Top beauty products to include in your wedding makeup

Photos have sentimental values and the ones you take on your wedding even more so. Makeup is an important aspect of wedding planning and we have made a list of products that can help you achieve the happy, radiant glow of a bride.

Photo courtesy of t-one Image featuring Real Weddings couple Kristina & Adam

Photo courtesy of T-One Image featuring Real Wedding couple Kristina & Adam


Primers are the secret weapon to make your skin smooth and makeup flawless. You might not use a face primer on a daily basis but this is a product that you really should use on your wedding day to make your makeup last through the day. No matter what skin type you have, there is a primer made for you.

The POREfessional by Benefit promises to minimize the appearance of your pores and comes in a light creamy texture you can smooth over your problem areas. It also keeps your skin matte and if the 6K reviews on Sephora are anything to go by, this one is a winner.

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Take a leaf out of the Instagram queen Kim Kardashian’s book and attain air-brushed complexion with this ultimate skin-perfecting 16-hour foundation from Dior. The Dior Forever foundation is formulated with mattifying and blurring powders to give you a luminous matte finish and minimize the appearance of pores. This long-wearing, light-weight fluid makes skin look healthy and fresh for 16 hours but is undetectable and seamless even under powerful high definition lenses.

The 2017 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner for the foundation category, this formula has skincare technologies that ensure your wedding makeup stays looking fresh and natural regardless of heat, humidity and nonstop activities.

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Lots of brides want a touch of just back from a tropical vacation glow. While some may choose to get a spray tan and risk getting streaks and pumpkin-coloured palms, you can play it safe and grab this chocolate scented bronzer.

Too-Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder has therapeutic effects of real cocoa powder to put your nerves at ease before the wedding, at the same time gives a healthy-looking, natural glow that instantly warms up your complexion. You can use this to contour for a more chiseled look or brush it on your cheeks and forehead for a sunkissed, luminous look.


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This Ambient Lighting palette by Hourglass features 3 shades; Incandescent Light, Dim Light, and Radiant Light. This high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder recreates the most exquisitely flattering types of light. Finely-milled powders diffuse harsh lights and enhance the skin, minimizing flaws and adding brightness.

If you live for the perfect glow and want a natural finish with a lit-from-within-glow, this palette of highlighters will make you the most radiant bride. All the 3 shades are universally flattering and can be reused in your daily makeup.

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Dim Light is a neutral beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones. Radiant Light is a sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with a believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow. Incandescent Light, exclusive to this palette, can be used as a beautiful setting powder with light reflects that blurs your pores and fine lines.

Kiss-proof Lipstick

With all the drinking, nibbling on food (when you get a chance!) and kissing, you need a lipstick that LASTS. Every bride needs a comfortable, long-wearing lipstick that she doesn’t have to worry about transferring or touching up all day.

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Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipsticks come in 27 shades so there is one for brides of all skin tones and colour preferences. With names like throphy wife, sugar mama, and showgirl, you can find a shade that is complementary to your style.

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Founded by Huda Kattan, an American makeup artist who has worked with celebrities such as Nicole Richie and Eva Longoria. True to her background in makeup artistry, Huda has created a formula that is lightweight, yet all you need is a thin coat which dries down to a matte finish and does not budge.


There’s nothing like a pair of falsies to give a girl that boost of confidence. False lashes come in many styles; natural, glam, whispy and volume to name a few. There are always happy tears at weddings so avoid getting mascara streaks on your cheeks and go for false lashes instead!

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We suggest going for a natural, whispy pair on your wedding day for subtle drama that still accentuates your makeup and creates an illusion of a thicker lash line.


A blush is a necessity in your wedding makeup to look fresh and glowing. The Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush from Tate is an award-winning blush has micronized Amazonian clay that helps to control oil and infused with moisture for balanced skin and seamless blending. It is also very pigmented and as the name states will last 12 hours and more.

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You could go for a baby pink blush for a fresh-faced look if you’re having a spring wedding with lots of flowers and a floral crown. Coral blushes would complement tanned brides beautifully. We recommend Tart Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush in Exposed for a universally flattering shade.

Setting spray

A makeup setting spray works just like a primer, except you spritz your face after you’re done with your makeup. There are many benefits to using a setting spray but the main one is to make up your makeup look lasts longer. The last thing you want on your wedding day for your makeup to slip and slide and fade.

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You can use an oil-controlling one like the All-nighter makeup setting spray from Urban Decay if your skin tends to get oily. If your skin is on the drier side, Luminous Dewy SKin MIst from Tatcha is divine. It produces the finest mist that contains more than 2o percent botanical oils and humectants and gives your skin a beautiful dewy glow.

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Setting Powder

Setting powders not only locks makeup so it lasts, they also help to blur out fine lines and pores, giving you a flawless look. They come translucent or tinted, depending on your preferences. You can use translucent setting powders to set your makeup without adding extra coverage to it and resulting in a cakey look. Tinted powders, on the other hand, can be used for that extra-perfect look when you’re going somewhere where you’ll be photographed a lot.

Laura mercier powder

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This cult-favourite and award-winning translucent loose-setting powder from Laura Mercier has sheer coverage that locks in makeup and also absorbs oil and reduces shine throughout the day. The no-flashback formula means that you can safely take pictures without having to worry.

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