2016 Bridal Beauty: The Ultimate “Big Day” Guide

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As wedding season approaches and I prepare for my own nuptials, I am hyper-focused on finding the best of the best in beauty’s “big day” offerings. Each bride has different needs that are as distinct as DNA. But most of us envision our wedding day to be the most glamorous moment of our lives.

There is a sea of countless products designed for bridal beauty in 2016. Here is the ultimate guide that addresses all features, concerns, and desires. It’s meant to help to set my fellow brides on their way. I designed this guide and tested these products, so you don’t have to! Think of it as your personal shopping list, from one bride to another.

EYE PREP:

Sea Radiance Rapid Eye Lift
Trying to apply makeup to dry, tired eyes just doesn’t work. Wrinkles are accentuated rather then concealed. You need a release of moisture and a product to smooth out those pesky crow’s feet.
Price: $79.00
Available at https://searadiance.com/

Hydropeptide Eye Authority
For a timely turn around, this product is actively attentive with nighttime use. My peepers were pleasantly perky first thing in the morning.
Price: $74.00
Available at http://shop.hydropeptide.com/

FILLERS:

Rodan + Fields Redefined Acute Care
When reaching the point where the fine lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the mouth, and under/around the eyes rapidly wreak havoc on your face, this is the go-to procedure. This treatment acts as an at home plastic surgery alternative to Collagen or Botox. I noticed results in one use and a distinct development over a few uses. A must-have prep product before the big day.
Price: $220.00

For more information and to purchase from your local NYC rep please visit http://www.rodanandfields.com

FILORGA’Time-Filler Mat®’ Perfecting Care
If more than just a wrinkle or two has appeared and you need consistent nightly coverage, Time Filler is the ideal integration into your skincare routine.
Price: $89.00
Available at http://shop.nordstrom.com/

SET IT OFF:

JAPONESQUE COLOR Makeup Setting Spray
Much like hairspray holds that perfect curl, I found Japonesque’s setting spray to do the same with makeup and the face. My makeup application stayed put all day while giving me that desired dewy look.
Price: $29.00
Available at http://www.ulta.com

FOUNDATION:

Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation
Airflash is the première product for a celebrity-approved, flawless, and finished look. Just spray on and smooth over with foundation or large blush brush.
Price: $62.00
Available at http://www.Dior.com

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
This liquid foundation-to-powder set is ideal for a satiny, smooth presentation. It’s optimal for those with oily skin.
Price: $55.00
Available at http://www.hourglasscosmetics.com , Bergdorf Goodman

CONCEAL, CONCEAL, CONCEAL:

Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer
For a weightless and blendable concealer that gets the job done but is barely there, Hidden Corrector acts as an amazing undercover agent.
Price: $32.00
Available at http://www.hourglasscosmetics.com and Norstrom

Eve Lom Light Illusion Concealer
If you’re looking to be rescued from dark circle dismay, then Eve Lom hits the spot. The end result is a brighten, luminous look.
Price: $40
Available at http://www.EveLom.com and Barney’s

BLUSH:

Butter London BlushClutch Single in Hibiscus
Pretty in pink is the slogan here —the perfect shade for the perfect day.
Price: $15.00
Available at http://www.butterlondon.com/

Arbonne Blush in Taffeta
For a buildable blush that has long-wear staying power and a ravishing rosy hue, try Taffeta by Arbonne.
Price: $29.00
Available at http://www.arbonne.com/

HIGHLIGHTERS:

Benefit Watt’s up! Cream Highlighter
This highlighter lights up your look with a seamless application and gives a gleaming glow!
Price: $30.00
Available at http://www.benefitcosmetics.com

Dolce & Gabbana The Illuminator Powder Luna
Luna is all about elegant radiance and adding a subtle something.
Price: $54.00
Available at http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/

EYE SHADOWS:

Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Amore and Nude
Subtle and stark, these palettes prove to be the perfect combination to create a layered, smoky, or light accent to highlight every bride’s eyes.
Price: $62.00
Available at http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/

MAC Cosmetics Eye Shadow x 9: Pastel Times Nine
With hues and shades of this season’s Pantone color scheme, MAC features their long wearing shadows in a pastel palette.
Price: $32.00
Available at http://www.maccosmetics.com

EYELINERS:

MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Minted, MAC Cosmetics Technakohl Liner in Funfare and MAC Cosmetics Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Industrial
MAC’s liners add a pop of defining color and brightness and are just the added touch to set the tone.
Price: $16.50
Available at http://www.maccosmetics.com

MASCARA:

Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black
Big, bold, beautiful eyes, this product is the mascara gold standard.
Price: $27.50
Available at http://www.Dior.com

Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof in Black
It’s your wedding day, the happiest day of your life…of course you’re going to cry. Why not be prepared? Better Then Sex waterproof mascara keeps your long lashes and vast volume in check… and no raccoon eyes!
Price: $23.00
Available at http://www.toofaced.com

PRIMER:

Merle Norman Mascara Primer
I found that Merle Norman’s primer distributed volume. However, its main objective was to provide detailed definition to each lash separately.
Price: $14
Available at http://www.merlenorman.com

LASHES/BROWS:

Huda Beauty Lashes in Samantha and Giselle
When looking for your movie star moment, Samantha and Giselle lashes are fitting for that fashionable fantasy.
Price: $ 18.00-20.00
Available at http://www.Sephora.com

Ramy Beauty Therapy Arch Angel
It’s like miracle grow but for your lashes. If you are like me and have been plucking and waxing since you were 15, your eyebrows maybe severely sparse. Filling in and shading is a necessity. Ramy has designed a gel that instantly creates a brow that turns to your hair shade. I still can’t figure out the science behind it but I know I have beautiful brows now!
Price: $34.99
Available at http://www.ramy.com/

LIP GLOSS:

Stila Lip Glaze in Grapefruit, Guava and Watermelon
It doesn’t get any shinier then Lip Glaze by Stila. This gleaming gloss creates a glass-like illusion to your lips, granting them a fabulously full pout. Deliciously fruity smell included.
Price: $22.00
Available at http://www.sephora.com

Fusion Beauty LipFusion Plump + Shine Lipstick in LA LIP JOLIE
When you are looking a tad deflated and about to turn to the needle for some plumping, LipFusion is the ultimate gloss for utterly luscious lips-collagen no thanks.
Price: $29.00

Available at http://www.FusionBeauty.com

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