14 Things That Should Be in Every Bride's Makeup Bag

Hair & Beauty
Makeup Picks to Upgrade Your Beauty Routine

Photo: Jeffrey Westbrook

Achieving a flawless bridal beauty look starts with what kind of makeup you use. To put your best face forward, we suggest upgrading your makeup bag well before the big day. To help you find the best cosmetics for your wedding-day look and beyond, we came up with an extensive list of editor-approved beauty products. Get shopping, brides!

Liquid Foundation: Too much glow can look shiny in photos. Try a matte foundation to stay picture-perfect all day.
We recommend: Perfect Matte Foundation, $67, Dolce & Gabbana

Sponge: Use it to diffuse your base for a natural finish.
We recommend: Makeup Sponge, $20, BeautyBlender

Shimmery Pencil: Smudge it on the inner corners of your eyes to add subtle sparkle.
We recommend: Highlighter pencil, $17, Jane Iredale

Nude Lip Liner: Put it on before lipstick for more staying power.
We recommend: Precision Lip Definer in Beige Satin, $29, Chanel

Pressed Powder: Get an oil-free T-zone without cakiness.
We recommend: Stay-Matte Pressed Powder, $23, Clinique

Bottom-Lash Mascara: Softly darken your lower lashes for an extra hit of definition.
We recommend: Pointilliste Mascara, $26, Surratt

Blush: Brush it on the apples of your cheeks, and dust highlighting powder right on top.
We recommend: Contouring Cheek Color Duo in Stroked, $77, Tom Ford

Satin-Finish Lipstick: You can't go wrong with a classic soft pink or peachy coral.
We recommend: LipPerfection Lipcolor in Darling, $7.49, CoverGirl

Blotting Papers: For on-the-go de-shining, these babies work like a charm.
We recommend: Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers, $10, Tarte

Primer: This simple first step locks makeup in place.
We recommend: Beautifully Matte Primer, $10, No. 7

Eyeliner and Brush: Applied with a brush, a "cake" formula looks soft and pretty.
We recommend: Tightline Cake Eye Liner, $24, Laura Mercier; Brush 11, $26, Trish McEvoy

Mascara: Lush lashes ensure your eyes stand out in photos.
We recommend: Definicils Waterproof Mascara, $28, Lancome

Illuminating Concealer: It gives light coverage for dark circles plus radiance to brighten.
We recommend: Touche Eclat, $41, Yves Saint Laurent

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