Wedding season is well and truly here! Check out makeup looks on somewhere like Pinterest and you’ll find billions (quite literally) of ideas to go at. That makes it the fastest way to both be inspired and feel totally overwhelmed. So, to give you a helping hand here’s our favourite wedding makeup looks for this year. Yes, they’re hot right now, but they’re also elegantly timeless, so with a few tweaks, you can adapt them to suit you.
The natural look has been a winner at weddings since time began. Understated and chic, it’ll leave you looking fresh and glowing, and it will focus all attention on your gorgeous gown and accessories.
To give it a seriously up-to-date spin work on a dewy look for your skin. Start with a good primer, like Revlon’s Photoready Face Perfecting Primer to give your makeup staying power and your skin added luminosity. Use a sheer foundation on top like W7’s Sheer Foundation paired with a good, sheer concealer will give you that barely-there, flawless look.
From there, keep cheeks, lips and eyes minimalist and natural. Opt for warm, peachy tones for your cheeks, and shimmery neutrals like NYX Baked Eyeshadow in Lavish for your eyes. If you want to add a bit of definition to your lids, a soft brown eyeliner will work wonders, before adding a good sweep of mascara. Finally, a lip colour that closely matches your own will add definition to your pout.
Colour pop lips
A bold, red lip will always give you that ultimate wow-factor. To pull this look off with aplomb you’ll need to feel comfortable with a bright lip shade. Remember, on your big day feeling gorgeously ‘you’ is your top priority.
This look is simple to perfect with the right tools. Work on your base, with a good primer, foundation and concealer. Perfectly even skin is the secret to making your lip colour work even harder, and products like Calvin Klein’s CK One Mousse Concealer will help you do just that.
Keep eyes low key for maximum effect, using soft brown shadows and liners like Rimmel’s Special Eyes Precision Eye Liner in Rich Brown. And then onto your lips! Delectable, on-trend colours include Maybelline’s Superstay 14H Lipstick in Non-Stop Red, and Bourjois’ Colour Boost Lipstick in Red Sunrise.
If you want to be a glamourous bride, a winged eyeliner look is just the thing. It’s a great way to emphasise pretty eyes and add a bit of edge to tried and tested wedding looks.
Keep it bang up-to-date by adding a strong, metallic eyeshadow colour, or go traditional and add the wings to a perfect, natural-looking base. First, make sure to even out your skin with a great foundation and concealer, along with a soft blush like the Maybelline Facestudio Blush in Rosewood. A good highlighter like the Sleek Barekissed Illuminator in Casablanca will boost that dewy-skin appeal too.
Now you’re ready for the wings! Use a good pencil in black to extend from the outer corner of your eye and trace the shape of the wing along your upper lid. We like products like Body Collection’s Retractable Eyeliner. Once you’re happy with the shape, colour in the wing and go back over it with a long-lasting liquid liner like L’Oreal’s Super Liner Ultra Precision Eyeliner in Black Gold. And don’t forget lashings of black mascara to finish the look.