From The Moment You Say I Do...
Something borrowed, something blue, you know how it goes. I don't know about you, but we are in the midst of bridal season and we couldn't be more excited. When it comes to a wedding, nearly every bride says they want to look natural, but the truth is, a rolled out of bed look will leave you looking washed out in photos. So what are you going to do? Especially on a day where emotions are already running high, we're here to help! It's easy to get overwhelmed by the many wedding makeup looks, well, consider the panic over. All the inspiration you need to find your perfect look is here, so you can feel confident on your big day.
Get Ready to Glow
Seriously glowy skin means all you need is a little highlighter or illuminating base to take your wedding makeup to the next level. The allure of healthy, sun-bathed skin is understandable, everyone looks better with a tan. To get that shiny glow, add some illuminating drops to your foundation or opt for a full on illuminating base. Place bronzer where the sun would normally hit you- forehead, nose, cheekbones, jaw and neck. Top with highlighter on your cheekbones, the inner corner of your eye, your brow bone, down your nose and the cupid's bow. Add some copper shadow to really up-level and dress up your eyelids. Grab your favorite nude lipstick with some clear gloss and you're good to go.
Buy this: Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation (Shop Now)
Buy this: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Diamond Dust (Shop Now)
Buy this: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer (Shop Now)
Buy this: Urban Decay Naked Palette (Shop Now)
Buy this: Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil (Shop Now)
Buy this: Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color Lipstick (Shop Now)
Who says you can't have a sultry smokey eye as a bride? Done right, you will faint over it, not literally. Since it is your wedding, use brown tones instead of the classic black. You want it to appear more dewy and less dramatic diva. Make sure you have those nicely polished brows, paired with the matte brown eye shadow, this look is sure to be a winner. Pair it with a subtle coral cheek and lip, the final look will feel sexy yet chic.
Buy this: By Terry Ombre Blackstar Eye Shadow in brown perfection (Shop Now)
Buy this: Physician's Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow (Shop Now)
Buy this: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil (Shop Now)
Buy this: Givenchy Prisme Blush Highlight & Structure Powder Blush Duo in 04 Rite (Shop Now)
Buy this: Charlotte Tilbury Luscious Lip Slick in Pillow Talk (Shop Now)
Still haven't found your something blue? Consider adding it to your wedding makeup. A cool cat-eye or cobalt under-liner is totally different and will look incredible in pictures. If that's too intimidating to you, go with a navy, and if you think we're crazy, consider this - blue makes the whites of your eyes pop and give you a twinkle. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal to allow for this to be the focal point.
Buy this: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Liner in Cobalt Ink (Shop Now)
Buy this: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Chaos (Shop Now)
Buy this: Inglot AMC Eyeliner Gel in #67 (Shop Now)
Buy this: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in Th(Ink) 44 (Shop Now)