A product can make claim upon claim, but the way to really find out whether it delivers is by reading reviews. Amazon reviews, especially, are pretty on point. We learned quickly to check them before purchasing anything to avoid disappointment. But when you’re looking for beauty products for your wedding—and for the whole party-filled year before your wedding, in fact—you don’t have time to “experiment,” if you know what we mean. You want to be sure that you are going to love the beauty products you buy to wear for your engagement party, bachelorette, bridal shower, and, of course, wedding day. So we sifted through tons of skincare, makeup, and hair products on Amazon to find the ones with the most and highest reviews. And thanks to tough, hard-to-please reviewers, we can safely say that these tried-and-true products will not disappoint.
Maybelline SuperStay 24HR 2-Step Liquid Lipstick Makeup
Whether you’re a bride who favors soft pink lipstick or bright red, finding a formula that’s long-lasting is key. Maybelline’s 24-hour lipstick comes in a variety of shades, and, as one reviewer says, “it really does last. I have to remove it at night with a makeup remover. This lipstick will not smear, not leave a mark on a glass. It can also withstand some kissing.” There you have it—champagne, smooches, and all.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, was $7.49, now $7.12
Jane Iredale Blush
You can’t go wrong with the soft, gorgeous shades of Jane Iredale’s classic powder blush, which were basically made to be worn by a bride on her wedding day. Says one reviewer, “Jane Iredale products are extraordinary—and quite literally good for your skin. I am a devoted fan, and Barely Rose is my favorite blush. It’s one of those universal colors that seems to look great on everyone.”
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $30
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
For seemingly effortless and voluminous texture, a few spritzes of this is all you need. “This stuff is unreal,” raves one reviewer. “It makes [my hair] look natural and slightly messy in the best way. Not to mention it smells amazing. Just buy it. You won’t regret it.”
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $46
Home Health Liquid Lanolin
Lanolin is a super moisturizer for skin, so adding a few drops of this concentrated liquid lanolin to your moisturizer, hair conditioner, whatever—will make your skin and hair really hydrated, even in the colder months. Countless reviewers swear by it.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $27.75
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum
This glow-getting antioxidant serum not only has the seal of approval from hundreds of Amazon reviewers, but it's also been a favorite of beauty editors (and dermatologists) for years. “I look younger with glowing skin every time I use it,” says one reviewer.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $220
DevaCurl Super Cream
This coconut oil-infused styler for curly hair works wonders. “What is this magic?” asks one reviewer. “I’ve just started trying to embrace my natural hair instead of hiding it and this stuff gives me hope. It doesn’t make my hair crunchy and gives [my curls] some bounce. My hair usually gets fluffy after a while, but not with this stuff.”
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $18.54
Neocutis Restorative Eye Balm
Neocutis skincare products contain peptides that really help to speed up skin revitalization. One reviewer started using this eye balm when she noticed the first signs of fine lines creeping up. “It doesn’t make me break out and it isn’t greasy or heavy,” she says.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, was $108, now $97
Elta MD UV Clear Broad Spectrum 46 Facial Sunscreen
Recommended by dermatologists, this sunscreen reduces redness, evens out your skin tone, and also acts a primer. It works wonderfully under makeup and is formulated especially for acneic skin. “If you are looking for a good sunscreen with extra benefits, go for this one,” says a happy reviewer. “It does not leave a white cast, and has amazing ingredients. Seriously, this lotion is a game changer.”
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $33
Jacob & Eli 18 Super Pigmented Top Influencer Professional Eye Shadow Palette
This eye palette contains all of the classic, soft shades you’d want to wear on your wedding day, from soft nude, pink, and taupe to brown and subtle metallics. Plus, the buttery, creamy formula lasts. Says one reviewer, who is a professional makeup artist: “I’m always looking for very highly pigmented eye shadow palettes...and these are amazing. They’re very rich in quality.” And another customer says this is “a stunningly, flawless palette! The colors literally feel like silk. The pigment is beyond amazing and they blend out so flawlessly.”
SHOP NOW: Amazon, was $19, now $12.57
RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
For brides who want natural-looking radiance, look no further than RMS Beauty’s organic bronzer. “I use this to do a basic contour on my cheek,” says one reviewer. “It blends effortlessly and the color lasts all day long. It gives my skin a healthy glow.”
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $28