From frightening fake tans to melting make-up, beauty expert Emily Berryman reveals the beauty buys guaranteed to take the heat out of our summer wedding style saboteurs…
Fight foundation fatigue!
Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup SPF15, £29
Heavy foundations can look considerably drag queen for summertime nuptials, but thankfully Ms Arden’s latest offering gives just the right level of coverage (think somewhere between a BB cream and a traditional foundation). Promising to stay in place for a whopping 24 hours, it’s a bridal classic in the making. www.elizabetharden.co.uk
Solve shiny skin!
DHC Oil Blotting Paper, £4
Continually dusting your face with powder under the hot summer sun will leave you looking like a dusty old corpse by your first dance. Instead, take a tip from jet-setting celebs and slip these chic oil absorbing papers into your purse and dab – not dust – your way back to shine-free skin. www.dhcuk.co.uk
Transform tanning disasters!
UTan Tan Remover, £10
Bronzing at home can be a risky business – but this little baby can handle any tanning trauma! Yes, whether you find yourself with streaky shins on W-day or simply want to remove your old tan before applying fresh, this genius potion works like a magic wand for all your ‘Wish I’d never applied that tan’ wishes. www.utanshop.com
Dr Lipp’s Original Nipple Balm for Lips, £12
Originally created as an all-natural nipple balm, this nourishing goop has fast become a global beauty staple with top make-up artists thanks to its 101 different uses. Need to tame brows, moisturise summer-parched heels or prep your mitts for some legendary ring flashing? This tiny little tube does it all. www.feelunique.com
Benefit They’re Real Mascara, £19.50
Every bride needs a long-wear, tear-proof mascara in her armoury and this cult classic from Benefit is hard to beat. Because one thing is for sure; you will shed a few tears on your wedding day. And panda eyes only really work for pandas. www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
Weatherproof your mane!
Moroccanoil Frizz Control, £19.95
Unpredictable Blighty weather can play havoc with your crowning glory, so keep your man looking less Brian May, more Beyoncé with this clever spritz. Magically taming the frizz fairies without leaving your hair feeling limp or crispy, humid hair ‘mares are a thing of the past. www.moroccanoil.com
Nix make-up meltdown!
Clarins Fix Make Up, £23
A brilliant way to stop your make-up leaving the party before you do, this cooling spritz works by forming a protective film over your make-up, keeping you looking flawless for longer. Also laced with oil-absorbers and radiance-boosting vitamin C, a little birdie tells us that skin-savvy brides have been snapping it up in their droves. www.clarins.co.uk
Dermalogica Redness Relief Primer SPF20, £38.40
If your usual summer skin tone is 50 shades of pink, this green-tinged primer is just the ticket to sort redness in a flash. Also containing good levels of sun protection, slapping on a primer before your foundation will help your make-up stay fresh for longer too. Hooray! www.dermalogica.co.uk
Camouflage strap marks!
Sunkissed Instant Tanning Gel, £4.99
If an impromptu jug of Pimms in the garden has left you rocking some seriously stressful strap marks, this pocket-friendly, wash-off gel is great for filling in your white bits! Available in ‘Cool’ and ‘Warm’ shades, it is the first fake tan to be designed to match your skin tone. Apparently if you look great in silver you are a ‘cool’ girl, and if you look better in gold, reach for the ‘warm’. www.sunkissedbronzing.co.uk
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