With October upon us, we’re looking forward to cooler temperatures and cozy sweaters. Better yet, we’re embracing the upcoming fall weddings where we know we won’t have to stand outside in 30 degree-plus weather, sweating under the sun. With fall comes gorgeous colours, and weddings that play up the best of the season.
With the weather change, you’ll have to adapt your beauty routine to ensure your makeup not only stays all day, but protects against the elements. We’ve chosen some of our current favourite beauty products for the month of October that are easy to integrate into your existing beauty routine to ensure you’re ready for the cooler weather ahead.
BITE Beauty Sweet Treats: Party Prep Agave Lip Care Set
The perfect little present to include in wedding welcome bags or bridesmaid gift boxes, these party prep lip kits include a mini version of BITE’s best-selling Agave Lip Balm, a water-activated Agave Lip Scrub sample and a mini Champagne Agave Lip Mask for a frost of wedding-ready rose gold pearl colour, all packaged up in a cute little pill bottle. These sets are limited edition so be sure to snap them up now!
KORRES Pure Greek Olive 3-in-1 Nourishing Oil
Combat the cool weather with this new all-purpose moisturizer from KORRES. Incorporate this velvety, luxurious oil into your day cream for enhanced moisturization, use it as a highlighter by applying a drop on the cheekbones, work it into the ends of your hair to eliminate split ends and frizz or use it all over your body after showering to lock in moisture.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in “Fawn”
On your wedding day, and particularly in the cooler months, you’ll want a lipstick that’s moisturizing and comfortable to wear. For this reason, we’re currently loving L’Oreal Paris’s Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in the very wedding-appropriate nude hue “Fawn.” Infused with oil, this formula doesn’t feel waxy whatsoever on the lips, and the colour payoff and shine it provides ensures you have the perfect pout throughout all parts of your big day.
Kérastase Resistance Bain Extentioniste and Fondant Extentioniste
This revolutionary line from Kérastase, formulated to encourage long locks, was basically made for brides. Designed to target the hair fibre from root to tip, this shampoo and conditioner combo works together to keep locks fortified while repairing split ends and breakage. Enriched with taurine, the shampoo protects the hair follicle while creating healthy scalp environment while the conditioner’s creatine R complex works to reinforce the internal structure of the hair. Use this line from the moment you get engaged for gorgeous long tresses on your wedding day with no extensions required!
$45 and $48, kerastase.ca.
Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
For a refreshing dose of hydration to your skin, we love the Fresh Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence. Like many health and wellness enthusiasts, Fresh’s founder wanted to see if there were properties in kombucha, the fermented sweet black tea, that would show benefits to the skin after being applied directly. The result is this essence, which protects the skin against air pollutants and provides antioxidant protection. Apply it after cleansing your face at night during your pre-wedding skincare routine.
Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne
We can’t emphasize enough just how important a wedding-day fragrance is. One we’re currently loving is the Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne. This floral fragrance is given a cheerful twist with the addition of davana, and smells like how you’d want to smell if you’ve been in the English countryside. For celebrations where the flowers are lush and plentiful, this would make the ultimate scent, bringing you back to your celebration each time you smell it.
CND Wild Earth Collection
CND’s latest collection is inspired by nature, including its textures and landscapes. With earthy shades that are neutral and go with basically any shade of wedding dress, these hues are perfect for every style of bride. We especially love “Spear,” the ultimate nude-pink, and “Blue Moon,” that perfect something-blue colour for brides with a bit of an edge.