23 Must-Haves For Your Wedding Day & Beyond

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We asked, and these newlywed ladies shared the one makeup item they couldn’t have lived without on their big day. Find out which lipsticks lasted, which concealers covered, and which products worked their magic through the I do’s, tears, kisses, cake-eating, and even final goodbyes.
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“This was long-lasting and gave me color without looking like I was wearing a lot of lipstick.” — Becky

Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint in Exposed, $24, available at Tarte Cosmetics.
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“It hides dark circles under the eyes and gave me a smooth complexion.” — Anna

Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen, $34, available at Sephora.
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“One of my favorite features to play up is my eyes. My makeup artist added a little drama by layering these natural shadows.” — Coleen

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette, $54, available at Urban Decay.
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“This lipstick is now always in my handbag. Anyone with a slightly darker skin tone will tell you it’s so hard to find a good neutral shade of lipstick. This is the perfect pinky brown.” — Tina

NARS Sheer Lipstick in Dolce Vita, $26, available at NARS.
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“This pencil is the best blonde shade I’ve found out there — not too red or yellow or dark — which is hard to come by. It also has amazing coverage, naturally blends in with your natural brow, and fills where it needs to.” — Lauren

Tom Ford Beauty Brow Sculptor in Blonde, $44, available at Tom Ford.
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“I’m a sucker for a good pedicure and polish. My signature color is this deep, almost-black purple, which I sported on my toes on the wedding day. Even though no one saw my feet in my pumps, it still made me feel like myself.” — Coleen

OPI Nail Lacquer in Midnight in Moscow, $8, available at Drugstore.com.
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“I love this blush for its soft pink flush that looks natural on my pale skin and its easily-blended texture.” — Jayme

Chanel Le Blush Crème de Chanel, $38, available at Chanel.
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“I wore my favorite lipstick, which I don’t leave the house without.” — Molly

Laura Mercier Shimmer Lip Color in Plum Wine, $24, available at Laura Mercier.
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“Normally I wear eyeglasses, so I knew my eyes would be sensitive already. I didn’t want to hassle with fake lashes, so instead I used this mascara, which basically saved the day and really made my eyes look awesome.” — Brittany

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara, $23, available at Benefit Cosmetics.
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“My favorite product from my wedding-day makeup, which I still use to this day, is this lipstick. I was looking for something really natural that wouldn’t end up on my teeth. This is a gorgeous color and very flattering for pale skin.” — Kristy

FACE Stockholm Lipstick in Naked, $22, available at FACE.
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“This is light and mineral-based, with no oil, talc, dyes, or parabens. I’ve been using it daily since my wedding.” — Erin

Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, $52, available at Jane Iredale.
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“The illuminator was perfect for the beachy, dewy, light look I was looking to create. It had a little bit of pink to it and was the perfect highlighter for the face.” — Stephanie

Laura Mercier Sheer Crème Colour in Golden Pink, $35, available at Laura Mercier.
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“Though I did not sleep much the week of the wedding, you would never know, thanks to this lifesaver! For a few weeks before the wedding, I tested this foundation against two other light-coverage, long-wearing foundations, and it won for closest shade match, no SPF for flash whiteout, and just enough luminizer to diffuse blemishes without looking shiny.” — Jayme

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 4.5, $62, available at Giorgio Armani.
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“This lip tint didn’t rub off and it was just the right amount of color for me. I wanted an enhanced natural look and this was the perfect solution.” — Brittany

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint, $30, available at Benefit Cosmetics.
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“I let my makeup artist do her thing, but asked her to use a few of the products I love, like this eye shadow.” — Tomoko

Stila Eye Shadow in Twig, $18, available at Stila.
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“Rachel at TEAM Hair and Makeup used this the day of the wedding, and my sisters and I have all bought our own tubes since. The color really does stay!” — Kari

Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor in Everlasting Rum, $9.99, available at Revlon.
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“I found my perfect shade of lipstick through my makeup artist, who uses Bobbi Brown products.” — Shannon

Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Hollywood Red, $26, available at Bobbi Brown.

To see the rest of the brides' must-haves, head over to Martha Stewart Weddings!

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