Planning a wedding abroad ? Worried about skincare and make up ? Why not check out the latest notes by Melissa Melody with tips for your skin care and make up for your big day ….

If you are planning your wedding abroad it is good to get a heads up on how you would like to have your make up on the big day, the best idea is to have a trial before hand at home and purchase the recommended products and have a mini make over lesson and you will even go home with a face chart on how-to-do your make up yourself and which are the right products to use, especially if you are planning a wedding in a hot country !

Here are some great tips on how to do your make up and what products to use

Let’s start !

Must absolute favourite skin care line which I have loved for years is “Chantecaille”

Chantecaille sets a luxurious standard in the world of modern, botanical skincare and cosmetics once you have tried them you would never look back .

CHANTECAILLE SKINCARE IS FREE OF:

Phthalates, Sulphate Detergents, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum,Palm Oil, Synthetic Colors, Synthetic Fragrances and GMOs.

They are Cruelty-free and Vegan Friendly.

So it’s your big wedding day approaching fast and are you wondering on how to have your make up ? How to prepare your skin before hand ? Here are some of Melissa Melody’s tips for creating that beautiful flawless look on the day .

It’s all about oil-free formulas! Use an oil-free moisturiser, so as not to overload the skin.

Primer is essential for flawless, long-lasting makeup as it grabs your skin base like a magnet. This is even more important in humidity when you’re fighting the heat . Again, an oil-free primer is a good idea.

Foundation

A light finish doesn’t look as flawless as a lot of makeup – even though it should look super natural. Go for a medium finish foundation and maybe one with a touch of glow to it , you can still get the natural look with a little bit more coverage, Again, opt for an oil-free product , you wouldn’t want any thing to heavy on your skin which may slide off in the heat ! A primer is all that should be applied to give the long lasting flawless finish. To highlight go one or two skin shades lighter on your cheekbones, temples and nose. You can use foundation, concealer or any matte crème based product. If you want luminosity then a pearlised finish is great.

Melissa Melody recommends A oil-free gel foundation by Chantecaille Future Skin is ultra lightweight and refreshing in texture. The buildable formula provides adjustable coverage while light-reflecting pigments eases the appearance of imperfections for a naturally flawless finish.

Blusher

Whether you’re a cream, liquid or powder blusher girl can go out of the window when you’re talking about humid climates and photography.

For the heat, try using a creme blusher You can apply this underneath your base so it comes through very faintly. This may seem back to front to how you might usually do it but it’s a good technique for temperatures.

Chantecaille have a lovely range of blushers they are water-charged sheer blush that gives cheeks a chic pop of color with a dewy, natural finish. Instantly refreshes on contact thanks to the high water content, dot the blush directly onto cheeks and blend with fingertips or a brush for a natural flush.

Eyes

Go for a waterproof mascara and a gel-based or pencil liner – these are a must for high temps and high emotions!

Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara

The newest lash peptide technology has now been added to the original, sought-after Faux Cils formula. The powerful lash peptide helps enhance the appearance of natural lash length, thickness and fullness. The formula features the non-clumping, double helix brush to comb and feather lashes for defined volume.Immediate volume is achieved by a special combination of natural waxes. Unique peptide helps enhance the appearance of natural lash length, thickness and fullness without discoloration or irritation. Contains conditioning Rose Oil.

Lips

A quick click delivers a swipe of slick, sheer color that intensely conditions lips. The deeply hydrating formula instantly melts onto lips to smooth and provide irresistible shine.

Chantecaille lip range have a selection of colours to choose from this one being my favourite with a touch of pink !

Tools

Let’s not forget tools / brushes – you must have a set of amazing brushes to make sure you achieve the best look for your big day.

Artist-inspired tools crafted from high-quality synthetic fibers puts the power of perfection in your hands.

These innovative, vegan-friendly brushes were all designed to offer perfect application, impeccable coverage and expert definition thanks to each brush’s unique design. It can all fit in your travel make up case too !

And finally the scent for your day !

Chantecaille fragrances are beautiful and my favourite is “Frangipane” it balances bright and rich floral notes with warm, soothing, and grounding essences. A perfect scent for your wedding day !

Written by Melissa Melody