Why this bridal look from Make Up Store works even if you're not walking down the aisle

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Why this bridal look from Make Up Store works even if you're not walking down the aisle
Tired of bridal looks that are too pretty-pretty or where the bride's fake lashes overpower her face? Make Up Store's version this Spring is refreshingly modern

Here comes the bride. All dressed in... well many brides are deviating from snow white gowns and opting for off-white, oyster, champagne and even pink gowns — tradition be damned. Some are even daring to wear black on their big day. In the same way bridal makeup is no longer stuck in an era of false eyelashes and heavy powdering. Make Up Store's new, limited edition bridal collection Pearl was inspired by the romance of the 1920's and the texture and gleaming iridescence of pearls. 
Microshadow Trio in Pearl, Nail Polish in Malin, Lip Pencil in Wedding Night and Lipstick in Veil

The brand recommends that you start your makeup with the Sculpt Excellence foundation for picture-perfect coverage on your big day. The fact that it can be worn sheer or built-up is a bonus. Go light for the day and apply a bit more at night for a truly flawless canvas that will look great in pictures. To get that healthy glow on the skin — or the look of love as some may call it — apply a sheer highlighter on the skin and add a soft pink blush like the brand's Sugar Pink. For the eyes, eschew the usual browns and taupes and go for a stunning combination of rusty, rose and burnt tones found in the Microshadow Trio in Pearl. Bonus: This trio is great for regular work days or weekends as well. If you must do falsies, invest in a good pair like the brand's natural Perfect Lash that will add fullness but appear invisible on the lashline. Keep your lipstick deceptively soft, but long-lasting with the Lip Pencil in Wedding Night as the base and the Lipstick in Veil to colour over — so it'll last through kisses, champagne and lots of laughter. Finally, if you're fretting over what to do with your nails, our advice is to keep it simple with a neat manicure in a soft nude lacquer like the Nail Polish in Malin. A great everyday shade, even if you're not getting married, this is just the right neutral to bring to your manicurist.

The collection is available from February 2017 at all Make Up Store stores

Text: Renée Batchelor

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