A new skincare brand has launched – and it’s quite simply a must-have for brides-to-be. Armed with a passion to elevate brides’ natural beauty to new heights with the help of the right skincare routine, highly experienced make-up artist Jessica Rose has created a collection of skin-loving potions especially for brides. Using her professional expertise and personal experience of sensitive skin, Jessica has developed a simple, four-step routine to create that lusted-after smooth, glowy base for your bridal make-up.
Infused with rose for its calming, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, the cruelty-free and vegan range comprises a creamy and soothing Rose Cleanser, a balancing and brightening Rose Toner, a radiance-boosting Skin Polish and a gorgeously nourishing Rose Moisturiser. A blissful ritual to take into married life, each luxurious product has been specially formulated to leave your skin balanced, beautiful and at its most radiant for your big day.jessicaroseskincare.co.uk
SAFETY FIRSTPacked with skin-loving goodness, Saltee’s luxury suncare range is the heavenly way to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The City Serum works perfectly as a base under make-up, while the Face Daily Protection Formula is a skin and suncare hybrid that offers UVA, UVB and infrared radiation protection as well as being a lightweight daily moisturiser. And we love the velvety Sea & Sun Lotion SPF30, which smells like your favourite holiday. Quite simply, a honeymoon must-have!saltee.co.uk
THE WHITE STUFFWhether you’re a coffee addict or need to remove the telltale signs of a few too many glasses of merlot, a home teeth-whitening kit is a budget-friendly solution to ensure whiter teeth for W-day. Working closely with leading dentists, the award-winning products from Billion Dollar Smile combine their revolutionary oxidising whitener PAP and deep purple pigments to make your teeth whiter while concealing any hints of yellow. With a range comprising a complete whitening kit, a handy top-up kit, fuss-free whitening strips, on-the-go whitening pens and an everyday whitening toothpaste, the vegan-friendly, non-peroxide formulas have a convenient and smile-boosting solution for everyone, allowing you to flash your pearly whites with confidence come the big daybilliondollarsmile.com
EYE NEED IT
We don’t know what we love most about the new Smokey Eye Duo Kajal from Iconic London – the lusciously creamy formula, the versatility of its dual-ended kajal or its sheer staying power. Available in seven easy-to-blend shades, the kajal comes with both a chunky shadow-liner and a more precise liner to create party-perfect eyes in a flash.
New skincare brand Skin Bureaux has impressive credentials. Formulated by leading skin expert doctors to tackle inflammaging - inflammation which accelerates ageing - the revolutionary products utilise established and high performing ingredients alongside the powerhouse combo of sustainably sourced CBD and CBG. The brilliantly dynamic duo bring an abundance of benefits in reducing the signs of inflammaging to reverse ageing while boosting the overall health of the skin. We love the Super Defence Vitamin C Serum – providing daily protection against environmental stress like pollution, blue light and UV exposure, the innovative formula calms, hydrates and boosts the radiance of the skin while combating the signs of ageing.
We love Angela Langford’s deeply nourishing range of skin-loving formulas, and Balanced & Beautiful Face Oil is our latest crush. The luxurious mix of kiwi, rosehip and safflower is blended with omegas 3 and 6 to balance the skin; added cypress, bergamot and lemongrass clear blocked pores, while mandarin and frankincense tone and lift. Made by hand in Pembrokeshire, the British brand pours only the finest organic ingredients into its blends, while their personalised service allows you to target your specific skincare concerns. We recommend making this wonder oil a staple in your bridal beauty routine.angelalangford.com
The skin on your neck is as delicate as your eyelids but so often neglected – and, given the plunging gowns filling boutiques not to mention the rise of ‘tech neck’ due to increased technology use, it’s high time we lavished it with a little love. Step forward Inlight Beauty’s Neck Firming Serum, a new concentrated botanical serum complex to help firm, tone and protect the thinner skin of the neck and décolletage. Combining fresh notes of juniper and cypress with cacay oil rich in natural retinol, vitamin E and grapeseed oil, this 100% organic serum stimulates elastin and collagen.
OOH LA LA!
Add a little je ne sais quoi to your newlywed hands with To Paris With Love, the latest collection from natural nail care brand, Nail Kind. Drawing inspiration from the capital of romance, we love the warm raspberry hue of ‘Do not disturb’, the bold blue of ‘Sofie in Paris’ and the tres chic pink shade of ‘Rosé rosé’. The long-wearing polish is also kind to your nails thanks to its 85% natural and plant-based ingredients.
The latest lipstick shades from Code8 Beauty will take you from the hen do and wedding day to the honeymoon and beyond thanks to the velvety matte formula and luscious range of hues. Inspired by beautiful places around the globe, choose from the flattering red Soho Detour, the bright coral Sunset Boulevard, the muted coral Zoom on the Beach and the nude Marrakesh Gardens. Created to enhance the volume of the lips, this brilliantly long-wearing and smudge-proof lip colour is a bridal beauty bag essential. One glide of this long-wearing, smudge-proof colour and it’ll be a bridal beauty bag essential.
The range of gender-free scents by Thursday Fragrance are “inspired by moments of joy” – and what could be more joyful than being a bride? We love Marzi, a sweetly uplifting and utterly delicious blend of bitter almond, vanilla, brown sugar, musk and carnation – a romantic choice for a W-day scent.
We don’t know what we love most about Olverum’s new Body Polish: the soufflé-like texture, the deeply nourishing blend of essential oils or the calming scent. Perfect for a luxurious spa-like treat at home, the creamy blend gently exfoliates while deeply nourishing the skin, leaving your skin velvety and wedding-ready.
HERE COMES THE SUN
Bring some sun-kissed colours to your bridal beauty look with the Sunflower Wonder collection from luxury Japanese beauty brand SUQQU. Inspired by the energy evoked by sunflowers, the collection is awash with vibrant and beautifully blendable colours with a touch of smokiness to create a radiant and sophisticated look, perfect for early summer.We love the Signature Colour eyeshadows, the warm and cool palettes inspired by sunflower petals and leaves, while the Pure Colour Blush offers a pearl-rich blush and highlighter to enhance your features, while complementing the collection’s vivid hues. Complete with Tone Touch Eyes in gorgeous ochre and dark brown and Vibrant Rich Lipstick in natural beige and a soft, orange-brown for a chic, modern finish, you’ll bring the sunshine from the inside out.suqqu.com
Look forward to luscious lips in an instant with the new lip duo from ICONIC London. A versatile nude liner available in six shades, the Fuller Pout Sculpting Lip Liner can be worn as an all-over colour, underneath your lipstick or as a lip contour for a fuller-looking pout.We recommend wearing it with Melting Touch Lip Balm for a gorgeously kissable sheen. Available in five nude-based shades, the nourishing formula offers elegant colour and intense hydration for up to eight hours – minus the stickiness – for an irresistibly pretty pout.iconiclondoninc.com
PINS OF PERFECTION
Planning on baring your legs on your big day? Whether you’ve chosen a trending short dress or super-chic thigh slit, get your pins into aisle-ready condition with the Perfect Legs range from This Works. Designed to enhance your natural beauty as well as deliver long-term skin benefits thanks to vitamin-rich super blend ingredients, the collection includes the nourishing 100% Natural Scrub and Body Butter, both enriched with essential oils. We love Gradual Tan for a streak-free holiday glow and the award-winning Skin Miracle: a luscious serum infused with vitamins and natural caramel to repair, even skin tone and add a sun-kissed glow.
GLOW ON THE GO
A must-have for your bridal make-up bag, Bobbi Brown’s Highlighting Powder is a multi-tasking marvel, delivering a naturally radiant finish to your skin. Fusing the benefits of a gel and powder, the pearl-infused illuminator can be dusted on the cheekbones, eyes or anywhere you want a soft glow, or applied wet for a high-impact finish. Housed in an extremely chic compact, we love the suit-all shade of Pink Glow for a luminous W-day look.
words Lucy Lawrence & Rebecca Matthews