June brings warmer weather, and at this point we’re launching full-on into vacation mode and wedding season. Summer is the perfect time to try new products, and we’ve scoped out some of the best ones. These are the bridal beauty products you’ll want to carry in your bridal beauty bag.
CND Wedding Collection
Wedding-ready nails are one of the most important accessories you can have your wedding day, and CND’s latest collection of colours are some of their most beautiful. Created with the idea of putting a twist on classic wedding shades, the collection includes various shades of neutrals, with a pink shade, perfect for an extra pop of colour or as the shade of choice for your bridesmaids.
Bite Long Wear Lipstick
A lip colour that’s long-lasting is especially important on your wedding day. Our current favourite is Bite Beauty’s Outburst Longwear Lip Stain, a lip colour that won’t require touch-up after touch-up throughout the day. Unlike many lip stains, this one is hydrating with the help of coconut oil, passion flower and sunflower oil. In three saturated shades, these colours will stay bright and beautiful through to your first dance.
Jo Malone Blossoms Collection
This limited edition collection from Jo Malone sees long-loved floral favourites return in gorgeous rainbow ombré packaging, with the addition of scents such as Silk Blossom and Orange Blossom now available in hair mists and candles. Any of the scents in this line make a great gift for your bridesmaids, and even lighting the candles at your wedding as your wedding-day fragrance will ensure that the scent stays tied to the memory of your big day.
Starting at $75, jomalone.ca
L’Oreal Unlimited Mascara
This new mascara has the unique ability to be used with a straight or bent mascara brush—inspired by a trick some makeup artists use to get to hard-to-reach lashes. This formula gives the lashes an instant lifted look, and makes lashes look longer with its clump- and flake-free formula.
Rodial Vitamin C Tonic
For exfoliating and brightening the skin, we currently turn to Rodial’s Victamin C Tonic. Containing 5% acid complex and 0.5% brightening Vitamin C, this product is a godsend for making your skin appear smoother and restore its natural glow by exfoliating dead skin cells.
Reversa Hydra-Minéral Concentrate
We’ve found the perfect lightweight serum for summer, coming in the form of Reversa’s Hydra Minéral Concentrate, a lightweight serum that protects against pollution and provides deep hydration to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and increase firmness in the skin. It contains ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and Canadian glacial mineral water and is made in Canada, too.
Diorshow Palette 3 Couleurs Tri(o)blique
If there’s ever been a palette with three essential colours, perfect for your wedding day and even to stow in your makeup bag for your honeymoon, this is it. These soft, warm neutral shades are flattering on all skintones and will make any eye colour truly pop. Not only are the colours super saturated, but they’re also silky-smooth and buttery soft.
Bastide Verveine Du Sud Fragrance
We are currently smitten with Bastide’s new scent, Verveine Du Sud, for its fresh, floral and citrus scent. Perfect for brides and grooms alike, this fragrance contains notes of Italian lemon, verbena, peony and white musk. The perfect wedding-day scent!
100 mL for $165, holtrenfrew.com
L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Mask
Detox your skin and get glowing with this pre-wedding essential mask formulated with three mineral clays and charcoal to deep cleanse and purify. This mask is perfect for a deep cleansing treatment that will draw out impurities like pollution, dirt and oil and leave skin looking and feeling energized and majorly refreshed. Apply up to three times a week as part of a deep cleansing program and leave on skin for up to 15 minutes to see maximum benefits!