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Foundation for Weddings, Brides, Mother of the Bride, and Bridesmaids

Discover foundation to wear for weddings. Find your best foundation for bride bridesmaids, wedding guests, and mother of the bride.


Foundation acts the base for your entire makeup look and on a big, monumental day like a wedding -- you are going to want to make sure your skin tone and makeup appears even and signs of redness, discoloration, splotchiness are reduced. One foundation doesn’t suit everyone, or every need so we’ve rounded up the best foundation for weddings whether you're a bridesmaid, bride, mother of the bride, or a wedding guest. In celebration of love and weddings we’ve teamed up with Beauty influencer Karen of @iluvsarahii to help you discover your best foundation to wear for a wedding.

Primer For Wedding Makeup

First and foremost it’s a great idea to prime your skin before applying your foundation for wedding. Although many foundations have longwearing properties – a face primer can help to increase the longevity of your makeup and provide a base for makeup that is matte, satin soft, and helps makeup glide smoothly over skin -- La Base Pro is a go-to as it leaves your makeup with an airbrush style finish.

Our Best Foundation for Brides

On your wedding day you’re the total center of attention and getting a load of photos taken so you will want to ensure your foundation and your skin looks its best. A great foundation for brides whether you prefer natural glam or full glam makeup – you can’t go past Teint Idole Ultra 24-Hour Wear Foundation. With 24hr full coverage you can be sure your skin is left looking flawless all day long throughout your wedding and a night of dancing. Although full coverage, transfer, and humidity resistant -- the formula feels lightweight and breathable rather than cakey and heavy. The finish is soft, natural, and matte so it looks gorgeous on camera and with 50 shades that don’t oxidize or fade you’re sure to find your best match.

Although touchups aren’t likely required thanks to its long-wear properties, you can also pair the foundation with our Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick which can be used for quick touch-ups and flawless coverage for photos. Plus you can even use the foundation stick to highlight and contour.

Foundation for Mother of the Bride

If you’re the mother of the bride or groom their big day is most likely a very large milestone in your life. When selecting a foundation for mother of the bride try a foundation that is designed with anti-aging and hydration properties in mind – this way you can enjoy coverage, radiance and hydration plus anti-aging benefits. Renergie Lift Foundation with SPF 27 is an ideal option as a foundation for mother of the bride -- the foundation contains active skincare ingredients and the anti-aging properties of the Rénergie Lift skincare line. The foundation provides skin with 12 hours of hydration and leaves skin looking visibly radiant and luminous. Suitable for dry and normal to oily skin types, the medium to full coverage formula is transfer-resistant and non-comedogenic meaning it won’t clog pores. Plus – the micro pearls dispersed throughout the formula reflect light off the skin for a more luminous look. All in all, Rénergie Lift is a great option for a glowing complexion and as it visibly smooths fine lines and wrinkles – it’s perfect as a foundation for mother of the bride!

Foundation for Wedding Guests and Bridesmaids

Whether you’re attending a wedding as a guest or you’re a member of a bridal party you will want to look great – but at the same time remember the bride will be the star of the show. For a natural and effortless look swap out the fuller coverage and matte foundations with Skin Feels Good Skin Nourishing Foundation our top pick as a foundation for wedding guests and bridesmaids. With an ultra-lightweight formula the foundation can be applied as a tinted moisturizer for light coverage or built up to a medium coverage using a foundation brush. Enriched with Moringa Seed and Hyaluronic Acid the foundation locks in moisture for all-day hydration without the use of heavy oils (the formula is completely oil-free) No matter your skin type skin is left with a velvety smooth radiant glow – the formula is suitable whether you have oily, combination, normal, or dry skin. Plus -- with SPF 23 and a range of antioxidants it’s also a great for summer weddings.

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