7 Big Day Beauty Products We Tested, So You Don’t Have To
There are literally millions of beauty products out there that ‘experts’ swear by, but with your big day fast-approaching, there’s no time to test them all out yourself! Well, fret no more, because the Loverly team did the testing for you, and we’re ready to give you a short and easy list of the best beauty products to get you wedding ready.
For lip color that’s highly pigmented and long-lasting (making it pretty much wedding perfection…), you’re definitely going to want to try Laura Geller’s Luscious Lips Liquid Lipstick. The creamy colors glide right on, but dry weightless and semi-matte, without ever giving you that sticky or dry lips feeling thanks to their hydrating powers. And, despite being a liquid, these colors won’t transfer or fade, meaning you can laugh, eat, and of course, go in for that first kiss, without having to worry about reapplying your lipstick. We couldn’t believe how long we wore these beauties without them budging at all! Find your perfect hue, bring it to your make-up trial, then get ready to rock it worry-free on the wedding day.
It’s like Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish was made for your wedding day. The advanced formula glides on easily, dries super quickly (perfect for busy brides) with a high gloss finish, and unlike other nail polishes that claim to be long lasting, this one actually doesn’t budge. Plus, did we mention it’s eco- and vegan-friendly, with no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene or camphor? Two coats got us through two weeks, which means you can safely lacquer up a few days before the wedding and have a mani that’ll last from the rehearsal, to the “I dos,” to the honeymoon. The hardest part is picking your favorite color from the gorgeous collection… Test out a few before the wedding so you can be confident that you’ve found “the one.”
The Clarisonic Mia 2 is seriously like a reset button for your skin (and the vibrating bristles feel oh-so-refreshing as you scrub away the day!). This little handheld device deep cleans and exfoliates, giving you soft, hydrated, clear skin that’s totally wedding-worthy. We suggest you start working this wonder product into your daily routine at least four months before your big day, giving your face plenty of time to adjust and to maximize results. It took us a little while to find just the right brush attachment for each of our skin-types, so factor in a little experimenting too. Once you’ve found your perfect match, you’ll be well on your way to that wedding glow everyone’s been telling you about!
For creamy high coverage, Stowaway’s Creaseless Concealer is a wedding day must. The teeny tiny tube packs a major punch, delivering a highly concentrated formula that will cover up a surprise big day blemish or under eye circles from a late night of celebrating, and can even serve as a lipstick base (all without settling into fine lines). Made with coconut oil, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and silica, it keeps skin conditioned and moisturized, while reducing the appearance of dry skin and naturally absorbs excess oil. Plus, it’s cruelty-free, sans parabens, and the perfect size for emergency touch-ups. We thought it could practically replace our morning cup of coffee, so it will undoubtedly work wonders on your wedding day!
The Wander Beauty On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminator is a double-ended multi-tasker that adds subtle, beautiful color and luminous sheen to every complexion. And we love that its compact size makes it the perfect fit for your purse or day-of emergency kit! The cream-to-powder blush blends perfectly into the apples of your cheeks for a natural flushed look, plus you can blot it onto your lips for a rosy tint. Swipe the highlighter along your brow bones or apply it to the inner corners of your eyes to brighten things up (a must for big day photos). This super stick comes in two shades, soft pink/nude glow and coral rose/nude glow, both of which will leave your face looking fresh and fabulous on the big day. and pretty much any other day, too…
We’ve all struggled with getting those perfectly tousled beachy waves, especially when dealing with not-so-perfect summer heat and humidity. Yes, having your strands perfectly in place is practically impossible, but we’ve found the one thing that might actually do the trick on straight or wavy hair. The Philip B. Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist gives you the right amount of wave without making your hair feel stiff and crunchy (thanks in part to the all natural ingredients!). The aloe vera and marine extract formula is nourishing, while the pure orchid and kukui add volume and texture. And the lovely coconut smell will have you feeling like you’re already on your honeymoon (one spray and we ready to take off to Hawaii). Play around with it before the big day, then keep this must-have in your emergency kit, so you can revive your ‘do mid-party (and make sure to pack it for your post-wedding getaway!).
You’ll be doing a whole lot of smiling on your big day (all captured on camera…), so there’s a good chance you’re considering whitening your teeth for the wedding. Get started at least a few months in advance and save yourself the headache of obsessing over options by going with GO SMiLE Sonic Blue Teeth Whitening System. It’s an easy-to-use at-home system that works wonders with immediate whitening, and it gives you that just-came-from-the-dentist clean feeling. Oh, and if you’re worried about sensitivity (an issue with many whitening kits), you’ll be happy to hear there are a couple of different settings, so you can adjust based on your personal preferences. We couldn’t believe how comfortable and easy the process was, and the results sure had us smiling!
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