Joyce Connor – Beauty Expert


This week Ellie Sanderson’s Beauty Expert Joyce, dispenses great tips on your Beauty must haves. Listen up she knows all sorts of stuff that us girls need to know!

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Joyce`s Beauty must haves

Wedding Day Beauty Must Haves

Be prepared that’s the motto of the girl guides, but it should also be the motto for every bride. You can’t afford to be unprepared.

It’s a really good idea to write a check list of top Beauty items that you will need on the day. You might already have some of these items, if not it would be a good idea to invest in them in advance of your big day.

My Top Ten must have emergency beauty products for your kit are:

Concealer – Great for covering up blemishes and light touch ups. Use they compact type and apply with a cotton bud and cover with powder. My favourite one is Illamasqua concealer.

Powder compact – Great for making the face look fresh and blotting away shine too, I totally love Bobbi Brown Sheer finish pressed Powder.

Blotting papers – Use them to blot away a shiny T-Zone and still keep your make up in place. They don’t remove your make up when you use them. I love Mac Blot film.

Waterproof mascara – Great for tearful brides, my favourite one is by Blinc mascara. Its tearproof, smudgeproof and waterproof.

Sunscreen – Minimum factor SPF15, you never know when the sun might shine. The last thing you want is sunburn on your wedding day. Piz Buin has a great range available which includes a once a day application that lasts for up to six hours.

Facial Spritzer– Freshen up your skin and rehydrate all in one go. My favourites are Dermalogica Multi Active Toner and Avene Thermal water. They are both light and refreshing and can be used over make up.

Lipstick or Lipgloss – Touch up your lips throughout the day. There are so many lip products on the market. Make sure you get the same one that the make up artist used. For longer lasting lips apply a bit of gloss over the top of your lipstick.

Tissues and cotton buds – Yes I know these aren’t beauty products but they are essential for any beauty kit. They are useful for wiping away tears, using as make up applicators and wiping away lipstick marks!

Handcream – Keep your hands soft and supple on the day! Try handbag sized Neutrogena Swiss formula handcream.

Deodorant – Being nervous can make you perspire a bit. Ask one of your bridal party to carry a mini can of deodorant in their handbag for you to freshen up throughout the day.


Keeping these must have items in a bag will make the day run smoothly and not your make up!

Joyce x


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