03 July 2019

Make-up makeovers, tips for being elegantly ageless, body confidence and the latest beauty gadgets – just some of the fantastic sessions lined up at Sunderland’s leading shopping centre this week.

The Bridges is holding its first Beauty Week, with a focus on the best products, competitions and shopping events.

And the week will culminate in a number of special workshops this Saturday (July 6) with free tickets for a VIP experience to those who apply in advance.

Top make-up artist Amanda Bell, who has worked at London Fashion Week and whose work has appeared in everything from Vogue to Cosmopolitan, will be opening the event at 11am, with an ageless elegance makeover masterclass.

The session will give invaluable tips on how to still look stylish but age appropriate, which will be followed by a second session by Amanda at 1.30pm where she’ll be demonstrating how to make over your make up.

At noon top social media influencer Laura Ferry, of the acclaimed blog What Laura Loves, will be leading a session on summer body confidence.

Laura, from South Shields, is one of the UK’s top plus size bloggers and works with a number of clothing ranges, including Yours, Simply Be and Curvissa.

Completing the day at 2.30pm will be Rebecca Bell of Ageloc, who will be demonstrating a range of the company’s anti-ageing products including their “wrinkle iron.”

VIP tickets for the events – which include refreshments and special seating - are available for free from  although shoppers will also be able to watch the demonstrations without tickets.

Naomi Osborne, marketing and communications co-ordinator at the Bridges, believes the event will have something for everyone.

“It’s a great opportunity to get some incredible tips from experts in the beauty industry and there’s something for everyone, regardless of their age,” she said.