The Best Bridal Foundations

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:

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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 won’t have slept much yet need to appear glowing. Sod’s law a spot will have joined the party. You won’t 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 can’t be a tacky consistency that will rub off on your veil, dress or husband.

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With that in mind, I asked veteran make-up artist and star of ELLE TV’s Beauty School Daniel Sandler to reveal his top foundations for a summer and winter wedding.

“In summer, a bride should wear the most sheer of makeup formulas so skin looks fresh and natural. Come winter it’s time to apply a little more coverage, but not look over made-up” says Daniel, “my top tip for summer is to wear either a tinted moisturiser or ultra-sheer foundation, for winter apply a medium coverage base, to create a flawless but natural finish”.
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Daniel’s top 3 foundations for a summer wedding
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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.

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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. It’s especially good on brides of 30+ years.

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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

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Daniel’s 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.

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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. It’s especially useful when skin hasn’t been exposed to the sun in a while or you’ve 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

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