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Best Wedding Makeup To Wear In Ireland This Year

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I know how hard it can be organising the visual side to your wedding, From finding the best wedding makeup artists to suit your look, to finding a really great hairdresser to tame your locks- all that time consuming stuff can have you searching google all day. So i decided to make it a little easier for you: I have researched & tested lots of beauty products—makeup, hair care, and skincare included—to find the best ones to use on your wedding day, from hair products that will give you shiny, frizz-free styles regardless of the climate you’re getting married in, and skincare that will make your complexion even more radiant than it was when you first got engaged. Happy beauty shopping! Rachel x

Best wedding primer


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Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer

Oily, dry, combo, blotchy, or dull skin, this brand’s got a formula for you. (There are 10 primers in total.) One of my oily-skinned brides loved that the mattifying one kept her face shine-free all day long- magic! (Skin Equalizer Primer, EUR 33.00 Makeup Forever)



Best wedding foundation


                                                      Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This foundation does an extremely good job masking a bad skin day. If you do come down with a breakout on your big day, this will have you covered. Literally. It has been a cult foundation among makeup artists & celebrities & has truly stood the test of time. Highly recommend for a natural glowy finish. (Luminous Silk Foundation, EUR 46.50-49.00, Giorgio Armani)



Best Wedding CC Cream

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AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

The light formula melts into your skin perfectly, creating a pretty, hydrated finish. “I couldn’t stop staring at my complexion,” our tester says. (Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum, $60, AmorePacific)



Best Wedding Concealer


                                                             Urban Decay – ‘Naked Skin’ concealer 5ml

This is an all round fantastic concealer for B2B. It gives a buildable, even coverage that is still lightweight but gives a matte finish- perfection! Blends very well, especially around any fine lines. Another staple that every bride should try. (‘Naked ‘Concealer, EUR 24.00 , Urban Decay  ) 



Best wedding bronzer


wedding makeup to wearEstée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

If you ever want a product to make you feel like a goddess, this does what it says! I love that this product is so buildable & it gives a natural glow so you can go from sun kissed to sun drenched in a few swipes. (“Goddess” Powder Bronzer, EUR 42.50, Estée Lauder)



Best wedding highlighter

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish

On the day of your wedding you want the lit-from-within glow that this highlighter delivers. This product was designed to sculpt & highlight your best featured and my favourite thing about this is that it lasts up to 10 hours. With a touch on your forehead, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow, you’ll be radiant. (Extra Dimension Skinfinish EUR 31.50, MAC COSMETICS)



Best wedding blush

Lancôme – ‘Blush Subtil’ powder blusher

This blush is alarmingly bright pink in the compact, but it works with the skin’s chemistry to create the prettiest flush on all complexions. Its also super long lasting & gives the most perfect ‘pop’ of colour on the cheeks. My favourite colour is Rose Paradise in this range! (‘Blush Subtil’ powder blusher, EUR 39.00 Lancome)

Best wedding loose powder

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

This powder gives a soft-focus finish (it created a blurring effect) without settling into pores. Super lightweight, just make sure you tap off any excess powder on the brush before application!  (Translucent Loose Setting Powder, EUR 42.00, Laura Mercier)

Best wedding lipstick

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Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Color

Every single shade in this range gives a long lasting wear time. For a luxury splurge, i would definitely invest in this lippy for your big day. Its weightless and moisturizing while packing a surprising depth of color. (“Rouge Allure” Intense Long-Wear Lip Color, EUR 35.00, Chanel)



Best wedding lipgloss

Ultra Shine Lip Gloss

It works like a lip gloss but feels (and lasts) like a stain—it’s the best of both worlds. Its high shine formula allows you to wear it on its own for a natural sheen, or over an existing lipstick for an ultra glossy finish. (Ultra Shine Lipgloss, EUR 43.00 Tom Ford)



Best wedding makeup brushes

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Artis Brushes

These luxe oval-shaped tools blend so well, you’ll look like you had your makeup professionally done. “Worth the splurge,” our tester notes, “because you can use them before and after your wedding.” (Artis Brushes, $35–$75)



Best wedding eyebrow pencil

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Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

This pencil won major points for its smooth formula, which creates full, defined brows that don’t appear drawn on whatsoever. “My brows get sparse at the ends, and this did the trick. I’m using it every day now,” our staffer says. (“Sourcils” Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil, $29, Chanel)



Best wedding eye shadow

best wedding eye shadow

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow

With nine different nudes to choose from, these are the ultimate you-but-better eye shadows. “They subtly bring out your eyes and are easy to apply with your fingers or a brush,” our wedding makeup tester says.  (Long Wear Cream Shadow, $28, Bobbi Brown)



Best wedding eyeliner

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Mary Kay Eyeliner

A glide-friendly tip means you can create a defined line sans Q-tip cleanup. “Not kidding—I received several compliments when wearing this liner,” a wedding makeup tester says. (Mary Kay Eyeliner, $12)

Best wedding mascara

Lancôme Définicils Mascara

“Even, feathery long lashes—this mascara gives you exactly what you want for your wedding day,” one wedding makeup tester says. (“Définicils” Mascara, $28, Lancôme)


Best Wedding False Lashes Applicator

false wedding lashesFlirt Cosmetics Flashes Lash Applicator

These lashes come in a dispenser, so you can easily add singles where you want them. “It’s perfect for those of us who don’t use falsies on the regular—which I think is most of us,” our tester says. (“Flashes” Lash Applicator, $28, Flirt Cosmetics)



Best wedding makeup setting spray

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Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

A wedding makeup tester applied this before a night out and found her makeup looked just about as fresh at 3 a.m. as it did when it was first applied. (“All Nighter” Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $31, Urban Decay)


And there you have it!

Keep these makeup products in mind before your wedding and you’ll have a much better idea of what to get. If you are in the process of planning your wedding and haven’t found a wedding makeup or wedding hair stylist, why not choose Rachel Cleary? She’s one of the most trusted and sought after wedding makeup and hair stylists in Ireland. You can find out more about Rachel or get in touch for more information


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Step by Step Guide To Having A Perfect Wedding in Ireland in 2018

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Want a perfect wedding in Ireland? Of course you do, we all want our big day to go well seeing as it’s something that stays with you for a lifetime. But having a perfect wedding in Ireland can be mind boggling, especially when your mind is trying to keep track of dozens of other on going situations and possible problems that your Irish wedding may consist of.


Planning your wedding in Ireland


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The earlier you get onto it, the easier, and less stressful it will be as your day approaches. Having a thought out plan before you start will help you keep everything organized will make sure don’t forget something important. Insurance, rough guest list numbers and the budget should always be your first three things.


Wedding budget


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Don’t spend any of your wedding money until you’ve set a realistic budget. It’s a common mistake to forget all the little extras, too – for the budget to work, you need to include every detail. Don’t forget to bare additional costs in mind, such as alterations, gifts and beauty expenses. These can all add up and cost you serious money if you don’t be careful!


Who to invite to your wedding?


Sorting the guest list for your wedding in the early stages is very important, it allows you to make room for spending time on other things for your wedding, such as finding the perfect venue that will cater for your chosen number of guests. Costs per guest will most likely be your biggest expense, so don’t be guilt–tripped into inviting people you don’t want. It’s the biggest and hardest decision in the whole planning process, but it has to be yours and your h2b’s decision only.


Long distance wedding venues


You may not like where you currently live in Ireland, which is fine. It’s perfectly normal to want to have your wedding outside of Ireland or in a different county in Ireland, but make sure you don’t stray too far from the majority of your guest list, as fewer people will be likely to attend. Make sure and double check with each guest that it will be possible for them to attend your wedding if its far away from where they live.


Plan B, Plan B!


This is something that someone dreads on their wedding day, but smart people will take it into account and be prepared for last minute disasters, This could be anything from rain to venues being unavailable due to a problem on the owners end. So plan alternatives for each scenario and account for anything that might not go to plan so you’re not left stressed out and panicking on the big day.


Picking your best girls


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Your bridesmaids should be your biggest support throughout the entire planning process, so choose your wedding bridesmaids wisely. Friends you’ve recently made or cousins you rarely see are not the best choice. Instead choose your sisters, long–term best friends or close relatives. The last thing you’ll want is to look at your wedding album a few years later and to be no longer in touch with one of your bridesmaids.


Book a high quality wedding photographer


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Your wedding album is how you’ll relive everything that happened on that day, so don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer. Research carefully and find someone who understands your situation perfectly. Engagement shooes are a great idea too, because you’ll get to know your photographer better as well as practise your poses!


Your wedding menu


Research is your friend here, go with a menu that appeals to everybody but also make sure you enjoy the food yourself, at the end of the day remember it’s your wedding and you want you and your partner to enjoy the experience too. Suiting the needs of your guests more than you and your partner is a big no no.


Don’t overdo your beauty


Too much fake tan, colored in eyebrows, too much foundation, we understand that you need to wear a little extra makeup because its your wedding, but there’s no need to go crazy, it’s all about looking soft with smokey eyes and peachy tones on the lips and cheeks.


Let your groom have a say for the wedding


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Your fiancè may not be great at planning and has probably never thought of planning a wedding in ireland, but he will definitely have his own ideas and opinions and will want a say in the planning. Listen to what he says and remember it’s his day, too! Most guys like to get involved with the menu, music and budget spreadsheets. Skill sets from his job can tie in very nicely to planning a wedding also.


Keeping track of your lists


With lots of suppliers to deal with, each having different payment deadlines, it’s impossible to keep track of everything by yourself. Sit down with your h2b, make a budget spreadsheet of forecast costs and actual costs as well as when payments are due, and lsit what things are left to do.


Speaking of wedding lists, pick them wisely


Create lists of things that you absolutely need at first, then throw all the extra cool stuff in when you have some spare budget left over. Prioritize your most important things first.



Even if its a walk or a speech you want to get better at, do it a few times beforehand, nobody will think you’re crazy don’t worry, think of yourself being one in millions doing it. Movie actors do it all the time and also people who video their weddings do it too.


And that’s it!

Keep these things in mind before your wedding and your mind will hopefully be at more ease. Having a calm mind at ease can open the doors for many creative thoughts and productivity can emerge.

If you are in the process of planning your wedding and haven’t found a wedding makeup or wedding hair stylist, why not choose Rachel Cleary? She’s one of the most trusted and sought after wedding makeup and hair stylists in Ireland. You can find out more about Rachel or get in touch for more information



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Great Wedding Hairstyles For Woman In Ireland In 2018

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Looking for wedding hairstyles? some woman find it hard picking exactly what wedding hair to go with. Don’t worry its a normal thing, there’s just too much of a choice out there and it tends to take up lots of peoples time which results with them being left in limbo while trying to make the choice on picking the right wedding hair.

Let us narrow down some of the most trendy wedding hair styles for you so you can hopefully make a quicker decision on what to go with.


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If you are looking for an ethereal look, a low braided bun might be the ideal look for you. For a more polished, newer look, wear a simple low, side bun. This look pairs quite well with neutral makeup to show off the bride’s natural beauty.

Higher buns are also expected to be a top look amongst the 2018 trending wedding hairstyles. But not the tight, ballerina buns we have seen in the past. Carolina Herrera bridal show showed off top knots that were loose and frayed to give the bride a more calmer look.



Flower Crowns

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These looks were everywhere during the 2017 wedding shows and are expected to be a big trend for 2018. The flowers also perfectly compliment the natural look that is on trend. We expect to see brides start getting creative when including florals in their wedding hairstyles.


Boxer Braids

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The Kardashians have been showing off this trend for years, and it has finally hit the bridal scene. That’s right. This style is really hot right now. Katharine Polks Spring 2017 collection featured all of her brides in the tight, edgy braids. Styled in the right way, these braids can be very nice.


Half up – half down

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Half up – half down hairstyles have made a comeback recently. They look super stylish and you can totally sport one on your wedding day to unleash the diva in you.


Long princess tresses

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If you want to look like a celebrity on your wedding day and showoff your fabulous mane then this hairstyle is for you.



Beach waves with a waterfall twist


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If you have dense hair and want to let your hair loose but are also afraid of getting your hair all over your face, then this hairstyle will be perfect.


Want one of these wedding hairstyles?


Rachel Cleary is one of the most sought after, in demand professional hair stylists in Dublin. If you wish to make a private booking for get more information feel free to get in touch.