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Bridal Glow Guide: Part 1


by Kate O'Dowd
03rd Jan 2017
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The latest launches, tips and tricks for bridal beauty and beyond…

LIFT THE VEIL

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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 victoriahealth.com.

FRAGRANCE FIRST

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.

 

BEAUTY SLEEP

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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.

SUN KISS

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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 cloud10beauty.com.