Bridal Beauty Must-Haves

We take a look at some of the best beauty products on the market - perfect for DIY wedding makeup!


Every bride wants to look extra-beautiful — and using the best beauty products to help you achieve perfection is the way forward. We asked 10 leading beauty brands to share their leading products for women on their wedding days, so you know exactly what to have in your bridal beauty kit bag.

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1   Schwarzkopf BC Oil Gold Shimmer Treatment

Part of the BC Oil Miracle Range, you can make sure your hair has just as much sparkle as the rest of you by using this luxurious and nourishing Gold Shimmer Treatment in the run up to your wedding. It is infused with argan oil to give hair a brilliant shine and noticeable suppleness.

2   St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse and Gold Skin Illuminator

If you want to apply your own tan, use a trusted brand like St. Tropez. For a classic golden glow, apply the mousse prior to your wedding (using an applicator glove), and on the day itself blend Gold Skin Illuminator into the areas that will catch the light.

3   Skin Doctors Instant Face Lift

Often referred to as a “face lift in a bottle” this instant pick-me-up lifts, tones and smoothes away any wrinkles in less than five minutes. It also acts as a fabulous make up primer, leaving a perfect matt complexion for a bride to apply her makeup.

4   Decléor Life Radiance Flash Radiance Mask

Most brides want to give their skin a last minute boost for their big day and Decléor’s Flash Radiance Mask takes only three minutes to instantly leave skin radiant. It’s the perfect, fast-fix beauty treatment to use before applying your foundation.

5   Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner

You want your whole body to smell delicious, and your skin to feel silky smooth, on your wedding day. Perfect for spring and summer brides (particularly if you’ll have roses in your bouquet or wedding flowers), Ro’s Argan by Lush is a sweetly-scented body conditioner to smooth and fragrance every inch of you.

6   Nails Inc “Bling It On” Romance Set

Ideal for brides, this gorgeous set launches in March 2013 and includes the bestselling Porchester Square nude shade — perfect for brides who want a timeless, on-trend look. But if you’re ready to bling-it-up come the evening reception, add the Electric Avenue silver glitter polish, white crystal 3D bows and a selection of Swarovski crystals.

7   Boots Colour Match

You can make sure you have exactly the right colour foundation for the big day using Boots’ Colour Match service. Go in-store and a No7 advisor will use a clever device to read the “colour values” of your skin, matching it to exactly the right shade for you.

8   Eylure Ultra Naturals

False eyelashes are a must-have fashion accessory at the moment — but a bride is most beautiful when she looks natural (with clever enhancements to help along the way). Eylure’s Ultra Naturals enhance and frame your eyes, giving you confidence and boosted beauty — without making you look like a TOWIE cast member!

9   Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush at

According to the beauty editor at, your wedding photography can wash the skin out. She says a little more blush than usual will help the camera to pick it up effectively and recommends Daniel Sandler’s waterproof, long-lasting and highly-pigmented Watercolour Blush as her hero product for brides.

10   Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation and Pure Color Shadow Paint Pots

If you’re looking for luxurious, high quality makeup for your wedding day, Estée Lauder recommends two hero products for brides. Even and long-lasting, Double Wear Foundation has been extended to 30 shades for all skin types and tones, and Pure Color Shadow Paint Pots are cream eye colours in a host of shades that offer a sheer, long-lasting wash of colour to the eyelids.


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