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I know how hard it can be organising the visual side to your wedding, From finding the best wedding makeup artists to suit your look, to finding a really great hairdresser to tame your locks- all that time consuming stuff can have you searching google all day. So i decided to make it a little easier for you: I have researched & tested lots of beauty products—makeup, hair care, and skincare included—to find the best ones to use on your wedding day, from hair products that will give you shiny, frizz-free styles regardless of the climate you’re getting married in, and skincare that will make your complexion even more radiant than it was when you first got engaged. Happy beauty shopping! Rachel x

Best wedding primer

 

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Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer

Oily, dry, combo, blotchy, or dull skin, this brand’s got a formula for you. (There are 10 primers in total.) One of my oily-skinned brides loved that the mattifying one kept her face shine-free all day long- magic! (Skin Equalizer Primer, EUR 33.00 Makeup Forever)

 

 

Best wedding foundation

                                                                     

                                                      Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

This foundation does an extremely good job masking a bad skin day. If you do come down with a breakout on your big day, this will have you covered. Literally. It has been a cult foundation among makeup artists & celebrities & has truly stood the test of time. Highly recommend for a natural glowy finish. (Luminous Silk Foundation, EUR 46.50-49.00, Giorgio Armani)

 

 

Best Wedding CC Cream

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AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

The light formula melts into your skin perfectly, creating a pretty, hydrated finish. “I couldn’t stop staring at my complexion,” our tester says. (Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum, $60, AmorePacific)

 

 

Best Wedding Concealer

                                                                       

                                                             Urban Decay – ‘Naked Skin’ concealer 5ml

This is an all round fantastic concealer for B2B. It gives a buildable, even coverage that is still lightweight but gives a matte finish- perfection! Blends very well, especially around any fine lines. Another staple that every bride should try. (‘Naked ‘Concealer, EUR 24.00 , Urban Decay  ) 

 

 

Best wedding bronzer

 

wedding makeup to wearEstée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

If you ever want a product to make you feel like a goddess, this does what it says! I love that this product is so buildable & it gives a natural glow so you can go from sun kissed to sun drenched in a few swipes. (“Goddess” Powder Bronzer, EUR 42.50, Estée Lauder)

 

 

Best wedding highlighter

                                                                   
MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish

On the day of your wedding you want the lit-from-within glow that this highlighter delivers. This product was designed to sculpt & highlight your best featured and my favourite thing about this is that it lasts up to 10 hours. With a touch on your forehead, cheekbones, and cupid’s bow, you’ll be radiant. (Extra Dimension Skinfinish EUR 31.50, MAC COSMETICS)

 

 

Best wedding blush

                                                                       
Lancôme – ‘Blush Subtil’ powder blusher

This blush is alarmingly bright pink in the compact, but it works with the skin’s chemistry to create the prettiest flush on all complexions. Its also super long lasting & gives the most perfect ‘pop’ of colour on the cheeks. My favourite colour is Rose Paradise in this range! (‘Blush Subtil’ powder blusher, EUR 39.00 Lancome)

Best wedding loose powder

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

This powder gives a soft-focus finish (it created a blurring effect) without settling into pores. Super lightweight, just make sure you tap off any excess powder on the brush before application!  (Translucent Loose Setting Powder, EUR 42.00, Laura Mercier)

Best wedding lipstick

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Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long-Wear Lip Color

Every single shade in this range gives a long lasting wear time. For a luxury splurge, i would definitely invest in this lippy for your big day. Its weightless and moisturizing while packing a surprising depth of color. (“Rouge Allure” Intense Long-Wear Lip Color, EUR 35.00, Chanel)

 

 

Best wedding lipgloss

                                                                 
Ultra Shine Lip Gloss

It works like a lip gloss but feels (and lasts) like a stain—it’s the best of both worlds. Its high shine formula allows you to wear it on its own for a natural sheen, or over an existing lipstick for an ultra glossy finish. (Ultra Shine Lipgloss, EUR 43.00 Tom Ford)

 

 

Best wedding makeup brushes

best wedding makeup brushes

Artis Brushes

These luxe oval-shaped tools blend so well, you’ll look like you had your makeup professionally done. “Worth the splurge,” our tester notes, “because you can use them before and after your wedding.” (Artis Brushes, $35–$75)

 

 

Best wedding eyebrow pencil

best wedding eyebrow pencil

Chanel Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

This pencil won major points for its smooth formula, which creates full, defined brows that don’t appear drawn on whatsoever. “My brows get sparse at the ends, and this did the trick. I’m using it every day now,” our staffer says. (“Sourcils” Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil, $29, Chanel)

 

 

Best wedding eye shadow

best wedding eye shadow

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow

With nine different nudes to choose from, these are the ultimate you-but-better eye shadows. “They subtly bring out your eyes and are easy to apply with your fingers or a brush,” our wedding makeup tester says.  (Long Wear Cream Shadow, $28, Bobbi Brown)

 

 

Best wedding eyeliner

best wedding eyeliner

Mary Kay Eyeliner

A glide-friendly tip means you can create a defined line sans Q-tip cleanup. “Not kidding—I received several compliments when wearing this liner,” a wedding makeup tester says. (Mary Kay Eyeliner, $12)

Best wedding mascara

Lancôme Définicils Mascara

“Even, feathery long lashes—this mascara gives you exactly what you want for your wedding day,” one wedding makeup tester says. (“Définicils” Mascara, $28, Lancôme)

 

Best Wedding False Lashes Applicator

false wedding lashesFlirt Cosmetics Flashes Lash Applicator

These lashes come in a dispenser, so you can easily add singles where you want them. “It’s perfect for those of us who don’t use falsies on the regular—which I think is most of us,” our tester says. (“Flashes” Lash Applicator, $28, Flirt Cosmetics)

 

 

Best wedding makeup setting spray

wedding makeup setting spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

A wedding makeup tester applied this before a night out and found her makeup looked just about as fresh at 3 a.m. as it did when it was first applied. (“All Nighter” Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $31, Urban Decay)

 

And there you have it!

Keep these makeup products in mind before your wedding and you’ll have a much better idea of what to get. If you are in the process of planning your wedding and haven’t found a wedding makeup or wedding hair stylist, why not choose Rachel Cleary? She’s one of the most trusted and sought after wedding makeup and hair stylists in Ireland. You can find out more about Rachel or get in touch for more information

 

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