The Complete Wedding Beauty Timeline


Remember when you thought your middle school yearbook picture was a big deal? Well, welcome to the world championship of photo shoots (hint, hint: your wedding)! But just like middle school, you don’t want any last minute blemishes or makeup mishaps infringing on your perfect picture. Enter: our foolproof beauty plan for a flawless wedding day look. Follow along and the only thing left for you to do is say, “cheese!”

Wedding beauty timeline

1 Year. Ideally, you should start a regimented skincare routine a year out from your wedding date. This means washing skin daily, so we recommend using Clarisonic with a gentle product like CIinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser for a fresh and deep clean. It’s also extremely important for brides-to-be to moisturize every day. Lancôme HydraZen Moisturizing Cream specifically protects against the visible signs of stress, which you will most likely experience while planning a wedding (ha!).

4 Months. If you are going to have your wedding makeup done professionally, meet with and book a makeup artist 3-4 months before the big day. Plan a trial run to make sure you have the perfect look.

2 Months. To ensure you’ll have big, beautiful lashes come wedding day, apply Dior Diorshow Maxmizer Lash Primer daily starting about two months before the big day. You can use it before applying mascara or each night before sleep to condition and pamper lashes.

2 Weeks. Want to make that first kiss as hubby and wifey extra special? Starting two weeks before the big day, apply Dior Addict Lip Maximizer every day to stimulate collagen synthesis and restructure lips.

Day Before. Shake away the wedding eve jitters with a soothing spa day. Treat any last-minute blemishes with Burt’s Bees Acne Targeted Spot Treatment and ensure you’ll glow down the aisle by using Shiseido White Lucent Powder Brightening Mask. Get some rest and relaxation while you have you nails and toes painted in a bridal fave like essie Ballet Slippers or perhaps something blue like OPI Infinite Shine in Eternally Turqoise.

Wedding Day.  It’s finally here! Create the perfect canvas for makeup by starting with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, which minimizes the look of pores and holds foundation longer. Follow with Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide — shake to activate and apply with fingertips for natural looking, lightweight coverage. Show off your gorgeous eyes from morning to night with Clinique Lash Power Mascara and this long wearing formula promises to stay put through rain, sweat, humidity, tears or whatever your wedding day may bring. For lips, Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color combines the vibrant color and all-day moisture you crave for your wedding look. And your perfect finishing touch? A spritz of a light and romantic scent like Roses de Chloé Eau de Toilette.


Find all the makeup essentials you need to look and feel your best every step of the way in our Wedding Beauty Shop.
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