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New bridal beauty products: Rachel’s top January picks

Our Junior Writer (and self-confessed beauty addict), Rachel, reveals what’s new in her bridal beauty bag this month

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Beauty products: facial wash, liquid lipstick and nail varnish

Keeping up-to-date with the latest beauty trends is essential when it comes to putting together the beauty pages in the UK’s best-selling monthly bridal magazine (and it’s a job I take very seriously). Each month I test brand new beauty products to find you the best ones for your bridal beauty bag and this month I’m checking out a foaming wash from Elemis, a liquid lipstick from Lord & Berry and a new nail varnish from Barry M.

Gentle Foaming Facial Wash, Elemis £28
The press release promises a do-it-all cleanser to sweep away make-up and refresh the skin and the product delivered exactly that. The formula itself is thick and creamy and lathers up nicely on the skin with a splash of water. In the past I’ve had bad experiences with foaming washes and my skin has been left feeling dry and tight, but the rich formula, infused with pracaxi oil actually gave my skin a nourished, dewy glow as well as feeling super-clean. My complexion has improved so much since using this cleanser – I won’t be stopping now! If you want a cleansing product that’s simple, gentle and nourishing, this is the one for you.

Timeless Kissproof lipstick, Lord & Berry £15
Long-lasting liquid lipsticks are everywhere at the moment, but this one goes one step further and claims to be kissproof – so I thought I’d actually put it to the test. Instead of kissing princes (or frogs) I settled for plain paper so you can clearly see the results. The first row is a normal lipstick and the one below (which you can barely see) is the Timeless Kissproof Lipstick from Lord & Berry. So yes, it’s true – it really is kissproof (your fiancé will be thrilled!). The formula glided on really well and gave great coverage and I was so impressed that it lasted all day. With seven new shades in the range, the only problem will be choosing the perfect one for your big day!

Frosted Cupcakes Nail Varnish, Barry M £3.99
One step down from full-on glitter, this oh-so sophisticated polish from Barry M has a crystallised, snowy effect. As soon as I started to apply the polish I realised it was definitely going to be a two-coat job, as the consistency was quite thin. But after another application and a top coat to finish, I was really impressed with the overall look. It’s more daring than classic colour, but not too dazzling – plus you can pick one up for the same price as a sarnie, so who can complain about that?

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