Summer is typically known as "wedding season" and while that means you may be getting married in the next couple of months, it's also likely that you will be attending a number of other celebrations as well. Whether you're spending the summer at home or traveling the globe, it's true that the heat of the coming months – in addition to excessive sun exposure – can start to take a toll on your skin.
To help keep you looking your best for wedding appointments or events this season, we put together some of our favorite new products that are ideal for summer brides and those planning their nuptials. From fun nail polish colors to rock at your engagement party to sheet masks that will keep your face looking fresh and beautiful, there are a number of beauty products to try that will help you look radiant, stay relaxed, and enjoy the next couple of months in the heat of the season.
Take a look at 17 beauty products below, and enjoy your summer!
Brides have long been fans of the famous red soles of Christian Louboutin pumps, and the fashion house now offers nail polish colors in striking bottles. The Pops nail color collection is the latest line of hues, and while they may be a bit bright for a wedding, they're certainly ideal for bridal showers, engagement parties, and definitely bachelorette parties. $50/each; sephora.com
Beloved by brides for their mineral makeup, the beauty brand now provides a collection of bold lip colors for confident brides-to-be. The lip liner can be used before lip color to promote prolonged wear or to define the shape of lips; the matte liquid lip color is long-wearing and moisturizing; and the lipstick is designed to stay put – so each of these products will last throughout your pre-wedding events. Statement Under Over Lip Liner in Kissathon ($16), Statement Matte Liquid Lip Color in Luxe ($18), Statement Luxe-Shine Lipstick in Tease ($20), all by BareMinerals; bareminerals.com
Easy to carry in your bridal clutch on the day-of or in your purse while going to and from wedding-related appointments, the Zero Gravity C2P Foundation by Au Naturale goes on like a cream but finishes like a weightless powder, so you'll always look fresh. $38; aunaturalecosmetics.com
From nourishing oils and lotions to bath soaks and sunflower honey-butter intensive repair oil, the Organics line from FarmHouse Fresh should be added to your pre-wedding routine. Each of the organic products contain no GMOs, no synthetic herbicides, and no pesticides. From the product to the jar it comes in, these items are good for you and you'll feel great after using them. Prices vary; farmhousefreshgoods.com and skinstore.com
Oleg Cassini has been a name in bridal fashion for years – he's truly an icon. Now brides can wear Cassini Elixir de Parfum featuring notes of jasmine, tuberose enfleurage, carnation, and Bulgarian rose with top notes of marigold, mandarin, and freesia to enjoy the same sensual and subtle feeling they experience when trying on an Oleg Cassini gown. $95; neimanmarcus.com
Before you take off on your honeymoon or leave for a destination wedding, pack the Face in a Case makeup organizer. It doubles as a clutch to keep traveling with your makeup, cash, and credit cards easy. The palette is also vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without parabens. Simply choose your clutch style, select your favorite makeup palette, and you're ready to go! $98; facesbeautiful.com
Whether you're gearing up for your honeymoon or you've been back for months, get soft skin easily by using the Coconut Coffee Scrub by Beverly to 5th. The organic coconut scrub has a tropical smell, so you'll feel like you never left your island vacation – and the product is designed to exfoliate and moisturize your skin while helping with stretchmarks, cellulite, and the results of aging. $18.99; beverlyto5th.com
If you're looking to clear your skin before your wedding day, try the SuperMud Clearing Treatment by GlamGlow. Brides-to-be can have an at-home spa night by applying the mask for 5-20 minutes or use the product as a spot treatment on blemishes. Especially during the summer when heat and sweat can clog pores, this mask can help make skin glow like you just said "yes." $69; glamglow.com
One of the first steps to having a beautiful bridal glow is removing dead skin cells. About two to three months before the big day, use the Personal Microderm Pro once a week to minimize the appearance of fine lines, age spots, blemishes, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation. Your favorite skin creams and serums will also penetrate deeper after use! $199; pmdbeauty.com
If you're looking for a gift for bridesmaids, why not provide them with makeup brushes they can use long after the wedding day? The Small Point Set by Real Techniques features four sizes of brushes for everything they'll need – from contouring, color correcting, highlighting, brow filling, and more. $28; realtechniques.com
Keep your skin protected during the summer months – and even go makeup free – with the Tinted Moisturizer by Laura Mercier. The broad-spectrum SPF 20 moisturizer offers sheer coverage for a healthy, no-makeup look that will leave you feeling fresh-faced and give you a blissful bridal glow. $44; lauramercier.com
It's no secret that brides to be want beautiful long lashes on the day they say "I do." The With a Twist mascara by Julep provides length and volume to lashes while also supporting healthier, longer, and fuller lashes over time thanks to bamboo extracts and peptides. To build volume, simply twist the customizable wand to shorten the brush and then separate and lengthen lashes by fully extending the brush. $22; julep.com
With three shades to promote a brightened, ethereal glow, the Heaven's Hue Highlighter by Stila Cosmetics is a bride's secret weapon to having a luminous, natural-looking appearance on the wedding day or during any pre-wedding events. $32; stilacosmetics.com and sephora.com
The bold-hued makeup trend is in – even for the wedding day. To get a dark, sexy look, try the "Sultry" lipstick ($30) and "Eggplant" eyeshadow ($25) by Nu Evolution, both of which are free of parabens, preservatives, and gluten. $25-30; nuevolutioncosmetics.com
Brides-to-be looking for a beautiful boost will love the Collagen Mask by Taut. The sheet mask targets sagging, dehydrated, and dull-looking skin to rejuvenate it by toning, hydrating, and brightening your complexion instantly. In just 15 minutes of use, you'll see a more youthful appearance and have skin that feels supple, smooth, and lifted – making the product ideal to use leading up to the big day. $50; tautusa.renewalliance.com
It's safe to say that eyebrows are having their moment in the beauty world. More and more women are choosing to go for darker, fuller brows on their wedding day. To help get the look – even with sparse brows – the creamy, water-resistant Brow Gel by Osmosis will give you natural-looking eyebrows for any occasion, and you can rest assured that everything will stay in place since the product is flake-, fade-, and smudge-proof. $25; osmosisskincare.com and dermstore.com
Get those sexy, beachy waves without a trip to the sand with Wave Spray by Ouai. Pack it along for the honeymoon – or enjoy it when you get back to have that carefree vacation look. The formula in a convenient spray bottle is free of parabens and color safe, so you can give your hair a little style without sacrificing your desire for a hair product that's good for you and the environment. $26; revolve.com