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10 bridal makeup products every bride needs

10 bridal makeup products every bride needs
Team LF
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We know weddings are super stressful to plan, and we're officially entering into peak wedding season. This means a lot of brides-to-be will be putting finishing touches in place for their special day. Luckily, we have put together a list of 10 of the best bridal makeup products to help you walk down the aisle looking and feeling your best.

Which are the best bridal makeup products?

The best bridal makeup products need to be long-lasting, camera-worthy, and incredibly luminous. A hard task, but we have found products which do all of these things and more...

The best foundation

The foundation you wear on your wedding day needs to be long-lasting and with little to no SPF. Anything with a high SPF will cause a white flashback in photos, so steer clear from SPF 15 upwards.

The best foundation we have tried is the Estée Lauder Double Wear Makeup. Lightweight in texture, yet with incredible coverage, it's one of the few face bases we have tried that actually stays in place all day (and night) long. If you're not a fan of super heavy coverage, sheer it out with the brand's Illuminating Primer. It will add a touch of radiance too.

The best setting powder

Used by Lydia Millen on her wedding day, the By Terry makeup brand is one of the most luxurious you can have in your makeup bag. We love the Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder to set foundation. It contains hyaluronic acid microspheres which melt to provide the skin with continuous hydration throughout the day.

Although white, it turns invisible on the skin, helping to keep foundation in place so it doesn't budge through tears, laughter and a lot of dancing.

The best under-eye concealer

Hailing from By Terry again, we can't get enough of the By Terry Touche Veloutée Liquid Concealer for under the eyes. A couple of pumps provides enough coverage for one eye, and from then it's easy blending. Although it has a brush at the end of the stick, we love to buff in with our foundation brush for a more natural finish. It's truly one of the most eye-brightening formulas we have tried.

The best heavy-duty concealer

Rich in pigment and so long-lasting, we love to use benefit Boi-ing Industrial Strength Concealer on any stand-out blemishes or areas of pigmentation. Ideal for all skin types, it really does work as a great concealer to cover imperfections and stays in place all through the day with no need for top ups.

The best bronzer

Bronzers come in so many textures and shades, making it one of the most difficult product categories for us to select our very favourite. However, one clear winner that seems to stand the test of time is the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder. A matte formula, the powder comes in 3 shades depending on your level of desired bronze.

It's non-comedogenic so it won't block pores, and because it has a matte finish, it won't leave you looking shiny or oily throughout the day.

The best blusher

Who can name a more iconic blusher than NARS Orgasm? This classic and oh so cult blusher has been in everyone's makeup bag at least once, and with good reason. It is a finely milled powder with incredible colour payoff thanks to its beautiful pigment quality. Just one puff of this on the cheeks and you're glowing. What else could bridal makeup be about?

The best highlighter

We've never quite seen a glow quite like the glow that comes from Illamasqua's Beyond Powder in OMG. Bridal makeup is all about creating that lit-from-within luminosity, and this highlighter certainly helps to achieve just that. The powder itself is so smooth it feels almost creamy as it's blended into the skin, making it incredibly easy to blend for a natural radiance.

The best eye liner

Who better to trust with your eye makeup on your big day than the experts at Eyeko? Their Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner has a super thin nib for precise lining, flicks and wings. It also helps to encourage lash growth with its WIDELASH technology; a unique tripeptide blend that works on increasing the length and volume growth of your lashes by 3 times in just 15 days. The most important bridal makeup trait it has though? It's fadeproof.

The best mascara

A cult item in a many a makeup bag, the Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Waterproof Mascara in Extreme Black, is one of the most pigmented and true black mascaras we have tried. The formula coats each and every lash for improved length, volume and defintion. Plus, trust us when we say it doesn't budge. We're in love.

The best lipstick

Bridal makeup needs to be super kiss-proof, which is why we think Urban Decay's Vice Liquid Lipstick. Although a matte formula, it doesn't feel dry on the lips, and provides intense colour payoff. Our favourite for a bride is the shade Backtalk. It's a beautiful dusky antique pink for a natural flush of colour to the lips that doesn't budge.

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