Bridal Buzz: May 16

The hottest new afternoon tea spot, a fail-safe liquid liner and European bridalwear's glitziest designs – we bring you this week's Bridal Buzz.

  • Story by Photo Laura Forest

The hottest new afternoon tea spot, a fail-safe liquid liner and European bridalwear's glitziest offerings – we bring you this week's Bridal Buzz. 

Lash out
Always loved the look of a blacker-than-black liquid lash line? Us too! Love it on everyone else, but feel like your shaky hands or long-sightedness make application a ‘mare? Us, too! Prepare yourselves for somewhat of a revolution: Benefit’s They’re Real Push-Up Liner. The pen’s gel-coated tip glides smoothly over the eyelid while its widened stem considerately nudges lashes out of the way. It’s the self-proclaimed ‘goof-proof liner’: easy-to-use, terrifyingly precise and in stores next month. We can’t wait. 

Sweet treat
Did someone say hen party? Yes, yes they did – it was Auckland cake maker Jordan Rondel, aka The Caker, when describing the perfect use for her new premises. The K’ Road hideaway comes complete with an industrial-grade kitchen, a neon sign at the front and the ability to provide by-appointment-only afternoon teas to groups. The menu features cakes such as raspberry fig and lemon rosewater, all using organic-where-possible ingredients and free-range eggs. Delish.

Breath of fresh air
An extension to its Healthy Glow range, Chanel’s All-In-One Healthy Glow Fluid is not quite a CC, but not exactly a primer either – more a gently whipped cream that glides on to the skin, melts in and leaves everything looking ever-so-slightly airbrushed. Follow it with a dusting of the collection’s Multi-Colour compact – there’s a pinky one and a bronzey one – to emulate an afternoon-in-the-countryside look: perky flushed cheeks and a sun-kissed forehead – lovely.

Shimmer and shine
Evening glam was as strong a theme as ever at Barcelona Bridal Week, with the likes of Pronovias, Rosa Clara and Cabotine adding some serious shine to proceedings. Diamantes? Check. Metallics? Of course. Sequins? The more the merrier! If you’re keen on the look, remember that your accessories need only include one silky smooth chignon and one pair of effortlessly elegant earrings. Job done.

Crowd pleaser
Humour is never far from the surface when there’s a comedian in the room. That’s why, if planning sessions are getting a bit much and you’re in need of a weekend distraction, we highly recommend you head along to the Comedy Festival’s final weekend. Hear Nick Rado unveil the mirth of growing up in the 90s, or go to The Big Show for a jam packed five-comedians-in-two-hours spectacle. Or, if you don’t fancy any of those, head along to the festival’s website which is chocka with many (many) alternatives ripe for the picking. 

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