Bridal Style: Top Make Up Buys – How to Create My Day Time Look by Ivy Clara

For the past 4 weeks I have been sharing with you a series of ‘How to’ makeup lessons courtesy of Catherine Hughes from Ivy Clara.

In case you have missed any of them we have covered:

Week 1 – BASE

Week 2 – EYES

Week 3 – LIPS & CHEEKS



Today Catherine is going to run through a few products that will help you e create this look and tell you about her favorite products that she feels every bride should have in their make up bag.
If you pop back in a couple of hours I will be sharing with yo a few shots taken that day with the 2 make up looks in full flow!


I’ll pass the Blog over to Catherine……………

As a makeup artist, I am forever buying, trialling and bagging (or binning) beauty products. As such, I thought it would be useful for readers to hear about some of the hero products I have discovered because they are worth every penny.

As you are aware, I am a big fan of Daniel Sandler products because I believe that they are perfect for ‘real’ women in that they enhance natural beauty, deal with common problem areas and are all wrapped up in stylish and convenient packaging (even some of the professional quality brushes come in handbag sizes!) Within the recent ‘How To’ I did for Kelly, I used

Invisible Radiance Foundation £28.99

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I cannot stress enough how lovely this base is. Kelly was so impressed with the finish of the foundation that I sent her home with a pot! The foundation comes with a matching concealer in the lid which is highly pigmented with good coverage- perfect for dark eyes and blemishes. Another trick is that it can be mixed in with the foundation to create a fuller coverage base- genius!! Oh and the ‘What it says on the tin’ thing very much applies to this product!!



A further product I used to re-create Kelly’s look was the Mineral Bronzer Powder £22.50.

bridal make up This is one of the smoothest, freshest finishes I have ever achieved with a bronzing powder. The texture is like silk and as well as adding colour, I find it refines the texture of the skin also. The powder comes in two shades which can be mixed to create an envious glow- perfect as we head into the summer months.


The last DS product review is of his Matte Eyeshadow and at £10.25

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It is extremely highly pigmented and easy to blend and because you only need to use a small amount, even for an intense finish, there is less product fall down…HOORAH!! I really rate these shadows on colour pigmentation, application ease and amazing finish.



Oh my days I love this blush… Nars Blusher in ‘Orgasm’ £21.00 bridal makeup

It’s made with transparent pigments for a soft and sheer look’ and this is soooo true- it Gave Kelly a subtle flushed cheek with a healthy glow. Brides love it, people who don’t have it want it. Worth a splurge for sure! This is a staple element of my kit and one which it topped up on a regular basis (in my kit and on my face!).


I hope this has helped you decide how to spend your hard earned cash without the fear of wasting money (I can do that for you, much to the distress of my other half!) If you would like any advice on a particular product, let me know and I can include reviews in any future posts or reply to you via e-mail.


Thanks Catherine! If you have any other makeup features you would like Catherine to cover then do let us know. And if yo fancy modeling for any future ‘how to ‘ features then feel free to drop me an email at [email protected]


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