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New for Fall: 10 Wedding Day Beauty Musts

  |  By Alison McGill

Not only is fall the best fashion season; it's the best beauty one too. From getting ready through the reception, you want to look and feel your absolute finest, and who could blame you? If there's any day you deserve some self-love, it's this one.

There are so many amazing new cosmetic treats to shop for, but we've edited your wedding day essentials list down to these few, which, by the way, happen to be our personal favourites too!


Get stylish with styling cream

This styling cream brings out hair's natural texture and is the perfect product to apply pre-wedding day styling. Whether you're going for laid-back waves during an oceanside ceremony, a sleek updo, or Hollywood-worthy curls, keeping this must-have on hand can amplify any wedding day 'do.

Bumble & bumble Texture Hair (Un)Dressing Crème, $32.


Sweeten up with this scent

This sequel to Balenciaga's eponymous first fragrance puts a fresh spin on the scent and is brimming with the sweet aroma of violet leaves. Subtle notes of cedar, sandalwood, and patchouli give this favourite a fresh touch. Your new hubby won't be able to stop leaning in for extra kisses with a whiff of this off your neck!

Balenciaga L'Essence, $110 for 50ML.


Light it up with illuminator

Apply this illuminator to cheeks, brow bones, and décolleté — anywhere you want to add a little shimmer and shine! This is your time to sparkle, so make every moment count. It gives you that extra "oomph," and we're loving the goddess glow it creates. Paired with a megawatt smile, you'll be simply irresistible.

Benefit Watts Up, $34.


Throw some shade with eye shadow

Give lids a wash of shimmering colour with this heavenly mousse-like shadow. Highly pigmented, D'ombre takes elegance to the next level, and it feels luxurious on your lids too. With a stain finish and smooth texture, this eye shadow is a must for your makeup bag, and the results will last you through the reception and beyond.

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre (6 shades available), $37.


Even out with spot reduction

Brighten and even your skin tone with this miraculous dark spot-reducing serum. Its soft, creamy texture is gentle on the skin, so you'll experience a mini spa day with every use! The formula blends seamlessly to cover imperfections, reduce fine lines, and bring out your natural beauty with a stunning stain finish we can't get enough of.

Darphin Melaperfect, $115.


Go long with lengthening mascara

Get luscious false-looking lashes with this lengthening mascara designed to coat each and every lash with its patented I-Conical brush. That's right—it gives even the thinnest and shortest lashes a glamorous lifted look. Swipe it on to separate, extend, and volumize, and you'll be sporting a gorgeous full fringe without all the fuss.

Lancôme Doll Eyes Mascara, $31.


Big and bold with a sensuous lip

Punchy lip colour is essential for fall, and these lipsticks pack power pigments in a moisture-rich formula. Moisturizing and plumping with a shiny finish, this ultra-creamy colour makes an impact during any occasion, and your wedding is the perfect one.

Experience a buttery smooth sensation as you glide on this must-have, which is infused with passionfruit, murumuru, raspberry seed oil, shea butter, and warm vanilla.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Sensuous Rouge LipColor (12 shades), $30.


Nail the polished grey look

Gray is the nail colour of the season, and this charcoal hue is rich, not too goth, and looks great with white! It's a stunning shade against the alabaster backdrop of a classic gown, and it adds a hint of the unexpected to your magical moment. A luxe mani has a way of amplifying any look, so your wedding dress takes the cake.

NARS Nail Polish in Galion, $21.


Prime your skin for perfection with a primer

Before you foundation and powder, prep your skin with this hydrating primer designed to help your makeup last and last. You want that flawless makeup to stay put through the last goodbye, so this is our must for locking in looks.

It hydrates while providing a protective barrier against the elements (or cake to the face) while soothing and nourishing your skin for multiple benefits in one go. We approve.

Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer, $45.


Be the blushing bride with the perfect blush

Brush on this blush and watch the colour self-adjust to your skin tone to create the perfect flush. It's a great way to play up your natural beauty on your big day, and this shade will appear oh-so-flattering in your wedding photos.

Stila Custom Colour Blush in Self-Adjusting Coral, $26.

This article was originally published on Sep 14, 2011

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