Whether you’re opting to do your own bridal makeup on your wedding day because – well, it’s cheaper – or you just want to know the best makeup for your wedding day to top up the professional makeup artist’s work; here’s how you can pull out all the stops for your wedding day makeup with this ultimate stay-put shopping list of the best bridal makeup products…
Best Bridal Makeup Products for Your Wedding Day
There are so many wedding makeup ideas and bridal looks you could go for but we’ve rounded up the best bridal makeup products for your wedding day to suit every look.
Your bridal makeup is only as good as the skin under it, so make sure you take time to build a proper skincare routine in the run-up to your wedding day – we’ve rounded up the best bridal skincare products here.
If you’re doing your own bridal makeup and need some professional advice, don’t forget to check out our step-by-step guide on how to do your own wedding makeup.
Whether you’re topping up your wedding day makeup or investing in the best bridal makeup products to do it yourself, here are the beauty buys every bride needs in her wedding day makeup bag…
Achieving a flawless bridal beauty look starts with what kind of makeup you use. To put your best face forward on your wedding day, we suggest upgrading your bridal makeup kit well before the big day.
To help you find the best makeup for your wedding day look and beyond, we came up with an extensive editor-approved beauty makeup products list. Get shopping below!
Best Face Cream for Your Wedding Day
Skin should look flawless so make sure you have a solid wedding skincare routine in place leading up to the day. Look after your diet with healthy food and drink plenty of water. This will cleanse your system and keep you hydrated, whilst also making your skin glow.
When it comes to the best face cream for your wedding day, upgrade your daily moisturiser with Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-replenishing Hydrator which works non-stop for 72 hours, leaving your skin endlessly plump and dewy. With activated aloe water, the refreshing gel cream helps skin create its own internal water source for long-term hydration.
Clinique Moisture Surge is perfect for brides as the skin stays soft and comfortable in changing climates whether you’re getting married in Summer or Winter, allowing skin to adjust to shifts in humidity and temperature which can result in loss of hydration.
Best Primer for Your Wedding Day
If you want your makeup to stay in place from ceremony to the reception, then it is absolutely necessary to have a primer in your bridal makeup bag.
Face primers target loads of skincare woes, too. If your skin is more on the dry side, there’s a primer for that. A little bit red? There’s one for that, too. And if you suffer from an oily complexion, there’s primers that make your skin look matte not flat.
One of our favourites universal primers is Bobbi Brown’s Primer Plus Mattifier which is fresh, lightweight and extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep your skin’s moisture level balanced.
Best Foundation for Your Wedding Day
For your wedding makeup, you should use a light foundation. Why? Heavy foundation looks cakey but with a light foundation, you can layer a thin and medium consistency to achieve better coverage. If you’re looking to hide blemishes, your best bet is to use a good concealer to cover up.
Your wedding day foundation can range depending on your skin type. However, most brides tend to purchase a liquid foundation, as they’re easily blended and give the most “natural” of finishes. If you’re currently on the hunt for a new foundation or you just want to know the best foundations for your wedding day, makeup artists told us some of their favourites here.
For beautifully airbrushed skin, try Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation on your wedding day. It’s a beauty editors’ favourite because it’s a light and sheer foundation which covers a whole multitude of sins, yet feels silky and soft on the skin.
Instead of being made up of water and powder which sit on top of the face, it is made up of five water-free oils which sink into the skin amazingly and unify the complexion for instantly glowing skin.
Best Concealer for Your Wedding Day
But when it comes to your wedding day, you want one that’s pretty heavy-duty, meaning it will stay put from your first looks to your evening reception.
Whether you need a concealer to cover dark circles (because let’s face it, you might not get the most well-rested shut eye before your wedding day) or just want to hide a pesky pimple, we did some homework for you already. Find all the best concealers for your wedding day here.
Best Eyeshadow Palette for Your Wedding Day
Whether you’re looking for an eyeshadow palette with shades takes you from your hen right through to your wedding day and honeymoon, or one with statement hues for your big day, eyeshadow palettes are perfect for the bride-to-be who loves countless eyeshadow shades but doesn’t have space in her make-up bag for lots of little pots.
Typically, brides aim for a natural eye look, combining shimmery champagnes and soft pinks with matte browns. A perfect palette to achieve this look? HUDA BEAUTY The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette.
Redefining nude for a “New Nude”, the HUDA BEAUTY New Nude Palette brings together 18 insanely pigmented shades for infinite possibilities to flatter any skin tone.
Best Mascara for Your Wedding Day
Whether you’re looking for length or a bit of volume, mascara is an absolute necessity in your makeup bag. Add a few swipes of your go-to before applying false lashes (if you plan to), and softly darken your lower lashes for an extra hit of definition.
It’s always a good idea for brides to stick to waterproof mascara because there may be some emotional moments. Waterproofing avoids mascara-stained cheeks, smudging or flaking in-between photos, which isn’t a good look on anyone, let alone a bride.
Looking for a new one? We’ve got you covered with our pick of the best mascaras for your wedding day here.
We recommend Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara with high-performance, water-resistant polymers for sweat-proof, waterproof, wedding-proof wear.
Best Eyeliner for Your Wedding Day
Eyes need to have an impact, so use eyeliner or a pencil, a soft shimmer eyeshadow above the lash line. Also, add lashings of mascara to make them pop.
An eyeliner flick is a simple yet classic style for brides. Swap the out liquid liner and use a charcoal shadow to carve out your flick instead, this will give a softer finish. Audrey Hepburn-approved you can’t live without your black eyeliner flicks, just slim them down instead.
Whether you want fine lines or think lines, Fenty Flyliner is the perfect versatile eyeliner for brides. Fenty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner is a hyper-saturated, water-resistant liquid eyeliner with an innovative flex tip and easy-grip triangle shape for effortless no-limit lining that lasts.
Best Blusher for Your Wedding Day
Blusher needs to be just that: a blush. So choose a blusher that is soft and suitable for your skin tone. Subtlety is always best you as you just want to add a hint of colour – stick to that and you’ll be the perfect blushing bride.
Drinking alcohol can make the skin flush, so go easy on the drinks (before your wedding photos at least) if you want to avoid rosy cheeks.
Achieve that coveted blushing bride look with our pick of the best blushers for your wedding day, no matter your budget. benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder has buildable colour with a hint of shimmer for that perfect natural bridal glow.
Best Highlighter for Your Wedding Day
Highlighter is the perfect way to add subtle radiance to your complexion and enhance the natural structure of your face with just a little added light.
Add highlighter to the high-points of your face, including the bridge of your nose, inner eyes, and cupid’s bow to really nail the bridal flow.
For a golden glow, we love this gel highlighter from Marc Jacobs Beauty which builds for the ultimate sheen, while the sensual golden-peach hue flatters all skin tones with a warm radiance.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops instantly light up your complexion and smells incredible too!
Best Powder for Your Wedding Day
Lock in your concealer and foundation with a pressed or loose setting powder that you can keep in your bridal clutch to reduce shine throughout the big day.
Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder instantly makes any foundation totally waterproof, and its lightweight formula absorbs excess oils to give a visibly flawless finish.
Best Lipliner for Your Wedding Day
Between kissing your new husband, greeting all your wedding guests and drinking all the champagne, your big day also happens to be a lipstick nightmare so a good lip liner is key.
Lip liner creates natural definition and the colour lasts for hours! If you have thin lips, it’s better to avoid dark or red lipsticks, particularly if you are over 30. Your wedding makeup should look fresh and sweet, and not too vampy so a nude lip liner is the go-to colour for most brides.
If you’re doing your own wedding makeup, Barry M Lip Liner is the cheapest and are firm enough to draw a precise thin line, yet soft enough to blend in. Use Barry M Lip Liner in shade ‘Minx’ all over your lips before applying your lipstick or gloss.
Best Lipstick for Your Wedding Day
Your lipstick serves as the finishing touch to your makeup look, so this is a staple in your bridal beauty stash. But given that there are so many formulas to choose from (matte, satin, gloss etc) it can be difficult to choose just one. If you’re looking for a new lippie, browse our pick of the best lipsticks for your wedding day here.
Our all-time favourite lipstick for brides? It’s got the be the iconic Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick. The nude-pink lipstick is perfect for brides as it’s formulated for every woman at every age and any skin tone.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk enhances the natural hue of your lips so is unique to your skin tone and natural lip colour.
Best Setting Spray for Your Wedding Day
Don’t even think about reaching for the hairspray – the key to really making your makeup last all day is using a good setting spray. Setting sprays prevent makeup from wearing away and they’re sweat-proof too!
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