Nothing is more exciting than getting glammed - especially for a big day like your wedding! Every bride deserves to feel + look like a queen on their special day. As fun as it is to get a makeover, it can be a long + complicated process. Unlike grooms who have to just worry mainly about combing their hair + putting on a tux, brides need a lot more pampering. From getting your hair done to figuring out how you want to do your makeup, it is hard to decide on what you need, but lucky for you Leilani Wedding has your back! With new beauty products dropping every minute it can be very overwhelming to choose the perfect lipstick! Don’t worry, we’ve made the shopping process a lot easier by showing you our favorite recommendations. Just think of us as your go-to beauty guru. Fun fact: all of these makeup products are cruelty free!
First things first, you need to have a primer! Think of yourself as an artist, with your face being the canvas + makeup as your paint which means if you want all your products to look flawless you need a good base to help ensure your makeup doesn’t fade off. Our great pick that will keep your foundation on all day is the Milk Hydro Grip Primer! Don’t be alarmed if upon application, it leaves your skin feeling sticky. This product is a superb adhesive that helps grip all your cream products which creates a smooth canvas that will last for 12 hours!
The next essential product is foundation! During the 2010’s, heavy matte foundation was all the rage, but now the trends have changed! The 2020’s is the decade of dewy + natural skin! Tinted moisturizers are literally everywhere + we are obsessed with this natural glow - but when it comes to your wedding you need a product that will last you all day. So the perfect product that will provide great coverage while still remaining natural is the Elf Cameo CC Cream! Even though it’s a CC cream you can still wear this as a foundation because their color correcting formula helps even your skin tone! An additional bonus is that it is formulated with SPF 30 to help prevent sun damage, which is perfect if you’re having an outdoor wedding!
Now this product is an absolute must! Weddings are one of the most emotional events, but in the best possible way! Walking down the aisle + making eye contact with your future hubby will absolutely spark a tear or two, but the last thing you want is for your mascara to be running down your face especially when all eyes are you #makeupfail. So instead of buying regular mascara, opt for one that is waterproof! Our recommendation is the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara! Along with being waterproof, it helps volumize your lashes with the use of its hourglass shaped wand.
Choosing the perfect lipstick for your wedding is essential because you’ll be locking lips all day, so you want to make sure you’ll have a lip product that can withstand every kiss. We suggest using a matte liquid proof lipstick, as they are kiss proof so your hubby won’t have to worry about having lipstick all over his face. Whether you want a nude lip or a bold red, Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lip will provide a one swipe color payoff that is transfer proof + doesn’t dry your lips. Now you may kiss the bride!
The final step of your wedding makeup routine is the setting spray. Need your makeup to last all night? The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting is your girl! Be prepared for your makeup to last over 16 hours - yes you heard us right! This spray helps keep your makeup fresh, smudge proof, + transfer resistant!
Let’s shift our focus to another important part of your beauty regime - the hair! Your wedding hairstyle is just as important as your makeup, which means you’ll need a curling iron that can give you luscious curls. But why buy a single curling iron when you can get 6 for the price of one? The ELLESYE 6 in 1 Curling Wand Set gives you an array of barrels to pick your perfect curl. Whether it is voluminous curls or beach waves, you can achieve any look with this easy to use tool. So no need to pack multiple hot tools, because you have all that you need in just one product! This is our stamp of approval of the best travel-friendly beauty essentials.
So now that your hair is nice + curled, you’ll need a hair spray that can help keep it that way! Amika Touchable Hairspray is a flexible mist that will help prolong your curls while avoiding any stickiness or flaking like traditional hairsprays. It is also free from sulfate, parabens phthalates, gluten, silicone, mineral oil, sodium chloride, petrolatum + artificial colors. Lastly, it protects your hair from high humidity, which is a pleasant bonus for all you brides who are getting married in more tropical weather.
Last but not least, we have the deodorant! Weddings are a chaotic day so it is totally normal to break a sweat, but don’t let body odor get between you + your special day. The best way to keep your cool + smell good is with Tom’s of Maine Natural Strength Deodorant! With a 48 hour odor protection, this deodorant is aluminum free + contains no artificial fragrances! Their scents vary from creamy coconut to fresh rose, so there is a scent for every bride to be. There are also unscented options if you prefer that instead. So now you can dance the night away without having to worry about smelling weird!