Bridal Beauty Awards 2013

We went straight to the pros and asked them to handpick their favorite beauty products for your wedding day.
by The Knot
  1. 1. Blush "The subtle pink with flecks of gold looks incredibly natural," says Darcy McGrath, celebrity makeup artist to Anne Hathaway. Powder blush in Orgasm, $29,

    2. Eyeliner "Great for weddings, this eye pencil is waterproof--in case of happy tears--but it doesn't haven't a shine once applied," says Nicole Robinson, founder of Gloss and Glam. Powerpoint eye pencil in Stubborn Brown, $16,

    3. Bronzer This bronzer is creamy and has a matte finish, which "makes it look natural and effortless," says Rachel Wood, Vanessa Hudgens' makeup artist. Soleil Tan de Chanel, $48,

    4. Concealer This tiny compact kit has everything you need to brighten your face--an easy to blend concealer and a pressed powder to make it last all day. Creamy Concealer kit, $34,

    5. Primer You can have it all with this primer. "It's hydrating but not greasy, and has great staying power," says Wood. Your foundation literally won't budge all day. Foundation Primer, $32,

    6. Lipstick Bite has the best selection of colors. "The lipsticks are extra moisturizing, so it goes on really smooth, and they're made with food-grade ingredients," says Megan Garmers, founder of MG Hair and Makeup. Luminoud Creme lipstick in Vidal, $24, Bite Beauty,

    7. Foundation "This formula is super-lightweight and buildable. Start with a sheer add layers," recommends Anthea King, celebrity makeup artist. Maestro foundation, $62,

    8. Eye Shadow This is the end-all-be-all of eye shadow palettes. "It has an amazing range of natural colors, shimmers and mattes, and they blend together so well," McGrath says. Naked2 palette, $50,

    9. Mascara If you want to plump up your lashes, this mascara "will give you the fullest looking fringe ever," says Kim Baker, a makeup artist who works with Toni Braxton and Annalynne McCord. Volum' Express The Colossal mascara in Classic Black, $8, Maybelline,

    10. Highlighter "This satiny highlighter gives off a really natural looking dewy sheen," says King. And it doesn't have all the artificial shimmer that other highlighters do. Moon Beam, $26,

  2. 1. Hair Spray "A superior hair spray on so many levels. It provides a firm hold--one that's natural to the touch and brushable if needed," notes Tabatha Coffey of Tabatha Takes Over. "There's nothing I hate more than white flakes." Shaper hair spray, $17,

    2. Blow-Dryer "This hair dryer heats quickly, which makes for a fast and smooth blowout," says Jen Atkin, hairstylist to Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry. Featherweight Luxe 2i, $250,

    3. Conditioner Made with coconut and sweet almond oils, this conditioner not only adds shine and bounce to your hair, it also moisturizes your scalp. Damage & Color Repair nourishing daily conditioner, $6, Clear

    4. Shine Serum This won't leave your hair greasy and heavy. "It's the perfect shine serus for free-moving, natural-looking hair," says Sean James, celebrity hairstylist. Lumiere Liquide, $42,

    5. Anti-Frizz "With just a few drops, this product not only fights frizz, but also protects hair from harmful UV rays," which can make it look dry and dull, says Coffey. Gold Lust nourishing hair oil, $48,

    6. Curling Iron There's a reason this company got it's name--"the curling iron gets super-hot super-fast, which means quicker styling time for you, all while protecting your hair," says James. Nano-Ceramic curling iron 1", $50,

    7. Flat Iron "A professional-grade straightening iron, this gets the job done," James says. Even though it's a hot tool, which can damage hair, this one leaves your locks feeling healthy and shiny. SleekHeat 450 flat iron, $160,

    8. Volumizer "This volumizing mousse expands through the hair creating intense volume and body during your blowout," says celebrity hair guru Claudio Lazo. Extra Volume styling mousse, $16,

    9. Styling Cream "Like lotion for your hair, this cream is great for sealing and smoothing before styling on towel dried hair," says Atkin. Hydrating styling cream, $34,

    10. Shampoo "The shampoo has babassu oil and Brazil nut oil, which is uber nourishing. My favorite thing about this shampoo is that since it's so gentle, it can be used on a daily basis. Plus, the scent is absolutely intoxicating," says Coffey. Moisture Rich shampoo, $19,

  3. 1. Body Wash This gentle body wash is as pure as it gets, as it "soften skin, is not irritating and has no scent," says Paul Jarrod Frank, MD. Sensitive Skin body wash with NutriumMoisture, $5,

    2. Night Cream Luxury in a jar--this is an intense moisturizer. "This night cream is rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, retinol, hyaluronic acid and omega-3s--everything is you need for a fresh youthful face," says Marina Peredo, MD. You can use it on your face, neck and chest. Dermal Repair cream, $120,

    3. Day Cream "This easy-to-pump bottle contains alpha-hydroxy, vitamin E, vitamin C and SPF--all key ingredients for healthy skin," says dermatologist to celebs (like Kate Hudson) Gary Goldfaden, MD. Healthy Skin face lotion with SPF 15, $11,

    4. Facial Cleanser While it works for all skin types (it's uber gentle), "this face cleanser is ideal for oily skin. It contains willow herb, which is an anti-infalmmatory agent that can calm down finicky and easily irritated skin," says celebrity dermatologist Debra Jaliman, MD. It also doubles as a makeup remover. Purifying cleansing gel, $26, Boscia,

    5. Eye Treatment "This is a light, nongreasy formula that intensely hydrates skin," says Elizabeth Tanzi, MD. Here's a list of it's magical abilities: It smoothes out wrinkles, calms down puffiness and reduces dark circles all while hydrating the delicate skin around your eyes. Lumiere Bio-restorative eye cream with PSP, $85,

    6. Self-Tanner While most self-tanners are like lotions, this one has a gel base so it spreads more evenly (read: natural looking). "It doesn't streak or get blotchy and can last up to a week," says Frank. Self Tanning Instant Gel, $35,

    7. Facial Mask This mask is a miracle worker. It unplugs all the dirt in your pores--yes that's right, even your stubborn blackheads. It also shrinks your pores, so less impurities can build up in them. "The zinc oxide soothes the skin and the sulfur heals it," says Jaliman. Clarifying mask, $37,

    8. Anti-Acne "I'm a big fan of multitaskers and this product covers breakouts while fighting them at the same time. The CC in this formula stands for clear and camouflage," says New York City medical and cosmetic dermatologist Francesca Fusco, MD. Anti-Acne CC cream, $60,

    9. Exfoliator This is my go-to face polish. The sugar grains melt into your skin when you gently scrub, turning this exfoliator into a vitamin-C-rich mask. Because it's made of brown sugar and strawberry seeds, it smells good enough to eat! Sugar face Polish, $55,

  4. 1. Nail Stickers This isn't a typical nail sticker. These appliqués are made of real nail polish, which means that they stay on much longer and don't create unwanted air bubbles. French manicure in First Love, $10,

    2. Nude Polish "This creamy pink shade is pretty and neutral--the perfect wedding day color," says Ana-Maria Gheorghiu, Mariah Carey's go-to manicurist. The formula is rich without being thick and clumpy. Nail lacquer in Kerfuffle, $15,

    3. Cuticle Oil This product might be new, but it's already gaining a cult following. "It's thick, very moisturizing and works on even the driest cuticles," says Gheorghiu. Argan cuticle oil drops, $15,

    4. Hand Cream "While the consistency might be rich, this lotion applies very easily and has a smooth-like-silk feel. The best part though is that it lasts for a long time," says Jin Soon Choi, a celebrity (like Michelle Williams) and fashion favorite manicurist. Extended Moisture hand cream, $5, Nivea,

    5. Colorful Polish "If you're a bride who has an adventurist streak, opt for a fun, bright color for your nails (or toes!) "This gorgeous coral red shade is bright yet sophisticated and works for all seasons," says Gina Eppolito, manicurist for fashion mavens, including Sarah Jessica Parker. Nail polish in Geranium, $8,

  5. 1. Toothpaste Not all toothpastes are created equal This one "contains a dual silica technology that removes and prevents surface stains," says Brian Kantor, DDS, who works on Penelope Cruz's smile. Advanced Whitening toothpaste, $5,

    2. Toothbrush "This toothbrush cleans hard to reach places. It also comes with a great carry case, so it's easy to pack for the honeymoon," says Kantor. DiamondClean rechargeable sonic toothbrush, $240, Philips Sonicare,

    3. Teeth Whitener "The bleach within these strips deliver noticeable results within a very short period of time," says Gregg Lituchy, DDS, who works with stars like Heidi Klum. 3D Whitestrips 2-Hour Express, $55, Crest,

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