Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

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@ lau­radaw­son­ 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.

Happy Shop­ping!!

You glow, girl This beau­ti­ful bride was a pic­ture of love­li­ness and shone with health

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