cm away from your face and keep your eyes closed.

We recommend Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer & Clarins Fix’ Make-Up