Here at Benefit HQ, we’re jumping for joy at the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate. We’ve been daydreaming about the dress (not to mention hair and make-up, and the tiara!) since the news was announced.
We invited one of our most prized beauty experts—Darren Seale—to share with us his make-up recommendations for this special day.
Tips to ensure that the day goes smoothly as possible:
Mistakes will be made
If you make a mistake, don’t stress. Makeup remover is made for a reason. Remove the mistake and start again.
Don’t wear mascara because you will cry
Instead, do have your lashes tinted the week of the wedding. This will give you the ‘mascara effect’ without the risk of black ink running down your face.
Individual fake lashes last twice as long as strip lashes
Pick up individual fake lashes. They will last from 5-10 days, twice as long as strip lashes. They will give you great length and volume.
Time saver: A brow wax and tint will accentuate your eye make-up
The tint will define your brows. Just think, you will have one fewer product to put on. The brow wax will clear the eye area and will further emphasise your eye make-up.
Stay ‘picture-perfect’ for the cameras with 3 must-have products:
• High beam-will illuminate and make your skin look dewy great for your pictures.
• Porefessional-will minimize your pores, and oily areas will stay matte.
• Cupid’s Bow-I love this product—it will make your lips fuller and more defined.
‘Time to start the hat shopping!
Darren Seale is based in our Covent Garden boutique. He is a seasoned professional of ten years and has worked with a range of clients, from West End theatre cast members to top celebrities. He is our senior Brow & Body Grooming expert.