December is the month of cheer—from holiday parties to the start of proposal season, it marks a lot of special occasions. It’s also a great time to mix it up and try something new. We’ve rounded up some of the latest and greatest bridal beauty products that are perfect for purchasing during this time of year—especially when there are Christmas sales going on. Whether you decide to purchase these products as last-minute gifts or holiday splurges for yourself, these are the beauty items you’ll want to keep your eye out for this month.
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème – Limited Edition
For a winter skin overhaul minus the professional treatments, this is your product. Clé de Peau Beauté’s cult favourite La Crème offers results that are nothing short of transformative (and it should be, given the price point). This rich moisturizer diminishes the look of fine lines and gives skin a firmer, more resilient appearance. Its Illuminating Complex EX with precious silk and pearl elements helps to retexturize skin while reducing the appearance of damage caused by environmental stress. Use it as the last step in your evening skincare routine and you’ll awaken to a radiant complexion in the morning. This iconic product is made even more special for the holidays with a a limited edition butterfly-adorned rose pastel jar.
Crambé Face Forward Rejuvenating Oil
If you haven’t heard of abyssinian oil, you’ll be obsessed after trying this Canadian product. Crambé Face Forward Rejuvenating Oil is 100% natural abyssinian oil, harvested from the seeds of Crambe Abyssinica plants grown on Prince Edward Island. With anti-inflammatory properties and omega-3 fatty acids to hydrate the skin, this oil smooths and rejuvenates, giving you the natural glow you’ll want on your wedding day. Pro tip: The oil should be applied right after cleansing, before other products such as toner or serum due to its light, fast-absorbing consistency, and we love that it’s not heavy or greasy!
The Body Shop Holiday Collection Gift Sets
The Body Shop is home to iconic scents (satsuma, anyone?!) and some of the best, most practical holiday gift collection sets. These conveniently pre-packaged sets make perfect bridesmaid gifts, with skincare staples including gel soap and the brand’s best-selling body butter. Gift each of your girls a different scent that suits her personality.
AIR OPTIX® COLORS Contact Lenses
One of the ways to instantly change up your look is with coloured contacts. Some brides may opt to wear these more often than not, even choosing to wear them on their wedding day. We are currently in love with theAIR OPTIX® COLORS contact lenses by Alcon, which has a range of colours that will allow you to enhance your natural eye colour, while still drawing attention to your eyes on your special day. The lenses are comfortable enough to wear right through the reception speeches, and are available with or without a prescription.
Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler
Dyson’s done it again—they’ve released a new hair styling tool that everyone’s been talking about (you’ve probably seen it on Instagram by now). The Dyson Airwrap Hair Styler is the perfect hair tool to add to your wedding registry, and it’s truly a game changer in the way that it styles your locks. Using air to wrap hair around the tool, you can achieve a gorgeous hairstyle without damaging your mane from the heat. You’ll also no longer have to blow-dry your hair then style—the tool is designed to be used on damp hair. Drying and styling your hair simultaneously? That’s a win to us.
Quo Ombré Lashes
False lashes are a must for stunning wedding portraits and we’re currently crushing on Quo’s ombré version. These lashes are black at the base and lighten to a soft brown to accent your eyes in the most natural way. They’re easy to apply, can be reused for up to three weeks, and at $10 a pop you can afford to grab a few extra pairs for your bridesmaids too.
Arbonne Double Take Matte & Shine Lip Duo in Redwood
Love a deep, earthy red hue for your lips? Then you’ll be all over Arbonne’s Double Take Matte & Lip Shine Duo in the colour Redwood. On one end you’ll find a gorgeous matte liquid lipstick, which applies beautifully, doesn’t dry out the lips and is impressively long-wearing—something you’ll no doubt want for your wedding day. On the other end is a lip gloss in a complementary shade, which you can add for shine and shimmer.
Volition Turmeric Brightening Polish
Volition Beauty, an online beauty platform that crowdsources ideas for beauty products from consumers, vets the ideas, and allows the consumers to vote on which products should be made, has recently launched in Canada at Sephora, with three products available in-store and seven products available online. One product you should definitely pick up if you’re at a Sephora store this month is the Volition Turmeric Brightening Polish. Used on the face and body, the turmeric in the product brightens and smooths skin, giving it a glowing, healthy appearance.
Graydon Skincare Fullmoon Serum
Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and collagen are just a few ingredients in Graydon Skincare’s newest product, which plumps and protects the skin against environmental pollutants. The light formula isn’t heavy and absorbs quickly, giving your face a hydrated, smooth appearance. We love Graydon Skincare for their plant-based philosophy, and this product doesn’t disappoint.