One of the reasons Benefit Cosmetics is a go-to for gorgeous wedding makeup is its variety of award-winning products, which are already must-haves for your makeup bag. In our video, Benefit's Head Makeup & Brow Artist, Lisa Potter-Dixon, shares her top 10 looks for every type of wedding - and every type of girl.
When it comes to creating your wedding makeup, think about the kind of day you're having. A glamorous winter wedding in a barn and a destination wedding in the heart of Provençe are likely to inspire different makeup styles. (If you are having a destination wedding, you'll love Look 3, which is all about the golden glow).
If you're someone who doesn't usually wear makeup and wants to maintain that on the big day, the POREfessional primer doubles as a light base, which smooths skin, minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines, and takes away excess oil (so you won't see an oily sheen in photographs!). For any of these looks, POREfessional is ideal for a long-lasting, flawless base, on top of which you can add a foundation such as Hello Flawless! oxygen wow.
Brows are the secret to framing your face. They're the most important place to start with any makeup regime. If they start in the right place, they'll make your nose appear slimmer; if they arch in the right place, you'll have an instant eye-lift; if they end in the right place, they'll emphasise your cheekbones. If you only wear one product on your big day, make it one for your brows.
Fresh, natural skin - with a hint of gold or pink highlight - is a very popular look right now. Sun Beam mimics the golden light of the sun, meaning your skin will glow in all the right places. Watch above to see Lisa's tips on where best to apply this product for gorgeous 'sunkissed' skin, which is perfect for any wedding.
Hero product: Sun Beam, £21.50
Vibrant lips are set to be a huge makeup trend in 2018. If you're after a bold lip but want something softer than pillar-box red, fruity shades are your go-to. Why not keep it subtle for your ceremony with a nude lip, then ramp up the romance with a pop of pink or purple in the evening? To keep it from smudging, don't miss Lisa's ingenious tip using the Boi-ing airbrush concealer.
For a softer, contoured face than can be created with bronzer, Lisa loves using a brighter blush across the cheeks, eyes and lips to create cohesive-cool wedding makeup. Perfect for anyone - no matter the style of wedding, this look is inspired by the traditional 'blushing bride' aesthetic. This time, it's given a modern edge. We love.
Hero product: GALifornia, £24.50
For an evening wedding or glamorous winter wedding, intense, seductive eyes are a classic. And the key to this style is its finishing touches. Amp up your brows' definition and fullness with the Ka-BROW! cream-gel, then finish off with lashings of They're Real! mascara.
Benefit's They're Real! beyond blue mascara is a gorgeous way to make your eyes pop while also ticking off your 'something blue'! It's particularly lovely for grey or blue eyes to intensify the iris colour. This shade also brightens the whites of your eyes - perfect for those emotional moments.
Hero products: They're Real! mascara in beyond blue, £20.50
Not just for 50s-inspired brides, a flick is a popular style of eyeliner for any wedding day. If you're not into eyeshadow but want a bold eye, this will be perfect for you. Choose a liner that won't budge (even through those happy tears!), like the They're Real! push-up eyeliner.
Hero product: They're real! push-up eyeliner in black, £20
For brides getting married abroad, this is our favourite product for destination dos. Hoola creates a divine, sunkissed look, without ever having to expose your precious skin to the sun! There's a knack to applying it, which gives the face a pretty, soft contour. (Tip: If you are getting married abroad, don't forget to wear SPF in the days before your big day.)
Hero products: Hoola bronzing powder, £24.50
If glamour is your thing and you want to go all-out with your wedding makeup, do it! Lisa's favourite bold style is a golden smokey eye paired with full, fluttery lashes and a bright red lip. A dab of glitter on the eyelids provides the perfect on-trend addition to an otherwise classically glam look.
To see each look in full, watch the video above, then shop the lot at benefitcosmetics.com