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How To Create Perfect Winter Wedding Makeup

Makeup needs a great canvas and as the temperatures remain chilly you need to take extra care of your skin especially if you’re getting married during the winter.

Your skin can take a real battering over the winter months. Coming in from the cold to a centrally heated house, office or shop can cause your skin to panic. Here’s how to remain radiant and glowing with these tips:

- Moisturize your skin inside and out. Drink lots of water and moisturise your face daily, opt for a simple water-based moisturiser as this will nourish dry areas.

- There’s not a lot of point using a moisturiser if it’s only going on top of flaky, dead skin. So add a gentle exfoliator to your beauty routine twice a week, if you find that your skin is becoming sensitive or red then reduce it to just once a week. Use a blob about the size of a 50 pence piece and smooth gently over your face, let the particles touch your face slowly and let them do their job. Go for an exfoliator that doesn't have harsh looking beads in it. Try not to scrub away at your skin in short bursts; this will only cause damage and irritation. It's more beneficial in the long run to gently massage into the face, slowly and carefully, over a longer period of time.

- Lips can really suffer over the colder months, often becoming chapped and flaky. Use a soft (slightly wet) toothbrush to gently exfoliate (in circular motions) any dead skin away. Always apply a good layer of lip balm to protect and moisturise them.

- When it comes to a winter bridal makeup look, keep it classic and bold, the aim for this look is to be well presented rather than over the top. Start with a great foundation designed for a long day like Estee Lauder Doublewear; this will give your skin a flawless base from which to build on.

- Well groomed eyebrows and highlighted bone structure is the key to framing your face for a chic and sophisticated natural look. Use a powder shadow, like MAC’s Shroom, to add a subtle shimmer underneath your eyebrows, the cupids bow of the lip and along the tops of your cheek bones.

- Make your eyes the focus of your radiant snow queen look. Create an elegant smokey eye using golds, bronzes and browns with an eye shadow palette like Urban Decay Naked. Keep both your cheek and lip colours similar shades to your natural colourings. A pop of blusher on the apples of your cheeks and a touch of tint or balm to the lips adds a subtle amount of sheen without looking too overdone.

I hope these tips help you get your skin prepared for your fabulous winter wedding.

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