Ask the experts: Make-up advice for Mum

We caught up with Scotland’s bridal beauty experts, who were happy to share their top tips on how to look your best on your daughter’s big day.


Primers give skin a smoother texture, make fine lines less obvious and plump the skin. Lining your lips is a must, and filling in your brows is essential for a camera-ready look. – Angela Mills of Make-Up by Angela

Consider getting a professional make-up artist for the big day – you can have your trial with the bride. If you’d prefer to do it yourself, visit a make-up counter beforehand to get advice. – Stacey Campbell of Jaks Hair and Beauty

Create a good base for eyeshadow by prepping first with MAC’s Paint in Bare Canvas (£15). Don’t use too much powder on the skin as this can set in fine lines. – Kylie Macbeth of The Aisle


1 You don’t have to be a fairy godmother to have a wand – Crystal Clear’s Lift Away the Years Anti-Ageing serum comes with a vibrating wand that uses sonic technology to provide an instant temporary lift to the face. Available from Marks & Spencer for £60.
2 Thought BB cream just went on your face? Pantene has just launched its Pro-V Youth Protect BB Crème that rejuvenates your hair to keep it looking strong, full and shiny. Available from Boots for £6.99.
3 Don’t we all wish the only bags we carried about were by Mulberry? Soap & Glory’s new Sit Tight Saddlebags+ uses a Microcellu-roller to ‘pinch’ the skin – delivering the active ingredients straight into your hips and tummy. £16.50, Boots.
4 As we age, our lips lose volume, which can lead to them wrinkling slightly – try Fushi’s Anti-Wrinkle lip balm (£5.50) which nourishes and prevents the signs of ageing.
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Smoking hot?


Now that you’ve got a wedding to prepare for, you have the perfect opportunity to quit smoking. The sound of wedding bells is often quickly followed by another happy sound: the pitter-patter of tiny feet. You’ll want to spend as much time as possible with your grandkids, so consider replacing your ciggies with their less harmful electronic replacements or give up altogether. Studies show that it’s never too late to quit – stopping at any age very quickly reduces the risk of dying. As well as the health benefits, your skin, nails, hair and teeth will all look better, so you can strut down the aisle, feeling and looking great! VL1M Menthol eCig Starter Kit, £9.99, Vapourlites.