Your Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wedding - December 2022/January 2023 (Issue 98)

Q&A Our local experts reveal all Beauty SHEER PERFECTION Meet the expert: Melissa Clare is a professional make-up artist covering weddings in Berkshire and surrounding counties. She specialises in natural flawless make-up and romantic, effortless-looking hairstyles. I’m planning my early-spring wedding and need some make-up ideas using seasonal shades. I have blonde hair and brown eyes so can you help? Melissa says: As a make-up artist, I see spring as a really exciting time to get married. With the sun starting to shine for longer and the flowers blooming, I would reflect this in the bridal colour palette. I would recommend using a choice of fresh and natural tones alongside a pop of colour, typically pink or peach on the lips that work well with blonde hair. For brides with brown eyes, I would suggest using a tone that will enhance the shade of brown that you have. If your iris has flecks of green, try using olive browns and taupes, if you have hints of honey then try sandy beige tones or sparkly gold shades. For dark brown eyes, try defining the lashes with a coffee-brown shade of eyeliner. Keep your skin looking rosy and fresh by using a liquid highlighter mixed into your usual foundation to give it a little special something. Melissa Claire Makeup & Hair, 07736 318 857, LET’S TALK ABOUT PERIODS Meet the expert: Lucy Self is the founder of Save My Knickers, an award-winning blood stain remover product. Help! I’m due my period on our wedding day. Any tips? Lucy says: The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is your period, especially if you have chosen some light-coloured bridal lingerie, wedding night pyjamas and of course, your wedding dress. Save My Knickers is on hand to keep you and your special wedding day garments safe! It’s a multi-award-winning blood stain remover that successfully works on everything from knickers to bedsheets. Save My Knickers is proud to be plastic-free, cruelty-free and vegan. One tube saves around 20 pairs of knickers and adds no more than 60 seconds to your normal laundry routine. Here are some other top tips for not letting your period spoil your special day:  Track your period; if you keep a track of your monthly cycle then you’ll be more likely to predict when your period is due, which will help you to feel more prepared.  Stock up; if it’s looking like your period will fall on the day you’re due to say I do, you can be prepared by having a stock of your favourite period products, and maybe even a spare pair of knickers, at the ready (this is where your bridesmaids come in handy!) Your other female wedding guests might also thank you if you have a stock of period products in the toilets.  Be prepared; if you’re not as regular as clockwork and are worried about any surprise periods, you could always start the day with your favourite products in place. Wearing a pad or moon cup just in case will help keep your mind at ease so you can focus on enjoying your wedding. Save My Knickers, Image courtesy of Image courtesy of Image courtesy of Image courtesy of 84