Each year, The Knot polls readers, interviews experts, and has their editors rigorously test a myriad of beauty products to see which ones will stand the test on a bride’s big day. They examine long-lasting foundations, tear-proof mascaras (so important), exfoliators, and more to select one winner for each category. Keep reading to get the scoop on some of this year’s 2018 Beauty Award Winners.
Foundation: When it comes to foundation, Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation ($68) came out on top. Creamy and easy to blend, you can count on it to even out your tone and give you a glow until the very last photo has been taken. According to The Knot, it “works for all skin types and offers just the right amount of creamy coverage.”
Mascara:Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara ($25) keeps your lashes lush on your wedding day, and its unique “shrink-wrapping formula” encapsulates each lash and is guaranteed to not budge no matter how many tears you shed.
Lipstick: When you’re puckering up for the big kiss, The Knot readers, experts, and editors swear by Tom Ford Boys & Girls Lip Color ($36). The wedding site declares, this lippie “a bridal beauty triple threat” for its ability to hydrate, its rich hues, and its long-lasting power.
Beauty Tools: The Artis Brush Set ($170) might come with a hefty price tag, but beauty lovers swear by them. Their soft, dense bristles and unique shape allows for the perfect foundation application every time. And putting her money where her mouth is, The Knot’s fashion and beauty editor Shelley Brown admits to us, “I use these makeup brushes.”
Lashes: Another first-time entry on the list is the One Two Full Coverage Original Lash ($90). According to The Knot, it may “take a few tries to perfect applying these reusable magnetic falsies, but they’re worth the effort.” Your end result is natural “fluttery length and volume.”
More Fan Faves: Some of this years winners have topped their categories again and again, like cult-favorite products John Frieda’s Frizz Ease ($9) for Frizz Fighter, Nars Orgasm Blush ($30) for Blush, and Embryolisse Lait Cream ($20) for Moisturizer. According to Brown, “That’s something we’ve really want to be cognizant of, that’s it’s okay if a product is tried and true, to include it.”
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