BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP
It’s that time of year when I start preparing this year’s brides-to-be for their big day! It’s trial time.
I do so many weddings, and having the responsibility for ensuring the bride looks and feels her most beautiful is a huge one.
I have seen hundreds of skin issues over the years, so I know the importance of treating your skin with some TLC and feeding it what it needs to make it look its very best.
It’s not just about the make up on the day — all aspects of the beauty regime are equally important.
Therefore at trial time, it is my aim to educate the brides on an effective skin care regime that will have them looking their very best come the big day.
And it doesn’t involve loads of products and expense, quite the opposite in fact. Less is more when it comes to skin care.
Brides always ask me for glowing skin, but that’s not always easy.
The condition of the skin underneath the make up is crucial and the most difficult skin to work with is dehydrated, dull and congested skin.
I can use the most hydrating, illuminating products to brighten the skin, but dull skin often zaps all the life from them.
So how do you brighten your skin with just weeks to go?
The key is to think of your skin as the organ, it is. You can use an expensive moisturiser that promises the moon and the stars, but skin needs to be fed from the inside too.
Think of a raisin and a grape side by side, imagining they are skin.
One is plump and smooth and their skin in 4-6 weeks by simply increasing their water intake.
It also helps to eat foods with a high water content such as grapes, cucumber, celery. Even better, add some coconut water and make a smoothie.
Next, select a nice hydrating moisturiser. I LOVE Bobbi Brown’s hydrating moisturiser. I also use Argan oil at night time and massage it in to my skin.
It’s good to get the blood flowing. I don’t use toner, masks or scrubs, just my moisturiser and oil massage. As I said, less is more.
That is it. The answer to glowing skin is to sip, sip, sip. Hydrate from within to shine on the outside.
If you would like to book a professional wedding trial with Laura, get in touch ASAP - the calendar is filling up fast!
Contact her at laura@ lauradawsonmakeup.com or 07780 905337. I had the great privilege of working with the costume designer for the new James Bond movie Spectre last week, Jany Temime.
She was in town for a press call and interview and her impressive CV reads like a who’s who of Hollywood ... James Bond, Harry Potter, Hercules... the list goes on.
She was asked about fashion and where she likes to buy her own clothes.
She said that she loves Chanel... but also H&M.
I loved to hear that because we often think that award winning creative people would only favour designer. But it’s definitely not the case.
So great High Street clothes cut it with those in the fashion know ... but what about High Street make up?
More and more great cosmetics companies are popping up with amazing, affordable products now and I love it.
Jany, talked about how she likes to have great quality staple items in her wardrobe e.g. classic trousers or a skirt, but that teams them with High Street items. It works the same way with make up. It’s important to invest in a really good foundation. It is worth it to ensure your skin looks fresh and beautiful, but is also protected.
Whenever I’m asked about my favourite staple products, I always recommend mineral brands.
My absolute fave is Jane Iredale pressed base. It’s a foundation, concealer, powder and SPF in one, so it’s protective as well as giving you a flawless look without looking heavy.
It’s not the cheapest, but it’s worth every penny.
So you’ve splashed out on a really good base, now you can relax as the big expense is over.
For beautiful shadows, blush, lips, brushes and accessories, get yourself to Superdrug. The variety there is fantastic.
Check out The Balm (great blush), Make up Revolution (shadow pallets) Real Techniques (brushes) and Bourjois for beautiful lip paints. Save your money here. The pigment in these products is better than ever and it’s a fraction of the price of the more expensive brands.
You glow, girl This beautiful bride was a picture of loveliness and shone with health