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

Q&A Fashion and Beauty Look your big-day best with top expert advice BRIDAL BEAUTY I’m worried about my eye make-up as I will be emotional on our special day. How can I ensure the products don’t budge? It’s great that most products are waterproof, from mascara and eyeliner to lash glue. If you think you’ll cry on your special day, use nude eyeliner in your waterline to cancel out any redness. Ask your make-up artist to use cream eyeshadow as a base layer before powder products to add longevity to your look. Ensure you set the concealer under your eyes so that tears roll entirely off the face rather than smearing any products. Why not have a bridal hanky to catch any tears for something new? Always dab right under your lower lashline using an upwards movement and try not to drag the skin down, as that will affect the make-up. Use a setting spray all over the face to lock everything in place to ensure nothing budges throughout the day. The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray or the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray are both fantastic! Lorella Marella | Lorella Marella MUA| FASHION-FORWARD I bought a dress with no embellishments, and now I’m worried it’s too plain. How can I add the wow factor? Pearls are a big trend this year and are perfect for adding elegance to your look, whether that’s through jewellery, a belt or a headpiece. Delicate or structured bows add the wow factor to designs. So, add some to the front, on the shoulders or trailing down the back of the gown. For that ultimate ‘80s vibe, opt for a large statement bow. Another option is adding lace to almost anywhere on a plain dress. Why not add some to the bust, sleeves, hem, waist or neckline? Or an excellent way to add some class is by incorporating buttons if you have a plain zipper. You can take your pick from pearls, satin or sparkling diamantes! Consider adding sleeves to the gown or wear a wrap/jacket. There are many different materials to pick from, including lace, fur and satin. Alternatively, embellished belts are the perfect way to add some wow factor with rhinestones, crystals or pearls in varying widths and designs. Why not add some volume or drama with an overskirt, which is also the perfect way to create two looks for the day. Ellie Harrington | Oliver’s Bridal and Formalwear 67 ASK THE EXPERTS