New summer make up lines

A little while ago West Weddings was lucky enough to be invited to preview the summer make-up lines from Tom Ford, Estee Lauder and Clinique, at Bristol’s Harvey Nichols store. We spent a happy afternoon testing out new products and found some lovely items that we think will be perfect for those of you planning a summer wedding and honeymoon.

With the warmer weather on the horizon, you won’t want a tonne of make-up weighing you down on your wedding day; instead, think delicate products that create a barely-there glow. The Tom Ford skin illuminator in Fire Lust does exactly this, using real pearl extracts to create a lovely sheen. The matching illuminating cheek colour in Blush Guilt adds just enough colour to make sure you look radiant and natural in your photos.

Estee Lauder has a similar product in its Bronze Goddess range, the Bronze Goddess illuminating powder gelee in Heat Wave. 

This is an innovative mix of powder, gel and liquid that melts over your skin to create a delicate, pearlescent bronzer. Its lovely gold compact case will also ensure it won’t look out of place in your wedding day handbag. For those of you that prefer more of a tanned look – or you are thinking of the honeymoon – go for the Bronze Goddess bronzing powders which come in a range of shades to suit all skin types.

Over at Clinique, its nail varnishes are a riot of summer shades. Our favourite was Really Rio, a beautiful coral shade that is perfect for warmer weather. We could easily picture this being used in a bridal pedicure, creating a pop of summer colour beneath your dress.

Clinique’s lip smoothies are also ideal for brides wanting a slick of colour and a glossy finish without too much pigment. In our opinion, they’re also worth buying for the name alone!

Thinking about the honeymoon again, we loved the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess five colour eyeshadow palette in Batik Sun. 

The amazing turquoise shade immediately put us in mind of sitting next to a tropical sea, sipping cocktails while the sun blazes down overhead… 

Finally, we were seduced by the absolutely gorgeous – and unique – range of perfumes at Tom Ford. Tom’s trick is to put together fragrances you wouldn’t normally expect, such as coffee and rose, or to use unusual ingredients such as leather and frankincense. The result? Simply luscious perfumes that last for hours and smell amazing. Oh, and the packaging is pretty good too.

We hope this has given you some inspiration to try different looks for your wedding day make-up. After all, there’s no better reason than a wedding to enjoy indulging in some new products. Happy shopping!

West Weddings was the guest of Tom Ford, Estee Lauder and Clinique. All opinions are, however, our own.