24 Pretty (& Easy!) Wedding Day Makeup Ideas to Try
Shimmer shadow like Jessica Biel's is fresh, vibrant, and plays up a bride’s eyes like nothing else.
A baby pink lipstick like Jenna Dewan's can double as a perfectly complementary blush by stippling it on cheeks, too.
A universally flattering dark coral hue on lips is just as striking as the reds you wear every day, but a touch quieter. When balanced with soft shimmer shadow, as Camilla Belle does, you’ll create a bridal palette that’s both glamorous and elegant.
They talk about blushing brides for a reason. There’s nothing prettier than a fresh pinch of color on cheeks. To get a glowing, wind-kissed look like Hilary Duff's blend a rosy cheek stain with liquid illuminator.
For your walk down the aisle, follow the red-carpet lead of Allison Williams and replace the go-to brown palette that you usually use with eye-brightening copper metallic shadow. Finish the look with a peachy-bronze blush blended on the apples of your cheeks.
Barely-there makeup like Anna Kendrick's allows posy-pink lips to stand out. Opt for a gloss-stain hybrid to ensure that shine and color will last through the reception dinner.
To replicate Elisha Cuthbert's classic black-lacquer lashes for your wedding makeup look, start with a lash curler before sweeping on two coats of lengthening mascara, followed by liquid liner.
Smoky eyes can be adapted for a glamorous wedding makeup look by pairing a softly shimmering shadow with smudged black liner along top lashes.
Gloss in a blossoming mauve like Kerry Washington's washes lips in soft color. Be sure to keep your first kiss in mind as you test out glosses before the big day and reject any that are remotely sticky.
Creating a glamorous makeup look worthy of a high-fashion bride, Amanda Seyfried swept on graphic winged eyes using black charcoal liner and added a dusting of gold glitter shadow on the inner corners.
Perhaps the most kissable of wedding makeup choices, pink tinted balm selected only one or two shades darker than your natural lip color will create a natural, flattering match.
Keep sparkly shadow sophisticated for your evening wedding by topping shimmer shadows with smudged black liner winged up to lift the eyes.
Even the most gorgeous wedding dress can wash out some brides. A bronzer with a salmon-pink color blend adds year-round warmth and luminosity to the face.
ALERT: To avoid staining your white gown, however, do not use bronzers on your neck and body. Opt instead for a self-tanner applied well in advance of the big day.
The new nude, creamy peach lipstick hues brighten a wedding-day complexion but don’t distract from statement-making eye makeup.
It’s a brave wedding makeup look—but utterly glamorous. High-shine dark cherry or maroon lipstick like Megan Fox's adds sexy, screen siren glamour. Steer clear of matte finishes, however. They can be too harsh in dark shades.
A layer of silver liner under black adds some unexpected, wedding-appropriate shimmer, particularly for an evening event. Apply black liquid liner in short strokes and connect the line at the outer corners of your eyes with a delicate wing.
Bright and pretty, a wedding makeup look inspired by Kirsten Dunst's balances raspberry lipstick with an icy cream shadow in a pale blue or silver hue.
You can fake plumper, fuller lips for wedding photos by tracing a pale liner just above your natural lip line and filling with a hue one shade lighter.
To make your lashes a stand-out feature on your wedding day, start with one coat of lengthening mascara topped with one coat of thickening mascara—both water-resistant, of course.
Play up that natural wedding-day glow with glistening gold shadow on lids, like Heidi Klum's. Keep top and bottom lashes defined with a coat of deep black mascara.
Just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean you have to abandon your personal style. Sleek cat eyes like Fergie's are a little bit edgy, but still totally appropriate for a walk down the aisle—especially when you keep the rest of your complexion peaches and cream. Use a felt-tip liner for precise application.
If you usually wear black liner, swap it out for a more muted charcoal hue like Aubrey Plaza's for your wedding. The softer option will still define eyes without looking harsh.
Icy eye makeup offers an frosty complement to the traditional white color of a bridal gown. A bright-eyed look like Eva Amurri's is accomplished by blending cream shadow on lids and inner corners.
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