Photo: Courtesy of Alyssa Hertzig
The BRIDES beauty team spends their 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: They've seen it all. And now they want you to see it all, too! Each week, they'll be bringing you a few of their favorite finds perfect for a bride-to-be! Here's what we're obsessed with right now.
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: We're huge fans of Benefit's famed They're Real Mascara, so we couldn't wait to check out this new one. Well, we did, and it's awesome! The skinny brush made our tester's lashes really thick and the formula helped them stay curled for hours. Great lashes are essential for looking good in those wedding photos, and this mascara makes it simple to get 'em. ($24, available at hsn.com).
Clarins Instant Light Comfort Oil in Raspberry: Got dry lips? Then check out this berry-tinged treatment to get kissable lips before your big day. It goes on like a lip gloss, but it's really more of a supercharged, super fancy balm. It softens, it hydrates, and it has the faintest pretty, pink tint. It's also incredibly long-lasting: Our tester puts it on in the morning when she gets to work and can usually still feel it on her lips by the end of the day. ($23, available at Macy's).
The Coolest Bridal Nail Art: Paintbox, the chic nail-art salon in New York City, just came out with a menu of bridal nail designs and they are so cool! These aren't your grandma's wedding-day nails, that's for sure. The new designs feature wedding-y colors like blush pink, ivory, and pastel blue along with a funky twist like silver flecks, rose-gold tips, or pearl detailing. Our tester tried an ink base with an abstract, gold-foil design on top and she's been getting compliments like crazy! Can't make it to NYC for a Paintbox appointment? No prob. Just check out their site for major bridal-nail inspo.