With less than a month to go until Pippa Middleton's wedding to fiancé James Matthews on 20 May, she is already making the final preparations for her big day. Pippa has recruited a glam squad of beauty experts to ensure she is preened and pampered for the occasion, including a few members of her sister Kate's tried-and-trusted team.
As revealed exclusively in the new issue of HELLO! Magazine, Pippa has shortlisted make-up artist Hannah Martin to do her make-up on her big day. It is not surprising the 33-year-old has eyed up the beauty expert for the role; Hannah helped Pippa's sister the Duchess of Cambridge prepare for her royal wedding in 2011, and also gave Zara Phillips her gorgeous glow for her wedding to Mike Tindall two months later. Hannah favours a pared-down approach to leave brides looking pretty and polished, telling HELLO!: "The secret to perfect wedding day make-up is to look like you but at your absolute best."
Hannah Martin is shortlisted to do Pippa Middleton's wedding day make-up
Kate is sure to have passed on a number of beauty tips to her sister following her own experience of getting married in the public eye, and among them could be a recommendation for the products said to be an integral part of her daily beauty routine – the Karin Herzog Oxygen range. Kate is reportedly a big fan of Karin Herzog's Oxygen facials for a radiant complexion, which she maintains with the use of the Swiss skincare line's Oxygen Face Cream. Another beauty expert Kate may have recommended from her own wedding day is Marina Sandoval, the nail artist responsible for Kate's wedding manicure in a mix of natural-coloured nail polishes from high street brands Bourjois and Essie.
Meanwhile Richard Ward is tipped to be styling the bride's hair for her nuptials, some six years after tending to the locks of Kate ahead of her wedding to Prince William. The celebrity hairdresser has a longstanding relationship with the Middleton family and regular styles the hair of Kate, Pippa and their mother Carole, so they can be confident that they are in good hands on the special day.
Hairdresser Richard Ward is tipped to style Pippa's hair for her big day
Last but not least, Pippa is also said to be focusing on her health and fitness as part of her bridal beauty plan. The bride-to-be has been working out with a personal trainer at the exclusive South Kensington Club, where Prince Harry has previously frequented. The sporty star has credited a committed exercise routine to boosting her mood and energy, saying: "I know that if I fit in at least three, ideally five, sessions of exercise a week – be it a 30-minute run, an hour's walk or a good game of tennis – it boosts my mood and energy and helps me sleep and digest better. So I make it a priority, whatever the weather and whatever my work schedule."
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