Wedding season typically includes the summer months, but we've seen a rise in couples choosing fall as their desired season to get married. Whether you're saying "I do" or attending the nuptials of a friend or family member this season or next, there's no better time than now to start adding items to your daily beauty regimen. The heat of the coming months – in addition to more sun exposure – can take a toll on your skin and hair, so it's important to start preventing the damage as soon as you can.
If your wedding is quickly approaching, you're probably busy preparing for the ceremony and may also be jetting off for a bachelorette party or destination celebration. To help keep you looking your best throughout your travels, as well as at wedding-related appointments or events, we've gathered a collection of products ideal for brides preparing to say "I do." From a curling iron that will make you look like you just stepped out of the salon, to anti-aging serums and makeup primers that will keep you looking picture-perfect, there are a number of beauty products to try that will help you look radiant, stay relaxed, and enjoy the next couple of months of summertime.
Take a look at the beauty products perfect for summer brides and wedding guests, below!
Every bride-to-be loves a little gold! These bullion-hued eye masks will smooth and minimize fine lines, brighten dark circles, and reduce puffiness. Try them out before your engagement party, bridal shower, and wedding to ensure your eyes look radiant in photos. “Hydra-Bright Golden Eye Treatment Mask”, $106 (pack of 5) by MZ Skin; mzskin.com
To ensure your bridal makeup looks great upon application and stays on, this oil-free primer is the way to go. The light, airy formula feels soft on the skin and even conceals redness, minimizes pores, and provides SPF 15 protection. “Veil Mineral Primer”, $54 by Hourglass; hourglasscosmetics.com
For pretty nail polish made in the USA that's vegan and cruelty-free, look to these lacquers in soft colors perfect for springtime or metallic hues for fall and winter celebrations. Nail Lacquer in "Sheer Camellia", "Speckled Hellebore", and “Finola Tulip”, $16/each by Flora 1761; flora1761.com
Get the look of professionally styled hair at home with this curling iron that comes with 10 interchangeable barrels. From beachy waves to voluminous curls, you'll be flaunting your locks at every wedding appointment and event. “Groover” curler 10-piece master kit, $149.99 by HSI Professional; hsiprofessional.com
Keep your skin soft and smooth in the days leading up to the wedding and honeymoon with this exfoliating scrub that leaves skin feeling radiant and also evens skin tone and texture using volcanic minerals and natural fruit enzymes. “Fruit Enzyme Body Scrub”, $29 by Arcona; arcona.com
While you're likely want to have more coverage for your wedding day, this all-in-one product for your everyday makeup routine provides a full-coverage color-correcting cream, SPF 50+ protection, and an anti-aging serum. “Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream” with SPF 50+, $38 by It Cosmetics; sephora.com
If you're having a weekend bachelorette party, consider gifting your bridesmaids with these cute travel kits filled with makeup essentials for days by the pool. “Beachlorette” primer, mascara, bronzer, and highlighter mini kit, $32 by Benefit Cosmetics; sephora.com
When you start your pre-wedding workout regimen, consider adding this collagen protein to your workout drinks and recovery smoothies – or mix into your everyday beverages like coffee, tea, or water. Besides the health benefits, it'll also strengthen and support your hair, skin, and nails to ensure you're looking your best on the big day. “Collagen Protein” in 20oz., $43 by Bubs Naturals; bubsnaturals.com
When bouncing from wedding floral meetings to alteration appointments, you'll want a lip treatment that provides SPF 15 and moisturizes, while also giving you a bit of color without needing to reapply lipstick in the mirror. “Sugar” SPF 15 lip treatment sunscreen in Petal, $24 by Fresh; sephora.com
Especially in the summer months, it can be difficult for makeup to stay fresh from day to night. Try spritzing this 3-in-1 spray that will hydrate the skin before you put makeup on, set your look post-makeup routine, and refresh your look after a long day. “Face Finish”, $30 by Face Atelier; faceatelier.com
Once you get engaged, nearly everyone will ask to see your sparkler, which is why we recommend keeping your nails beautiful throughout your engagement. If you like getting gel manicures, be sure to bring these protective gloves with you to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. “ManiGlovz” in White Marble, $25 by ManiGlovz; maniglovz.com
Whether you're a bride-to-be starting to defy age early or a mother of the bride who wants to diminish lines and wrinkles, this anti-aging serum smooths, revives, firms, and evens skin, while tightening pores and reducing wrinkles with plant extracts. “Double Serum”, $89 by Clarins; clarinsusa.com
For those getting married this season or attending a number of nuptials, you're likely looking for a fragrance that epitomizes love and romance. If you don't want to visit a store to test out the various scents, consider this sampler pack. You'll get to try out 10 fragrances, pick your favorite, and take the certificate into the store to redeem for a travel-sized bottle of your selection. “Wedding Season” perfume sampler, $65 by Sephora; sephora.com