The Best Bridal Makeup Products, As Told By Professional Makeup Artists

Flawless bridal makeup begins with a tried-and-true bridal makeup kit. We surveyed over 100 professional makeup artists to narrow down the best products for your client’s big day.

From skin prep and foundation to eye looks and setting sprays, these holy grail makeup staples deliver stunning bridal looks every single time.

Incorporate a few new products into your routine or undergo a complete makeup kit overhaul. Whatever you decide, you’ll be armed with the necessary toolkit for creating long-lasting makeup and even longer-lasting memories.

SKIN PREP

Brittney Nelson, B.N. Creative

"The Smashbox Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer fits most of my clients’ skin types, from normal/dry to normal/oily. It's lightweight and colorless, so every skin tone benefits. Makeup will look fresh and last for a solid 14 hours when I use it.”

Sara Thompson, Sara Thompson Makeup

“I love Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer because it instantly hydrates and plumps the skin. It's the perfect base for beautiful makeup.”

Ann Demauro-Pineda, New York Makeup Artist

Embryolisse 24-Hour Miracle Cream is my go to moisturizer for bridal clients. I can count on its performance for every skin type. Once absorbed, it allows foundation to do its job, leaving the radiant glow all brides want.”


TEMPTU AIRBRUSH FOUNDATION

Erin Blair Gobin, Erin Blair Makeup & Hair

“I absolutely love the Temptu Airpod Pro for bridal work. Most brides want the airbrushed finish, and this tool gets the job done perfectly, while being compact and lightweight enough to fit inside a small set bag. Plus - WIRELESS! I pair it with Temptu S/B Foundation for a flawless, dewy finish that holds for 12+ hours in the Texas heat and humidity.”

Ivory Perkins, Ivory Perkins Beauty

“As a Pro Bridal artist I've tried every Pro brand of airbrush foundations, and it’s Temptu Perfect Canvas Foundations that nail it for me every time. It offers my clients a lightweight, skin-like finish that's long-wearing and water-resistant – even in humid temperatures.”


DANESSA MYRICKS VISION CREAM

Anna Skavronsky, Anna Sky Beauty

Danessa Myricks Vision Cream is a dream to work with! The coverage is flawless and feels weightless. I use it to prime the lids, as a foundation, and as a concealer for all skin types and skin tones. I can mix from the lightest to the darkest with ease.”

La'Gia McCloud, Glam Honey

“I love Danessa Myricks Vision Cream! It's my all-in-one primer, full coverage foundation and concealer. As a woman of color and a makeup artist, I love how the variety of shades assist with matching and correcting uneven complexions. The Vision Creams really make skin look amazing and flawless on women of any age.”


FACE ATELIER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION

Jill Sollars, Jill Sollars Beauty

Face Atelier Ultra Pro Foundations are a must have in my bridal kit. They look beautiful on any skin, ranging from young to more mature. I love the satin, skin-like finish and color range.”

Sara Thompson, Sara Thompson Makeup

“The Ultra HD Face Atelier Foundation gives a lovely, natural coverage and is incredibly easy to work with. Also, the adjusters are amazing and allow me to carry a universal kit at all times.”


MAKE UP FOR EVER FAVORITES

Nik Woodson, Nik Woodson Beauty

“If you’ve ever visited Louisiana, you know the weather gets very hot and humid. The Make Up For Ever Mattifying Primer controls oil and shine while your bride walks down the aisle in extreme temperatures.”

Ann Demauro-Pineda, New York Makeup Artist

Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal is the hero of my kit. I mix it with loose pigments or silicone creams to create waterproof eyeliner and kiss-proof lip color. I also mix it with lipstick to create a long-wearing lip stain. At the end of application, I put a few drops in my airbrush gun and spray the entire face and body (wherever I applied makeup). Makeup won’t move all day. It has never failed me.”

La'Gia McCloud, Glam Honey

Make Up For Ever's Ultra HD Micro-Finishing Pressed Powder was the best investment for my pro kit. I love the velvet texture it leaves, creating a flawless and photo-ready look. It's perfect for oily skin or grooming men, too. This is a makeup artist must-have for all skin tones and leaves absolutely no flash back.”


VISEART EYESHADOW PALETTES

Erin Blair Gobin, Erin Blair Makeup & Hair

“I will never be without the Viseart Matte Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette. I've replaced that palette at least three times already. If it was the only palette in my kit, I could do anyone's makeup, no matter the skin tone. It can also deliver double duty for brows and contour!”

Anna Skavronsky, Anna Sky Beauty

“I love the Viseart Grande Pro 1 because I can literally use it for everything! It covers all the staple shades from light to dark, from cool to warm. I have even used it on the brows and hair.”

Sara Thompson, Sara Thompson Makeup

“I use the Grande Pro 1 Palette on every client. All the shades are extremely wearable, blend remarkably well, and look stunning in photographs.”


SENNA BLUSH & BROW PALETTES

Lisa Johnson, Lisa Johnson Bridal

Senna's Brow Palette is the perfect book of very natural brow shades. Durable and never dusty looking. The wax pot inside is perfect for strays or Instagram-worthy looks. A pro artist kit staple!”

Erin Blair Gobin, Erin Blair Makeup & Hair

“The Senna Cheeky Palette has beautiful cream-to-powder blushes in an array of shades. I love to blend these onto the cheek and then do a light mist of airbrush makeup on top for a completely natural-looking flushed effect. It's absolutely gorgeous and doesn't budge!”

Jill Sollars, Jill Sollars Beauty

“I’m in love with the Senna Brow Book. I prefer to work with powders on the brow, and all of the shades in this are heavenly - I can match anyone!”


SKINDINAVIA BRIDAL SETTING SPRAY

Jatia Sanchez, Looks By Jatia Amour

Skindinavia Bridal Finishing Spray has been my go-to secret for years. It sets makeup with a beautiful, natural finish. My bridal clients are always amazed their makeup held up from the early hours of the morning until late at night, even through tears, sweat and kisses. I’ve tried other setting sprays, but nothing compares.”

Nik Woodson, Nik Woodson Beauty

Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finish Spray keeps those “oh-so-joyous” tears from ruining my client’s makeup. It’s a MUST-have for my bridal kit!”

Atarah Ruth, Atarah Artistry

Skindinavia's Bridal Spray has the staying power that I trust to get my brides through the endless kisses and hugs, dancing, warm camera lights, and hot summer weather! I have yet to see a bride whose makeup hasn’t lasted all day and night with this product. In fact, I use it on every client because it's just that AMAZING!”


Shop these bridal makeup favorites and more online and in-store at Camera Ready Cosmetics. Discounts apply for pro artist members.

Which bridal makeup products are you loving? Don’t see a particular product available at CRC? Let us know in the comments below!

About Camera Ready Cosmetics

Camera Ready Cosmetics was founded in 2003 by Makeup Artist Mary Erickson. She dreamed of having a pro makeup showroom where artists could play with professional products without the typical makeup store attitude.

Today, our team of beauty industry veterans work together to curate the best quality products on the market. We partner with brands who respect the industry and formulate products for true working artists. 

You won’t find CRC in high-end malls, and we don't wear matching brush belts. If you want to play with products for a few hours and buy nothing, that's okay...come in and play! Our store is your playground.

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