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Everything you need to know about looking and feeling your best on your wedding day!

Look Fabulous Forever launch mother-of-the-bride make-up kits

Look Fabulous Forever, the UK's first pro-age beauty brand, has launched a special make up kit for the Mother of the Bride (or Groom) to take the stress out of finding the right palette for the big day! With summer 2022 set to be a bumper season of weddings and special events after Covid-19 delayed celebrations, the Look Fabulous Forever Mother of the Bride kit will help keep make-up looking fresh and camera-ready all day. Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever says, "We know many customers have upcoming big events such as family weddings. However, we're also aware that attending such a big occasion after so long at home in lockdown or isolating can be a daunting prospect. We wanted to create a make-up kit to not only alleviate some of that stress but help them feel their absolute best selves for their daughters, sons or loved one's big day."

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 18 April 2022

Tried & Tested: W7 Legend Lasting Wear Foundation

CWM beauty editor Kelly put W7 Legend Long Wear Foundation to the test attracted by the claim that it's the perfect dupe for Estee Lauder Double Wear. Priced at just £4.99 this seemed too good to be true, but is it? WHAT W7 SAYS The W7 Legend Foundation gives a dewy feel, which leaves a matte finish with a medium to full coverage. This foundation is formulated to sit comfortably on the skin whilst lasting for hours through thick or thin. This vegan friendly foundation is a staple for all makeup bags! WHAT CWM BEAUTY EDITOR KELLY SAYS I'm a huge fan of Estee Launder Double Wear Foundation, but for everyday use, I just can't justify the price tag, despite struggling to find anything else as good. But I can safely say it's arrived in the form of W7 Legend Long Wear Foundation! It's priced at an incredible £4.99 so I was hugely sceptical, but nevertheless keen to give it a try.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 15 April 2022

Read my lips... Lip gloss is making a comeback!

Many of us first fell in love with lip gloss in our teenage years - remember those grape scented tubes of trouble?

Now, the days of that thick, tacky feeling of sticky glosses are gone, but the lip gloss is making a comeback says Melanie Barrese, head of training and education at Eyeko and Illamasqua.

"As people start going back to work and socialising after all the restrictions, there's a greater sense of freedom, as we rediscover and reinvent our make-up looks post lockdown," she says. "With make-up trends all pointing to a more pared-back, skincare infused make-up regimen, it makes sense to use lip glosses, specifically those that are a glaze or a soft transparent wash of colour."

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 13 April 2022

Everything you need to know about congested skin

Dr. Janet Mason, skincare expert at new British brand The Elements shares her advice. What is congested skin? "Signs of congested skin can include a combination of skin concerns ranging from blemishes and acne, including both whiteheads and blackheads, to open, enlarged, or blocked pores. Congested skin can also cause inflammation, redness, or even sensitivity or tightness triggered by breakouts" What causes congested skin? "Congestion can be caused by a number of factors, from sweat to over-production of sebum, build-up of dead skin cells, make-up, dirt, and environmental aggressors. Daily debris builds up and gets trapped on the skin's surface causing bacteria to form which leads to spots, blackheads, uneven skin texture and a dull appearance.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 11 April 2022

Get the look: The slick ponytail

Seeing sleek ponytails coming back into trend this season on the catwalks and celebs? You may be wondering how you can achieve the look at home. The key product needed for this is something we all have - a toothbrush! A Bamboo Toothbrush is an effective (and environmentally friendly) method of smoothing flyways as the nylon bristles tame the hair - The Humble Co offers sustainable bamboo brushes for as little as £4 from Boots. For extra hold against fly-aways, The Anti Static Mist by The Hair Boss (£8.99 at Superdrug) instantly neutralises to controls fly-aways, static and frizz. Mist over hair lightly and use your bamboo toothbrush to smooth your hair back for the ultimate sleek look.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 8 April 2022

New beauty tools and accessories from Next

From skin prep with the 100 per cent rose quartz roller to the last touch of shadow with a set of six eye brushes, Next beauty has all the tools you need to perfect your skin and make-up routines with its latest collection. THE MUST-HAVE The 100 per cent natural rose quartz beauty tool set contains two rejuvenating beauty tools to help enhance your skincare routine and reduce facial tension. Use them to reduce puffiness, help to improve the skin's elasticity, even tone and promote a radiant glow. All sets available at www.next.co.uk

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 6 April 2022

Your new roll models from Patchology

Introducing three new all-in-one innovative beauty must-haves from Patchology. SMOOTHING ROLL MODEL. An effective eye serum paired with a built-in yellow jade roller to ease application and help the skin to soak up the invigorating natural ingredients. This new product features anti-aging active ingredients to soothe, soften and refresh skin. Including: Peptides and niacinamide to smooth the skin's appearance. Newcomer bakuchiol (a plant-based retinol alternative) tones and refreshes the eye area. Antioxidants from blueberry and acai extracts work hard to block out environmental stressor and protect the sensitive eye area. Team the Smoothing Roll Model with Patchology's Restoring Eye Gels for the ultimate under-eye skincare solution. First, apply the serum, then top with the eye gels to help the active ingredients sink in and soften the skin. £20, available at www.libertylondon.com

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 1 April 2022

Are you treating your eyes with the same care as your skin?

Just like your skin, your eyes are vulnerable from too much exposure to light. Too much UV can cause the cornea to become damaged and irritated while too much screen use is a culprit for dry eye syndrome, which up to 80 per cent of adults suffer from. Here, optometrists and Peep Club founders share their expertise on how you can best protect eyes from the bright lights of daily life.It's important to protect the back of your eye area from the sun... According to Nicola Alexander-Cross, optometrist and co-founder of Peep Club, "So many of us fail to realise that our eyes are just as vulnerable as our skin when it comes to UV. Not only does UV from the sun damage cells and their DNA, in extreme cases, damage caused by the sun's harmful rays can lead to photokeratitis, a condition that results in blurry vision, redness, and that annoying nitty, gritty sensation behind the eyes."

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 30 March 2022

Your three-step route to glowing, wedding-ready skin

A regular skincare routine is the secret to glowing skin on your big day. To ensure yours is prepped and perfected in time for the "I dos," the team at Foreo tell us how investing in a regime to help you maintain healthy, glowing skin right up to the big day and the honeymoon beyond is the way forward. An excessive build-up of make-up sweat and dirt on the skin can result in blocked pores, which can lead to unsightly blemishes and breakouts. Daily cleansing to remove unwanted grime also ensures skin is rid of dead skin cells, which can make your complexion appear dull and uneven. For unparalleled cleansing, the FOREO LUNA 3 Plus uses the power of ultra-soft silicone and high-tech sonic technology to give you your clearest, smoothest and firmest skin yet.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 25 March 2022

Mastering wedding make-up: A how-to guide for the big day

Wedding make-up can be a hard thing to get right: you want to glow, but not shine; to feel your best, but also look like yourself; and of course, you want your look to last. To relieve a little of that stress, Illamasqua and Eyeko's head make-up artist, Melanie Barrese gives us her easy step-by-step guide on how to create a flawless and long-lasting look that any one can recreate.

'The most important thing for most brides is ensuring they look like themselves, but the very best version. As a Makeup Artist, I encourage brides to go a tiny bit heavier with the make-up than what they would normally do, as this will ensure they look incredible in photographs.' - Melanie Barrese, Head Make-up Artist at Illamasqua and Eyeko.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 18 March 2022

Try the cult three-step treatment from HydraFacial FREE

If you're curious about the HydraFacial hype you can now try the globally loved treatment for free, with no strings attached. HydraFacial now has a permanent home in the heart of Central London where locals and visitors alike can experience the iconic HydraFacial glow, with a radiance reset worth £130.

Renowned for its instantly gratifying glow, it couldn't be easier to try the patented Vortex Technology loved by A-listers and glam squads, with one HydraFacial performed every 10 seconds across the globe.

Every month, HydraFacial will release 750 free appointments for a 45-minute Deluxe treatment worth £130, to be enjoyed at its new state-of-the-art London home.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 14 March 2022

Emma Watson's magical miracle balm

Dr.PAWPAW has garnered a whole host of celebrity fans over the years. The original UK made PAWPAW balm is a firm favourite amongst make-up artists due to its versatility, multi-tasking powers and sustainable ingredients.

Emma Watson, Harry Potter megastar and celebrated multi-award winning actress is one of Dr.PAWPAW's long-term fans. Bridal make-up specialist and artist to the stars Philippa Louise was was behind those stunning Vogue shots of Emma Watson we saw everywhere. One of the key products used to perfect this stunning au naturel look on Emma, was, you guessed it Dr.PAWPAW Original Balm!

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 11 March 2022

The Bridal Beauty Co. presents The Glow Edit

Get the spring off to a glowing start with The Bridal Beauty Co.'s Glow Beauty Box, featuring the best in beauty skincare and make-up.

The Glow Edit is the essential curated beauty box featuring top skincare, mak-up and body care by big-name brands chosen specifically by The Bridal Beauty Co. team. The aim is to give brides an unrivalled access to the ultimate glow-getting products, to prep, purify and refine from top-to-toe.

Featuring 15 amazing products by award-winning beauty brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Oskia, Super Facialist, Dr Paw Paw, Miss So. and many more. Highlights include Charlotte Tilbury's iconic Magic Cream exclusive to The Bridal Beauty Co.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 8 March 2022

Beauty experts reveal the latest Korean skincare trend

Bringing us beauty buzzwords such as glass skin, slugging, and glazed doughnut skin, Korea has always been at the forefront of skincare. Its latest trend is honey skin with honey skin in Hangul having over 4 million video views.

Managing director UK, of bestselling Korean skincare brand Atomy, Ruby McGrath, explains, "Honey Skin is the hottest skincare trend in Korea right now, and is the ultimate compliment if someone tells you, "Your skin is like honey." It's an established Korean term that's used to describe hydrated, dewy skin that's deeply plumped with nourishment. To achieve it, carefully layer oils and emollient creams, which offer instant and lasting hydration giving the skin a gorgeous, glowy sheen like that of honey itself. We predict this will be the next skincare technique to trend in the West, with the likes of Hailey Bieber already reaping it's rewards."

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 4 March 2022

FeelUnique shines a light on unique love this Valentine's Day

With LGBTQ+ History Month and Valentine's Day on the horizon, Feelunique is celebrating connections. Reaffirming its commitment to champion all people, the brand has selected real life pairings – from the familial to the romantic – to remind us that whatever it looks like, love is the most beautiful thing of all. The diverse duos, selected for their unique stories, joined the brand to talk love, life and everything in between and were photographed by Feelunique's own dynamic duo, Tess Mickleburgh and Martina Bruno.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 9 February 2022

Have your cake AND eat it!

Kasey Clarke, Founder of Sweet Cakey Thing, explains how certain ingredients used in baking can actually be better for your skin compared to some moisturisers, leaving your skin looking hydrated and glowing. We all dreamt of smothering ourselves in cake as a child, yet even then, that sort of behaviour wouldn't go down too well at the dinner table. However, founder of Sweet Cakey Thing, Kasey Clarke, is here to explain why covering ourselves in cake is absolutely a good thing, as long as the ingredients are too. Here, she shares seven baking ingredients, which will help keep skin nourished and hydrated, making your skincare routine a piece of cake, literally.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 3 February 2022

Champneys reveals the perfectly suited spa treatment for each star sign

Champneys has spoken with their Spa Manager, Alice Lightfoot, as well as professional astrologer Heather Whitt, from The Alchemy Co, to reveal the perfect spa treatments based on each star sign – from the fiery signs of Aries, Sagittarius and Leo, to spiritual air signs such as Aquarius.

Embarking on a spa break is a very exciting experience, but the extensive list of treatments and their various healing benefits can often become overwhelming when trying to choose the right one for you. With the assistance of Champneys Spa Manager, Alice Lightfoot, and professional astrologer, Heather Whitt of The Alchemy Co, Champneys can reveal the best spa treatments based on your star sign. From a sports massage for the energetic Aries to a crystal treatment for the spiritual and innovative Aquarius.

Posted by Danielle Harvey on 21 December 2021

A dermatologists's top 10 tips to feel skin confident at your wedding

Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. From deciding on the perfect attire, to getting the hairstyle just right, but how do you achieve that wedding glow that everyone talks about? For many, achieving photo-ready skin can be daunting, especially if you suffer from spot breakouts and blemishes. With this in mind, acne treatment brand, Acnecide has joined up with consultant dermatologist, Dr Catherine Borysiewicz from the Cadogan Clinic, who shares her top 10 tips to feel skin confident for your wedding. There's no time to lose: start your skincare regime asap and make sure to cleanse your face twice a day ahead of the big day

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 26 November 2021

Countdown to Christmas with the best beauty advent calendars

CHRISTMAS IS COMING with the big Ho Ho Ho just one month away, and we're just a tad excited about it here at CWM HQ. If the thought of filling yourself with yet more choccies in the run up to the big day (your wedding not Christmas Day), then check out our pick of this year's beauty advent calendars.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 24 November 2021

Five face masks to save your skin this winter

Whether it's a pre-party radiance booster, detoxing blemish buster, a quick pick-me-up, or something to soothe and protect from the harsh winter weather, here's five of our favourite face masks you need to try. All cruelty free and vegan friendly, prices start from just £6.50.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 19 November 2021

The Snow Fairy has arrived!

Christmas is coming and this year it's pink! Santa, take a seat, the Lush Snow Fairy is back and the incandescent presence means one thing: 'tis officially the season! This year, for the first time, The Snow Fairy debuts on screen. This short animation brings the magic to life in celebration of kindness, courage and confidence - a Christmas message we can all get behind. Lush collaborated with FeralChild, the London-based direction duo, who lovingly crafted the animation with a team of talented artists to create the story of Elya and The Snow Fairy.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 6 October 2021

UP Cosmetics: The latest make-up range to make waves on Instagram

Irish entrepreneurs Pippa O'Connor Ormond and Úna Tynan joined forces to launch UP Cosmetics mid-pandemic and are now excited to be launching on to www.boots.com less than a year since launch. The UP Cosmetics x Boots collection consists of 13 easy to use, superior quality, highly pigmented, cruelty-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic products at an attainable price point, which can be enjoyed by all make-up enthusiasts from a novice to a pro. In under a year since launch, UP Cosmetics has gained a cult following of 50,000 people on Instagram alone and has been praised by leading make-up artists including Nikki Makeup.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 4 October 2021

The Lush Halloween range has landed!

With new additions and returning favourites, the Lush Halloween range has all you need to feel spooktacular this autumn. And as part of it's "Leave The World Lusher Than We Found It" mission, the brand has launched a new packaging returns scheme enabling customers to bring back any full-sized Lush plastic packaging to their local Lush shop to be recycled. For each plastic Lush item returned, customers will receive a 50p deposit to spend on their Lush basket that day.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 1 October 2021

The Bridal Beauty Festival is coming to The Dorchester, London

The UK's top beauty event for brides-to-be is coming London on Sunday 24th October 2021 at The Dorchester, Park Lane. Get 50% off VIP tickets with County Wedding Magazines! Featuring the best brands in the industry, a festival of inspiration, creative workshops, live demos and VIP talks, this dedicated showcase is the go-to event for brides looking to overhaul every aspect of their beauty, fitness and wellness regime ahead of the big day. Bringing together the top headliners across the beauty, cosmetic and wellness worlds, The Bridal Beauty Festival offers brides-to-be an unrivalled access to a curated selection of beauty brands, makeup artists, hairstylists, inspiring talks, pampering, exclusive discounts, treats and top tips. In essence, this is set to be the most amazing beauty day out for brides-to-be!

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 24 September 2021

The definitive guide to choosing your signature wedding-day scent

The Perfume Companion is a beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents, designed to help you pick out your next favourite fragrance. Ideal if selecting your perfect big-day signature scent is leaving you dazed and confused. Perfumes have the power to evoke treasured memories, make us feel fabulous and help us express our best self. But with so many out there, how do you choose something new? When the scents in the perfume shop are merging into one aromatic haze, how do you remain focused? And if your favourite scent goes out of stock, how do you replace it? The Perfume Companion is here to help. Sarah McCartney and Samantha Scriven deliver a host of scents for you to try – including bargain finds and luxury treasures, iconic stalwarts and indie newcomers, the lightest florals and the deepest leathers.

Posted by Kelly Andrews on 20 September 2021

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Dawn Clarke Designs Launching in January 2023

Simple and timeless, these gorgeous hammered silk celebration dresses by Hampshire British designer Dawn Clarke will make any little girl feel like a princess.

We specialise in UK-made luxury, pure silk celebration dresses for special occasions and this collection is being launched in January 2023.

If you are looking for the finest quality silk flower girl dresses for your wedding visit our website www.dawnclarkedesigns.co.uk or telephone us on 01962 670014.
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