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If you have a wedding coming up – either as a guest, bridesmaid, or the bride herself – you'll want to look and feel your absolute best! While your go-to beauty products are tried-and-true favorites, it's always fun to try new beauty products that will help amp up your pre-wedding beauty routine. With all of the upcoming events that you get to attend after having been postponed, now is the time to have some fun with your haircare, skincare, and self care!
To help sort through all of the beauty products you've seen online and on social media, we've gathered 10 new beauty items ideal for brides, as well as bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, and wedding guests! From wedding-day beauty enhancers and gift sets, to body lotions, serums, and firming creams, to relaxing mists that will ensure you get a good night sleep and look picture-perfect on the big day, you'll discover beauty favorites that will help you stay relaxed, healthy, well-rested, and looking (and feeling!) absolutely beautiful leading up to the wedding day and beyond.
Whether you're a bride-to-be, future bridesmaid, mother of the bride or groom, or wedding guest, take a look at these beauty products to add to your pre-wedding beauty routine!
When preparing for the big day, brides do everything they can to look and feel their best on the wedding day itself. If you're nervous about being the center of attention and having so many photos taken of you on the wedding day, ease your nerves by achieving a photo-ready complexion before the celebration. This set includes five Tatcha favorites – the Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask, Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, The Liquid Silk Canvas primer, The Silk Powder, The Kissu Lip Mask, and Aburatorigami Blotting Papers – to ensure brides are photo-ready for the wedding and beyond. Wedding Day Beauty Enhancers, $112 by Tatcha; tatcha.com
You'll likely have a professional do your hair for the wedding day, but if you'd also like to have a glamorous look for pre-wedding events such as your rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, or bachelorette party, look to celebrity stylist Nick Stenson for his line of blowout brushes. The Curious Brush features three styles – an oval cushion brush that gives you volume where you want it and the medium and extra-large round brushes that promote shine and faster blow dries, so you can focus less on styling your hair and more on celebrating your engagement and wedding day! Curious Brushes by Nick Stenson, $40-60 by Nick Stenson; ulta.com
We love the salon-quality, long-lasting formula of Olive & June nail polishes that feature a gel-like finish, and now the brand has a set perfect for brides! The Perfect Match set includes 10 shades perfect for engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette weekends, and the big day, as well as the brand's Super Glossy Top coat for longer-lasting manicures. From crisp white to baby pink to something blue, brides-to-be will love these bridal shades for the wedding day and beyond! The Perfect Match, $80 by Olive & June; oliveandjune.com
With all that's happened in the last year and a half, plus the stress that comes from planning a wedding, your skin may start showing signs of stress and aging. This rescue cream features six African oils and a plant ceramide complex that offers intense moisture as well as a replenishing barrier to help nourish, visibly rejuvenate, and moisturize skin. Brides will love that the product is vegan and cruelty-free, offering ingredients that release hydration, defend against everyday stressors, and combat visible signs of aging. Lala Retro™ Whipped Moisturizer with Ceramides, $60 by Drunk Elephant; sephora.com
This self-care set is the perfect gift for brides or bridesmaids leading up to the wedding day. Including four popular Nécessaire products – The Body Exfoliator, The Body Wash, The Body Serum, and The Body Lotion – the set will help you exfoliate, cleanse, replenish, and moisturize your body, so you feel confident with healthy-looking skin. Since these clean and sustainable products are travel-sized, they're also perfect for taking on the honeymoon! The Body Ritual, $40 by Nécessaire; sephora.com
For brides, wedding guests, the mother of the bride, or anyone who wants to combat signs of aging in the neck and décolleté area, this neck-firming cream is a must-have. The nightly treatment helps to stimulate collagen production, while tightening and toning the neck skin to reduce the look of deep creases and even the skin tone. With nightly use, you can expect to see results after four to six weeks, so be sure to start it in time for the wedding day. For even more results, the product can be used on thinner skin on the arms, hands, and body. Neck Firming Cream, $90 by The A Method®; theamethod.com
Everyone knows that getting a good night sleep can drastically improve your day, your health, and your stress levels – especially while wedding planning. Help promote a calming, healthy sleep with this serene pillow mist that creates a calming atmosphere just in time for bed. The vagus nerve is the longest cranial nerve in the human body, which stretches all the way from the brain to the stomach – and this product focuses on stimulating the nerve to access its healing powers and give the gift of a peaceful sleep. Vagus Nerve Pillow Mist, $32 by OSEA; osea.com
Many times, a bride's biggest concern before the big day is the appearance of the under-eye area. This leave-on under-eye mask contains vitamin C, white truffle mushroom extract, and mango butter to help the under-eye area recover with the rich, nourishing, and hydrating formula. Simply add it to your nighttime skincare routine as the final step, and wake up to a restored, firmed eye area. The organic ingredients in the product will also help fade dark spots, brighten skin, improve elasticity, and protect skin with a powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants. Leave On Under Eye Recovery Mask, $36 by Elina Organics Skincare; elinaorganics.com
On days when you don't wash your hair but you need a little pick-me-up, dry shampoo is the way to go. While most formulas simply absorb oils while leaving behind a residue, this new product offers the look and feel of freshly washed hair. Not only does the powder absorb oil, sweat, and odor, the finishing and conditioning agents will refresh your scalp and balance sebum levels to leave your hair beautiful, soft, and shiny – without an unsightly residue. Ideal for brides-to-be getting into shape before the wedding day, the dry shampoo can be sprayed at the nape of your neck and on your part line before a workout. Simply put your hair up to hide the powder and the product will absorb sweat while you work out, cutting down on styling time post sweat session. Perfect hair Day™ Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo, $30 by Living Proof; ulta.com
Formulated with cutting-edge bio-renewal technology, RéVive products incorporate skin-identical proteins that mimic the skin’s renewal process to help skin appear more youthful, soft, smooth, and glowing. Ideal for brides-to-be, mothers of the bride, or wedding guests, this new gel serum helps to reduce redness and soothe skin, reduce irritation, and intensely hydrate and nourish your skin. Used morning and night before moisturizer, the hydration serum targets skin to visibly plump and reduce the appearance of any fine lines or wrinkles. Moisturizing Renewal Hydrogel Targeted 4D Hydration Serum, $235 by RéVive Skincare; reviveskincare.com
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