With fall comes cooler temperatures and crisp, dry air, which creates a romantic setting for you to plan your nuptials; however, it can also wreak havoc on your hair and skin. Whether you're exchanging vows this season or preparing for a celebration of your own (or your loved ones) in the winter, spring, or summer, the changing leaves may inspire you to change your beauty routine or try out a new hair or makeup product.
This month, many couples – married, engaged, or planning a proposal – will want to look their best when hosting friends and family for Thanksgiving, and the holiday also marks the start of engagement season! From holiday get-togethers to winter weddings and engagement parties you don't even know about yet, you'll want to make sure you look absolutely radiant as the host, guest of honor, or attendee. With end-of-year work obligations and deadlines, to a flurry of event invitations, to wedding planning stressing you out this autumn, be sure to take a deep breath, relax, and take some time to pamper yourself with self care.
From new makeup that will give brides, bridesmaids, mothers, and guests a flawless look, to gift sets ideal for the wedding party, to products perfect to pack for a destination wedding or honeymoon, we've compiled 10 beauty and travel products we know brides – as well as their guests – will appreciate.
Take a look at 10 beauty products perfect for fall brides, below!
While you’ll likely have a professional makeup artist on your wedding day, you’ll probably be doing your own makeup for pre-wedding events such as the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and rehearsal dinner. To give yourself a flawless finish, we love this full-coverage foundation that stays all day with a natural matte finish. Airbrush Flawless Foundation, $44 by Charlotte Tilbury; charlottetilbury.com and sephora.com
Whether you’ve always had dry, coarse, and/or frizzy hair or you’re preparing for a wedding in a tropical or humid destination as a bride, bridesmaid, or wedding guest, this new smoothing collection combines a scientific approach with an ancient blend of plant-based extracts to moisturize and help nourish your hair to perfection. Smoothing Shampoo ($33), Nutritive Conditioner ($36), PURE Natural Bristle Brush ($64), and Daily Hydrating Treatment ($35), all by Raincry; raincry.com and dermstore.com
After spending all of your free time planning your nuptials, you deserve some rest and relaxation. Treat yourself to a “me” day and combat dark circles under your eyes, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles with this hydrogel under-eye patch that will help renew your bridal glow. Multi-Task Eye Serum Mask, $35 by Erno Laszlo; ernolaszlo.com and sephora.com
Get into the spirit of fall and “pumpkin spice” season with this exfoliating mask in the popular seasonal scent. Add to your fall and winter beauty regimen just once a week to see smoother skin before the big day! Pumpkin Spice Mask, $19 by Skin Actives; skinactives.com
Packing for your honeymoon or a destination wedding can be stressful, but these easy-to-pack shampoo and conditioner bars will ensure you’ll have healthy, hydrated hair wherever you go. The products are also environmentally friendly with plastic-free packaging made from recyclable and/or compostable materials. “The Hydrator” travel set with tins, $40 by Unwrapped Life; unwrappedlife.com
If you’re getting prepared for a long flight to your honeymoon destination, don’t forget to pack these in your carry-on. Prepare before take off with a hydrating drink, have the rest formula after your in-flight meal to give your body optimal conditions for quality sleep, and take an energizing drink before landing to help overcome jet lag as quickly as possible. My Flight Pack, starting at $16/pack by ERW; geterw.com
Heading to a destination wedding or honeymoon in an area popular with mosquitos and other biting bugs can quickly ruin a great event, which is why it’s important to be be prepared. We love this naturally scent-free formula that offers 14 hours of protection from mosquitos so you can spend more time enjoying the party and less time worrying about mosquito bites. Stay Away® Mosquitoes, starting at $14 by EarthKind; earthkind.com
Brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride or groom, and guests will love this full-coverage, buildable foundation that gives skin a younger look and feel – it even works on arms and legs since it leaves a powder finish, so be sure to keep it in your makeup kit for spring and summer weddings! Foundation Balm, $52 by Kevyn Aucoin; kevynaucoinbeauty.com and sephora.com
If you’re nervous about getting your teeth whitened before the big day due to sensitivity or you’re unable to do so without changing crowns or veneers, enter this instant solution for a white smile. Just like makeup, it lasts a day so brides, grooms, and members of the wedding party can look picture-perfect without expensive treatments. The HaloSmile Kit, $60 (six applications) by HaloSmile; halosmile.co
Looking for an addition to your “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” proposal gift box? This cute gift set features a honey body scrub, a detoxifying clarity mask, honey lip balm, lavender soap, and a lollipop for an extra dose of sweetness. And as a bonus, all products are handmade in the USA and are free from parabens, sulfates, petroleum ingredients, and artificial colors, flavors, and fragrances. “Gift of Gabby” honey gift, $42 by Waxing Kara; waxingkara.com