Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding makeup artist has revealed the one product brides should avoid on their wedding day to look their best in their photos. Hannah Martin – who also did Zara Tindall’s wedding makeup – said brides should avoid wearing SPF products on their big day as it can reflect light from flash photography, creating unflattering white patches. Speaking on her podcast Life and Lipstick with fellow makeup artist Lisa Potter-Dixon, Hannah explained how wearing foundation with SPF is one of the biggest bridal beauty faux pas. “A few things I swear by are no SPF on your wedding day.
Loads of brands will say that their SPF is photo-friendly, but I prefer to avoid it,” Hannah said before recommending some of the products she loves – which she may have used on Princess Eugenie’s wedding day. “I adore the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Skin Foundation Stick. It’s my bridal go-to, not least because it’s a completely buildable formula, I can use as much or as little as I like, but it photographs beautifully.” The foundation costs £32 and is available in 31 shades, so it should be easy for all brides to find their perfect match.
Another recommended product is Laura Mercier Flawless Lumiere Radiance Perfecting Foundation, which costs £36, It promises15 hours of hydration and weightless medium to full coverage – more than enough to ensure glowing skin throughout your wedding day and evening celebrations. Armani Luminous Silk Foundation (£42) was the third SPF-free foundation recommended by Hannah. The celebrity makeup artist has previously shared some of her bridal beauty tricks and secrets in a YouTube video, in which she revealed she always applies BobbiBrown’sn pale pink blush to the apples of brides’ cheeks to make the skin pop and give a fresh, English rose glow. And while she fills her brows out, she tries to avoid the trend for very strong brows so that the wedding pictures don’t look overly-dated inthe future. Brides, take note!