Want to transform your complexion from drab to fab? Check out bridal beauty expert Emily Berryman’s pick of the best big day radiance-boosters around…

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder, £40

Dress dilemmas and aisle anxiety are notorious robbers of radiance, but ta-da – these pretty pastel shades take sallow skin from pasty to perky is a swirl of a brush. www.bobbibrown.co.uk


Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base, £26

Packed with brightening pigments to fast-track your way to gleaming skin, this gorgeous goop can be worn alone for a nude-but-improved look or used under foundation as a brightening primer. www.clarins.com


Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow, £25

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Loved by brides and celebrities alike, this brilliant bridal quick-fix uses fruit enzymes to nibble away at dulling dead skin cells. Peel off, and hey presto, pores are de-clogged, grime is lifted away and you are left with nothing but a deliciously spa-fresh skin. www.crystalclear.co.uk


Benefit Erase Paste, £19.50

Wedding stress and sleep deprivation can turn even the calmest bride-to-be into bridezilla on the big day – but thankfully this ultra-creamy camouflage for partied-out peepers will help you look like you’ve had your full eight hours – even if you haven’t slept a wink. www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk


Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1 Day & Night Face Cream, £57

Rumoured to be the secret behind Kate Middleton’s W-Day glow, this clever anti-ageing cream contains liquid oxygen – which allows goodies like vitamin A and E to be driven even deeper into the skin. And it worked pretty well for Kate. www.karinherzog.com


The Body Shop Honey Bronze Brilliance Powder, £16

This handy no-mess brush is perfect if you want to add a subtle and super-flattering veil of shimmer to your décolletage and arms (think glistening snow rather than Christmas fairy!). Ideal for glam evening receptions and cosy candlelit nuptials. www.thebodyshop.com


Elizabeth Arden Skin Illuminating Smooth and Brighten Emulsion, £65

A bit on the pricey side, but this luxurious moisturising emulsion is laced with pure pearl powder to work as what beauty bods like to call an ‘optical diffuser’. The result? Instantly hydrated and brighter looking skin. Yes please. www.harrods.com


Jerome Alexander Magic Minerals, £9.99

Our latest cosmetics crush, this pocket-friendly powder automatically adjusts to perfect any skin tone thanks to self-correcting dots of colour, including pink to brighten and green to even out redness. G.E.N.I.U.S. www.highstreettv.com


Perfectil Plus Skin, £18.20

Still a few months until your big day? Vow to cleanse, tone, moisturise and supplement. Brimming with complexion perfecting omegas and antioxidants (along with everything you need from a good multivitamin) long-term radiance always starts from within. www.perfectil.com


Champneys Ultimate 24 Carat Gold Serum, £30

Containing tiny flakes of 24 carat gold to instantly add radiance, along with other powerful lifting and illuminating ingredients like liquorice and purple orchid extract – who says your bling addiction has to stop at your wedding rings? www.champneys.com


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