Your Herts and Beds Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 96)

DOT TO DOT The Utan Pen is the viral TikTok freckle pen that Sophie Habboo and Melissa Tattum are raving about. While many of you may long for a glowy sun-kissed look for your big day, the damage UV rays can cause the skin is something we’re only too aware of. However, the recently-launched Utan Pen makes this goal totally achievable with zero sun damage. Designed to create instant natural-looking freckles that develop to suit each individual skin tone, it has been compared to semi-permanent make-up. The formula is even water-resistant and sweat proof, lasting up to 48 hours, so whatever the wedding day throws at you, your super-cute freckles will remain perfectly in place. £18, AQUA(WO)MAN The latest fragrance from perfumer Juliet Has A Gun, Ego Straits, is an original aquatic cologne with a refreshing and energising citrus top note cocktail, laying on a long-lasting marine heart. The result is a contemporary, almost unisex, women’s fragrance, an ode to gender fluidity. The brand’s founder and perfumer Romano Ricci says of the new scent, “It would take me more than a lifetime to explore the complexity of women! Since the beginning I’ve attempted to unravel, layer by layer, the facets of women with a capital W. With this latest opus, I wanted to unite them all. Sometimes femme fatale, sometimes romantic, sometimes boyish, Ego Straits embraces all those contradictions while blurring the lines.” £90 50ml | £120 100ml, available at John Lewis, House of Fraser and KISS AND TELL Rediscover the elegance of the classic natural pink lipstick in a smooth and comfortable texture that melts onto the lips. Swipe on your chosen shade of Code8 Colour Brilliance Lipstick and you’re ready to walk up the aisle. These shades are top of our bridal-look must-have list: La Piscine – a neutral, creamy colour ideal for that natural and effortless no make-up look; Roaring 20s – a deep, mysterious red, inspired by the Jazz Age, perfect for a vintage bride vibe; The Met – a natural hue with a pink base this feminine shade creates a fresh look with an air of romance; and Spiaggia Rosa – a beautiful coral pink that looks great on all complexions. £28, HEMP, HEMP HOORAY! Only around three per cent of polypropylene plastic, the material synthetic eyelashes are made from, can be recycled and takes 20 to 30 years to decompose. Using plant-based innovation, Velour’s 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free plant fibre lash collection, thought to be the first of its kind, is derived entirely from hemp. Blending beautifully with natural lashes, Velour Plant Fibre Lashes have been handmade for a fine, fluttery and wispy hair-like texture with a natural matte finish, ideal for enhancing bridal make-up looks. They sit on a lightweight thin black full-length cotton band for all-day comfort. Now you can bat your lashes at your soon-to-be spouse as they wait for you at the end of the aisle without impacting the planet. £22, BEAUTY NEWS 63