You want a hard-working foundation every day of the year. But on your wedding day a couple of extra factors get thrown in the mix as well:
You wont have slept much yet need to appear glowing. Sods law a spot will have joined the party. You wont have the time or inclination to pop to the loo every hour to touch up so it needs to be long-lasting. With a shine-proof SPF for summer or a warming hue for winter. Plus it cant be a tacky consistency that will rub off on your veil, dress or husband.
With that in mind, I asked veteran make-up artist and star of ELLE TVs Beauty School Daniel Sandler to reveal his top foundations for a summer and winter wedding.
Boots 17 Skin Perfecting Shine Free Foundation, £5.69 available at www.boots.com - This creates a beautiful, even skin tone by mattifying reflective areas, whilst moisturising the dry. Perfect if skin needs "balancing" during humid temps.
Boots 17 Skin Perfecting Shine-free Foundation
Sisley Anti-aging Lift Foundation, £110, for stockists call 020 7591 6380 - This looks totally invisible on skin yet gives beautiful, even coverage. Its especially good on brides of 30+ years.
Sisley Anti-aging Lift Foundation
Creme de la Mer Treatment Fluid Foundation + SPF15, £65, available at www.cremedelamer.co.uk - A silky, lightweight formula with added skincare benefits and added SPF for those big days abroad.
Creme de la Mer Foundation
Daniels top 3 foundations for a winter wedding
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer, £28 available at Harrods Urban Retreat and www.Escentual.com from September - This gives skin a dewy, fresh and radiant glow. Camera-perfect skin guaranteed with a built in concealer to create a flawless face.
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance
Clarins Everlasting Compact Foundation, £27, available at www.clarins.co.uk - This is great for those with slightly oilier complexions and those who prefer the feel of a compact. It acts as your powder too, so great for touch ups on the big day.
Clarins Everlasting Compact
Bourjois Ten Hour Sleep Effect Foundation, £10.99 available at www.boots.com - l love this lightweight but covering formula. Its especially useful when skin hasnt been exposed to the sun in a while or youve had a few pre-wedding sleepless nights.
Bourjois 10 Hour Sleep Effect
Visit Daniel Sandler and book one of his make-up artists at www.danielsandler.com