Make sure your eyes have it!

IN the run up to the big day, last minute preparations, excitement and nerves can all take their toll.

That’s why brides need to make sure they have the right beauty products to create bright eyes, flawless skin and a healthy glow.

A lack of sleep or break out of spots are both side-effects of the final countdown so arm your make-up bag with the right products to keep you looking your best.

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Taking care of your eyes and the skin around them will have a big impact so investing in this area is vital.

Dark circles under the eyes can be easily covered up using a variety of different methods, it’s up to you to find the one that suits you best.

Some make-up ranges have specific eye brightening concealers in cream or powder form, so speak to a specialist to discuss which tone and consistency works best with your skin.

Why not try Quick, Hide! long-wearing concealer £12 from Origins which comes in the form of a tube with a foam-tipped applicator.

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This wand aims to quickly and effectively mask skin imperfections and is a handy size to carry in your handbag.

Quick, Hide! lightweight concealer is available in six shades and promises to offer medium to full coverage that lasts up to fifteen hours- perfect for your wedding day.

All you need to do is dab on the trouble spot and blend using your fingertips.

A spokeswoman for Origins said: “This colour true, durable concealer is formulated with an innovative combination of ingredients that help brighten and conceal the look of dark circles and skin imperfections without sliding or melting away.”

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Origins also has Brighter By Nature SPF 30 Skin tone correcting makeup which aims to not only cover up imperfections but also protect the skin against UVA.

So if you are getting married abroad or in the summer, it’s worth thinking about a foundation which also acts as a sunscreen.

Featuring pomegranate and rosemary as well as an essential oil blend of lavender, geranium, coriander and camomile, this product is about illuminating skin to give it a naturally bright, radiant appearance as well as controlling oil.

The £24 range comes in 12 shades and can be applied with a sponge or brush, depending on desired coverage.

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It is versatile enough for a wide range of skin tones and skin types, except very oily and very dry skin.

Why not try an eye serum which will minimise dark circles from stress or lack of sleep.

Elemis Absolute Eye Serum £26.60 helps to stimulate the under-eye area and help eyes to appear healthy.

TOP TIP: pop the product in the fridge before use to help the cooling effect.

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If you prefer a cream, organic skincare company Herbfarmacy has launched their first eye cream Just Eyes which soothes, firms and uplifts the skin tissues around the eyes.

The aim of the lightly moisturising and nutritious cream is to help reduce darkening in this area.

Dr. Paul Richards, who developed the eye cream, said: “Our cornflower works to soothe irritated, tired eyes and helps to reduce any irritation.

“Siberian ginseng provides effective firming to reduce the signs of ageing, nourishing plant oils moisturise the skin with extracts of arnica to ease any darkening around the eyes.”

Herbfarmacy Organic Just Eyes is priced at  £14.50 and is available by visiting


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