Your Sussex Wedding - October/November 2020 (Issue 87)

THE Achieve showstopping wedding-day peepers with these fabulous products, which we’ve put to the test EYES HAVE IT Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Eye Serum £33, “I’ve always had prominent dark circles underneath my eyes, so I was the woman for this task! I particularly love the cooling applicator, which is immediately soothing, and the serum itself absorbs quickly leaving the skin incredibly smooth, plumped and moisturised. The appearance of my make- up was much improved, and I even feel comfortable turning up on Zoom without a full face! The dark circles are beginning to lighten, and I can’t wait to see how this continues over time.” – Kelly Andrews Skin Republic Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patches £5.99, “Having never used under eye patches before I was keen to try something new, especially with the promise of targeting fine lines, wrinkles, firmness, puffiness and dark circles! They're soft to touch and easy apply with a refreshing subtle scent and cooling effect, which was welcomed. I was eager to peel off after 30 minutes to see the results. I used one for a true comparison and can say that there was definitely a difference – one under eye area was firmer, fuller and fine lines were gone.” – Danielle Harvey The Eyelash Emporium Stunt Double Lash Growth Serum £10.99, “As soon as I saw this growth serum, I had to give it a try as it’s clinically proven to increase lash density by 79 per cent – who wouldn’t want that? After a few weeks, you can start to see a difference as the peptides kick-in to bring your lashes to the next level. It’s super easy to apply with one quick motion and for best results, use for four months continuously. Now, I can go out looking and feeling my best!” – Olivia Gibson Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara £23, “The brush made the mascara easy to apply and glided on as I coated my top lashes, which did separate nicely as I gently pushed them back. My eyes really popped after two applications, and the beauty is that they stayed like this throughout the day. It was easily dissolved by my usual eye make- up remover, and while I didn't shed a tear when experimenting with this mascara, I’m confident that brides could do so on their wedding day without worrying about it rubbing off.” – Claire Ridley Too Faced Melted Chocolate Matte Eyeshadow £19, an d “I tried the Chocolate Bunny shade, which was lighter than expected, and complemented my skin tone perfectly. The liquid formula was easy to apply and dried quickly to a smooth, even finish. I was pleasantly surprised at how lightweight this eyeshadow felt, so much so, I'd forgotten I was wearing it until I went to bed! It doubles has a primer and I was impressed to find that it hadn’t budged. Make sure you purchase a decent make-up remover though, as I had to scrub quite hard to get it off. I’d happily purchase another shade in the future.” – Melissa Barker L.A Girl Pro Mastery Eyeshadow Palette £15,  “With 16 stunning, silky eyeshadow shades, this gorgeous palette is the perfect product to create a natural or soft glam look. With a fusion of wearable matte and shimmer shadows, plus a large mirror ideal for applying the product, it’s great! I was able to create a romantic, rose gold look, which was easy to apply with buildable coverage. The shimmers are creamy with the perfect amount of pigment to make my eyes pop. For the price of the palette, I would recommend it!” – Olivia Gibson TRIED AND TESTED 95