Pretty Pennies: Bridal Makeup Artist’s Most Used Products

We’re snooping inside your favourite beauty lover’s shopping bags in our Pretty Pennies Hauls! Each month, we’re challenging makeup artists, dermatologists and content creators to spend their Pretty Pennies, and we’re sharing their beauty buys and bargains with you…

Wedding season is here. And after nearly two years of cancelled weddings, it’s set to be the busiest one yet. If you’re a soon-to-be bride, this Pretty Pennies Haul is perfect for you – it’s packed full of the best wedding makeup recommendations from one of Wales’ top bridal MUA’s Charlotte Thomas. Here are the products Charlotte uses on all of her brides on their big day…

The Challenge 

We asked Makeup Artist, Charlotte Thomas to spend her 10,000 Pretty Pennies (£100) on the best makeup products for brides to wear on their big day.


1. A Correcting Concealer

Dior Diorskin Forever Skin Correct

Bridal Makeup: DIOR Diorskin Forever Skin Correct

I rely on a great concealer to perfect my bride’s base – this is one of my must-haves because it’s a multi-use product which can be used to conceal and correct under eyes. At the same time, it spot corrects any blemishes or areas of concern, giving a flawless and even complexion – a great product to pop in your handbag for any evening touch-ups.


2. A Sculpting Bronzer

Guerlain Terracota Bronzer

Bridal Makeup: GUERLAIN Terracotta Bronzer

Bronzer is an absolute must-have in my kit. You can use it in so many different ways – I love to use complementing tones to create a soft sunkissed look while creating dimension. It’s great to use bronzer to sculpt various areas on the face; I always take it onto the eyes to tie the whole look together. I use it as a transition shade at the beginning of my eye look to ensure everything is blended and soft.


3. A Lash-Lifting Mascara

Lancome Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

Bridal Makeup: Lancome Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

I love to use a volumising mascara on my brides to really lift, separate and lengthen the lashes to make the eyes stand out. You can build your mascara to your desired volume, and a great mascara is my go-to for the perfect finishing touch on your wedding eye look.

4. A Satin-Finish Lipstick

Shiseido Lacquerink LipShine

Bridal Makeup: Shiseido LacquerInk LipShine

No bridal look is complete without the perfect lip! Lipstick is so personal to each individual – I personally prefer a satin finish on my brides for more dimension, but matte is a very popular option for longevity. My brides and I will always work together to choose the perfect lip shade which compliments them, and the final wedding look! Lipstick is a must-have for top-ups throughout the day.


5. A No-Nonsense Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 

Bridal Makeup: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

My holy grail! To ensure my bride’s makeup will last from day to night, I spray a generous amount of setting spray all over the face to lock in the makeup and reduce the chance of any movement or transfer throughout the day. A must-have in my bridal kit!


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