Bridal Beauty (and Special Occasion) Must-Haves

A Listmania! list by ReadingMaven "RM" (The South, United States)
The list author says: "This is a list of some of a brides "must haves," based on my experience as a bride-to-be. I have dedicated a ton of time to this, and these are some items I think are, for the most part, essential (even if you are not doing your own make-up and hair), and are moderately priced:

-makeup/skin primer
-photo-ready foundation
-easy blend under eye concealer*
-cry-proof mascara and eye liner*
-eyeshadow primer (and eyeshadow, of course)
-mattifying/finishing powder
-bronzer and illuminator (and blush, of course)
-makeup finishing spray (optional)
-hair heat-protectant/leave-in conditioner
-hair curlers (depending on your style)
-hair spray (and in mini bottle to carry for the big day*)
-eye drops*
-band-aids*
-long-lasting lip color
-lip gloss/chapstick*
-bobby pins!!!*
-dependable tissues (or handkerchief)*
-needle and white thread*
-handy wipes*
-comb and mirror*
-daily skin care!
-daily hair care!
-sunless tanner to cover those t-shirt tans
-lovely jewelry details such as bracelets or anklets (if they'll show), and hair pieces
-perfect nail color
-blotting papers*
-breath mints*
-travel-size perfume*
-deodorant*

These are products I have largely tried and intend to include in my wedding preparations! I hope it's helpful!


* bring some of this also for the big day"
Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Mini
1.  Benefit Cosmetics The Porefessional Mini by Gazebo by the River
The list author says:
  "This is Great to apply before your makeup if you have large pores or really oily skin areas!"
$12.95   Used & New from: $7.50
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

L'Oreal Visible Lift Under Eye Line-Minimizing & Tone-Enhancing Concealer, Fair 190 .05 fl oz (1.5 m
2.  L'Oreal Visible Lift Under Eye Line-Minimizing & Tone-Enhancing Concealer, Fair 190 .05 fl oz (1.5 m by L'Oreal Paris
The list author says:
  "Great utility concealer for when you look tired or your mascara runs a bit."
$11.99   Used & New from: $6.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

L'oreal True Match Super-blendable Concealer, Fair/light Warm, 0.17-Fluid Ounce
3.  L'oreal True Match Super-blendable Concealer, Fair/light Warm, 0.17-Fluid Ounce by L'Oreal Paris
The list author says:
  "Another great concealer for under the eyes and all over the face."
$9.99   Used & New from: $9.49
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara Black 0.37 oz
4.  Urban Decay Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara Black 0.37 oz by URBAN DECAY
The list author says:
  "A heavy, wet mascara that I know does not run. Very difficult to remove."
Out of stock
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

L'Oreal Waterproof Lash Out Extra Extending Mascara, Black Brown - .21 fl oz
5.  L'Oreal Waterproof Lash Out Extra Extending Mascara, Black Brown - .21 fl oz by L'Oreal Paris
The list author says:
  "Not heavy, will not make a huge difference for your lashes, but does not move. Has great reviews."
$29.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Base .34 fl oz (10 ml)
6.  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Eyeshadow Base .34 fl oz (10 ml) by URBAN DECAY
The list author says:
  "Great primer. Eyeshadow doesn't move with this. My sisters and I all use it."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

Too Faced Cosmetics, Shadow Insurance, 0.35 Ounce
7.  Too Faced Cosmetics, Shadow Insurance, 0.35 Ounce by Too Faced
The list author says:
  "This is another great option."
$10.19
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (381 customer reviews)

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder
8.  Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder by URBAN DECAY
The list author says:
  "This is GREAT to prevent shininess on your face!"
Out of stock
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer Baked 0.26 oz
9.  Urban Decay Baked Bronzer Baked 0.26 oz by URBAN DECAY
The list author says:
  "I've tried this and it is just lovely."
Out of stock
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer, Baked Tan, 0.35 Ounce
10.  Physicians Formula Baked Bronzer, Baked Tan, 0.35 Ounce by Physicians Formula
The list author says:
  "This is a really good, lower-priced option. Has  great reviews."
$11.95   Used & New from: $6.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Boots No7 Highlights Illuminating Lotion 1 fl oz (30 ml)
11.  Boots No7 Highlights Illuminating Lotion 1 fl oz (30 ml) by Kodiake
The list author says:
  "Nice, but doesn't make a huge difference unless you are rather fair-skinned. Apply lightly on the upper cheekbones after foundation and blush, but before powder."
Out of stock
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray 4 oz
12.  Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray 4 oz by URBAN DECAY
The list author says:
  "A good finishing spray is nice insurance for all of your makeup. This is a good one, but there are many others you can use. Watch out--they often smell like hairspray!"
Out of stock
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Model in a Bottle Original Makeup Setting Spray - 1.7 oz
13.  Model in a Bottle Original Makeup Setting Spray - 1.7 oz by Model in a Bottle
$12.99   Used & New from: $5.50
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (372 customer reviews)

Mane 'n Tail Moisture Enriched Hair Strengthener, 6 oz.
14.  Mane 'n Tail Moisture Enriched Hair Strengthener, 6 oz. by Mane 'n Tail
The list author says:
  "I LOVE this stuff. It leaves my hair Very soft, and is great to apply before styling."
$9.15   Used & New from: $4.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Remington H-1015 Ceramic Compact, Large and Medium Roller, Red
15.  Remington H-1015 Ceramic Compact, Large and Medium Roller, Red by Remington
The list author says:
  "These work really well, and they are portable. GREAT if you are doing your own hair for your wedding, or you are preparing to hit the salon."
$12.80
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (723 customer reviews)

Focus 21 Splash Finish 12 oz. Spray Pump X-Firm Hold
16.  Focus 21 Splash Finish 12 oz. Spray Pump X-Firm Hold by Focus
The list author says:
  "Get a good hairspray! Also, be sure to carry a small, sample size of a hairspray (can be picked up at the store)."
$9.11   Used & New from: $7.39
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Meta Grip Premium Bob Pins Black
17.  Meta Grip Premium Bob Pins Black by MetaGrip
The list author says:
  "These are by far the best bobby pins ever made. Always carry some with you, as well as using them for your 'do."
$3.49
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Visine L.R. Redness Reliever Eye Drops, 1-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)
18.  Visine L.R. Redness Reliever Eye Drops, 1-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3) by Visine
The list author says:
  "You can't beat this classic for redness from teary eyes or tiredness."
Out of stock
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, Multi-Day Protection, 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)
19.  Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Advanced Healing Blister Cushions, Multi-Day Protection, 6-Count Boxes (Pack of 6) by Band-Aid
The list author says:
  "Great for blistered dancing feet."
$26.00   Used & New from: $24.70
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)

CoverGirl Outlast Lipcolor Spicy Beige 536
20.  CoverGirl Outlast Lipcolor Spicy Beige 536 by COVERGIRL
The list author says:
  "I swear by this lip color. It Does Not Move for hours on end. It does make the lips appear dry (something a little gloss easily fixes), and some colors flake a bit if over-applied, but I've never used anything that lasts so long."
$9.77   Used & New from: $4.74
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)

L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss, Petal, 0.21 Ounces
21.  L'Oreal Paris Infallible 8HR Le Gloss, Petal, 0.21 Ounces by L'Oreal Paris
The list author says:
  "Great, long-lasting stuff."
$6.99   Used & New from: $4.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 56-Count (Pack of 24) (Packaging May Vary)
22.  Puffs Plus Lotion Facial Tissues, 56-Count (Pack of 24) (Packaging May Vary) by Puffs
The list author says:
  "Don't forget tissues for crying!"
Out of stock
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

 
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Threaded Hand Needles
23.  Threaded Hand Needles by Dritz
The list author says:
  "This is Great for emergency rips!!!"
$4.88
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Wet Ones Hands Wipes Sensitive Skin Fragrance Free -- 40 Wipes
24.  Wet Ones Hands Wipes Sensitive Skin Fragrance Free -- 40 Wipes by Wet Ones
The list author says:
  "Great for quick messes either on your face or elsewhere."
$5.15   Used & New from: $1.57
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Estee Lauder Travel Comb with Mirror (Travel Size)
25.  Estee Lauder Travel Comb with Mirror (Travel Size) by laura mercier
The list author says:
  "Nice to toss anywhere, for quick hair and makeup fixes."
Used & New from: $24.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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POND'S Cold Cream Cleanser, 3.5 oz.
26.  POND'S Cold Cream Cleanser, 3.5 oz. by Pond's
The list author says:
  "I use this every single night to remove makeup and soften skin. Old-fashioned but great. Remove with a cleaning cloth."
$4.49   Used & New from: $2.09
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)

Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula - 1.7 fl oz
27.  Alpha Hydrox Oil-Free Formula - 1.7 fl oz by Alpha Hydrox
The list author says:
  "Use this every night, and be sure to use sunblock the next day!"
$11.48   Used & New from: $10.92
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15, 4 Ounce
28.  Aveeno Active Naturals Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15, 4 Ounce by Aveeno
The list author says:
  "This is the only moisturizer I can use over my entire face and not break out. It is amazing."
$12.97   Used & New from: $7.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)

Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 60, 3 Ounce
29.  Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 60, 3 Ounce by Neutrogena
The list author says:
  "Don't forget to use the stronger sunblock if possible!"
$9.30   Used & New from: $7.64
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Banana Boat, Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion, Light/Medium Color, for all Skin Tones, 6-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 3)
30.  Banana Boat, Summer Color Self-Tanning Lotion, Light/Medium Color, for all Skin Tones, 6-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 3) by Banana Boat
The list author says:
  "Try to even out your tan so that you look great in your dress!"
$31.95   Used & New from: $31.66
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

bda016-9i .925 Sterling Silver Singapore Chain Ankle Bracelet 9"
31.  bda016-9i .925 Sterling Silver Singapore Chain Ankle Bracelet 9" by Gem Avenue
The list author says:
  "An ankle bracelet is a nice touch if you will wear a shorter dress at some point."
$4.87
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Sara Monica Flower Hair Clip and Pin Victorian Lace_Black
32.  Sara Monica Flower Hair Clip and Pin Victorian Lace_Black by Sara Monica LLC
The list author says:
  "A lovely flower in your hair adds so much to your wedding ensemble."
Out of stock
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

 
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OPI Designer Series DS Signature
33.  OPI Designer Series DS Signature by OPI
The list author says:
  "OPI Nail Lacquers are great, and come in so many colors."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

 
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Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers - Rachel 1 Booklet (65 Sheets)
34.  Papier Poudre Oil Blotting Papers - Rachel 1 Booklet (65 Sheets) by Papier Poudré
The list author says:
  "Blotting papers are a must, if you want to ensure that your photos will turn out well! I personally chose a store-brand (although I do like Papier Poudre); really, any blotting papers will do."
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Penguin Caffeinated Mints 4 Pack, Peppermints - 1 set
35.  Penguin Caffeinated Mints 4 Pack, Peppermints - 1 set 
The list author says:
  "Mints are very helpful, especially through a long day of wedding events and close encounters with relatives. I personally prefer caffeinated mints for these occasions, since coffee is out of the question."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Travel Duo
36.  Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Travel Duo by Viktor & Rolf
The list author says:
  "A bit of perfume goes a long way."
$45.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Original Clean, 1.7 oz Stick (Pack of 2)
37.  Dove Clinical Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant, Original Clean, 1.7 oz Stick (Pack of 2) by Dove
The list author says:
  "This deodorant really does the job. Have a bridesmaid carry this for you!"
$12.65   Used & New from: $7.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

Bliss Problem Salved 1 ea
38.  Bliss Problem Salved 1 ea by bliss
The list author says:
  "This is great for so many possible problems: itchy skin (for whatever reason), hair fall-outs, sudden rashes or sunburn, etc."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 7/6/11
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