Wedding Day Beauty Tips from Bridal Expert Sarah Brock

Sarah Brock is an award winning makeup artist and is the Director of Makeup Artistry for Daniel Sandler. Quoted by Conde Nast Brides Magazine as the ‘industry leader in bridal makeup’ and by Vogue as the ‘go-to makeup artist for award winning makeup’, Sarah is highly sought after by brides for their wedding day makeup. You will see Sarah’s work on the cover of Brides Magazine and also in major bridal ad campaigns.

Here are Sarah’s top tips for brides-to-be if they are applying their own wedding makeup, along with the products she recommends, so that you can achieve a flawless, radiant look on your wedding day.
* Always use a primer after moisturiser and before foundation, to help your makeup stay perfect all day
* Use a light reflecting sheer foundation, as thick formulations can ‘slide’ off the skin
* Apply your foundation with a brush for an ‘airbrushed’ finish to the skin
* Apply concealer after foundation to under eye shadows and any blemishes
* Set your foundation with an invisible blotting powder to stay shine free for your photographs

Sarah recommends:
Daniel Sandler Re-Texturising Primer
Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10
Daniel Sandler Base Brush
Vichy Dermablend Corrective Cream Stick
Daniel Sandler Invisble Blotting Powder

* To avoid looking ‘orange’, stay away from bronzer and choose a soft pink or peach tone for a pretty bridal glow
* If you have very oily skin, choose a powder formulation to avoid looking too shiny
* If you have normal/dry skin, use a cream or liquid blusher for a soft, dewy look
* Smile in the mirror and apply to the apple of the cheek, blending upwards and outwards towards the hairline
* If you love highlighter, only use a tiny amount on the cheekbone and choose a formulation which isn’t too shiny on the skin

Sarah recommends:
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blusher in shade Cherub or Spicey
Givenchy Le Prisme Blush
Clarins Multi Blush Cream Compact in shade Apricot or Raspberry
Daniel Sandler Water Brush
Daniel Sandler Blusher Brush

* It is really important to apply powder to your eyelid after foundation – this will avoid your eyeshadow creasing
* For wedding makeup, it is best to choose light, pretty colours to keep the eyes looking brighter and younger
* Add the ‘va va voom’ with eyeliner – there are great waterproof eyeliner pencils on the market
* Always curl your eyelashes before you apply mascara and go for black waterproof formulations
* If you want to wear false eyelashes, individual lashes work better, as they look more natural than strip lashes

Sarah recommends:
Guerlain Eclate Eye Primer
Too Faced Natural Eye Kit
Daniel Sandler Waterproof Velvet Eyeliner Pencil
Backstage DiorShow Black Waterproof Mascara
Mister Mascara Eyelash Curler
Daniel Sandler Eyeshadow Brushes, 1 and 2

* Apply lip balm to the lip area when you apply your moisturiser, this will keep lips soft and supple
* Apply a small amount of your face primer to your lips – this will help your lip colour last longer
* Go over the whole lip area with a lip pencil (rather than just a line around the outside) – this will give you a great base for lipstick
* Apply your lipstick with a lip brush – two to three coats is perfect and blot with a tissue in-between coats
* If you want to wear lip gloss – use your finger to ‘pat’ a small amount to the lips – this will stop the lips being too sticky

Sarah recommends:
PUPA Lip Volumizing Enchancer
Too Faced Perfect Nude Lip Liner
Daniel Sandler Luxury Lipstick in shade Pucker or Goddess
Daniel Sandler Supergloss in shade Super Nectar
Dior Backstage Lip Brush
If you apply your wedding makeup correctly, your makeup will look flawless from the second you apply it, to the second you remove it at night. The only thing you will need to take with you in your handbag are your lipgloss and lipstick, a blotting powder (to blot away any shine later in the day), cotton buds and of course tissues for any wedding day tears!


Want more wedding day tips? Head on over to Sarah’s brilliant bridal beauty blog Bridal Beauty Buzz, and get following on Twitter.

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  • Asian Bride

    These tips are awesome and easy to understand….Thanks a lot!

  • Gabi

    Hey! Thanks for these AMAZING tips! I’m getting married in March (eek! so soon!) and doing my own makeup and these are by far the best bridal makeuptips i’ve come across! And thank you for the cosmetics recommendations, am going to look into them and try out! yay!!