The ultimate bridal beauty guide

Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Venue, dream dress and flowers chosen… While these are vital decisions for any girl to make before her Big Day, an important decision that often gets overlooked in the early stages of planning, is what beauty look will best suit the occasion (and the dress, of course!).

While a classic smokey eye and nude lip has become the standard in bridal beauty, we love that more and more women are breaking away from the stereotype and embracing different looks, such as a bold lip!

We’ve compiled a list of must-have beauty products that we think every bride needs in prep for, and on, her Big Day!

Bodyography Veil Foundation Primer in Clear, R395
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Make-Up, R209.95
Clarins Everlasting Foundation SPF15, R380
Sensai by Kanebo Loose Powder (Translucent), R615
Chanel Vitalumiere Loose Powder Foundation, R1010
Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons Tailor-Made Bronzing Powder, R965
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush, R89.95 
The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Blotting Tissues, R65

Maybelline SUPERSTAY 24hr LIP COLOR, R139.95 
L’Oréal Paris Extraordinaire by Colour Riche®, R149
Revlon Colorstay 16 Hour Eye Shadow, R185
Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara, R230
Essie Spring Romper Room, R119.95

Dermaceutic Sun Ceutic SPF50, R400
Vita Liberata Moment By Moment Tinted Self Tan Mousse, R755
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Use Dry Oil Golden Shimmer, R295

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau De Toilette 30ml, R765
Givenchy Ange ou Demon Le Secret Eau de Parfum 50ml, R1210
Boss Orange Woman Eau de Parfum 30ml, R565

Personal hygiene
White Glo Sensitive Forte +, R45.99
Oral B Pro Expert Toothpaste, R34.99
Dove Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Roll-On, R17.99

Other articles you may be interested in:
Nail colours to wear on your wedding day
Foundation for your wedding day
Different wedding looks for different personalities
Wedding day hairstyle ideas
Get your body wedding-ready

Written by

Emily studied make-up and loves all things beauty related. When she is not reading up on the latest make-up trends, she can be found baking cupcakes, scouring Pinterest for beautiful images and dreaming of her next European adventure.
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    Maybelline Superstay 24hr Lip Colour is definitely a must have for a bride because there isn’t much time to reapply makeup.

    4 years ago •

  1. Lemay Ferreira

    I would do the bottom left for my wedding <3

    5 years ago •

  1. Safiya Rawat

    The first make-up look is stunning.

    5 years ago •

  1. Chrizelde

    These girls look stunning, love these looks

    5 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Ooh some fabulous products! Some are a bit pricey though.

    5 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    I think the first girl is lovely, the face is flawless, wow

    5 years ago •

  1. Des

    Love the looks. So youthful and really do the ladies best features justice.

    5 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I love the first look with the winged liner, it makes you look more awake and makes the eyes look bigger.

    5 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    Classic, simple, clean and neat make up is the best bridal make up for all cultures and complexions.

    5 years ago •

  1. Hess

    The first picture is absolutely stunning. Bold lips are nice, but the standard is successful for a reason.

    5 years ago •

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