Even with an intensive skincare regime and regular sessions at the gym, brides are busy organizing and celebrating and often burning the candle at both ends. Luckily, there’s a dazzling array of products that work double duty and cover up myriad sins. Here’s a roundup of our foolproof favorites.
Contouring or strobing isn’t just for reality stars. Used correctly, it creates optical illusions. Faces can appear slimmer, noses smaller and cheekbones stronger. We found the Clinique Chubby Sticks the easiest to work with.
THE HEALTHY GLOW
Luminous, dewy skin of youth is the look or “canvas” of the moment. For 99 percent of the population who need a little help with that, Yves Saint Laurent’s Forever Youth Liberator Water-in-Oil is the answer. Its light texture melts into the skin, smoothing fine lines while delivering a radiant glow.
Airbrush foundation is popular, but many brides are prefer a natural look. For this, we love NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. This product’s powerful combination of polymers and pigment mean that you only need one drop for 16 hours of perfection.
EYELASH AND BROW ENHANCER
RapidLash Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancing Serum deserves the buzz it’s receiving and could be the alternative to falsies. In just four weeks, lashes are noticeably longer.
Of course a bride wants long-lasting lips, but CoverGirl Outlast Longwear + Moisture locks in moisture as well as color to last all day without any drying effects.
Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte is a splurge you won’t regret. This finely milled powder has light reflecting pigments that create a soft focus “halo” effect while also taming any redness.
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer Treatment is our top pick for its ability to brighten eyes and banish blemishes without creasing.
We like the shape and volume of Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme that plumps without any itchiness or burning sensation. The gloss glides on without any stickiness.