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From organising an unforgettable hen party to being patient while she tries on what might seem like the hundredth (okay, thousandth) embellished ivory dress, there are many responsibilities that come with being a bridesmaid. Looking picture-perfect as you pose alongside her and her new husband in your blush-coloured chiffon maxi is another one of them.
While sultry smoky eyes and deep scarlet lips are totally suitable for a night out, when it comes to choosing make-up for the wedding, we suggest you go for something understated and elegant - you don't want to risk upstaging the bride, do you? And let's face it, another of your duties is ensuring that the day runs as smoothly as possible. This means you'll need to put together a look that won't need top-ups every couple of hours.
If you stick to your usual daily routine of cleansing, toning and moisturising, you'll be off to a great start. Offering flawless coverage from morning to night, we believe that Clarins Everlasting Foundation should be in every bridesmaid's beauty bag. Made from mattifying powder and with extracts of quinoa, it'll hide any imperfections and dark circles for over 18 hours. What else makes this a hero product? It's ultra-light so there's no danger of your skin looking like it's caked in make-up.
Once you've framed your eyes with shadow in a soft shade, drawn a sleek 60s-inspired feline flick with liquid liner and lengthened your lashes with mascara, it's time to add interest to your lips. Scented with notes of blackberry and liquorice, Clarins Rouge Éclat Lipstick is something we'd recommend. Created from a long-lasting formula that protects lips again dehydration while boosting collagen, you won't have to worry about it fading as you sip glasses of Pimm's and flutes of champagne.
Our final tip? Don't forget to spritz your face with the refreshing Clarins Fix Make-Up mist before leaving for the venue. It'll set products and prolong their hold while providing comfort and hydration if you get flustered.
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