Editors' Picks: Our 15 Favorite Spring Wedding Makeup Essentials

From foundation to perfume, these products will elevate your beauty look.

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Editors' Picks: Spring Wedding Makeup Essentials
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Whether you’ve been invited to a wedding or hosting your own celebration this spring, you’re probably spending most of your time and energy searching for the perfect outfit. While your attire is definitely an important part of your overall look, the makeup products that you use will take it to the next level. Defined eyebrows, a bronzed complexion, and sun-kissed cheeks are some examples of finishing touches that will enhance your features to make you wedding-day ready.

Since the spring season leads to warmer temperatures and sunnier conditions, you might need to be more strategic with the items that you pack for the big day. Besides long-lasting, sweat-proof glam, maybe you want to layer on makeup that’s speaks to the natural flora around you. That’s why we asked our editors to reveal the makeup must-haves that they rely on for spring nuptials. From shimmery foundations to chic shades of lipstick, there’s something for every type of makeup look—whether you want to achieve a natural complexion or a glamorous glow. We also have picks that nod to the season, like a perfume with floral notes for a garden soirée and a tinted sunscreen that's the perfect base for makeup when attending an outdoor ceremony in a backyard. Ahead, the best spring wedding makeup essentials, according to our editors.

Parfums de Marly Valaya Eau de Parfum

Editor's Pick April 2023
Courtesy of Parfums de Marly.

Parfums de Marly is the epitome of luxe, and its Valaya Eau de Parfum is the perfect scent to mark the special occasion that is your wedding day. With notes of bergamot, mandarin, and sweet white peach, it's both sweet and elegant. Not to mention, the stunning white bottle bears a striking resemblance to a wedding gown!” — Samantha Netkin Brash, Assistant General Manager

Nars Lipstick in Dolce Vita

Nars lipstick
Courtesy of Sephora.

“I may be biased since this is the exact lipstick I wore for my own wedding, but I think Nars' ‘Dolce Vita’ lipstick, a sheer dusty rose, is the prettiest option for a bride or wedding guest. It's super flattering and offers just the right hint of color. I also love that it can be layered under a gloss for even more impact.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Kosas Glow I.V.

Sephora Kosas Glow I.V. Vitamin-Infused Skin Illuminating Enhancer in Light Pink Champagne


“If you're a bride looking for that lit-from-within glow on your wedding day, this beautiful illuminator from Kosas can do the trick. You can use it as a targeted highlighter to give your cheekbones a touch of shimmer, or it can be layered with your foundation for an all-over pearlescent sheen. Either way, you'll look stunning as you make your way down the aisle.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight

Rare Beauty highlighter
Courtesy of Sephora.

“I can't get enough of this highlighter. It goes on so smoothly to my skin, and it creates this shimmery, glowing effect that makes me feel like I'm in my summer skin all year round. I think it's a great addition to a spring or summer wedding makeup look—and a little goes a long way, so it's definitely a long-lasting product, which I love.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

Glossier's Glossier You

Glossier perfume
Courtesy of Glossier.

“There's no better fragrance for spring (or any season, in fact) than Glossier You. A cult favorite, this perfume is a wedding day must-have as it was precisely created to blend in with your natural aromas, resulting in a clean and fresh scent that smells like you.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Senior Editor

Urban Decay Stay Naked Threesome Bronzer, Highlighter, Blush

Urban Decay blush, bronzer, higihlighter
Courtesy of Urban Decay.

“Spring means the weather is finally warm, so I love using makeup to manufacture a sun-kissed glow. Urban Decay’s trio of highlighter, bronzer, and blush has been in my rotation for years because this product accomplishes a luminous complexion that almost looks natural. Not to mention, the three-in-one product will give you more bang for your buck and will fit seamlessly into your wedding clutch. With this item, you won’t have to worry about breaking a sweat on the dance floor. The formula lasts up to 14 hours without needing any touch-ups.” — Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor

Supergoop! Glowscreen

Supergoop! glowscreen
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“If you’re going to a wedding that takes place outdoors, you already know sunscreen is a must. My go-to is Glowscreen by Supergoop! because it looks gorgeous under makeup and doesn’t leave my skin oily. It’s also TSA friendly, so it’s easy to throw in your bag for a destination wedding!” — Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor

Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40

Editor's Pick April 2023
Courtesy of Ilia.

“I'm more of a no-makeup makeup kind of girl, so I absolutely love any product that doubles as a skincare essential, such as sunscreen. Ilia's Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 is made with a clean formula that leaves a lightweight and dewy finish while providing the necessary sun protection you need as the weather warms up. This award-winning foundation has been the perfect addition to my routine for a glowing complexion all day long.” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor

Givenchy Prisme Libre Loose Setting and Finishing Powder

Givenchy setting powder
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“There's a reason why fans of this setting powder have dubbed it ‘magic dust.’ A combination of four colors, the powder swirls together to perfectly correct and brighten your skin while also helping to minimize pores and keep your makeup in place. It's a must-have product for both brides and guests who want to look flawless in photos this spring wedding season.” — Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director

Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow

Dior lipstick
Courtesy of Dior.

“When looking for a lip color, I always gravitate towards those with hydration. Dior Addict Lip Glow is a perfect combo between a lip balm and tint that will add color while preventing your lips from drying out before your first kiss.” — Shelby Wax, Senior Editor

Ogee Luminous Botanical Face Mist

Ogee face mist
Courtesy of Ogee.

“I take this face mist with me every time I travel. Not only is it refreshing, but it leaves my skin with this barely-there glow that just makes me feel brighter and more awake. It's a great refresher to use mid-wedding (just a spritz!), but it's also a great moisture base to use pre-makeup. It's versatile, smells amazing, and just brings my makeup look to the next level in a really subtle way.” — Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Polish

Sally Hansen nail polish
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“For brides and bridesmaids looking to save time and money on their nails, Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri nail polish is something to check out. I specifically love this product because it allows me to easily paint my nails without having to spend hours waiting for the polish to dry. They also come in a fun assortment of colors, including a few pastel hues, which are perfect for spring.” — Corinne Pierre-Louis, Senior Editor

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Giorgio Armani foundation
Courtesy of Giorgio Armani.

“There’s a reason why Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation is a favorite with celebrities, such as Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. This award-winning liquid foundation uses an oil-free formula that provides a long-lasting glow, conceals blemishes, and improves skin texture. Available in 40 different shades, this is a must-have item for brides, bridesmaids, or wedding guests this spring.” — Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor

Carolina Herrera Good Girl Eau de Parfum

Carolina Herrera perfume
Courtesy of Ulta.

“From the sultry, high-heel bottle to the sexy scent, Good Girl Eau de Parfum by Carolina Herrera demands attention in the best way, making it a perfect choice for your wedding day. With a blend of gourmand scents, such as tonka bean, and florals, like jasmine, this is a sweet-yet-cozy fragrance that will last all day.” — Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Strong Hold Clear Brow Gel

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel
Courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

“Whether you’re attending a wedding or saying 'I do’ this spring, you’ll probably find yourself making many different facial expressions throughout the evening. To keep your eyebrows intact, this brow gel is an essential part of any makeup look. This product defines and conditions your brows while holding them in place all day, so you won’t have to worry about an uneven look.” — Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor

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