With new products gracing the shelves of beauty stores every day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Our Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards are here to narrow down the good from the bad and provide you with some much-needed guidance on the best products to use on, and in preparation for, your big day.


All the Winners from the 2019 Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards

Our team of beauty experts have been busy swatching, blending and exfoliating to bring you the best of the best in our 2019 Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards.

Fushi Organic Argan Oil


“No matter how many moisturisers or night oils I try, I always find my way back to Argan. It hydrates my skin like nothing else and I wake up with redness clearly reduced.”

Fushi Organic Argan Oil, £16 for 100ml

BUY NOW from FeelUnique

Lisa Franklin Pro Effect Luminescent Base


“My skin feels soft and moisturised after using this base and it also helps keep my make-up intact. It’s almost like a water treatment as it feels so light compared to normal face creams. Perfect for achieving that wedding glow.”

Lisa Franklin Pro Effect Luminescent Base, £70.00

BUY NOW from lisafranklin.london

Bioderma Sensibio H20

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“No beauty awards could ever be complete without this cult micellar water. It breaks down makeup in seconds and doesn’t inflame my sensitive skin. This is one for the record books!”

Bioderma Sensibio H20, £10.80

BUY NOW from escentual.com/bioderma

3INA x Primark Beauty Mina Cream Eyeshadow


“I’m sceptical when it comes to cream eyeshadow, as I imagine it creasing throughout the day. This product, however, sets dry adding a dazzling touch of shimmer to any look.”

3INA x Primark Beauty Mina Cream Eyeshadow, £7, Primark

Collosol Eau de Lait Cleansing Milk


Makeup artist Lauren McCormack says: “If you’re looking for a cleanser with a little more oomph than a micellar water, then Eau de Lait is for you. Its milky consistency nourishes the skin, leaving it feeling clean and velvety.” Follow Lauren on Instagram at @bridalbeautybylauren

Collosol Eau de Lait Cleansing Milk, £9.50

BUY NOW from thefrenchpharmacy.com

Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick


Makeup artist Lauren McCormack says: “It can be hard to find a lipstick that provides a matte finish without any of the dryness but this one delivers. Beautifully pigmented, this lipstick not only goes on smoothly but leaves your lips looking vibrant and healthy.”

Illamasqua Antimatter Lipstick, £20

BUY NOW from illamasqua.com

Illamasqua Beyond Powder in Dare


Makeup artist Lauren McCormack says: “Highlighting at its best. The powder finish of this product won’t slip and slide like a cream, making it perfect for all occasions. It also has a satin-like finish making your skin glow in all the right places”

Illamasqua Beyond Powder in Dare, £34

BUY NOW from illamasqua.com

NEOM Great Day Glow Moisturiser & Face Oil

Great Day Glow Face SPF

“The combination of the moisturiser and oil together resulted in a natural, dewy looking complexion and a great base for makeup.”

NEOM Great Day Glow Moisturiser & Face Oil, £40 / £42

BUY NOW from www.neomorganics.com

RevitaLash Advanced


“The difference this product has had on my lashes has been revolutionary! This is an absolute must-buy product for anyone in need of some lash TLC. Abandon the falsies and go natural on your big day.”

RevitaLash Advanced, £74

BUY NOW from revitalash.co.uk

Heathcote & Ivory Braids & Bloom Hand Cream


“This hand cream has a lovely light fragrance and absorbs into the skin quickly. The product comes in a beautiful tin making it a great gift too.”

Heathcote & Ivory Braids & Bloom Hand Cream, £8

BUY NOW from heathcote-ivory.com

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick & Cheek to Chic Blush in Pillow Talk


Editorial Director Maxine Briggs: “This lipstick is the perfect your-lips-but-better shade- it’s so easy to wear! The blusher in the same shade gives you a natural glow and works on so many skin tones. A bridal must have.”

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick & Cheek to Chic Blush in Pillow Talk, £24 / £30

BUY NOW from Charlotte Tilbury

La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser

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Editorial Director Maxine Briggs says, “Once you try this incredible cleanser there’s no going back. It transforms from a nourishing balm, to a silky oil and lastly to milk, leaving my skin clean, soft and plump.”

La Prairie Supreme Balm Cleanser, £117

BUY NOW from Selfridges

Institut Esthederm Cream Excellage

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Editorial Director Maxine Briggs, “This cream feels rich and indulgent, but isn’t too heavy for the skin. My face is left nourished and noticeably more radiant after applying. Start using weeks before the big day to unveil your best skin.”

Institut Esthederm Cream Excellage, £81

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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow


“Contouring can be intimidating, but this palette makes chiselling out cheekbones easy. The bronze shade is the perfect pigmentation to allow you to either blend or build the product and the highlight provides a beautiful glow.”

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow, £49

BUY NOW from Charlotte Tilbury

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara


“This mascara is something else! It’s easy to remove yet doesn’t smudge or run throughout the day. The wand evenly coats and lifts the lashes for dramatic looking eyes.”

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, £19

BUY NOW from eyeko.co.uk

Steven Carey Professional Super-Moto Hair Dryer


Creative Director Chloë Collyer says, “With its cream and gold casing, there’s no denying it’s an attractive hairdryer. My hair feels smooth and tamed after using it to rough dry.”

Steven Carey Professional Super-Moto Hair Dryer, £79

BUY NOW from Steven Carey Hair

Phillip Kingsley Re-Moisturizing Conditioner


Features Writer Natalie Keeler, “My hair is constantly subject to breakage and dryness from straighteners, but just a small amount of this conditioner was enough for my hair to look healthier.

Phillip Kingsley Re-Moisturizing Conditioner, £22, www.philipkingsley.co.uk

Umberto Giannini Grow Mask


Features Writer Natalie Keeler, “I’m amazed by how soft my hair is since using this vegan treatment – it’s easier to style and feels so much stronger. Plus, it smells fantastic!”

Umberto Giannini Grow Mask, £9

BUY NOW from umbertogiannini.com

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask


Features Writer Natalie Keeler, “This product is like magic; after leaving it on my face for 15 mins, my skin had this incredible glow and dewiness. It’s not cheap, but you can use it up to three times.”

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask, £18 

BUY NOW from Charlotte Tilbury

Hourglass Unreal Lip Gloss


“This lip gloss plumps, has a refreshing delicate minty taste, and actually keeps its shine. It’s has restored my faith in lip gloss, plus the Provoke colour is perfect for day and night.”

Hourglass Unreal Lip Gloss, £28

BUY NOW from hourglasscosmetics.com

Daytox Eye Wonder


Natural Beauty Blogger Julia Ferrari says, “This serum’s light and refreshing gel like texture feels great when tapped under the eyes. Perfect for warmer months and as a gentle plumping treatment.” Follow Julia on Instagram @freshbeautyfix.

Daytox Eye Wonder, £24

BUY NOW from Amazon

Sensationail Nail Strengthener


Natural Beauty Blogger Julia Ferrari, “This clear nail treatment really works! Just one coat applied to clean nails gives me a natural yet groomed and glossy finish and keeps breakages at bay. My nails feel strong and healthy.”

Sensationail Nail Strengthener, £10.90

BUY NOW from sensationail.co.uk

Beauty Pie Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser


Weddding Ideas Beauty Awards verdict: “As promised on the millennial pink packaging, the gentle formula transforms from a gel to an oil, then when wet, to a milky balm. It left my face feeling fresh, cleansed and soft.”

Beauty Pie Japanfusion Pure Transforming Cleanser, £5.84

BUY NOW from beautypie.com

Lisa Franklin Night Renew Treatment


“This treatment is lightweight, smooth and keeps my skin hydrated for longer. It’s part ofLisa Franklin’s anti-pollution skincare range, which is a must when you live in the city.”

Lisa Franklin Night Renew Treatment, £85

BUY NOW from lisafranklin.london

Nu Skin Tru Face Essence Ultra


Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards judge says, “I love that this anti-aging essence comes in capsules that hold the perfect amount, so you’re never at risk of being too generous, or not generous enough. It glides onto the face and leaves my skin glowing.”

Nu Skin Tru Face Essence Ultra, £198.67

BUY NOW from nuskin.com

Sensica Sensilift


“I can’t get over how easy this sleek device is to use. It only takes 5 minutes a week, so for someone’s whose always in a rush, it’s perfect.”

Sensica Sensilift, £349.99

BUY NOW from sensica.com

Dr Roebuck’s Tassie Anti-Pollution Serum


“This lightweight gel is the perfect AM serum. Its subtle coconut scent is a refreshing way to wake up the skin while also naturally protecting it against city pollution.”

Dr Roebuck’s Tassie Anti-Pollution Serum, £46

BUY NOW from Space NK & Cult Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in In Love with Olivia


Acting Editor of Wedding Ideas Laura Sutherland says, “This sumptuous natural pink shade hydrates and moisturises for a naturally plumped-up pout. And with packaging this glam, who could resist adding this collectible case to their big-day make-up kit?”

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in In Love with Olivia, £28

BUY NOW from charlottetilbury.com

Irene Forte Skincare Pistachio Face Mask


Acting Editor of Wedding Ideas Laura Sutherland, “After only a couple of applications, I saw the benefits of the vitamin-packed cream. My skin is brighter, plumper and softer. An Ideal mask for the night before the wedding.”

Irene Forte Skincare Pistachio Face Mask, £109

BUY NOW from ireneforteskincare.com

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick

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Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards verdict: “Hourglass has managed to create a full coverage foundation that’s so light it doesn’t cake. It’s long lasting, even in summer, making it the ideal foundation for your big day and honeymoons.”

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Foundation Stick, £42

BUY NOW from hourglasscosmetics.com

Franksmile Clear Aligners


“It took just two weeks for me to notice a difference in my teeth, and boy was it worth it! This at home kit to a picture-perfect smile was so easy to use and affordable.”

Franksmile Clear Aligners, £125 per month

BUY NOW from franksmile.co.uk

My Beauty Squad


“One swipe of this user-friendly app and I had a bouncy blow-dry for my hen’s night. A lovely stylist came to my home and professionally styled my locks, all while I sat back and relaxed.”

Download My Beauty Squad from App Store or Google Play

Omni by Esther Introduction Set


“After some high-quality skincare to use while traveling? Look no further than this introductory set. The sunshine block is a honeymoon essential and the night cream feels like a spa treatment in a bottle.”

Omni by Esther Introduction Set, £195

BUY NOW from efmedispa.com

La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation


Wedding and Lifestyle Blogger Louise Beukes says, “Everything about this product is a luxurious experience. Using the soft applicator, I was able to build up just the right amount of coverage. It gave me a flawless, smooth complexion all day long.” Follow Louise on Instagram @blovedblog.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Powder Foundation, £165

BUY NOW from Selfridges

Epionce Lytic TX


Wedding and Lifestyle Blogger Louise Beukes says, “I’m always on the lookout for age-defying products to add to my makeup bag, and this made the cut. Before I added it to my routine, I had a few breakouts, but they were cleared and smoothed after a couple of days!” Follow Louise on Instagram @blovedblog.

Epionce Lytic TX, £54.50

BUY NOW from epionce.co.uk

Nu Skin AP 24 Smile Pop Lipgloss


Wedding and Lifestyle Blogger Louise Beukes says, “I loved the minty flavour of this gloss! I’m not usually a big fan of lip gloss but worn over my favourite lippy, this one really did make my lips pop. A honeymoon staple.”

Nu Skin AP 24 Smile Pop Lipgloss, £18.26

BUY NOW from nuskin.com

Aveda Damage Remedy

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“The difference this made to my hair after just a few washes was amazing. The damage from years of colouring and straightening has been reversed, leaving my locks looking strong and smooth.”

Aveda Damage Remedy, from £24 

BUY NOW from aveda.co.uk

Nourish London Illuminating Face Shimmer

Nourish London Illuminating Face Shimmer

“I put this over my moisturiser and it really brightened my face and gave a lovely smoothing effect. A little goes a long way and I see myself buying another as soon as I run out.”

Nourish London Illuminating Face Shimmer, £18

BUY NOW from nourishskinrange.com

Decléor Paris Aroma Comfort Gradual Glow Hydrating Milk


Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards verdict: “This moisturiser gradually builds up a natural looking tan with no streaks in sight! The tan lasts days before fading and I love the light vanilla scent.”

Decléor Paris Aroma Comfort Gradual Glow Hydrating Milk, £35

BUY NOW from FeelUnique

PMD Clean Pro


“The PMD Clean Pro is like booking in for a deep clean. After day one my forehead felt and looked clearer; plus it only adds two extra minutes to your beauty regime!”

PMD Clean Pro, £126

BUY NOW from uk.pmdbeauty.com

Beauty Pie Pro-Glow Superstrobing Drops


“If you’re after a glam glow to make the cheekbones pop, this product will certainly do the job. It can be mixed with foundation for all-over brightening or just applied to target areas.”

Beauty Pie Pro-Glow Superstrobing Drops, £6.71

BUY NOW from beautypie.com

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Bella Sofia


“The colours in this palette blend amazingly and are so long lasting. The application guide is ideal for brides doing their own makeup. I have worn these eyeshadows every day since I got them!”

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Bella Sofia, £39

BUY NOW from Charlotte Tilbury

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

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Bridal make-up artist Victoria Percival says, “My absolute go to primer for longevity, especially in hot weather as the silky light-weight formula creates a sweat-proof, waterproof and 12 hour plus canvas to make your foundation work even harder. Love, love, love it!” Follow Victoria on Instagram at @victoriapercival_makeup.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, £49 

BUY NOW from hourglasscosmetics.com

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

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Bridal make-up artist Victoria Percival says, “A beautifully soft powder that is half way between a bronzer and highlighter. Adds a subtle summer glow to the skin by manipulating and filtering out harsh light to give you an airbrushed ‘I woke up like this’ radiant glow.”

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light, £42

BUY NOW from hourglasscosmetics.com

Bea Skin Care Recovery Treatment Eye Masks

Bridal make-up artist Victoria Percival says, “Really cooling and soothing- especially good for the morning of your wedding to revitalise and freshen the eye area before make-up application. Plumps up the skin and smooths out fine eye lines whilst reducing dark circles.”

Bea Skin Care Recovery Treatment Eye Masks, £50

BUY NOW from bea-skincare.com

Hairstory Dressed Up


Bridal Hair Stylist Jo Irving says, “This product is a real asset to my kit, as it’s great for making flat, shiny or silky hair more managable. It’s light weight, buildable and gives the hair a texture that allows me to style my clients hair easily.” Follow Jo on Instagram @joloveshair.

Hairstory Dressed Up, £39 

BUY NOW from hairstory.com

Arbonne Re9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Gel


“My face felt instantly tightened and lifted after using this gel. It was a little sticky to the touch but was worth it for how bright and refreshed my skin was.”

Arbonne Re9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Gel, £36 

BUY NOW from arbonne.com

Nourish London Relax Calming Moisturiser

Nourish London Relax Calming Moisturiser wedding-ideas-beauty

“The lavender scent makes this the ideal night cream to send you into a peaceful slumber. The moisturiser has a light consistency, so it absorbs into the skin instantly, making it great for day wear too.”

Nourish London Relax Calming Moisturiser, £22 

BUY NOW from nourishskinrange.com

Bea Skin Care Peptide Skin Booster


“This bottle packs a punch! The gel sinks into the skin wonderfully and helps even imperfections. Normally, retinol-based products are too harsh, but the natural ingredients in this work for me.”

Bea Skin Care Peptide Skin Booster, £110

BUY NOW from bea-skincare.com

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum


Wedding Ideas Beauty Awards verdict: “A truly age defying serum! My skin feels moisturised and plump after applying this at night. I’ve noticed that my frown lines have started to shrink, and any wrinkles are becoming smoother too.”

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum, £49.50

BUY NOW from lookfantastic.com

Dr. Lipp Moisturizing Colour Tints


“For someone who really isn’t a lip gloss person I have to say these have definitely converted me. They aren’t too sticky like most lip glosses and the colour is natural and subtle, perfect for wearing every day.”

Dr. Lipp Moisturizing Colour Tints, £18.00 

BUY NOW from drlipp.com

LQ Liquid Health Hair, Skin & Nails


“Having seen so many positive reviews for collagen supplements, I had to give one a go. My skin has been much clearer and already I’ve noticed a change in the fine lines around my eyes. My nails have felt the benefit too, they have a nice shine to them and they’re definitely growing.”

LQ Liquid Health Hair, Skin & Nails, £29.99, Boots

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise


“This eyeshadow is so versatile. I wore it to a wedding, and it lasted through the whole ceremony and way into the night. Depending on your desired look, you can diffuse it all over the lid or layer it for a more intense colour payoff.”

Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise, £22

BUY NOW from Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish

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“I’ve been on the search for a powder that suited my oil-prone skin and I’ve finally found it! It’s got the perfect coverage and smooths all imperfections away for a true photo finish effect.”

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish, £32 

BUY NOW from Charlotte Tilbury

Nourish London Antioxidant Multi-Tasking Super Balm

Nourish London Antioxidant-Multi-Tasking Super Balm wedding ideas

“I completely loved this balm. It brightened my complexion in just 20 minutes and left my skin so soft, healthy and glowing. I also really appreciate that it came with a face cloth to remove the product.”

Nourish London Antioxidant Multi-Tasking Super Balm, £32 

BUY NOW from nourishskinrange.com

Sweet Pea & Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette


“This is the perfect fragrance for summer. Light and floral and not overbearing at all you really feel like you are running through a meadow when you wear it. It smells delicious and not synthetic like a lot of perfumes.”

Sweet Pea & Honeysuckle Eau de Toilette, £10

BUY NOW from heathcote-ivory.com

Tamaar Skincare Nourish Natural Body Lotion


“Excellent for sensitive skin. This moisturiser makes a big difference in restoring the skin back to its softest state without any harmful chemicals and strong scents.”

Tamaar Skincare Nourish Natural Body Lotion, £24 

BUY NOW from tamaarskincare.com


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