Finding the right foundation for the big day can be really RIDICULOUSLY hard…
Your wedding photos are going to last you a lifetime, so lets face it – you need something that’s going to last all day long which will also look amazing in your photographs.
When we say all day – we mean right from the morning of your all important preparations, the ceremony, the pictures, the wedding breakfast, alll the way up to your evening celebrations… It’s going to be a looooong day! Believe us there won’t be much time for any touch ups.
If you’re having flash photography remember the golden rule – you shouldn’t wear a foundation with SPF as this will cause major flashback… the same goes for light reflecting Touché Eclat it’s perfect for hiding your dark circles in real life, but in photos it lights up like the Vegas strip – be very careful ladies!
SPF contains particles which reflect light and that’s the reason they are so effective at protecting your skin against those nasty UV rays – and that’s what you’ll see in your pictures – EEK!!
It’s all about maximum coverage – without looking like you’ve caked it on. Which is easier said than done…
So with this in mind, we’ve put together our top five favourite foundations for all day coverage! Take a look…
L’Oréal Infallible 24H Foundation
Make-up artist to the stars, Lisa Eldridge, swears by this foundation. She says:
“It looks very natural on camera and in photographs. I like it because it perfects without masking and there’s a radiance to the finish which is lovely especially on dull post winter skin. The formula is brilliantly long-lasting for a drugstore brand and is SPF-free…”
It’s just £9.99 and is currently on a 3 for 2 offer – result!
Get it here.
NARS Sheer Glow
This foundation is sheer perfection! It evens out skin tone and blends like a dream. It’s really long wearing and has no pesky SPF lurking in it!
It’s not a hydrating foundation but there’s a little bit of moisture – so it’s suitable for all skintones from dry through to normal and combination. It gives a medium coverage and a velvety matte finish rather than a dewy glow.
Mix it with a highlighting primer to achieve that gorgeous dewy look…
Available to buy here.
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition Foundation
This foundation is ‘photo-ready’ for a flawless canvas, providing a natural finish.
It’s long-wearing with a high pigment load, for up to 12 hours of full coverage that feels comfortable on skin and conceals hard-to-hide imperfections.
This is definitely one to seriously consider! It’s super creamy so is perfect if you have drier skin.
Get it here.
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
Ok we know this has a small amount of SPF but it doesn’t flashback in photos!
This is comfortable on the skin, and it’s long-wearing! Provides medium coverage with a natural matte finish and up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition…
Lightweight and creamy, it applies and blends easily leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day while controlling oil. Specially treated micronised pigments help give a smoother, more flawless, natural matte finish with stay-true colour.
Get it here.
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
This might be the priciest foundation of the bunch – but it’s also the most luxurious!
This foundation gives glowing, perfect looking skin. It’s an oil-free hydrating fluid with exclusive Micro-fil™ technology. Its lightweight and silky texture glides on seamlessly for an all-day, build-able coverage.. need we say more?
Currently on offer here.
What do you think? Do you know of any other foundations you can recommend to brides to be? Let us know!