Our Favorite New Beauty Products to Help Kick Off Your Year as a Bride-to-Be
There's nothing like a new beauty product (or two!) to make you feel entirely refreshed. This is especially true if you've just gotten engaged. That's why we wanted to round up several new products that need to be on every newly-engaged woman's radar. From glow-getting skin supplements and makeup infused with skincare benefits (can you see skincare is at the top of the list?) to brushes that will help your foundation and blush go on smoothly, velvety lipsticks in vibrant colors, and more, these new beauty buys will leave you feeling like the very best version of yourself.
And isn't that what every new bride-to-be wants? As you begin to plan your wedding, you'll also want to start thinking about what you want to look like on your wedding day. Are you the type of woman who's after a barely-there, you-but-better makeup look? Then the next year of your life should focus on bettering your skincare regimen. A great makeup artist can make you look like a million bucks, but nothing beats naturally radiant skin. Are you crazy about volumized lashes? Add our new favorite mascara to your shopping cart. Love experimenting with bold lip colors? There's a brand-new matte lipstick you'll go crazy for.
Whether you plan to use these products to help you prep for the wedding, at your pre-nuptial parties, or on the big day itself, it's time to treat yourself to a few new goodies. See the ones that caught our eye here.
Softening Night Cream
Apply this lotion at night and wake up with a super soft and glowy complexion. It contains skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, exfoliating acids, and nourishing passionfruit.
Glam Glow Good in Bed Passionfruit Softening Night Cream, $54, sephora.com
Biologique Recherche just launched a revamped line of products designed to detoxify and purify the skin from toxic substances and pollutants that we're exposed to daily. If you don't get the whole line, the mask is a definite must.
Biologique Recherche Masque VIP 02, $146, shoprescuespa.com
We can't forget lips, especially during the winter! This pretty gloss, which comes in a few different shades, contains coconut and moringa oils to moisturize, along with protecting vitamin C. Try the red or pink for a perfect touch of natural-looking color.
Kiehl's Love Oil for Lips Glow-Infusing Lip Treatment, $19, sephora.com
Dark Spot Corrector
To fade hyperpigmentation and red spots, start using this new intensive complexion correcting serum, which is hydroquinone free, but just as effective. You can see results in as little as eight weeks.
Dr. Dennis Gross Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum, $92, drdennisgross.com
For a burst of refreshing hydration throughout the day, spritz on this rose and orange blossom face mist. It tones, sets makeup, and moisturizes, and the energizing floral scent gives you the perfect caffeine-free pick me up.
Korres H2Rose Hydrating Mist, $34, sephora.com
Vitamin C Serum
If you're a fan of Tatcha's Violet C mask, you're going to be obsessed with the new Violet C serum. (And if you aren't—grab both! They'll give you a bridal glow like no other.) The serum is non-comedogenic and oil free, so you don't have to worry about it making you break out, as can happen with some serums. It has a super high concentration of vitamin C—20 percent—so it will help even and brighten your skin tone.
Tatcha Violet C Serum, $88, tatcha.com
A great makeup artist like Charlotte Tilbury knows the key to great makeup begins with great skin. (Her Magic Cream is a favorite among celebs and editors alike.) We love her new cleansing duo, which contains a gentle oil makeup remover and a deep charcoal cleanser to rid the skin of impurities and start with a fresh, clean—yet not dry—complexion.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual, $46, charlottetilbury.com
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp seed oil is incredibly moisturizing and soothing, and adaptogens, which this lightweight oil also contains, negate the harmful effects of pollution and stress on the skin. For a refreshed complexion, use this natural oil in the morning and evening.
Herbivore Emerald Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Deep Moisture Glow Oil, $48, sephora.com
Face Oil Stick
For the ultimate luxurious treat, look no further than these face sticks. There are three, to be exact: geranium and orange blossom for radiant and energized skin, jasmine and neroli for glowing skin, and lavender for comforted skin. They're completely natural and perfect to take with you while traveling, since they come in a stick form and are easy to reapply on the go.
Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Face Oil Stick, $80, rodinoliolusso.com
If you're a retinol devotee and want to step it up a bit for your wedding, try Sunday Riley's new retinol product, which contains a high concentration of retinol but also has lots of moisturizing, calming ingredients like Hawaiian white honey, bisabolol, ginger, and prickly pear cactus to prevent redness and flaking.
Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum, $85, sephora.com
Priming and Setting Sprays
We've loved Urban Decay's original All Nighter Setting Spray for a while, so we were thrilled to learn that they were coming out with two new priming and setting sprays. The priming spray—infused with complexion-boosting collagen—contains chia seed, chameleon, and centella to hydrate, even skin tone, and tighten pores, creating an ideal canvas for makeup application. The setting spray protects against the detrimental effects from environmental pollution and creates a light, invisible "barrier" to keep makeup looking fresh all day, no matter what the temperature says.
Urban Decay "Rebound" Priming Spray
"All Nighter Pollution Protection" Setting Spray
, $32, urbandecay.com.
Armani just relaunched Face Fabric, which is basically a hybrid between a tinted moisturizer and a foundation, and adds a lightweight, second-skin finish. It helps minimize the look of pores, evens skin tone, and adds a subtle matte finish to help keep shine at bay. (Brides who hate wearing foundation will especially love it.)
Giorgio Armani "Face Fabric" Liquid Foundation, $59, giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
This has to be the easiest lipstick to apply—and, even though it's matte, it glides on super velvety, smoothly, and doesn't settle into creases or lines at all. It comes in 24 shades—from subtle nudes to bright reds—so you can buy a few different shades to wear for all of your wedding events. We're really into the shade "Control," a deep red that's perfect for adding color to your complexion in the winter.
Laura Mercier Matte Lipstick in "Control", $28, lauramercier.com
We love that this primer comes in a stick form, which is great to use on the go. But it's not just a primer—it also adds a subtly pretty (read: not cheesy) luminosity to the face, blurs the look of pores, and mattifies oil. (It's oil free and doesn't contain silicone, like many traditional primers do, which can clog pores.)
Milk Makeup "Blur Stick" Matte Primer, $36, milkmakeup.com
We know a lot of brands often come out with supposed "game-changing" mascaras, but we think this one might just be that. It has two different wands, one that lengthens lashes and one that volumizes lashes, but instead of being dual ended, it has a cap you twist to get your desired wand: the first mode, as the cap reads, is the slim, traditional-looking wand that lengthens and stretches, and if you turn the cap to the second mode, you'll get the twisted brush that make lashes appear thicker. Why has no one thought of this sooner?
By Terry "Lash-Expert" Double-Effect Mascara, $30, byterry.com.
For those who get easily confused when it comes to formulating a skincare regimen, this 28-day kit makes it really easy. It comes with two products: For the first two weeks, you use the antioxidant lotion morning and night to exfoliate, even skin tone, and brighten, and for the last two weeks, you use the second cream morning and night to hydrate and restore skin. The coolest part is that they work with your skin's natural renewal cycle for optimal results. (Not to mention the fact that the products are TSA friendly and small—there's just enough product in each one for 28 days of use, so you can easily stash them in carry-on luggage for traveling.)
Jurlique "Radiance Renewal" Two-Step Treatment, $95, jurlique.com
If we're being honest, trying out Gwyneth Paltrow's latest concoction was initially a case of "we'll drink whatever she's drinking." But what we found is that these individually wrapped powders contain many ingredients needed for glowing skin: vitamins C and E, COQ10, carotenoids, and grape seed extracts to prevent oxidative damage and dullness. Just mix one a day into water and drink up to jumpstart your wedding wellness regimen.
Goop "goopglow" Dietary Supplement, $60, goop.com
Jane Iredale just relaunched their entire brush collection and created soft, synthetic bristles that are animal free. They also work really, really well and help make your foundation, blush, and other makeup products go on seamlessly. Bonus: They claim to never break or shed (we've been using them for a few months now and can attest to the accuracy of that) and they dry quickly after cleaning.
Jane Iredale Makeup Brushes, starting at $10, janeiredale.com