Your beauty regimen has been finely tuned throughout your engagement and you have probably spent months primping and making sure you feel your absolute best for your wedding day. Whether you are the DIY bride that wants to do her own makeup or have decided to leave it up to the professionals, there are six bridal beauty products that you want to make sure you have applied and are keeping with you before you’re ready to walk down the aisle!
Talk to any beauty guru or makeup artist and they will hands down tell you that a primer is the first step you need to flawless makeup on your wedding day! Wearing a primer will help your makeup go on smoother and stay on longer. Don’t forget the eye primer as well to make sure your eye shadow stays put!
Biana recommends: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer ($52)
2. Waterproof Mascara
Even if you think you aren’t the crying type, this day is sure to test your limits. It might be seeing your groom for the first time, or it might be that dance with your dad you’ve been dreaming of —something is sure to set off the waterworks! Be prepared with a smudge and budge proof mascara.
Make sure you try out a few different options before your big day so that you ensure there are no clumps. Even if you’re planning on wearing false lashes, waterproof mascara on your real ones is a must!
Biana recommends: Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara ($32)
3. Long wear lipstick
You are going to be doing a lot of smooching on your wedding day, so make sure that lipstick you’re wearing is not going to rub off on your new husband in all the photos!! You want something that is going to withstand a long day and doesn’t dry out your lips.
There are so many great options on the market, but my favorites are definitely all of bite beauty lip crayons. Not only are they highly pigmented, but they are long lasting and wont rub off too easily. If you are getting your makeup done by a professional, make sure buy the lip color that they put on you so that you can match it after they have already left!
Biana recommends: Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil ($24)
After the concealer has been applied, you’re ready to make sure it doesn’t crack! This is where the powder comes in. It helps make sure everything stays in place. You’ll notice a theme with your wedding makeup, you want everything to stay in place!
The powder is also good to have on hand after the ceremony, before pictures and even during the reception to touch up some spots in case your face starts to get a little damp from all the dancing you will be doing!
Biana recommends: Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder ($34)
5. Setting Spray
Now that all that makeup is in place you want to make sure that you set it. The primer that you put on is the base, and this can be thought of as your top coat. Not only does this keep your makeup looking fresh, but you’re better equipped to handle the elements.
There are tons of setting sprays out there but my favorite is Urban Decay’s All Nighter. Tip: Opt for the travel size option so that you can take it on your honeymoon with you as well since it’s TSA approved!
Biana recommends: Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray ($14)
You’ve gone to great lengths (pun not intended) to make sure your tresses look their best and the worst is having those curls fall or having a few pesky stray hairs not stay in place! A great hairspray is needed long after your hair dresser is gone! My go-to and many of the celebrity hair dressers go-to is L’Oreal Paris, Elnett.
Biana recommends: L’Oreal Paris, Elnett ($12)
I decided to do my own makeup for my wedding and I could not have been happier with how it turned out. I did a lot of tutorials and watched a lot of YouTube videos, especially this one, to prepare for the big day and it really did work out well for me, especially since I had all of the above items!!
Regardless of what you decide to do one item you will definitely want to purchase is the Minimergency Kit. This has all the little things that you wont want to forget like breath freshener, floss & even a stain remover. Even if you don’t use it all on your wedding day, it’s a great little kit to have for any wedding you’re in!
What beauty products were life savers for you on your wedding day? Is there anything you wish you didn’t forget?
Biana Perez is a twenty-something newlywed that is quite simply giddy over weddings. Read along as she writes about food, fashion & fitness (and lots more in between) on her blog, Bloved Boston, and follow her @blovedboston on Twitter!