Wedding venue? Check. Dress? Check. Bridal beauty squad? Check. With a thousand photos to document your big day (you do have your wedding hashtag, right?), it is no wonder you want your bridal beauty look to be perfect. You can rely on your hair and makeup team to think of the super obvious stuff: waterproof mascara that will not run down your face as you cry through your vows, curling irons of all different sizes to give you natural-looking waves and hairspray so that your style will last until the very last dip on the dance floor. But there are also some not-so-typical products that they might not have on hand that could make your day go a lot smoother. We put together a handy checklist to put your mind at ease — and chances are you will use it way beyond your wedding day, too.
Makeup Setting Spray
Even though your makeup artist will use the most long-lasting, waterproof products he or she can find, there is no harm in securing some extra insurance for your wedding day. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray keeps your look in place — the mist is super fine so it will not smear makeup. It also refreshes your look throughout the day so that your makeup looks like you just applied it.
Chances are your makeup artist can work wonders on magically disguising a blemish with concealer, but wouldn’t you rather not even have a pimple on your wedding day in the first place? Especially if you plan on being away from home the night before your wedding day, stash an acne treatment in your toiletry kit for any skin emergency that pops up at the last minute.
You might be familiar with the dryer sheet trick to quickly smooth out flyaways in a snap, but a laundry room probably is not accessible for most of you on your big day. Ouai Anti-Frizz Hair Sheets can be discreetly tucked into your bridal clutch to get rid of frizz, control static and add shine (without the telltale scent of a box of Bounce).
Speaking of multitasking sheets, oil-blotting sheets are designed to remove shine and oil without smearing your makeup. It is helpful throughout the night when it is not as easy to get out a face powder and a brush in between songs on the dance floor. Concentrate on your T-zone where it gets the shiniest.
A One-of-a-Kind Fragrance
Fragrance has the magical ability to transport you to specific moments in your life. Pick a unique scent so that whenever you spritz it, you will relive the special day. The super-chic Chloé L’Eau has elegant notes of rose and magnolia. Plus, the gorgeous blush bottle is a total Instagram bait. Or order your personal mix at Jo Malone.
And make your hotel room or getting-ready location feel a little bit more warm and welcoming with a great-scented candle like the Nest Birchwood Pine Candle. Plus, it will add a pretty background glow to your selfies.
Nourishing Cuticle Oil
Your photographer will capture lots of pics of your hands once they are newly adorned with your wedding ring, so make sure your nails are looking their best with a moisturizing dose of Tenoverten The Rose Oil. A mix of jojoba, argan, pomegranate, sweet almond and hemp seed oil make this blend seriously hydrating. And since it is a rollerball, you will not have to worry about spillage.
A Lip Color
You might want to consider bringing your own lip color so you can easily reapply throughout the day for touchups. We love Yves Saint Laurent Vinyl Cream Lip Stain— it slides on with the ease of a lip gloss, but it has the staying power of a stain. Plus, the comfortable formula will not settle into fine lines.