Beauty tips for the bride-to-be
There are unique practical considerations as a bride. It may be a sunny day, and there’ll be heaps of photographs taken
My own wedding has caused me to revisit hundreds of reader emails on the subject. I’ve always been of the view that it’s a mistake to engage too much in the concept of “bridal beauty”, since by definition it in no way reflects how you ordinarily like to look. The very white become tanned, hair goes up for the first time in decades, poker straight becomes ringlets, red lips and black liner become demure pastels, and so on, when something more familiar would be more comfortable, attractive and confidence-boosting.
That said, I do acknowledge that there are unique practical considerations. It may be a sunny day, there’ll be heaps of photographs taken and so many brides worry about flashback, the visible effect of a direct flash being reflected by the SPF in foundation, causing a sort of ghostly, powdery white cast on the face.