Wedding Week

Everything a Vogue Bride Did Day-Of to Prep for Her Wedding

And her one beauty regret.

By: Laurel Pantin

As wedding month (and wedding season) comes to a close, I think I speak for most of us when I say we had more insanely beautiful weddings flooding our IG feeds this summer than we could keep up with. One we keep going back to, however, is Babba Canales’.

The Swedish megababe and all-around creative powerhouse (you might remember her from this) wed her sweetheart, Tictail founder, in their home country this summer (their wedding featured Katy Perry’s dancing sharks and took place at a Swedish castle…). And while you can check out the entire shebang on Vogue, we couldn’t help but get the details on how she nailed her perfectly natural, dewy, romantic but not overdone beauty look.

Here’s everything she did to prep for her wedding.


“I actually didn’t do [many treatments before the wedding]. I’m always a bit nervous about trying too many new products before an important occasion, as you never know how your skin will react. That being said, I did go to Tulura’s studio in Tribeca for a facial and, as a result, fell in love with her face oil and serum, which I now use daily. I also used my regular Clarins Pure & Radiant facial mask and Sensai’s Total Lip Treatment.”

“My only inspiration was a natural and glowy look. I wanted my makeup to feel like a more luxurious version of my everyday makeup—meaning keeping it very natural and low-key. My biggest nightmare was to show up at my own wedding looking like someone else!”

“When searching for the right makeup artist for the job, I realized many makeup artists tend to optimize the look for photos. I wanted my makeup to feel good, wear throughout the entire day, and look natural IRL, rather than a face of makeup that only looks great in photos. I ended up going with Anna-Fia Nilsson from Scandinavian Cosmetics, who was absolutely amazing. She understood my style and created a makeup that didn’t only look great, but made me feel like myself and was also comfortable on my skin.”

“For fragrance, I wore Le Labo in Rose.”

“For my nails, I chose a natural, nude gel color and added a glitter coating on the ring finger.”

“[Waterproof mascara is] such a lifesaver! I used Sensai’s waterproof mascara because it’s so easy to wash off. It’s removable with just warm water and comes off as crumbles without making your eyes black all around.”

“[The one thing I would do differently is,] I wish I would have had a better skin plan for post-wedding to enjoy during my honeymoon. I wound up using body sunscreen on my face, which resulted in smaller breakouts—definitely not ideal.”

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