Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - Sep-Oct 2023 (Issue 71)

ENHANCE THAT FLUTTER Designed to build longer-looking natural lashes in just a few weeks with a superprecise applicator, Babe Essential Lash Serum boasts an ultra-nourishing formula including biotin and amino acids to boost your lash line and lash retention over time. It’s your evening routine essential, and is even safe to use while wearing extensions and strip lashes. Stand by for eyelash envy! £80, ORANGE YOU GLAD YOU TRIED IT? I won’t lie, when Huda Beauty’s new #FauxFilter Colour Correctors Correct & Brighten turned up in the office, their orangey hues made me think the brand’s boffins had lost the plot! How wrong was I? These little wonders harness the power of colour theory by using opposing colours to neutralise unwanted discolouration. The peachy tones cancel out darkness and pigmentation to create even skin, which explains why this is the best product I’ve ever used for concealing my dark under-eye circles. Never again will I question Huda Beauty! £26, A BRIDE’S BEST FRIEND Jessica Rose Skincare is the first range of its kind to be designed exclusively for brides. Developed by bridal make-up artist Jessica Rose alongside leading skincare experts, the aim is to help brides whose lack of skincare routine or product knowledge may result in a less than satisfying make-up finish on their big day. This range can help you feel confident in your own skin, and ensure that your wedding face sits better, lasts longer and stays in place for a flawless look in your treasured photographs. The four-step routine is designed to be used for at least six months before your wedding day, and contains all-natural ingredients including damask rose chosen for its calming, soothing and hydrating properties. See where you can also find bridal skincare tips and wedding-morning advice. WOODEN HEART Luxury British skincare brand Ashmira Botanica is formulated with high quality natural ingredients packed with natural plant extracts, essential oils, and clays, is completely vegan, and formulated in small batches to minimise its ecological footprint. Inspired by Chinese medicine, the core concept is derived from the ancient philosophy of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The holistic, natural treatments can be personalised based on your biorhythm (year of birth), current skincare issues, and/or emotions, as well as being tuned to the season and time of year. I recently met the brand’s founder Tracey at a wedding show and discovered that my element is wood, she then proceeded to describe me to a tee based on this, which was eerily fascinating! Head over to the website,, to discover your own element and check out the box sets. The Ashmira Botanica Wood Gift Set, £45, includes a 25g pot of Elemental Clay Powder, 5ml Elemental Elixir, 15ml Rice Balm Face Cream and 100ml Organic Rose Hydrosol. BEHIND THE MASK Skin Laundry, a revolutionary skincare brand hailing from California boasts a variety of products ideal for achieving that pre-wedding glow. I love the Hydrating Facial Sheet Mask – an absolute treat! A must-try for any bride, they’re biodegradable and formulated with sodium hyaluronate, vitamins, amino acids, and natural plant extract. Each mask saturates dry, tired skin leaving it hydrated, replenished, relaxed and refreshed! Priced £40, SMOOTH OPERATOR Most of us long for baby soft, smooth and hydrated skin; especially if you’re preparing to look your big-day best or have more flesh on show while away on honeymoon. The honey-coloured Q+A AHA Exfoliator Body Scrub works a treat at buffing away dead skin cells and build-up, and at banishing lizard skin. Making light work of any bumpy and rough patches, pimples, and hyperpigmentation, it resurfaces to reveal a brighter base. A sensorial experience, it combines golden vanilla, coconut, crisp apple, macadamia, exotic papaya, and honeyed amber. Yum. £8, BEAUTY NEWS 79