To splurge or save? The 3 products every bride should buy
3 bridal Must havEs
It’s no secret. Weddings are expensive. From the flowers to the cutlery the cost adds up quickly. So it’s helpful to save money wherever you can. Like on your bridal makeup!
But, we’ve all stood in front of a makeup counter like a deer in headlights with no idea where to start. Like that one time you got your makeup done at the department store counter. Then bought everything the makeup artist put on your face without knowing how to use most of it. Most likely, most of those products are collecting dust in the bottom of a drawer.
That is the precise reason why a good makeup artist is key. They will bring most of what you need and will likely have the best products- if not be cautious. Nevertheless, there are a few things that you should buy to get a flawless look that lasts all day. These are the products that you should buy and try out before the big day.
Your makeup artist will probably have many options for lip color. But, won’t be willing to let you borrow their $20 lipstick for the day. I suggest that you find a product and color that you love and buy it. There are a lot of options when it comes to lip color. Each option has some pros and cons. There is the traditional lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip gloss, or lip stain. Read Lip stick, liner, or gloss? The pros and cons for your bridal makeup To figure out which option is best for you. But, one of my favorites that I have used on MANY brides is Kat Von D’s liquid lipstick in Lovesick.
2. Setting Spray
Brides usually start getting ready at least 5 hours before the ceremony. And, of course, you want your makeup look flawless all day long. A good makeup setting spray can extend the life of your makeup and refresh your look throughout the day. Yes, your makeup artist may bring a setting spray. But, again, they’re unlikely to let you keep it. My ride or die setting spray is the Urban Decay All-Nighter. This stuff has Temperature Control Technology that lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep everything in place. So cool.
3. Shine Controller
It doesn’t matter if you’re getting married in the south in June or Connecticut in the spring. You’ll need a way to lessen the shiny face. There are a few options when it comes to touch-ups and what you choose is just a matter of preference.
You can use a powder. I love the Bare Minerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo. The two powders lets you have either a matte or luminous finish without adding any color to your skin.
Another option is a blotting paper or sponge. The popular beauty sponge by Beautyblender has a cousin, the Blotterazzi. Made with the same material as the Beautyblender, the Blotterazzi absorbs excess oil without disturbing the makeup. And a bonus, it comes in chic a mirrored compact. Or, pick up some blotting paper. Here are some great options!
These are the beauty products that I recommend brides buy. Do you have any others to add? Let me know in the comments.