Whether you’re thinking of doing your own wedding makeup or you just want some wedding makeup ideas to show your bridal makeup artist, we’ve rounded up the best wedding makeup ideas and new bridal makeup looks you need to inspire your big day…
Natural Makeup Ideas
If you looking for simple wedding makeup ideas to try yourself, then a natural look is probably best. Minimalist and natural bridal makeup is simple, classic, and the one thing that works for everyone. Opting for natural wedding makeup can make you can feel confident in looking like yourself – but better – on the big day.
Glam Makeup Ideas for Brides
Not every bride wants a natural look on her wedding day, and there’s nothing wrong with that. While nude lips are practical for a wedding, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t at least try a classic red – if bright lipstick is your signature, incorporate it into your wedding day look.
Glamorous wedding makeup can be sexy, metallic, and perfectly dramatic. The trick is to keep to either dramatic eyes or lips with little other visible makeup.
So yes, there’s a way to wear glitter that feels not only glam but also bridal. With the rest of your makeup kept wedding-classic (full coverage foundation, pinky nude lipstick, pop of blush, defined brows), your eyes can become the playground for experimentation.
Classic Bridal Makeup Looks
If you’re not a glitter queen, don’t feel like you need to be just because it’s your wedding day (you still have to look and feel like you!). A full-matte look can be just as glam and extravagant as its shimmery counterpart.
Bronzer and a nude lipstick complete the neutral, sexy matte wedding look.
Keep blotting papers in your clutch or, realistically, your maid of honour’s bag to prevent shine during photos.
Not only do copper and gold feel expensive and festive if you’re having a winter wedding, but they also give skin a really healthy, glowy look when dusted over your cheekbones.
Try a glittery gilded eye, a metallic lip, or a gilded highlight in powder formulas, versus cream or oil, so your look will last all night.
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