The day is finally here: you’ve gone over your seating chart countless times, chosen a delicious gluten-free menu with your caterer, and are just a few hours away from walking down the aisle. Your wedding is going to be gluten free and fantastic. But what about your makeup? Many cosmetic products contain gluten protein that’s often disguised in hard-to-decipher chemical names. However, lucky for gluten-free bachelorettes, there’s recently been an increase in gluten-free makeup lines. We’ve put together a list of gluten-free makeup and beauty products to use for your wedding so that you can feel confident on your big day.
Gluten-free Makeup Brands
According to their website, Afterglow Cosmetics is the first makeup line to be certified gluten-free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization, which means their products and manufacturing facilities reliably meet strict gluten-free standards. Founder Kristin Adams’ decision to make Afterglow’s products gluten-free was inspired by years of seeing her mother and sister–who both have Celiac disease–struggle to find natural, gluten-free makeup. Offering a wide array of products and tools for your face, lips, and eyes, Afterglow makeup will make you feel radiant inside and out when you walk down the aisle.
Many of BITE Beauty’s lip products are gluten-free. Its important to note that their FAQ page states that many of their shades are gluten-free, and to contact their customer support team just to double check. They’ve created an array of lipsticks, lip glosses, lip pencils, and crayons that provide a “damn-that’s-good performance” through luscious textures and high-intensity colors. Perfect for ladies with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity who are looking for a particular shade to match your wedding color scheme, the company also offers a BITE Beauty Lip Lab, a shop in New York City that will custom blend lip products for you.
Founded in 2004 with the aim to provide inclusive, high-quality makeup to everyone, E.L.F. products are vegan, cruelty-free, and–you guessed it–gluten-free. Ingredient lists for their products never include gluten; however, products are sometimes made on shared equipment, which could potentially lead to cross-contamination. Try E.L.F. products long before your wedding to know whether their eye, lip, and face products are safe for you. Check out their best-selling Flawless Finish Foundation or Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette to up the wow factor for your special someone.
Designed to bring out women’s existing beauty instead of covering it up, all Gabriel Cosmetics products and their Zuzu Luxe makeup collection are certified gluten-free. They guarantee their products to have fewer than 10 parts per million of gluten, which means you’ll be reaction-free if you use their makeup–score! Unlike other makeup lines, they also don’t contain paraben, so you can feel naturally beautiful and worry-free (about your makeup, at least!) on your wedding day.
With the exception of their skin tint creme (which contains wheat protein), Mirabella makeup is gluten-free and features their signature dye- and talc-free mineral-base. Formulas are infused with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to make you feel as great as you look. Whether you’re looking for cheek products to make your contouring dreams come true or brow-popping eye makeup, Mirabella’s vast collection of high-quality, gluten-free products will not disappoint.
Don’t be deceived: Red Apple Lipstick is more than just a lipstick company. Their lip pencils, lip balm, eyeshadow, and eyeliners are all gluten-, soy-, and paraben-free and come in a variety of delightful colors to make you feel confidently chic. Specifically designed with gluten-free women and girls in mind, Red Apple Lipstick lab tests all their products to ensure they’re safe and won’t cause unpleasant reactions. With endorsements from Women’s Health Magazine, Delight Gluten Free Magazine, and Allergic Living, they’re making strides in they gluten-free beauty world.
Gluten-free Beauty Products
If you’re on the search for skin care, hair care, and body care products that make you feel like the best version of yourself without the fear of gluten contamination, look no further than Andalou Naturals. All their products have been tested by the Food Allergy Research and Education Program on behalf of the Celiac Sprue Association and are verified to be gluten-free. Offering an extensive line of facial masks, exfoliators, moisturizers, and toners, Andalou Naturals’ products are perfect for the relaxing spa session you’ve planned with your bridesmaids.
Did you know that Vitamin E found in beauty and skin products is commonly sourced from wheat germ? Lucky for gluten-free ladies, Pangea Organics use a Vitamin E that’s derived from soy or sunflower, making all their products gluten-free. Their body washes, lotions, facial toners, cleansers, and more come in earthy, natural scents such as Canadian pine with white sage and French rosemary with sweet orange. Try Pangea Organics to find peace and feel calm before the craziness of your wedding day unfolds.
A pioneer in bioactive and all-natural skin care, MyChelle was the first company to use anti-aging peptides and clinically proven dermatologist ingredients in their products. Their line of gluten-free cleansers, exfoliators, serums, and moisturizers are perfect for gluten-free brides of any age. If you’re exchanging your vows outdoors, be sure to check out their sun protection to keep your skin safe from both gluten and harmful rays of sun.
Having your Nima handy on your wedding day is absolutely a good idea, just remember that Nima was not developed to test non-food items and cannot predict the accuracy of results when testing cosmetics. Always read product labels carefully and contact the manufacturer directly if you have any questions about the safety of your makeup. We suggest selecting your gluten-free makeup early in the wedding planning process to guarantee you’ll be safe when you say “I do.”