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Bridal beauty - 2012 beauty trends adapted for your big day

How to incorporate 2012’s hottest make up and beauty trends in to your bridal beauty look.

The Wedding Journal Show will soon return to Belfast’s King’s Hall from 24th – 26th February. Leading beauty experts will join dress designers, jewellers, wedding venues, car hire companies and much, much more for a weekend of pure wedding bliss! With beauty in mind, here’s how to make this season’s beauty trends work for your wedding day.

Tangerine lips

A great spring alternative to reds or pinks, soft orangey shades are very flattering on many skin tones, particularly if you have softly tanned skin for your big day. Tangerine shades will give your bridal beauty look an up-to-the-minute look that won’t date.

Pastel eyes

In everything from fashion to interiors, pastel is the new black for Spring 2012. And make up is no different. A gentle, feminine look that lends itself to bridal beauty, this trend will look beautiful in photographs.

Hair Rolls

These can be as simple or as intricate as you wish and take on a freeform, loose feel or a structured neat appearance. Whatever your preference, your hairdresser will be able to incorporate hair rolls in to your bridal hairstyle of choice.

Peachy eyes

A subtle take on this high-fashion look could work wonders to warm up the face for your wedding day. It looks great on blondes and those with gentle colouring.

Messy textured updos

For an ethereal earthy bridal hair look, a textured updo should look effortless and easy. This works wonderfully if you’re opting for a very simple wedding dress and natural garden-cut style bouquet.

Metalic eyes

This trend ranges from the very dramatic to the barely there. For your wedding day, think softly sheening lids in gentle tones for a dewy and youthful appearance.


Your bridal beauty take on this trend should be less party season bling, and more summer wedding warmth. Subtle gold touches look beautiful on redheads and brunettes alike.

Loose curls

Many brides choose not to conform to an updo for their big day, but still want their hair to look stylish and manicured. Loose curls will give you a romantically glamorous feel and are generally very flattering on the face.

For more beauty tips and inspiration, make sure you get down to The Wedding Journal Show live at The King’s Hall, 24th – 26th February. Beauty experts will show you how to achieve the look you want and you can watch live make overs on the Belfast Telegraph Style Stage. Log on to to buy your tickets to the country’s biggest wedding show and you will automatically be entered in to a draw to win a £25k dream-wedding package. This year’s show sees the introduction of a brand new ‘Wedding Wonderland’; a walk through wedding experience like no other.

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