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It's no secret that spring and the summer months are ideal seasons to get married in. Everything looks and feels better with healthy glowing skin and so we’ve decided to give you some trending ideas for your Bridal Makeup & Hair. We've got the latest ideas and insights straight from the pros. For this article, Madeleine, from Makeup by MB has given us some of her top tips.

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Waterproof It - Waterproof mascara is a must; it lasts longer and withstands those tears. If you really are uncomfortable with the look or feel, use one coat of regular mascara, then follow up with a light coat of waterproof mascara.
On the Line - Charcoal, navy, or mahogany are your best options for eyeliner. We think black may look a little too severe for the summer months.
Shade your Brows - Define your brows with a pencil or shadow that matches your hair colour.
Give them Shape - Contour your eyes, but remember to avoid using colour and technique that's too heavy (this could end up detracting from your natural eye).
Get the Red Out - Eyedrops are your friend if you are looking a little tired or red, but always stick with a brand that you've used before. You want to avoid any unwelcome surprises and irritation on your big day!
Carry Protection - Moisturiser! Moisturiser! Moisturiser! Using a moisturiser that has SPF 30 or higher, especially if you are getting married outdoors, is essential these days. You are probably getting more sun than you think you are and you certainly don't want any pink sunburn for those everlasting photos either.

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Sweet Cheeks - Don't forget your blush! A pop of colour on your cheeks is like an instant facelift.
Get A Good View - Natural light is always best. If there's no natural light available, use a super bright lamp - halogens usually work best.
Blend, Blend, Blend - Blend well and all over, especially at the corners of your eyes, since cameras pick up visible makeup lines.
Sit Up - If you're getting ready at a hotel, ask for a high bar stool so you can be at eye level with your makeup artist.
Watch That Gown - Be warned, foundation on your décolletage area and your white dress are not friends. Make sure you and all your helpers have no makeup residue on your hands when it's time to get into your dress.
Brighten Up - Choose a lip colour that's a bit brighter than you may usually go for, you don't want to appear washed out in photos, particularly since you'll be wearing white. Have some fun and try out a few different shades before your big day to find your perfect palette.

In the land of fashion, it's often difficult to determine what's next for makeup & hair trends, especially with the bold and sometimes outrageous ideas on show… but when you start looking behind all the theatrics you'll see that for the upcoming bridal makeup season - we're sticking with very light makeup, illuminating with soft accentuating tones. It’s a very fresh face focussing on the beautiful features of the bride. For those who prefer a little more drama, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that - as long as your hair, accessories, dress and wedding theme all compliment each other, you're guaranteed to be the belle of the ball.

Regarding the colour trends for bridal makeup in this next season, we love muted colours like beige, pink, peach and bronze. Remember that you can always add an element of refined 'smoky eyes' by adding a very thin line of eyeliner or pencil to your lid, combined with waterproof mascara, resistant to tears, of course.

No matter what you have in mind, communicating with your makeup and hairstylist is the key to achieving your desired look for your wedding day. As Makeup by MB wisely says 'For all my brides its makeup for the day, memories for a lifetime.'

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