Some brides-to-be choose to have a professional make-up artist to make them look their best on their big day, but if you’re planning on doing your own wedding day make-up, make sure you check out our fab Q&A with head make-up and trend expert Lisa Potter-Dixon from Benefit Cosmetics.

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How can I keep my make-up looking fresh all day?

“To keep your make-up looking fresh, apply a primer underneath your foundation. This will not only keep your make-up in place for longer but will also help to minimise the appearance of pores and fine wrinkles. It also takes away any excess oil and shine. Benefit’s Professional primer is my favourite. Ask your bridesmaids to keep it handy so you can pat it over your make up throughout the day if you feel like you need a freshen-up.”

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I want to pluck my eyebrows. What’s the right way to do it?

“Go and see a pro. We have specially trained Brow Experts who will map your brows and create the perfect shape for you. Just pop into any Benefit Brow Bars for some eyebrow mapping consultation. I promise, your eyebrows will go from ‘now’ to ‘wow’ in minutes!”

How can I get a bridal ‘glow’ that isn’t too shiny?

“The trick is to mix a highlighter with your foundation. Benefit’s Sun Beam is ideal, it’s described as ‘liquid gold in a bottle’ and will give you a beautiful golden glow. Use it by patting a small amount under your brow bones, on your cheek bones and down the centre of your nose for an extra JLo-esque glow!”

How can I get a natural look without too much make-up?

“Make sure that your foundation matches your skin tone. To find your perfect shade you can take advantage of the colour-matching service we offer. Next, choose a blusher. Corals are best for weddings as they will counterbalance the natural pink flush from your cheeks and help avoid that dreaded ‘doll’ look.”

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I’m really pale. Should I try a fake tan for the wedding?

“Fake tans are a great way of giving yourself a healthy glow. I would recommend having a trial run about six weeks before your wedding to make sure you like the results. I heart Fake Bake as it’s vitamin based and has no orange in it.”

You can find Benefit counters all over the UK. Check the website to find your nearest and have a beauty consultation today!

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