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beauty overhaul: 2018 top product picks

February 28th, 2018 | Alexis Forsyth

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After what will no doubt have been a thrifty January for most, the arrival of February payday means we can finally start to loosen the purse strings a little and treat ourselves to a few pretty purchases.

Around this time of year, one area we like to invest is the contents of our makeup bag, as we find switching up the beauty regime and trying out new products can transform not only how we look, but also how we feel about ourselves. And for the brides-to-be tying the knot this year (try to contain your excitement ladies!) we know that you’ll be especially eager to experiment with different bridal looks and get your skin and hair in tip-top condition.

And so, to kick-start your all-new 2018 beauty regime, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite products to tackle those pesky skin and hair woes leftover from the winter months and re-invent your look in time for spring – and your big day!

lancome energie de vie face mask

Lancome Energie de Vie Purifying and Refining Clay Mask

Our skin has a tendency to look lacklustre during the winter thanks to the dreary, cold weather, and hibernating indoors doesn’t do us any favours either. But the good news is that a fresh and radiant complexion is just a face mask away. Lancome’s Energie de Vie Purifying and Refining Clay Mask is one of our favourites, boasting an enriched blend of French Melissa, Cranberry and Ginseng; unclogging pores and removing residue of makeup and day-to-day urban nasties to reveal new-found luminosity. We think a face mask should be a mainstay within your beauty regime all year round though, especially if you’re prepping for that sought-after wedding day glow.

pixi rose tonic

Pixi Rose Tonic

 

Rose is having something of a moment within the beauty world, with numerous product launches in the past year harnessing the anti-inflammatory, hydrating and antioxidant qualities of this skincare hero. Along with its distinct, beautiful scent, the delicate rose comes in many guises when it comes to skincare formulae, with rose essential oil and rosewater two of the most common. Want to incorporate rose into your beauty regime for 2018? Give the new Pixi Rose Tonic a try, which is a retake on the cult beauty brand’s popular Glow Tonic, promising to balance your skin’s hydration levels and minimise redness to boot.

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Supplier Showcase: Black and Mixed Skin

February 13th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Joyce of Brides and Beauty and Black and Mixed Skin.com, a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, tells Brides Up North about her business, with some top tips for looking fabulous on your big day. 

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Joyce Connor

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Joyce’s website is particularly useful if you are a reader with black skin or a mixed skin tone looking for quality products at affordable prices, although Black and Mixed Skin.com caters for ALL skin tones.

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Let’s meet the lady behind the magic!

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What is your background?

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I have been a make up artist and skin care therapist for 15 years! I wanted to offer a quality service to customers with quality products! I qualified as a beauty therapist first and then went more into make up artistry about six years ago! Since qualifying all those years ago I have completed nearly 80 other courses in beauty therapy and make up. I believe you can never have enough knowledge.
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How did Black and Mixed Skin.com begin?
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I started the business because I was finding it really difficult to get quality brands for darker skins. I started to visit the Beauty Shows in America and found that there was so much more on offer. It was a slow process to start it up because I wanted to try and test every single product to give it my seal of approval.
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What are your top three bridal makeup tips?
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Use a primer to fix the foundation in place
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Colour your lips in with a matching lip pencil before applying lipstick or gloss so that colour is still there if it comes off.

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Use a creamy concealer for a softer, more natural look on blemishes.

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What are your top three bridal makeup no-nos?
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Avoid lip gloss if you’re wearing your hair down on a windy day. Hair will stick to lips.
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Don’t apply too much shimmer to eyelids it appears as white dots in photographs.

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Too much bronzer can give your skin a dirty look if its orange based.

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Which of your makeup products would you say are must-haves for a bride on her wedding day and why?

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Youngblood Mineral primer. It’s a great product and lets skin breathe. It evens out the skin and helps foundation to last longer.
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Blinc Mascara. Once applied, the tubes bind to your lashes and cannot run, smudge, clump or flake, even if you cry or rub your eyes.

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Youngblood Brow Artiste to get the perfect eyebrows. Eyebrows frame your face and define the eyes.
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Youngblood Brow ArtisteYoungblood Mineral Primer 

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Which of your hair products is a must have for a bride on her wedding day and why?
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Mixed Chicks Hair Silk. It gives shine and smoothes curly or straight hair!
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Do you sell any pamper products to help a bride relax before her big day?  Which would you particularly recommend and why?
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Yes the bath soak by AmaZene is to die for! It smells great and always makes me fell relaxed.

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AmaZene Dermalogica

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Dermalogica Stress Relief Treatment Oil is another must have. Great for massage, as a relaxing bath oil or mixing in with your body lotion.

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How can Brides Up North find out more about your products?

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My website is www.blackandmixedskin.com for products for all skin tones.  Visit Brides and Beauty for bridal and beauty information.  I also have a blog full of beauty tips and product reviews at www.skinandmakeupblog.com.
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You can also follow me on Twitter @BridesandBeauty.

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Can you offer a discount to Brides Up North readers?

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Brides Up North readers can get a discount at Black and Mixed Skin.com  by entering the promotional code NORTH11 at the checkout. 

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Black and Mixed Skin.com is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier

Contact Brides Up North to submit your business as a Featured Supplier

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