The Best Beauty Products Every Bride Should Use on Her Wedding Day
With all eyes on the bride, it’s important you look and feel your best on your wedding day. In order for you to do just that, we enlisted the help of celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of the The Glam App, Joey Maalouf, for his pro tips and best bridal makeup product recommendations, so that you can confidently walk down the aisle, unbothered by smudging mascara, because, let’s face it, that’s the last thing you want to think about on your big day.
As far as bridal beauty is concerned, Maalouf says, “save trends like matte lipstick and colourful eye makeup for your bachelorette party or bridal shower” opting instead for a more natural beauty look on the big day “so that your photos remain timeless.” Think less is more, while still accounting for the cameras.
For more of Maalouf’s wedding day makeup tips and tried-and-true bridal product recommendations, keep reading.
MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation ($50)
When it comes to wedding day foundation, Maalouf says it’s best to “keep your foundation and concealer very minimal because that’s the first thing to crack.” He recommends using this water-based foundation from MAC on your face and body “so that you are all one colour.” Why this formula specifically? Because it comes in a variety of shades, and Maalouf says, “it’s so light it will give your skin a beautiful glow and the perfect wash of colour.”
Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Foundation ($100)
If you’re looking for a full-coverage foundation, Maalouf says, “Giorgio Armani is the way to go (especially if you’re getting a spray tan).” This specific foundation comes in a diverse range of shades that once set “stays perfectly put,” according to Maalouf.
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder ($81)
If you want to look dewy without looking oily, Maalouf recommends lightly powdering your T-zone with this blurring and oil fighting powder from By Terry. However, he cautions using too much powder, saying it is best to “keep everything else shiny for a healthy glow.”
Jillian Dempsey Bronze Lid Tint ($36)
Keeping in line with Maalouf’s timeless bridal look, he suggests wearing a natural eye shadow like this eye tint from Jillian Dempsey, which he says is “the perfect amount of colour and shine.” All you need is “a dab on the lids for an instantly stunning eye,” says Maalouf.
Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Luxurious Mascara ($57)
According to Maalouf “waterproof everything” is essential on your wedding day as it’s important “to look good for as long as you can because pictures last forever.” He recommends using this volume-enhancing mascara from Yves Saint Laurent, that darkens lashes, adds fullness, and can withstand a tearful moment or two.
Serge Lutens Beaute Nude Lip Palette ($210)
After hydrating your lips, Maalouf recommends applying a lip stain as it “requires no maintenance.” He is currently loving Serge Lutens lip stains as “they have the perfect amount of pigment to create a long lasting stain.” Pro tip: Maalouf says to “apply desired color to the lips and blot with a tissue, and do this at least four times to make sure your lips stay through the ceremony into the cocktail.”
Want more bridal beauty tips? Check out our bridal beauty timeline.