23 Must-Have Beauty Picks from Real Brides
We asked, and these newly-wed ladies shared the one makeup item they couldn’t have lived without on their big day. Find out which lipsticks lasted, which concealers covered, and which products worked their magic through the I do’s, tears, kisses, cake-eating, and even final goodbyes.
Matte in Heaven
“This pencil is the best blonde shade I’ve found out there—not too red or yellow or dark—which is hard to come by. It also has amazing coverage, naturally blends in with your natural brow, and fills where it needs to.” —Lauren
Tom Ford Beauty Brow Sculptor in Blonde, $44; tomford.com.
Head to Toe
“I’m a sucker for a good pedicure and polish. My signature color is this deep, almost-black purple, which I sported on my toes on the wedding day. Even though no one saw my feet in my pumps, it still made me feel like myself.” —Coleen
OPI Nail Lacquer in Midnight in Moscow, $8; drugstore.com.
“Normally I wear eyeglasses, so I knew my eyes would be sensitive already. I didn’t want to hassle with fake lashes, so instead I used this mascara, which basically saved the day and really made my eyes look awesome.” —Brittany
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara, $23; benefitcosmetics.com.
Committed to Hue
“My favorite product from my wedding-day makeup, which I still use to this day, is this lipstick. I was looking for something really natural that wouldn’t end up on my teeth. This is a gorgeous color and very flattering for pale skin.” —Kristy
FACE Stockholm Lipstick in Naked, $22; facestockholm.com.
“Though I did not sleep much the week of the wedding, you would never know, thanks to this lifesaver! For a few weeks before the wedding, I tested this foundation against two other light-coverage, long-wearing foundations, and it won for closest shade match, no SPF for flash whiteout, and just enough luminizer to diffuse blemishes without looking shiny.” —Jayme
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5, $62; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com.
Tint to Be
“This lip tint didn’t rub off and it was just the right amount of color for me. I wanted an enhanced natural look and this was the perfect solution.” —Brittany
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint, $30; benefitcosmetics.com.
Best of Both Worlds
“It was the perfect pink for my big day. It was light but still enough color to show in pictures.” —Stephanie
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Aventure, $35; chanel.com.
“It holds up so well it could be a stain. The color I wore is a true red and kiss-proof!” —Lauren
Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Icon, $28; hourglasscosmetics.com.
“I only applied this once before the ceremony and while the gloss was gone, the stain lasted all evening!” —Jayme
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain in Rouge Vintage, $35; yslbeautyus.com.