1. A Multitasking Primer
To keep your makeup looking flawless in the first look photos and those after party Instagrams, Larsen recommends using a primer that preps skin and sets your final look. Spritz Smashbox Cosmetics' Photo Finish Primer Water before your foundation to smooth out any blemishes or fine lines, and then after to ensure that your makeup doesnt budge between countless selfies.
2. Waterproof Mascara
We know youve heard this from everyone and their mother-in-law, but waterproof mascara is a must on your big day. Larsen says to prepare yourself for the tears of joy and tears of laughter with a stay-put, water-resistant formula. Pack Cargos Better-Than-Waterproof Mascara for volumized lashes that wont runeven while hearing your partners vows for the first time.
3. Kissable Lip Color
You need a formula that will last from you may kiss the bride to your last sip of champagne, like stilas stay all day liquid lipstick (shown in Bellisima). Larson recommends pairing it with a creamy blush (we like RMS Beautys sheer, organic Lip2Cheek formula), because ever-so-slightly-flushed is the new sexy, she says.
4. Reliable Blotting Papers
Flashing lights and day-of jitters can lead to an unfortunate amount of shine on your forehead, nose, and chin. To make sure the only glow you emit comes from within, eliminate oily spots with Tatchas Aburatoragami portable Blotting Papers, which absorb grease and sweat to leave you with a matte, photo-ready finish.
5. Flexible Hairspray You Can Depend On
Whether youre racing from table to table to greet relatives or breaking it down to your favorite song with your new hubby, hairsprayand lots of itis your savior. Larsen recommends using a strong-hold formula that still allows your style to move with you and look effortless, like Oribe's Superfine Hairspray.
Maura M. Lynch
Burt's Bees addict. Watches way too much TV. Has never turned down a french fry.