Going Clean for Your Wedding? These Are the Best Natural Beauty Products for Brides
If you love using organic, natural products in your daily life, there's no reason to change that when preparing for your wedding. Especially right now, when there are so many natural brands—that offer real results—out there (it helps that these indie beauty labels also often wrap their goodies in super chic packaging!). We can't count the number of times we walked into Credo or Shen and wanted to buy basically everything in sight. But since our bank accounts can't afford every incredible product on the market, we've narrowed it down to several must-haves—each of which is free of phlalates, sulfates, parabens, and the rest of those questionable, controversial ingredients. These buys will give you a pretty wedding-day polish, without breaking your clean streak.
When you think of clean beauty products, what's the first type that comes to mind? Skincare! While there are a few skincare-centric products on this list (including good-for-your-complexion foundations, highlighters, and more), the majority of these items revolve around makeup—something that might not be as intuitive on the green-beauty front. There are, however, clean mascaras, eye shadow options, and eye liners available to you—you just have to know the brands that offer them. As for a few of these brands to bookmark? Do some digging on Jane Iredale, RMS Beauty, and W3LL People—all of these companies have major clout in the world of natural makeup. We've even thrown in one hair product (note Christophe Robin's pre-shampoo clay mask, ahead!), just to prove that you can take an all-green-everything approach to your pre-wedding beauty routine.
Ready to go clean? Check out our favorite natural beauty products brides-to-be absolutely need in their medicine cabinets.
These pretty blush and highlighter palettes work to give you a seemingly lit-from-within glow. We're obsessed with the Longitude Zero palette, a pinky rose and pearly white duo.
Kosas Color & Light Palette, $34,
No matter how many natural concealers we use, we always seem to come back to this one. It covers redness, blemishes, and under-eye circles—and doesn't cake. You can also try using it as a tinted moisturizer or sheer foundation by mixing it with a few drops of your favorite face oil.
RMS Beauty Un Cover-Up, $36,
Whether you prefer black or brown mascara, this is the brand for you (they make both!). The mascara covers each lash and adds length and volume without creating those dreaded clumps.
W3LL People Expressionist Mascara, $21.99,
Shape and tame brows while strengthening them with this sea mineral-enriched brow gel. It comes in four shades: auburn, brunette, blonde, and clear.
Jane Iredale "PureBrow" Brow Gel, $24,
Vapour Organic Beauty
If you're looking for creamy eye color with a just a bit of shimmer, these are perfect. We've collected these sticks in basically every shade.
Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Color Classic, $22,
This eyeliner makes defining your eyes really simple; it also blends well if you're in the mood for a smokier look. Along with black and brown, it comes in deep shades like plum and dark blue (perfect options for your bachelorette party or bridal shower!).
Ilia Pure Eyeliner, $24,
One Over One
Add a gorgeous glow to your complexion with this hydrating liquid luminizer. It contains tons of skin-loving and moisturizing ingredients like organic sesame oil, sage leaf, avocado oil, and organic aloe vera juice, so if you have oily skin, it might be able to double as your daily moisturizer, too.
One Over One Base Glow Sheer Light, $42,
We're basically obsessed with everything Antonym (the blushes are great, too), but these eye palettes are perfect for brides. With pretty, neutral shades and a fine powder formula that blends seamlessly, simply applying them with your fingers is enough to make your eyes standout.
Antonym Cosmetics Quattro Eyeshadow, $39,
French Girl Organics
Whether you're a lip tint kind of girl or one who just loves clear balm, these ones from French Girl Organics will give you all of the moisture and hydration you need, plus an optional hint of color.
French Girl Organics Le Lip Tint, $18,
Jane Iredale isn't a newbie natural brand, but a tried-and-true mineral makeup line that has the best blush ever. (It's buildable and gives you the perfect pink bridal flush.) We're partial to the shade Awake, but all of the other nine colorways are flattering and natural-looking, too.
Jane Iredale "Purepressed" Blush, $30,
Highlighter can be tricky, because you want to wear enough that you look glowy and ethereal, but not so much that you look like you're going to a disco (unless, of course, that's your thing). This one is sheer and light, so you can just pat a bit on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your cupid's bow (that's the curve of your upper lip!), and in the corners of your eyes for a just-dewy-enough, light-reflecting look.
RMS Beauty Champagne Rosé Luminizer, $38,
This full-coverage concealer isn't cakey—in fact, it's moisturizing, which helps it blend seamlessly into your skin. (There's nothing worse than when concealer attracts more attention to what you're trying to cover up.) Bonus: It works on everything, from blemishes to hyperpigmentation and under-eye circles.
Alima Pure Cream Concealer, $28,
100 Percent Pure
Not only is this one of the most flattering shades of red we've ever used (it's blue-based, so it looks good on everyone), but it contains several natural oils and fruits that hydrate and make your lips healthier each time you wear it. We like to dab it on with our finger and use it like a stain so that it looks effortless and unfussy.
100 Percent Pure Fruit-Pigmented Lip Glaze in Cabernet, $26,
Bar soap got a bad rap for a bit, but it's making a comeback. Did you know it's naturally antibacterial, so you don't have to worry about it getting gross after each use? We recently discovered Osmia's bar soaps, and we especially love the Black Clay, which is perfect for combination or oily skin that's prone to breakouts. (Even if you don't get breakouts, it's not drying—it contains avocado, almond, and castor bean oils to moisturize.) The black clay and dead sea mud, however, are the hero ingredients, as they balance oil production and purify pores.
Osmia Black Clay Facial Soap, $24,
To make your hair voluminous and full of body throughout your entire wedding ceremony and reception, prep with this clay-mask-meets-shampoo: The clay helps cleanse your scalp and adds volume, and rose extract makes hair shiny Just massage the product onto wet hair, and then, when it turns to a foam, rinse it out. When we use it, the volume lasts for two days—and that's without using any additional styling products.
Christophe Robin Volumizing Paste, $53,
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