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10 Wonderful Winter Beauty Essentials for Brides

Discover makeup and skincare products perfect for this season!

10 Wonderful Winter Beauty Essentials for Brides

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Photo: Tina Rowden


The chill in the air and dipping temperatures call for bundling up, sipping hot chocolate, and settling in to catch up on that best seller you’ve been meaning to finish or spending quality time with your Netflix queue. Since we know your radiance doesn’t hibernate, our editors have compiled an array of beauty and skincare products – even a couple of items to lift your spirits – to keep you looking your best when you venture out for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, bachelorette outings, and your wedding day.

Take a look at 10 beauty products ideal for winter brides, below:

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani eye shadow
The limited-edition UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette allows you to partake of the songstress’ iconic style. The sleek case – reflecting Gwen’s love of black-and-white graphic prints and antique gold accents – contains a collection of eye shadows in neutrals with a few jewel tones. Gwen collaborated closely with Urban Decay to compose 15 shades with velvety texture and staying power – 12 new and three of her favorites from the existing UD eye shadow selections. Her personality shines through in their names, such as "Steady," after the No Doubt album Rock Steady; "Serious" in honor of one of her songs, and "Harajuku," one of her style influences. $58; Available at Sephora and urbandecay.com

Jurlique Antioxidant Cleansing Mousse
After a long workday or one filled with wedding-related appointments, refresh yourself with Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Cleansing Mousse. Its airy foam removes impurities and makeup, while protecting skin against environmental damage by rebalancing and replenishing it with natural moisturizers from a bouquet of florals and botanical oils such as jojoba, grape seed, safflower, rosehip, and starflower. $34; jurlique.com

Vapour Organic Beauty Halo Illuminator
Inspired by the magical moonlight of a winter’s night, the Halo Illuminator by Vapour Organic Beauty accents the natural glow of brides-to-be. Complementary to all skin tones, you can simply brighten the contours of your face and décolletage using the stick applicator before heading to your rehearsal dinner or meeting your prince charming at the altar. $36; vapourorganics.com

Paddywax Blue Apothecary Candles
Brides enamored by all things vintage will delight in the Blue Apothecary candle collection by Paddywax. Aromatic soy wax is hand-poured into reusable Old-World glass bottles. Bright azure glass – balanced by warm fragrances such as "Vanilla Bean & Myrrh" and "Blue Sage & Lavender" – will lend a cool element to the décor of your bedroom, bath, or bridal suite. $19; paddywax.com

Giorgio Armani Beauty Ecstasy Lacquer
For blissful brides-to-be attending engagement parties or wedding showers this winter, Ecstasy Lacquer by Giorgio Armani Beauty offers 18 bold and vibrant hues – including a few with a shimmery metallic finish. Housed in stylish bottles boasting an ombré fashion, they provide the shine factor of a gloss and a creamy, nonsticky formula that won’t dry out your lips. Plus, you’ll enjoy long-lasting color for up to six hours. $38; armanibeauty.com

Crabtree & Evelyn 60-second fix for hands
Chilly weather can sure dry out your hands, so keep them looking as polished as the brilliant jewel on your engagement ring with the Crabtree & Evelyn 60-Second Fix for Hands. The quick two-step process begins with a gentle exfoliation and conditioning using Hand Recovery. Then, massage Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy lotion rich in shea butter and macadamia nut oil. We like the "Rosewater" scent and are certain the fresh fragrance will remind you of the time spent selecting your beautiful bouquet. $14-39; Available at Crabtree & Evelyn stores and crabtree-evelyn.com

NCLA glitter nail polish
Festive NCLA nail lacquers, such as the silvery “Hollywood Hills Hot Number” or the modern “Black Diamond,” are the perfect finishing touch for all of your glitzy bachelorette bashes. The icy baby blue of “Enchanted City” is befitting for winter, as well as your sparkly “something blue” in any season. All nail lacquers are nontoxic and free of formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, camphor, and formaldehyde resin. $16/each; shopncla.com

Lalicious Sugar Coffee body scrub
Add another dose of java to your morning routine with the whipped LALICIOUS Sugar Coffee Sugar Scrub. Pure sugar cane exfoliates dry skin, while cold-pressed coconut and sweet almond oils leave your body nourished and moisturized. The shot of caffeine from 100-percent Arabica coffee beans in the body scrub stimulate blood flow to help reduce the appearance of imperfections, such as cellulite. $35; lalicious.com

Vineyard Hill Naturals Milk & Honey shampoo
Styling and dyeing can dull the luster of your locks. Rejuvenate them with color-safe Vineyard Hill Naturals’ Milk & Honey shampoo and conditioner. Emitting a sweet scent, the plant-based formula has a nutrient-rich foundation of grape seed oil and extract that contain high-concentrations of vitamin E and Omega 6. Coconut and olive oil serve to moisturize, while honey locks it in and softens hair, leaving brides with healthy locks in time for the wedding day. $9.99; Available at amazon.com and walgreens.com

ADORAtherapy stress-free mist
Prepare to tackle that guest list, yet again, with a little help from ADORAtherapy Stress-Free Boost - Smooth Seas mist. Inspired by the serene waters of Bermuda, its combination of organic lavender, lemon geranium, and chamomile essential oils promote relaxation and tranquility to put you in the right frame of mind while wedding planning. So, spritz some in your surroundings whenever you feel a wave of stress cresting. $30; adoratherapy.com

Opening photo by Tina Rowden

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