Every bride has her own style and a vision of how she wants her wedding day to be. And there’s one thing every soon-to-be-married woman has in common:
She wants to look gorgeous!
And there’s more to looking gorgeous than wearing the perfect dress, shoes, and jewelry. A fab wedding look also needs a great hair and makeup concept. Ready to put the finishing touches on your wedding day look?
Here’s the ultimate guide to bridal makeup for brides and bridesmaids.
TEST OUT DIFFERENT LOOKS
To help choose your wedding day makeup, start by gathering inspo online. If you have a close friend that’s great at doing makeup, ask her to test out some different looks on you at home.
Another fun way to decide on a look is to schedule a makeup trial with a professional makeup artist. Professional makeup artists know how to play up the gorgeousness of every skin tone and skin type, so we suggest gathering your bridal party and testing out a few different looks together. It’s a super fun way to spend a day with your girlfriends and enjoy a bit of pampering at the same time.
EMBRACE YOUR CULTURE
You can also rely on tradition to help steer your makeup look. A few traditional adjustments to a modern look can turn your wedding day makeup into a celebration of your cultural heritage. If your culture has a signature makeup style, consider working that artistry into your overall look!
CREATE A COHESIVE LOOK
No matter what makeup look you choose, it should complement the style of your wedding dress and wedding hairstyle. The big picture goal is to have a gorgeous, cohesive look where every element works together. Take your venue and wedding theme into consideration as well.
CURRENT BRIDAL MAKEUP TRENDS
Makeup trends come and go, but there are a few specific looks that many brides are embracing this year.
Dramatic eyes make a bold statement. Many stylish brides are opting for shimmer eyeshadows, metallic shadows, and intense color on their eyes. Just remember, if you’re going to play up your eyes, keep your lip understated with a pale or nude lipstick.
Instead of making your eyes the focus of your wedding day look, choose a bold, vibrant lip color. A bright pink lip or a deep red lip adds instant drama to a look and is the perfect complement to an otherwise natural face.
Show the world that you take your skincare routine seriously by creating a natural wedding makeup look with nude colors and pale hues that showcase your flawless skin. Whether you prefer a matte or dewy face, all you need to show off your stunning natural beauty is a face primer, concealer, mascara, and lip gloss.
CLASSIC BRIDAL MAKEUP TRENDS
Want to be a timeless beauty on your special day? Here are a few wedding makeup looks that always work.
NATURAL AND SUBTLE
Understated always works. Light eyeliner, nude tones on the eyes, rosy pink cheeks, and a natural lip color are the perfect combination for the bride who wants to look classic.
BOLD BROWS AND SOFT LIPS
There’s nothing more beautiful than perfectly sculpted brows with soft red or pink lips. If you’re a brow fanatic, skip the shimmering, dramatic eye makeup and make your brows the focus of your look instead.
DRAMATIC EYES AND A BRONZE GLOW
With the right bronzer, the right highlighter, and a makeup artist with contouring skills, you can walk down the aisle with a natural glow. Black eyeliner and a slightly smudged, smokey eye add just the right amount of drama!
SHOULD THE BRIDE AND BRIDESMAIDS HAVE THE SAME MAKEUP LOOK?
Bridesmaids don’t need to wear the exact same makeup look as the bride, but their looks should be cohesive. You should all look like you’re attending the same venue and the same event.
If the bride is keeping it super nude and natural, the bridesmaids should do the same. If the bride is going for all-out glam, give the bridesmaids some glitzy elements as well.