Ruth Griffin: Blushing brides
From boho to siren, romance to princess, there's a look to suit everyone
The gorgeous Meghan Markle walks down the aisle this year, in surely the most anticipated wedding of 2018.
In a recent interview she spilled the beans on some of her favourite beauty goodies and the thing that struck me most was her determination to keep her skin natural and fresh. Seemingly, her pet peeve is when make-up artists attempt to disguise her naturally freckled skin. It made me think of Bobbi Brown's famous quote on bridal make-up styles. She maintains that you "should look like yourself, but at your most beautiful" on your wedding day.
That's my main piece of advice for brides-to-be: by all means pamper and prettify yourself, but steer away from completely altering yourself. Also, remember the 6P's in bridal beauty: Planning, Preparation, Prime, Polish, Pinterest and Patience!
TREAT VS CHEAT
For a strong, classic red lip that won't smudge, try Kylie Jenner Mary Jo K Lip Kit. From kyliecosmetics.com
The Bourjois Ooh La Velvet Lip Kit in 'Hot Pepper' comes with pencil and matte liquid lipstick. From pharmacies nationwide.
Take inspiration from Meghan Markle’s make-up must-haves.
For that all-important “blushing bride” glow, we’ve listed Meghan’s top choices and some budget-friendly alternatives.
● Jan Marini C — Esta Face Serum,
€9.60 from selected salons nationwide and feelunique.com. Alternatively, try Vichy Liftactiv Vitamin C Corrector, €36, or La Roche Posay Hyalu B 5, €38, both from pharmacies nationwide.
● Tatcha Polished Rice Enzyme Powder Exfoliator, €99.60, plus shipping from tatcha.com.
A great alternative is The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng and Clarifying Polishing Powder, €19.25.
Nail the basics with Meghan’s make-up staples.
YSL Touche Eclat, €35, from department stores and pharmacies nationwide.
Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner, €25, from department stores and pharmacies nationwide.
Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, €46.50-€49, from Brown Thomas nationwide and The Loop at Dublin Airport.
Get your pout and ’do in tip-top wedding shape with some of Meghan’s favourite picks.
Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip balm, €25.15, harrods.com.
Or try 100PC Natural Burts Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm, €4.99, from pharmacies nationwide.
Kerastase Oleo Relax Hair Mask, €37.45, from Peter Mark salons nationwide.