Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 69)

Beauty editor Kelly Andrews brings you the latest must-haves for the bride-to-be BUZZ Beauty PLANT-BASED POTENCY Finally, a potent serum containing plant-based retinol alternatives. After years of research and testing, Tatcha has developed its most powerful wrinkle-smoothing formula producing retinol-like results, adding moisture back into the skin and even soothing irritation. Unlike vitamin A derivatives, which need to be started slowly in order to build up a tolerance, The Silk Serum is made to use whenever you want, up to twice daily right from day one. No build up time or complicated skin-cycling necessary. Find it at and Space NK for £98. PAPAYA POWER Fans of Dr.PAWPAW, take note! Staying true to the brand’s environmental values its new skincare range, YOUR gorgeous SKIN, presents a vegan, streamlined collection of nine accessible, multi-tasking solutions suitable for all skin types complete with an innovative, trademarked formulation – papayaluronic. This new concept in skincare provides the nourishing and soothing effects of papaya extract, teamed with eight hyaluronic acids, which absorb into all five layers of the skin for instant, long-lasting hydration. Available at from £4.99. HIGH BROW BEAUTY Nikkie Tutorials swears by Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius, and what’s good enough for Nikkie is good enough for me! This multi-benefit brow serum that noticeably improves hair texture, manageability and encourages the appearance of fullerlooking brows, blends six rejuvenating ingredients that work now and later to create a look you’ll love. Think a smoother, softer, tamer, fullerlooking brow ready to frame your gorgeous eyes as your new spouse gazes into them and says ‘I do’. Find it on the company’s website for £61. SUN-KISSED BRIDE A multi-use bronzer, blusher and highlighter, ICONIC London’s new Kissed By The Sun is an all-in-one cheek glow product allowing us all to harness the mystical power of the sun! Available in five different shades its pearlescent pigments disperse a wash of radiant shine, while its hybrid powder-meets-cream texture sits beautifully on the skin. Find it for £26 online at A LOVE LETTER TO YOUR SKIN I recently attended a masterclass with Super Facialist’s resident skincare expert, Charlotte Connoley, which posed the question: do we really know our skin type? If like me your answer is somewhat hesitant, it may interest you to know that there’s an easy way to find out. Charlotte suggests simply splashing your face with water and leaving it for 20-25 minutes. If it feels prickly afterwards, you have sensitive skin; if the water’s gone, then it’s dry; if the skin is tight, it’s dehydrated; and if it feels perfectly comfortable you’re blessed with a normal skin type. Whatever you discover, Super Facialist has a range of products specifically tailored to each type, recognising this can change throughout the year. This allows you to affordably create your own individual skincare routine to support your skin throughout the seasons. Having learned that my skin is dehydrated, I tried the divine Rosehip Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser (£9, and my annoying dry patches have been banished! 74