So you're only three months out until the big day, how exciting! Now is the time to plan the perfect skincare routine that's going to give you that photo ready, wedding-day glow. Of course this takes a little extra planning than your usual day-to-day wash and moisturise, but the benefits will be worth the fine attention to detail that you're about to put in. Before you get started book in with a professional consultation to ensure your using the right products for you skin, but otherwise step this way for 10 products to put on your wedding skin shopping list.
Kristen Stewart was at Comic-Con yesterday talking about Breaking Dawn Part 2. Sporting her signature tousled tresses, swung over one shoulder, Kristen's pink lip was a pretty addition. If you're looking to channel her look this weekend, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Lip service: Just like skin needs to be smooth and moisturised for your foundation to look good, your lips need to be hydrated and flake-free before you even think about applying a lip colour. If they're really dry, use a lip scrub like The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ - Brown Sugar ($29.95) which will leave lips soft. Alternatively you can use an old toothbrush or Manicare Disposable Mascara Wands ($9.99) in circular motions over the lip to get a perfectly smooth pout.
Colouring in: As Kristen's lip isn't rich and creamy, your best bet is to use a lip tint for more of a stained lip effect. Try Smashbox Limitless Lip Stain And Colour Seal Balm in Petal ($27.95) or the aptly-titled Revlon Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in Passion ($17.95).
Take two: Alternatively, you can create a stain effect with your current pink lipstick. Instead of applying it straight onto the lip as you usual would, instead get pigment from the bullet tip and press it into the lip using your forefinger. This creates a more-muted but longer-lasting look.
When the cold, wet weather hits, lips inevitably get drier. That's why it's never been more important to have a good lip balm, or two, at hand. Sure, we can all speak of the benefits of cult classics like Carmex, Blistex and Nivea lip balms, but there are some other big names that you should familiarise yourself with. From new releases to boutique buys, here's our edit of the 10 best lip balms to add to your collection before the temperatures drop even further!
When people find out that I'm a beauty editor I immediately get quizzed about the products that I use. So, with the help of the girls in the office — who are equally as obsessed with all things beauty — welcome to our new weekly instalment where we talk recent buys and products topping our Wish Lists. It's as close as you'll come to living inside our beauty cabinets so what are you waiting for? From tinted moisturiser to lip scrub, our must-haves are far-reaching!