I mentioned the other day that when I got married three years ago, I wore minimal makeup. At that time I loved makeup as much as I do now, but I wasn’t as comfortable or experimental with it. I wore a simple tinted moisturizer, some brown eyeshadows, highlighter, mascara and lip gloss. I actually don’t remember all the details. But I wanted to look like myself, which I would recommend all brides do. If I were to get married today, I would definitely change up my routine as my collection and knowledge has expanded greatly. Today I am sharing five products that I would without any hesitation add to my wedding makeup arsenal. All of these products are long-lasting, versatile and easy to use if you are applying your own makeup.
Laura Mercier, Radiance Foundation Primer. This primer is perfect for adding that bridal glow we’re all after but without looking shiny or oily. It also doesn’t have any chunky glitter like some radiance primers do, so that’s a big bonus. I’ve been a little obsessed with this over the past month, and love the subtle radiance it gives to my skin.
Rimmel London, Lasting Finish 25H Foundation (with Comfort Serum). On your wedding day, you’ll want a foundation that you feel comfortable in, something that won’t feel heavy, and one you can trust to stay on. I’ve never been one for full-coverage foundations, but since I’ve been using this recently I’ve really enjoyed it. It is a good medium-to-full coverage that blends really well, has a great natural finish and lasts all day (I don’t know about the 25 hours, as I’ve never tested that claim).
Urban Decay, Naked Basics, Naked2 Basics or Tarte’s Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette. The matte shadows in these palettes are perfect for a simple or smoky bridal look. They are long-lasting, have no fall out and are perfect for adding dimension to your eyes.
Urban Decay, All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. This setting spray is perfect for keeping your makeup fresh (it’s especially good if you’re heavy-handed with the powder), and it will help to make your makeup last longer. There are also other options depending on your skin needs (Chill Cooling and Hydrating or De-Slick Oil Controlling).
Revlon, Super Lustrous Lipcolour in Gentlemen Prefer Pink. This shade would be the perfect one for me if I were getting married today. It’s a beautiful, but not overpowering pink, so it will go with most eye looks and because it’s kind of a “my lips but better” shade, touch ups would be an ease.
Obviously these wouldn’t be the only items in my wedding makeup bag, but they would definitely be the staples.
What items would be in your wedding makeup bag? What’s one beauty item no bride should be without?