Between finalizing designs, communicating with vendors and hoping each detail will be perfect, it is easy to get overwhelmed. Take a moment for self-care with these nine bridal beauty products that we are head over heels in love with.
7 Beauty Products You Need On Your Wedding Day
From aisle to afterparty, achieving a flawless, long-lasting look on the most photographed day of your life is crucial - especially when you're warding off the elements, and the tears. Local beauty pros Maggie Kerr and Gina Barrington, founders of Wide Eyed Bride in Milwaukee, round-up their favorite picks for wedding day essential beauty products that will keep you feeling fresh and looking your best in photos - and in real-life.
LIQUID GLASS LACQUER
For shiny bridal nails that are ready for ring photos, Barrington and Kerr can’t live without Static’s high-gloss nude nail polishes. They come in a variety of rich shades that look good on everyone, and are non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free and made in the USA. The ultimate bonus? Your mani promises to wear up to 10-plus days.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
MASCARA VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS
The search for the perfect mascara ends here. This famed formula from YSL makes your lashes long, thick and dramatically dark— like false lashes, only you. “It gives good drama,” says Kerr.
A blushing bride needs a flawless flush. Enter pro pick Glossier’s cream gel blush. Easy to apply (put your finger-painting skills to good use), these lightweight blushes complement all skin tones and offer beautifully buildable, vibrant color.
PILLOW TALK LUXURY PALETTE
For that natural-but-better look, Barrington and Kerr adore Charlotte Tilbury’s eyeshadow quad in “Pillow Talk.” These golden-pink shades have achieved cult status in the beauty world, offering silky texture and soft shimmer for an ultra-flattering feminine look.
TINTED LIP BALM
Prep your lips to ensure a perfect pout. Echo Vie’s all-natural, plant-based lip balm, praised by Barrington and Kerr, gives the ideal amount of moisture, plus promises to stimulate collagen and elastin to keep your kisser healthy. This balm works well under lipstick, but also offers a lovely sheer pink tint for when you want just a hint of color.
Give your bridal glow a boost with RMS’ luminizer. One of the organic, natural ingredient-focused brand’s best-sellers, this dewy highlighter is ultra-sheer, for subtle shine that isn’t glittery or sticky. It’s a “lit-from-within glow” says Kerr—and who wouldn’t want that?
With champagne to sip and a new spouse to smooch, there are endless reasons to touch up your lip color. Barrington and Kerr love Nars’ lip gloss in “Sexual Content,” a bright guava hue that provides a sheer flush with the perfect amount of shimmer, and (miraculously) works beautifully with most skin tones.