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Bridal Glow Guide: Part 1

by Kate O'Dowd
03rd Jan 2017

The latest launches, tips and tricks for bridal beauty and beyond…



We’re feeling refreshed by the honesty of new beauty brand The Ordinary, with
its focus on functional beauty without the bumph. Products are branded with the name of their active ingredient; the packaging tells you what they are and what they do, in simple, factual terms; and they’re cheap as chips … but much better for your skin. For an instant hydration boost, brides should be all over Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5, €6.90 at


picmonkey-collage-fefefLouis Vuitton’s new line of lingering scent comes in seven seductive fragrances developed by famed perfumer Jacques Cavallier. Rose Des Vents is a sparkling floral with rose, iris and cedar, while Contre Moi, enchants with oriental top notes of orange blossom and magnolia and Mille Feux expresses a leather fragrance with raspberry and osmanthus. Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, from €200-?300 each.



For day-long complexion perfection not just any foundation will do, but something tells us Chanel’s new Sublimage Le Teint, €125, might be just the ticket. Bridging the gap between skincare and make-up, this light-generating formula promises 12 hours of hydration and an eight-hour coverage hold. Yes please.



Essentially a BB cream for your body, Vita Liberata’s Body Blur Instant Skin Finish is already a firm favourite among beauty influencers. It’s applied like an instant tanner but finishes as a lightweight, perfecting, warming, body foundation, seriously improving the appearance of your skin. It washes off but stays put beforehand, so won’t end up on your white frock … and boy, does it give you killer pins, €37.50 at