1. Face Hero Serum by Go-To Skincare, $45
Brainchild of the sassy, multi-talented ex-beauty editor, Zoe Foster Blake, Face Hero is a bride’s bestie. A multitasking face oil packed with essential fatty acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants to hydrate, revive, and brighten your skin. Free from nasty ingredients, not tested on cute bunnies, and full of pure ingredients that really work.
2. Lit From Within Face Mask by Mecca Cosmetica, $15
This brightening mask from beauty-wonderland, Mecca Cosmetica, comes with a thumbs up from beauty afficionados across the country. The pack says it best: “15 minutes to fabulous with this radiance-boosting, hydration-restoring hydrogel sheet mask for an instantly perfected complexion.” Use 2-3 times in the week leading up to your wedding for super fresh skin (but test a month before to make sure you don’t have an unexpected reaction!)
3. C E Ferulic Serum by Skinceuticals, $188
4. Frog Prince by Lipstick Queen, $36
Because brides-to-be just wanna have FUN. Because seating charts & cutting guest lists are distinctly UN-fun. This supernatural lipstick is actually more of a nourishing balm, that appears emerald-green but transforms into magical rosebud-pink once it hits your lips. Packed with shea butter, vitamin E, (and fairy dust), the Frog Prince will have you laughing away your pre-wedding frown lines in no time.
5. Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm by Josie Maran, $54
Half moisturiser, half primer, this reflective balm hydrates, plumps and gives skin a luminous glow. Perfect to slap on before your makeup artist arrives, this is your fairy godmother for on-the-day glow, with argan oil and shea butter for all day hydration, anti-ageing niacinamide and plumping caprylyl methicone. In other words: face witchcraft.
6. Exfoliating Swipeys by Go-To Skincare, $46
We promise this post is not sponsored by Go-To(!) but these lactic acid exfoliating pads are perfect for refreshing tired, dull skin. Used twice weekly, the lactic acid works to clear clogged pores, fizz away dead skin cells, and leave with you smoother, brighter skin.
7. SPF50+ Lotion by Invisible Zinc,
Yup, sunscreen = boring, we know. But the actual worst moment of your bridal life will be 3 days before your wedding when your nose starts peeling and turning an angry shade of red, from a few too many minutes out in the sun. Invisible Zinc is your bestie in the pre-wedding weeks, as it’s a pure, physical formula that won’t break you out or leave you with oily skin.
As always, remember to test any new products weeks before your wedding, to avoid any unexpected reactions (and also as an excuse to treat yo’self). Have any faves that should be on the list?? Let us know in the comments!