Planning every little detail of your wedding is stressful. Luckily, we're here to help! These tricks and truths will keep you looking great from ceremony to reception and beyond. Not the bride? We've got you covered too.
Bridal Beauty Tips
Banish Pre-Wedding Jitters
Take a moment before your nuptials to relax (you'll need it!). The ninety minutes of spa time will remedy any bridezilla-like tendencies.
So Long to Salt
Excess sodium in your diet can suck the moisture out of skin leaving it dry and dull. Until you walk down the aisle, cut back on salty treats and invest in a hydrating facial moisturizer.
If you're going to get a spray tan, make sure to take it for a spin two days before the wedding. That way, it'll have time to settle into your skin and won't come off on your dress. Our favorite spot is Completely Bare.
If you're having an outdoor wedding, slather on the sunblock. The last thing you need is to look like a lobster by cake time.
Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion, $39; neimanmarcus.com
Splurge on a Pro
Stay True to You
Don't O.D. on Blush
Keep your blush light, all the celebratory hooplah will have you flushed all day anyway.
Bobbi Brown Blush in Slopes, $25; nordstrom.com
Use Waterproof Products
Just in case...
Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara, $40; beautyencounter.com
Make it Last
Since your photog and your friends will be snapping pics all night, you need products with staying power. The best way to make sure your lippie stays put is to exfoliate before applying.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $22.50; fresh.com
Keep Your Lips Light
Keep your pucker pretty, but muted. Tints of soft rose, pink, and nude are your best friends.
Dolce & Gabbana Monica Voluptuous Lipstick, $33; sephora.com
Pack a Touch Up Kit
Shine Be Gone!
Stash oil blotting papers and baby wipes in your purse for when you hit the dance floor. Nix any sign of sweat on your face or bod with one quick swipe.
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49; drugstore.com
Johnson's Baby Gentle Cleansing Wipes, $12.98; amazon.com
Avoid Flashy Polish
We love crazy colors and nail art as much as the next, but keep it classy for your special day. Essie has made the choice even easier by curating a collection of wedding-appropriate polishes!
Essie 'The Wedding Collection' Nail Polish, $8; dermstore.com