Photo: Alyssa Hertzig
Being an editor on the BRIDES beauty team means spending most of our days checking out all of the new hair, skin, and makeup products months before they hit the shelves. (We know, tough job right?) So let’s just say: We’ve seen it all. And now we want you to see it all, too! Each week, we’ll bring you a few of our favorite finds perfect for a bride-to-be! Here’s what we’re obsessed with right now.
Clinique Kiss The Bride Lipstick Collection: Clinique has just come out with a new collection of lipsticks, specifically created with the engaged girl (um, that would be you!) in mind, and they are so pretty. There’s “Will You?,” a flattering pink, “I Do!” a soft berry, and “Honeymoon,” a sexy, shimmery nude. They’d make fun bridesmaid gifts, too. ($16 each, available at Clinique)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Enigma: Urban Decay’s shadow primer is legendary. Smooth a thin layer on your lids, apply eye shadow on top, and — trust us — that color isn’t going anywhere. It’s particularly ideal for brides, because what’s the point of perfect morning makeup if it’s going to be gone by the reception, right? This new matte version is especially awesome because 100 percent of the purchase price goes to The Ultraviolet Edge, Urban Decay’s new global initiative to empower women. (For its first effort, the company will be working to help women in Uganda by providing them with microloans, literacy programs, and more.) Do good and get last-all-day makeup? Sold. ($20, available at Urban Decay)
L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude: Are we the only people who end up using just one or two shades in a makeup palette? We take it home with good intentions, but then, a few months later, the nude color is inevitably worn down to nothing, while the weird blues and purples have barely been touched. Enter this gorgeous palette from L’Oreal. There are 10 beautiful neutrals — think soft champagnes, shimmery beiges, matte chocolates — and absolutely zero unwearable colors. Every shade is pretty and perfect, whether it’s for the big day — or just a regular day at the office. ($19.99, available at L’Oréal)