As the weather in the North East seems to be brightening up this week, we thought you might like to treat yourself with one of these great spring beauty buys – perfect for your wedding day look.
Paul and Jo lipstick in ‘Afternoon Delight’
The beautiful packaging of this lipstick from the 2011 Parasol Collection is a good enough reason to buy, even if the colour is a little bright for your w-day look. The hydrating stick has even been embossed with flowers – it looks too good to use.
£15, available from Fenwick in Newcastle
Chloe Rose Edition EDP
Limited edition and simply lovely, the latest Chloe fragrance celebrates that classic wedding flower choice: the rose. Fresh, feminine and great for a spring or summer wedding scent.
£45.40 for 50ml
Available from The Perfume Shop
Chantecaille Sea Turtle Palette
How summery is this palette from French brand Chantecaille? Made up of three eye shadows and a bronzer that won’t crease or rub-off, its great for a beach wedding or to take on honeymoon. It is pricey, but when you buy this refillable palette, 5% of proceeds will help WIDECAST ensure the survival of endangered sea turtles, aww.
Available at Space NK and Fenwick in Newcastle
Soap and Glory Mighty Mouth
Hydrating, plumping and super glossy, this lip balm is all you need for kissable lips on the big day. The translucent ‘naked pink’ colour is natural-looking and the balm is long lasting without being sticky.
Larger Boots stores and www.boots.com
Andrea Fullerton Nail Boutique French Natural White and Pink
Packaged into a neat little set, this has everything you need for a DIY french manicure, including stencils. The custom-designed super-skinny brushes will keep mistakes minimal – but you best start practicing now for a truly flawless finish.
Available from Superdrug
Versace Vanitas EDT
A new fragrance from the fashion house that just breathes glamour, Versace Venitas is definitely for the confident, glamour-puss bride. The bottle has a hint of art-deco style and the scent features lime, freesia and the exotic tiare flower.
£45 for 30ml
Available now from Harrods and all good department and fragrance stores from 1st April
Bliss Fabulous Face Lotion
Does what it says on the tube! This is more of a sunscreen than everyday moisturiser, so it will make a great honeymoon companion. The SPF15provides everyday protection for that pale-and-interesting look but also prevents some of the damage for bronze-seeking brides too. It illuminates the complexion and dispensed a hefty dose of essential skin minerals and vitamins.
Available from Fenwick in Newcastle and www.blissworld.co.uk
NYC Expert Last Nail Polish
Peach hues are having a moment in the beauty scene and luckily this is an easy look to adopt for your wedding. The flattering shade and long-lasting formula of this polish provides a subtle and stylish alternative to the classic french mani. The bargainous prices means you can afford to give it a try before the big day.
Available from Superdrug
Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
Clinque are experts when in both moisturiser and foundation, so it only makes sense to combine the two. Enough coverage for photo-ready skin and hydration that will last all day is a must for dry or combination skin brides – especially for a summer wedding.
Available from Clinique counters regionwide from 22nd April.
Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Florale EDT
Fresh, girly and sophisticated, the rose notes of this new scent for summer will complement your classic wedding bouquet perfectly.
£47.50 for 50ml
Available from all good department stores and perfumeries.
and one for the boys…
Boss Orange for Men EDT
Just like the popular women’s scent, Boss Orange for Men is uplifting and fresh. Masculine additions to the key ingredients make this fragrance sophisticated enough for the wedding without overpowering you or the guests.
£24.30 for 40ml
The Perfume Shop