For the fifth year in a row, Martha Stewart Weddings has unveiled its Big-Day Beauty Awards, where they surveyed more than 500 recent brides to find their tried-and-true favorites for that special day.
From skin prep and hair products to cleansing products and cosmetics, Martha Stewart Wedding’s editor Amy Conway shared a few of the 42 best products that brides swear by. Below are a few of this year’s winners and here is the limited online feature
LIP COLOR WINNER: Chanel Rouge Coco ($36)
Available in 29 shades, this lipstick lasts, looks beautiful, and feels amazing. Brides say: “Gorgeous, moisturizing color in one perfect package.”
STAY-PUT SPRAY: TRESemme TRES Two Extra Hold Hairspray
This humidity-resistant, water-free hairspray holds updos with grace and keeps down-dos in place with our compromising touchability. Consider this product an insurance policy for your hair.
ALL OVER COVER-UP: MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer ($21)
Offering up to 15 hours of foolproof production and available in 16 shades, this concealer is a necessity for a long day of celebrations. Brides say: “It’s one and done . . . even if you apply it in the morning, it lasts well into the night.”
SHINING GLORY: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector ($41)
Whether dabbed on cheekbones or mixed with foundation to fake a dewy complexion, this creamy creation is worth of a white carpet. Brides say: “Red-carpet magic in a bottle.”
SUPER SHADOW: Urban Decay Naked Palette ($54)
With more than twice the votes of the runner-up, making for its third win in our beauty awards, this palette remains brides’ choice for eye-popping appeal. While everyone has her favorite (there are four iterations), one things is certain: you’ll get tons of mileage from each 12-shade pan.
MAJOR MASCARA: Maybelline Volum’Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara ($6)
This mascara is waterproof, clump-free, and dramatic – which is exactly what you need on your big day. Brides say: “Creates length and volume without much fuss. . . I’m often asked if my lashes are real because they look so dramatic, and who doesn’t love that?”