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We know there are a LOT of beauty products out there – and sometimes it can feel like as soon as you use the word ‘wedding’, suddenly there’s even more to think about!
To make it easy for you to decide what you should treat yourself to or prioritise for your big day, we asked lots of bridal beauty experts to tell us the one product they simply couldn’t live without.
Bridal Beauty Experts Reveal Which Product They Couldn’t Live Without
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
“My Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is what I call a cult classic. I use it to moisturise, to tame unruly eyebrows and hair frizz and also as a balm. It’s definitely a jack of all trades product and a hero of mine.” Joy Adenuga, wedding and celebrity makeup artist – joyadenuga.com
Iconic London Glow Drops
“I use Iconic London Glow Drops under foundation, on the highest points of the face such as the cheek bones, the brow bone and sometimes on the nose, to create an amazing glow. I sometimes also use it on the body for a bronzed goddess look!” Sacha Lilly MUA, wedding makeup artist – @sacha_lilly_MUA
Vanderohe No1 Nourishing Facial Serum
“Highlighter can only do so much when you’re looking for a glowing complexion; when it comes to your wedding it’s time to pull in the big guns for a lit-from-within glow, and that includes the Vanderohe No1 Nourishing Facial Serum.
“Yes, it’s pricey but you can’t put a price on flawless W-day skin. It’s made from 100% natural ingredients and is an anti-inflammatory to soothe any stress related spots and leave your complexion clear. Plus the botanical scents smells like the spa, which is relaxing in itself.” Melanie Macleod, Confetti contributor and beauty editor
Read more: How to prepare for your wedding makeup trial
Strivectin Intensive Eye Treatment
“Eek, just one product?! I would absolutely have to say eye cream. I use eye cream every day to keep the delicate skin under my eyes hydrated. Eye cream also doubles as a lip moisturiser and keeps lips super hydrated.
“My favourite eye cream is Strivectin Intensive Eye Treatment for Wrinkles. I’ve been using their eye cream for about 10 years and I just couldn’t be without it.” Joyce Connor, wedding makeup artist – joyceconnormakeup.co.uk
See our IGTV interview with Joyce below – it’s packed with useful beauty and skincare tips!
Le Volume De Chanel Mascara
“The product I can’t live without would be Le Volume De Chanel Mascara. I have used this for years and it is an incredible mascara that really does give volume and length without it looking too clumpy. The colour is prominent black and it really does make your lashes stand out. I particularly like the brush, as it’s comb-like, but fairly large which makes it easy for application.” Amanda White, wedding makeup artist – amandawhite.co.uk
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask
“I really agonised over this – even though the feature was my idea! – because I’m so lucky to get to try so many fabulous products as part of my job, but honestly the stand out in ten years of reviewing things has to be The Body Shop’s Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Mask. You can instantly see the change to your skin after using it.” Zoe Burke, Digital Editor, Confetti.co.uk
Schwarzkopf Silhouette Style & Care Lotion
“My favourite go to product at the moment is Schwarzkopf Silhouette Style & Care Lotion.
“It is versatile, and excellent for today’s bride – a go-to product when you need to create beautiful soft relaxed and textured styles that are glossy and free of flyaways!” Pam Wrigley, wedding makeup and hair artist – weddingmakeupandhair.com
Glossier Brow Flick
“Wedding day makeup should be timeless, flawless and an enhancement on your features.
“Brows can be such a trend driven area- but you don’t want to look back on wedding photos and think that! My essential product is the Glossier Brow Flick – a product that literally creates hair strokes for the most natural, tamed brows that frame the rest of your make up. It’s easy to use and importantly lasts all day. I use this on everyone!” Nicola Redman, wedding makeup artist – @nicolaredman.makeup
Read more: Microblading for your wedding
Weleda Skin Food
“Weleda Skin Food: this moisturiser is awesome. I love it because it’s one of the those multipurpose products: it preps, primes, hydrates and illuminates and because I’m all about that natural radiance within a look, this is perfect.
“Also It smells gorgeous, like a spa treatment in a bottle packed with some essential oils. Soothing and calming!” Beverley, wedding makeup artist – makeupology.co.uk
Eyeshadow Blending Brush
“When I first think about a beauty product I can’t live without I automatically think of my MAC Mineralise skin finish powder, which gives the face an overall glow and brings the whole face together.
“However, on second thoughts I have concluded that my absolute beauty must have, has got to be my eyeshadow blending brush, this is one beauty product that actually CANNOT be replaced with anything else in my kit. I mean if you have the most beautiful spread of fancy, bright and inviting colours on an eyeshadow palette and no blending brush to help with the application you will only be doing the colours an injustice.
“My blending brush helps me to achieve a flawless, smooth finish and blends all my vibrant colours together to make a masterpiece. With my blending brush in my hand I feel like a true artist and I’m ready to paint on any canvas!” Liz Koya, wedding makeup artist – @lizkoyamakeup
Watch Liz’s tutorial for a flawless eyeshadow look below!
Feeling ready to start your pre-wedding beauty regime? Make sure you read our guide to getting flawless skin for your wedding day.