Spring is a wonderful time to be in love – and also to be a bride. The warmer weather is ideal for running errands and attending wedding-related appointments, the fresh floral scent that fills the air can instantly ease stress, and the season offers the perfect opportunity to gather bridesmaids together for alfresco brunches and pre-wedding events.
No matter if you just started planning or you'll be saying "I do" in the coming weeks, we've put together a number of beauty products that are sure to help brides on the days leading up to their wedding and the big day itself. From setting powders to ensure makeup stays picture-perfect to a do-it-yourself pedicure kit for last-minute pampering, these spring products are sure to appeal to the busy bride-to-be.
Take a look at the beauty products below to help you ease into wedding planning and the spring season:
The Clinique Forevermore Compact Pressed Powder is a must-have for your bridal clutch! The stylish compact is filled with an invisible, light-weight blotting powder that absorbs oil and shine. Keep skin and makeup looking as fresh as the morning of your wedding by taking a moment during your reception to touch-up. $75; clinique.com
Brides desiring a fresh, natural, no makeup look throughout their engagement will love the Jane Iredale Skin is IN! collection. Not only is the makeup actually good for your skin, but the stylish rose gold compacts are easy to carry for quick touch-ups before wedding-related appointments. The "Naturally Matte Eye Shadow Kit" comes with five shades fit for spring, the "GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit" includes a brow wax and brow powder for soft, natural brows, the "White Tea PureGloss® Lip Gloss" provides a sheer tint with hydrating moringa butter and avocado oil, and the "Flawless PurePressed® Blush" will give cheeks a radiant touch of color that won't clog pores. $24-58; janeiredale.com
Following a harsh winter, hydrate skin, repair damaged hair, and revitalize nails and cuticles with Marie d'Argan Argan Oil. Now available in the United States, the French-based skincare brand offers a 100% pure argan oil product for brides to use daily to ensure hair, skin, and nails are healthy on the wedding day and honeymoon. The argan oil is produced from argan seeds handpicked by women in Morrocco and a portion of the proceeds fund the women's co-op, so you can treat yourself while also doing good for women on the other side of the globe. $49; mariedarganusa.com
Whether you choose a neutral, soft, or bold hue for your lip color at your bridal shower, bachelorette party, and wedding, you're sure to find a striking hue in the collection of Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Lipstick – which come in 34 creamy shades including Sour Cherry, Kimchi, and Honeycomb. The hydrating formula adds a dose of color to your lips while keeping them smooth, soft, and perfectly kissable throughout all of your wedding events. $26/each; sephora.com
Ideal for brides who desire natural makeup, L'Eclisse offers a collection of cosmetics that heal, soothe, protect, and enhance the skin, rather than cause harm. Using high-quality minerals and formulas, the products can even be safely applied after almost all skin treatments. The "Pressed Mineral Foundation" is filled with antioxidants and gives brides all-over coverage, the "Pressed Mineral Blush" comes in three shades to provide an ethereal glow, and the "Natural Lip Gloss" features organic properties rich with antioxidants and botanical oils. With stylish packaging, the makeup also makes a great gift for bridesmaids! $19-57; leclissecosmetic.com
Excellent for wear on the wedding day or leading up to it, the "Living Luminizer" and Nail Polish in Luminizer by RMS Beauty give skin and nails a glowing satin-pearl finish. The illuminator nourishes skin with pure, organic ingredients and highlights the face without being sticky, greasy, or glittery. Brides should blend the illuminator over cheek bones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, and at the bow of the lips for a sexy boost of shimmer. The matching nail lacquer can be worn by itself or over your favorite shade to give any hue an iridescent bridal finish. $15-38; rmsbeauty.com
If you're looking for cute additions to DIY bridesmaid emergency kits, consider stylish purse products from Robin McGraw Revelation. The heart-shaped "Lippy Lovey" moisturizing lip balm with jojoba oil and shea butter comes in conveniently bridal flavors, including Wedding Cake. The "Flossy Glossy" tin is filled with 10 floss picks, which are sure to come in handy after menu or cake tastings or on the big day! $4-6; robinmcgrawrevelation.com
For a fresh springtime fragrance, consider the Vince Camuto "Capri" Eau de Parfum. With base notes of musk and vanilla, mid notes of red frangipani, peach blossom, and violet flower, and top notes of violet leaves, juicy pear, and pink grapefruit, this floral fruity fragrance – inspired by the cool breezes of the Mediterranean Sea – is wonderful for brides to wear while wedding planning or throughout the honeymoon! $82; vincecamuto.com
Your wedding-day manicure and pedicure will likely be paired with a trip to the salon, but for those times when you're too busy wedding planning to make an appointment at the spa, discover the Mary Kay® Limited-Edition Into the Garden™ Pedicure Set. The decorative bag includes a foot scrub, foot fizzies, emery board, and toe separators for an easy at-home pedicure. Simply add foot fizzies to a tub of warm water, soak feet for at least 10 minutes, scrub with foot scrub to soften skin, shape nails as needed, and finish with a fresh coat of your favorite polish to be appointment-ready in no time at all. $28; marykay.com
What are your favorite spring beauty products? Let us know in the comments! For more must-have products, beauty tips, and hair and makeup tutorials, click here. Take a look at photos of real brides in our photo galleries to see the beauty looks selected for real weddings across the country!