As we head into wedding season, not only do we have to figure out what to wear to the various celebrations, ceremonies and parties, we’ve also got our hair and makeup to contend with. Because your original party fare won’t cut it, here are 10 wedding-friendly makeup products that will up your game without you having to get your makeup done.
Conceal All Blemishes
There is nothing worse than waking up to a pimple the day you have to attend a wedding. Cover up with L’Oréal Paris TrueMatch Concealer $7.99, a customized cover-up stick that provides unbelievable coverage from the tiniest of blemishes to larger areas of imperfection.
Unlike your other beauty choices, a good foundation can make or break your entire complexion, which is why there should be no compromise when choosing the right one. Give your face the attention it deserves by opting for one of beauty's best-rated foundations, Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation $60, a luminous, skin-perfecting fluid makeup that is buildable with coverage.
A Precise Line
Skip smudgy pencils in favor of a liquid liner to giver your lids a more precise definition. Another great thing about a liquid liner is that it will stay put from reception to party without ever budging. Choose one with a marker-tip for foolproof application. Try Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner Pen in Jet Black $22, a water-proof liquid liner pen that provides smooth and controlled application every time.
Grace Kelly Eyes
Give yourself Grace Kelly eyes by taking the classically beautiful route in neutral beige tones. Start off by applying a pale beige eye-shadow over your entire lid and then blend a slightly darker, but still neutral shade on the crease. Get the look by using NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Bellissima $34, which features a shimmering beige and a matte gray brown shadow, the perfect match for achieving an elegant and classic lid.
If you're in the mood to show off a more provocative side to your look, consider a smoky set that will highlight and define your lids. Always look for a palette that contains a shimmering gray shadow, the go-to shade when creating the ideal smoky eye. For a full on smoky lid, use Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in Afterparty $30, a gorgeous palette that features shades like gleaming pewter and shimmering ink.
Nothing says romance like a soft flush of pink on your cheeks. To give yourself an extra glow, opt for a cream-based blush, a great option for summertime, especially for outdoor weddings. Get the look with NARS Cream Blush in Cactus Flower $29, a reddish-pink shade that is flattering on almost every skin tone.
Say I Love You in Red
There is a reason why red is the color of love—which is why there is no better time than during a wedding to rock that color. Beautiful and always show-stopping, you can't go wrong with classic red lips. Lancome L'Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rogue $30 is a creamy, satiny breathtaking red that will not only brighten your complexion but also your teeth.
Soft Pink Lips
If red is too bold for your taste, opt for a pinkish hue instead which looks just as captivating on. Team it with a pale pink blush and faux lashes for a look that is irresistibly sweet. To give your lips a taste of pink try Sephora Rogue Shine Lipstick in Love Spell $12, a semi-sheer cool light pink hue.
Nothing says gorgeous quite like luminous skin. Get your radiance on with cult favorite Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE Eclat Radiance $40, a luminizing pen that immediately erases signs of fatigue and brightens the complexion.
The Wow Factor
Get that wow factor that only faux lashes can give you by donning a set of falsies on top of your real ones. From dramatic and captivating, to alluring and romantic, fake lashes bring on a whole new level of glamour to your beauty look. Illamasqua False Eye Lashes in Medium $15 create a hypnotizing effect immediately upon application.