After the recent wedding of Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright, many brides want to know how to create Michelle’s gorgeous, glowing look on themselves. So, I am going to give you a few ideas and tips on how to achieve Michelle Keegan’s wedding make-up look.
First you need to take care of your skin several months in advance of your wedding day. Here is a breakdown of Michelle Keegan’s pre-wedding beauty regime:
For her glowing skin she used Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega Bright Cleanser (£28 to remove her make-up, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (£38) and Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque (£23.50), and Darphin Hydraskin Rich Moisturiser (£35).
Another of Michelle’s favourites is Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré (£12.99).
All of this may seem very costly, so here are some cheaper alternatives that will also give your skin all the pre-wedding nourishment it will need for your wedding day…
- Botanics Ultra Calm Gentle Cleansing Cream (£2.24 )
- Olay Double Action Moisturising Night Cream (£4.99)
- Lush Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask (£7.25)
- Sanctuary Wonder Oil Serum (£19.50)
- Olay Complete Care Radiance Illuminator Moisturising Cream (£9.99).
If you don’t have it in your budget to hire a professional make-up artist for your wedding day make-up you may want to invest in some of my trusted products. They can remain in your make-up bag long after your wedding day.
I recommend that if you are going to splash the cash a little on yourself then you should invest in a good primer, foundation and powder. Three of my all time favourites for a glowing skin are:
- Primer: Mac Prep and Prime (£21.50)
- Foundation: Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation (£34)
- Powder: Mac Prep and Prime Loose Powder (£21.50)
Layering your products will help your make-up last longer and have more intensity. For example, try using a cream blusher underneath your powder blush or a cream eyeshadow before your powder eyeshadow.
It’s all about the eyes with Michelle Keegan’s wedding make-up look. Lots of lovely gold and brown tones create that wonderful, sultry look. Using a lighter shimmer shadow on the brow bone will open up the eye and create the illusion of the eye being bigger.
Golden tones blended in the socket line create a wide-eyed and awake look, with a darker warm brown used on the outer corners and slightly under the corner of the eye. A dark eyeliner, using either a gel, shadow or pencil, brings drama to the eyes.
Lashes can then be applied, and these can either be strip lashes or semi-permanent lashes. Semi-permanent are fab if you have a honeymoon planned shortly after your wedding day, as they last for several weeks and give you that wide-eyed mascara awake look 24 hours a day.
Michelle Keegan’s look is also all about the bronzed glow. To create this glow I would recommend the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (£35), which is amazing for creating a gorgeous glow to your skin. You can apply Shimmer Brick to the cheek bones, temples and also the Cupid’s bow.
A lip shade completes Michelle’s look. As the emphasis is on the eyes, the lip shade needs to be of a neutral/nude shade. I would recommend a shade that is as close to your natural lip colour as possible.
Finally, to secure all your hard work and ensure your make-up lasts well into the night, you need a good fixer spray to keep everything in place. A favourite of mine is MAC Sized to Go Prep + Prime Fix + (£12).
*Prices correct at time of publishing.
Guest post by Claire Salter
Michelle Keegan: Flickr by Sarah Winterman (CC BY 2.0 License)