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The beauty products you'll actually use on your wedding day

Say “I do” to the latest and greatest in bridal beauty.

Say “I do” to the latest and greatest in bridal beauty

Makeup for the big day plays no small role in the massive endeavour that is wedding planning. While everyone has their ideal vibe, be it romantic, boho or modern, there are some beauty fundamentals that apply to all; it's likely that you will want flawless makeup, glowing skin and hair that holds. And if you or your party are taking any beauty aspects into your own hands, we imagine you're choosing your tools for the day carefully. So, we've rounded-up the top bridal beauty essentials worth committing to on your big day.

For a last min glow

The fastest way to bridal radiance? Jergens' new tanning mousse that dries down in 60-seconds flat. It works with skintones to mimic the results you would get from real tanning, so the end result looks natural and streak-free. Apply the foam after a shower, and watch it develop over a few hours. Don't worry about getting it on your dress, there's zero transference with this formula that comes in lighter and deep shades.

Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse, $10, walmart.ca

For that ring finger

There are no rules when it comes to wedding day nails. You won't go wrong with neutral tones, but there's nothing that says you can't opt for something a little bolder. So, why not pick up a polish collection that has it all? These love-inspired polishes have every option you could want from barely-there beige to racy red, plus enough extra shades for all of your bridesmaids.

Sally Hansen Blushed Collection, $10 each, amazon.ca

For the dewy skin effect

Behind every amazing makeup application is great skin. It's why you'd want to invest in products that offer the best ROI. Case in point: Skinceutical's intensifier, which boosts skin's hyaluronic acid levels — aka making you look extra dewy. Apply 4-6 drops to skin for added hydration and firmness. If you didn't sleep the night before, it also helps with dark circles and under-eye puffiness—just saying.

Skinceuticals H.A. Intensifier, $120, geebeauty.ca

For max hair hold

When you're doing your hair, you only want to do it once. That means, a little spray can go a long way. This VIP powder is pretty much what its name suggests, a lot of volume in a single bottle. Try it to add instant grip, body and texture to any hairstyle. Plus, if you're wedding is outdoors, this spray's anti-humidity shield is just an added bonus.   

Kérastase Volume in Powder, $43, kerastase.ca

The sweetest scent

Considering its blend of softness and strength, the latest release from Chloé makes for an ideal wedding day fragrance. Its unique mix of oak moss with plum and fresh freesia flowers is feminine and sweet, but still dynamic enough for the cool-girl bride. Spray it on your wrists, behind the ears and the backs of knees for a scent that's guaranteed to linger all night long.

Chloé Nomade, $122, hudsonsbay.com

For extra long lashes

Getting your lashes just right can take some trial and error, but Velour Lashes makes it easy. These handmade mink lashes can be worn up to 25 times, and add length, volume and a lift at all once. The strips are shorter than most, which means you won't have to cut them down for size either.

Velour Would I Lie? Lashes, $34, velourlashes.com

For a good night-before sleep

It's the night before your big day, and you want to make the most of your beauty sleep, right? Then consider picking up a bottle of pillow spray. Formulated with a superblend of lavender and wild chamomile, it helps reduce anxiety and improve your sleep cycle, while your skin goes into repair mode. Just give your pillow a few sprays before bed, and you'll wake up looking and feeling refreshed.

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $34, sephora.ca

For the most kissable lips

Finding the perfect lipstick for your big day can be harder than it sounds. You want something long-lasting and universally flattering, and luckily, Oribe delivers. The ideal blend of pink and nude, this shade works on just about everyone. The light formula glides on while an infusion of White Lily and Myrrh plump lips, so you can kiss, and keep on kissing.

Oribe Lip Lust Creme Lipstick in The Nude, $50, holtrenfrew.com

For that #flawless finish

If it's that ultra-airbrushed look you want for your photos, you'll want to reach for brushes by Artis. The first and only of its kind, these brushes are ergonomically designed to mimic the way you put on makeup with your hands. And rather than use animal hairs or bristles, each brush is made up of fibres that deliver an even application unparalleled by competitors.

Artis Fluenta 5 Brush Set, $305, holtrenfrew.com

For a quick refresh

Chances are good you're going to need a little refresh at some point during the day, but you probably won't have a ton of time to do it. Let a hydrating spray to do the heavy lifting. Facialist Jordan Samuel's version uses a red seaweed and hyaluronic acid punch to keep you glowing whenever you start to feel dry. Use it anytime you need a pick-me-up.

Jordan Samuel Skin Hydrate The Mist, $36, jordansamuelskin.com

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