Regardless of where your love life's at these days, consider this: Women go to great lengths to ensure they're obsessed with their wedding day makeup—but why limit looking that fab to just one event? Speaking to legendary makeup artists and combing through the depths of internet, MarieClaire.com tracked down the cosmetics used to create the legendary looks of Priyanka Chopra, Kate Middleton, Serena Williams, Amal Clooney, and other dewy brides on their respective wedding days so you can steal them, well, tomorrow. It turns out, most products are way more wallet-friendly than you'd imagine. Here, a round-up of the products used to create the most iconic bridal beauty looks of our generation.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in Boy Gorgeous 222, $30
As revealed in makeup artist Yumi Mori's wedding weekend Instagrams, the style icon exclusively wore Marc Jacobs Beauty. To create Priyanka’s glamorous and sultry lip, Mori used the brand's creamiest lipstick offering in Boy Gorgeous 222, a deep magenta-red that’s been infused with hydrating seaberry and cocoa butter.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette – Coconut Fantasy Collection, $49
To recreate the sensual-nude pigments of rose quartz and deep maroon used for Priyanka’s wedding ceremony eyelids, meet Marc Jacobs Beauty’s Coconut Fantasy Collection palette. Containing 7 rich pigments in 4 different finishes, the palette's shades can be worn alone to add a gentle glimmer or mixed and matched together for a variety of bolder looks. The base shade used by Priyanka is 'On The Dance.'
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo blush duo in Kink and Kisses 504, $42
Yumi Mori used a few swooshes of Marc Jacobs Beauty’s blush duo palette in Kink & Kisses 504 on Priyanka to create romantically flushed cheeks with soft pigments of petal-pink and peachy-rose.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara in Noir, $26
To create thick and dramatic lashes, Priyanka used Marc Jacobs' 'Velvet Noir' mascara—a product inspired by Jacobs' mother, who used to shave fibers from velvet ribbon to make her own false lashes. The mascara was developed to give wearers a similar look—thankfully, without the hassle.
Kate Middleton famously did her own makeup for her 2011 nuptials, with only a smidgen of "makeup artistry assistance" from Bobbi Brown pro and artistry manager Hannah Martin prior to the big day, or so it has widely been reported. Kate created a shimmering and swoon-worthy look with black liner on her lids and lower lash line, rosy cheeks, and a creamy pink lipstick.
Bobbi Brown No Smudge Waterproof Mascara, $30
As one does when marrying a prince in front of 24 million people—or attending any event that might trigger waterworks, for that matter—Kate Middleton opted for a waterproof mascara. Designed to be worn alone or layered atop any other Bobbi Brown mascara (as to make it instantly waterproof), Kate's No Smudge Waterproof Mascara rendered her wedding day lashes flawlessly foolproof.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Highlighter in Pink Quartz, $48
Rosy cheeks are a staple of the Duchess of Cambridge's beauty look. For the big day, the glowing royal brushed on Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick Highlighter in Pink Quartz.
Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Sandwash Pink, $29
To match her pink blush, Kate opted for the sandwash pink shade of Bobbi Brown's legendary semi-matte lipstick, a creamy product infused with Vitamins C, E, and a beeswax-y moisturizer. Fun fact: this was actually Bobbi Brown's first product ever when the brand began.
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, $62
"One of the key products I used was the Armani fluid sheer which gives your skin a glow. Who doesn’t love to have a radiant, luminous look for their wedding day?" posited Gross. The weightless, translucent highlighter can be used with foundation to add polishing definition, or alone as a makeup base.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, $30
"One of my other fav products I used was NARS radiant concealer. It’s lightweight & conceals without creasing or looking heavy," Gross explained.
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $43
"The foundation I used was Make Up Forever HD foundation. They have a buildable coverage so I was able to customize the perfect finish for her," Gross said of the 40-shade line.
Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Long Wear Lipstick - Suck It, $32
"For the lip product, Serena always prefers a more matte lipstick. I did a neutral color from Too Faced melted matte liquid lipstick called suck it," Gross shared.
Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette, $34
Would it really have been a Kardashian wedding (or any Kardashian excursion) without highlighter mastery? Answer: obviously not. To accentuate her cheekbones, Dedivanovic opted for Urban Decay's Naked Flushed palette in 'Going Native.'
For the occasion of becoming Mrs. Clooney, the human rights lawyer and fashion icon wore a soft-focused look with pink lips, glowing skin, and shimmering eyeshadow. The full and complete steps on how to obtain Amal Clooney's stunning bridal look are detailed on the website of Charlotte Tilbury, Clooney's makeup artist. Pictured here is Amal at her civil ceremony (photos from the actual big day can be seen here).
Charlotte Tilbury Life Changing Lashes, $22
To achieve maximum lash volume and curl, Clooney prepped her eyelashes with Tilbury's Life-Changing Lashes curler.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow contour palette in Light to Medium, $68
To bring Amal's cheekbones to sculpted perfection, Tilbury used her Filmstar contour palette. Make no mistake about it, George Clooney's better half has stunning cheekbones as is. What Tilbury's palette allows for is extra highlighting for that photo-ready finish. Whitney Port and Kate Moss also wore the Filmstar contour palette on their respective wedding days.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love Glow, $40
To polish off Amal's wedding day cheeks, Charlotte swished her Cheek to Chic power blush on the apple of Clooney's cheeks after applying her Filmstar palette. In effect, this created a dripping in candlelight glow.
Matte Revolution lipstick in Bond girl, $34
Matte Revolution lipstick in Walk of Shame, $34
For Amal's lips, Tilbury blended together two of her different lipsticks to create a sultry, burnt rose look. You can't buy the combined shade, but you can re-create the look yourself: First apply the matte revolution lipstick in Bond Girl (pictured here), then blend the Walk of Shame lipstick in the center of the lips.
By now, almost anybody who follows the royals ::raises both hands in the air and waves them around like I just don't care:: should know that makeup artist Daniel Martin used Dior Backstage Beauty to create that Royal Wedding Markle Sparkle. Speaking to Glamour, Martin describes how he and Meghan were inspired to create a look that could be described as "timeless, effortless, and chic." Like all brides, Meghan wanted to look like her best self.
Dior Backstage Eye Palette in Warm Neutrals 001, $49
The royal bride opted for Dior Backstage's new eye palette in Warm Neutrals 001 (which was released to us commoners a week after the royal nuptials). The blendable palette comes with brown neutrals with warm undertones and also has an eyeshadow primer that reinforces hold.
Dior Backstage Face and Body Foundation, $40
Martin used Dior Backstage Face & Body foundation in matte finish, which kept Markle's freckles visible and created that universally-coveted look of fresh, luminous skin. Martin noted in an interview with GMA that he only used foundation where needed to balance out any redness or uneven skin tone.
Dior Diorshow On Stage Eyeliner, $31
Martin told Glamour: "There’s something magical that happens to the irises of her eyes when you add warm tones of rusts or copper close to them (in the tight line or waterline). With this in mind, I wanted her eyes to almost 'flutter' as she looked up at Harry (he's 6'1)." To bring the flutter effect to life, Martin opted for Dior Diorshow's liquid eyeliner with a super flexible tip.
Dior Lip Glow in Coral Glow, $34
For her lips, Martin used a cult-favorite: the Lip Glow (literally, six of these sell every minute around the world). The sheer balm not only moisturizes and protects lips, but it supposedly enhances natural color through a technology that reacts to each person's lips to give them a color that suits their skin tone. Meghan wore the peachy Coral Glow shade, which has a satin finish.
Gwen Stefani famously went for a non-traditional bridal look during for her wedding to Gavin Rossdale, wearing a custom-made pink-and-white Dior gown by John Galliano. Also worth remembering (and replicating) is her bold wedding day makeup, which was the stuff of rockstar princess dreams.