Best Wedding Makeup: The Must-Have Bridal Beauty Products For Your Big Day

No matter which style of bride you are, there are certain beauty products that every bride needs on her big day. From the cult bridal beauty products that have stood the test of time, to the must-have new makeup and product launches on the bridal block, we round up the best wedding makeup products for 2021…

Best Wedding Makeup Products

Best Face Primer For Your Wedding Day

Finding the best makeup primer is oh-so important if you want your wedding makeup to last all day from the ceremony right through to the last dance. For all your skincare worries, face primers target them all. So, whether you’re looking to blur the appearance of open pores, control that oily-prone chin, or keep dry skin hydrated – it’s the step that should be at the front and centre of your makeup routine – especially on your wedding day.


Editor’s pick: Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier


One of our favourites universal primers is Bobbi Brown’s Primer Plus Mattifier which is fresh, lightweight and extends the quality of your foundation’s wear while controlling oil, blurring pores and helping keep your skin’s moisture level balanced.

Best Concealer For Your Wedding Day

Concealer is a bridal beauty staple. Whether it’s spots, eye bags, hyperpigmentation or redness, a good concealer can hide it all. When it comes to your wedding day, you want a concealer that’s pretty heavy-duty, meaning it will stay put the entire day and night.

Editor’s pick: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer


NARS’ Radiant Creamy Concealer t has a lightweight and buildable formula which enables you to create a more softer and even finish – perfect for your wedding day. With a great variety of natural looking colours, you’ll be able to hide those dark circles (from all those late nights wedding planning) as well as adding a nice glow to your face.

Best Foundation For Your Wedding Day

For the best wedding makeup possible, you need to choosing the right foundation. But choosing the best foundation on a normal day can be tricky, let alone your wedding day.

We recommend that you use a light to medium coverage foundation on your wedding day. Heavy foundation tends to have a cakey finish to it, but with light foundation, it is more versatile as you can build up the consistency using thin layers. To complete your flawless face and looking to hide those small blemishes, you’ll also need to add a good concealer to your kit for a good cover up.

Choosing the perfect foundation, whether it be for your wedding day or your just for an everyday look will vary depending on your skin type. However, most brides and professional makeup artists tend to opt for a liquid foundation, as they are more blendable and give a more ‘natural’ finish.

Editor’s pick: Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup


With 24-hour wear, this fresh matte, oil-free makeup controls oil all day and makes for the perfect wedding day foundation as it’s sweat, heat and humidity-resistant as well as waterproof. No touch-ups needed.

Best Mascara for Brides

Whether you’re looking for length or a bit of volume, mascara is an absolute necessity any makeup bag – even if it’s not your wedding day. It’s always a good idea for brides to stick to waterproof mascara because there may be some emotional moments. Waterproofing also avoids mascara-stained cheeks, smudging or flaking in-between photos, which isn’t a good look on anyone, let alone a bride.

Editor’s pick: Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara


We recommend Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara with high-performance, water-resistant polymers for sweat-proof, waterproof, wedding-proof wear.

Best Eyeshadow for Brides

Typically, brides aim for a nude natural eye look, combining shimmery champagnes and soft pinks with matte browns.

Editor’s pick: Huda Beauty The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette


Huda Beauty’s The New Nude Eyeshadow Palette is a mix of rosy-toned creamy mattes, pretty glitters, and high-shine metallics – the perfect palette for neutral shades for your wedding day.

Best Blusher for Brides

Blusher needs to be just that: a blush. So choose a blusher that is soft and suitable for your skin tone. With blusher, always remember less is more! 

Editor’s pick: Benefit Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder


Achieve that coveted blushing bride look with our pick of the best blushers for your wedding day, no matter your budget. Benefit Dandelion Brightening Face Powder has buildable colour with a hint of shimmer for that perfect natural bridal glow.

Best Face Powder for Your Wedding Day

Lock in your wedding day foundation with a pressed or loose setting powder that you can keep in your bridal clutch bag to reduce shine throughout the big day.

Editor’s pick: Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder


Urban Decay’s All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder instantly makes any foundation totally waterproof, and its lightweight formula absorbs excess oils to give a visibly flawless finish.

Best Lipstick for Your Wedding Day Makeup Bag

Your lipstick serves as the finishing touch to your bridal makeup look, so this is a staple on your big day. But given that there are so many formulas to choose from (matte, satin, gloss etc) it can be difficult to choose just one. Whether it’s for your wedding day or every day use, if you’re looking for a new lippie, browse our pick of the best lipsticks for your wedding day here.

Editor’s pick: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk


Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk enhances the natural hue of your lips so is unique to your skin tone and natural lip colour. The nude-pink lipstick is perfect for brides as it’s formulated for every woman at every age and any skin tone.

Best Wedding Makeup Bag

You’ve found the best wedding perfume for you and the best men’s aftershave for your groom, but how about a special makeup bag to keep and remember the big day?

Editor’s pick: Beautifect Box

Consisting of an advanced lighting system, designated compartments and flaps, 5 lighting colour modes, 3 brightness settings, powerful LED simulating daylight quality lighting, a magic hinge to angle the mirror, distortion free mirror, and a rechargeable and cordless luxury vanity case; this makeup box is a must-have for any bride-to-be.


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