The Best Foundation For Brides

The Best Foundation For Brides
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The best foundation, like bras and jeans, is for most of us particularly difficult to shop for. Light coverage, heavy coverage, pink undertones, yellow undertones, liquid, powder, cushion, mousse... the list of what goes in to the best foundation and face base goes on. We tried 30 of the best foundation formulas on the market today to bring you the very best for your wedding makeup look on your big day. When finding the best foundation for you, don't forget these top tips: <Br/> <Br/>

1. Always try a foundation in store. It's extremely tricky to colour match yourself from photos on the internet, so pop to a beauty counter to get colour matched. Companies like Estee Lauder even have special gadgets to pull out your perfect foundation shade. <Br/> <Br/>

2. Never buy a foundation straight after trying it. Allow it to 'cook' on your face for 20-30 minutes before making a decision. And harsh deparment store lighting paired with any oxidisation that may occur means the foundation may look different once it's sat on your face. <Br/> <Br/>

3. Not sure? Ask a makeup artist at the counter to apply a full face of foundation, then reasses the situation just before you go to bed. Or, don't be afraid to ask for a sample so you can have a go at applying yourself at home. <Br/> <Br/>

4. Don't be fooled by the price tag: the most expensive foundations aren't always the best. Yes, there is one particularly good one that costs £149 (and is well worth the money) but others we tried around the £100 mark didn't make the cut. <Br/> <Br/>

5. Take reviews with a pinch of salt. It might seem like we're shooting ourselves in the foot, but every skin is different and everone looks for different things in their perfect foundation. Be guided by them, but ultimately what works for you must be your decision.

8 Must-Know Beauty Tips From Our Contributing Beauty Editor

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8 Must-Know Beauty Tips From Our Contributing Beauty Editor
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11 Ways To Perfect Your Pre-Wedding Skin Care Routine

11 Ways To Perfect Your Pre-Wedding Skin Care Routine
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Best Facial Sunscreens To Wear On Your Wedding Day

Best Facial Sunscreens To Wear On Your Wedding Day
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Let's get this straight: you <i>can</i> wear sunscreen for your face on your wedding day (in fact, it's a must) and still avoid flashback but there are certain rules you need to follow in picking the best sunscreen for your face. We all know that we need to wear face sunscreen when we're on holiday, especially on the beach. But did you know that you should wear it every day? 'Anyone over the age of six-months should use a sunscreen daily' to protect their skin, says the Skin Cancer Foundation. But why do we need to protect our skin? The answer: UVA and UVB radiation. UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis (the thickest and deepest part of your skin) and cause premature ageing whilst UVBs damage the superficial layers of skin, causing it to 'burn'. UVB rays are the chief culprits of skin cancer. When preparing for your wedding, then, it's essential to choose a sunscreen for your face that protects against both types of radiation (which all of our favourites do). There are two types of sunscreen formulas: mineral and classic, and they both protect the skin in different ways. On your wedding day, you're <i>always</i> going to want to choose a classic sunscreen because of the way it absorbs and disperses UVA/UVB rays. Mineral or 'physical' sunscreens work by using ingredients including Zinc and Titanium Dioxide which scatter and reflect the rays, causing a ghostly-white flashback in photographs - not exactly ideal for your wedding pics. As a general rule, the higher the SPF factor, the higher percentage protection you're getting (SPF 15, 93%, SPF 50, 99%), so if in doubt, the higher the better. These facial sunscreen formulas are tried-and-tested by the <i>Brides</i> beauty team and are 100% wedding-day worthy. Simply pop a layer over your skincare before applying makeup: see you, sun-scorched cheeks!