A favourite among celebrity makeup artists—we’ve seen its skin-transforming powers in action during Canadian Living photo shoots—this beauty aid is without a doubt a special-occasion must-have. Available in five glowing shades, from light to dark, this moisturizer is formulated with micro light-reflecting particles that help camouflage imperfections (such as dry patches, varicose veins and stretch marks) while delivering a dose of anti-inflammatory ingredients and antioxidants. Skin is left with a subtle lit-from-within glow. Bonus: It uses 92-percent-natural ingredients.
Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, $44, clementinefields.ca.
A beauty hack that hair professionals occasionally whip out to tame frizz, often caused by static, is dryer sheets. No need to raid the laundry room—and smell like fabric softener—especially on your big day, because French beauty brand Kérastase is offering its own take on the hair-taming sheets. When patted or wiped on dull, frizzy hair, it tames flyaways and leaves a dreamy scent of patchouli, grapefruit and rose.
Kérastase Carré Lissant, $35, kerastase.ca.
Set it and forget it
From the ceremony to the reception, keep your makeup looking fresh with M.A.C’s cult beauty product Fix+. Spritz it on post–makeup application and throughout the day and night with this handy portable version. Infused with hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as green tea, chamomile and cucumber, this light mist addsradiance.
M.A.C Sized to Go Prep + Prime Fix+, $12, maccosmetics.ca.
Blotting papers are an oily-skinned girl’s best friend—especially at a summertime wedding. Each Sephora Collection pack comes with 100 bamboo charcoal blotting papers. Charcoal has a high degree of absorbency, and these sheets are powder-free, which means there’s no risk of disturbing your makeup.
Sephora Collection Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papers, $10, sephora.ca.
When it comes to lipstick, you need a long-wearing formula on your special day—and, better yet, one that doesn’t transfer colour onto your soon-to-be hubby. However, if you’re going the gloss route, it’s impossible to pick one that won’t transfer—such is the natural of lip gloss—so simply choose a long-lasting option.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Bellissima, $29, sephora.ca. Clinique Long Last Glosswear in Bamboo Pink, $19, sephora.ca.
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