5 Bridal Beauty Tips with Josie Makeup
Just 5 steps to perfection with Josie Makeup
Look flawless for your big day...
We speak to makeup artist, Josie, from Just Josie Makeup and @just.josie.mua and ask her to let us into what her bridal beauty 'must-haves' are. Look flawless on your wedding day, following Josie's 5 steps to bridal beauty.
Hello! my names Josie and I’m a freelance makeup artist from Devon specialising in bridal makeup. I’ve been in the industry for over 5 years and have been lucky enough to work for some amazing brands in that time including Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury. There’s nothing I love more than making my brides feel like the best versions of themselves for their big day! Whether you have chosen to book a professional makeup artist or doing your own makeup on your special day, or maybe just want to know the best products that will help you achieve a flawless face.
So, sit back, relax and read on to find out how you can pull out all the stops for your wedding day with this 5 step guide of my must have bridal products...
It’s no secret that good makeup starts with good skincare, and something I stress to all my brides is to make sure they have a good skincare routine down in the lead up to the big day! We also want to make sure our base makeup lasts flawlessly all day from ceremony to reception, my favourite moisturiser to use is the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base £46.50, 50ml. A multivitamin primer instantly smooths,
plumps, and preps skin for makeup with healthy hydration. It’s full makeup prep in one step, blending the performance of a primer with the cushion of a moisturiser.
Now, who doesn’t love a glow?! There’s nothing more gorgeous than skin that looks healthy and lit from within. My favourite way to achieve this on my brides is using the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter £34. Applying it is like adding a digital filter to a photograph it instantly lifts your complexion, erases imperfections and imparts a glowing radiance. I like to pop this along the tops of the cheek bones, bridge of the nose and above the Cupid’s bow.
A quick flush of rose or soft pink can really bring life back to the face. When choosing your bronzer, aim for one that is at most 2 shades deeper than your skin tone. Anything darker you may run the risk of looking too artificial. One of my favourites and is also a great one for brides who want a quick and easy, all in one product, is the NARS Bronzer and Blush Duo in Orgasm/Laguna £31. It’s the perfect sun kissed glow with a natural looking flush of colour
Define your eyes with a waterproof yet blend-able liner. Try to stay away from black (unless your eye looks demands different), as it can look a little harsh around the eye area. I like to opt for a brown instead. A great one to use is the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel liner in “Chocolate Shimmer” £22 offers the precision of liquid liner with the ease of a gel-based formula, all with 8 hours of waterproof sweat and humidity resistant wear.
Your lipstick serves as the finishing touch to your makeup look, so this is a staple in your bridal beauty bag. But given that there are so many formulas to choose from (matte, satin, gloss etc) it can be difficult to choose just one. My all-time favourite lipstick for brides has got to be the be the iconic Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Revolution Lipstick £25 The nude-pink lipstick is perfect for brides as it enhances the natural hue of your lips so is unique to your skin tone and natural lip colour.
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