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4 makeup looks for every wedding style

4 makeup looks for every wedding style
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert3 years ago
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With bridal season finally back in full swing, many brides-to-be will be searching for their picture-perfect makeup look ahead of their big day. If you’re looking to do it yourself or you’re going to a professional MUA, we’ve rounded up the ultimate 4 makeup looks to suit every wedding style.

Classic red lip


Whether you’re getting hitched in a traditional church or on a dreamy golden beach, a bold red lip is a classic bridal look for your big day. Although it may seem daunting, a red lip is easy to master with the right products! The key to this look is to keep it neat with a sharp lip liner such as the Barry M Cosmetics Lip Liner. Start at your cupids bow and trace the outline of your natural lips. Once you’re satisfied with the shape, begin to shade the edges in so it blends seamlessly. Next, pick a long lasting lipstick to ensure it won't budge from dawn till dusk. The L'Oreal Paris X Elie Saab Bridal Collection, Limited Edition Color Riche Lipstick lasts for up to 12 hours and comes in dainty packaging, perfect for your big day. Finish off your look with soft dewy skin and a subtle pair of lashes.

Soft and golden


Keep it super sweet and simple with this gorgeous golden look, great for those who prefer something a little softer. We recommend using a golden pigment or eyeshadow for the forefront of this look. The Natasha Denona Bronze Palette has a range of buttery mattes and stunning shimmers, allowing you to choose the perfect dazzling shade to match your dress. If you prefer a loose shimmer, opt for the classic MAC Pigment Colour Powder available in a range of shades. Finish off your look with a thin wing and a nude pink lip for the ultimate bridal glow.

Indian Bridal

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Make a statement with this stunning Indian bridal look that will be sure to make you centre stage. For this look, the eyes are key. Start by sculpting out your brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade and a small angled brush. Next, concentrate on the eyes - the bolder the better! We recommend using warm brown shades to create depth and dimension, this can all be found in the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette. Finish off with a bold colourful lip in a flattering red or pretty pink shade.

Subtle smokes


If you want to add some drama to your day, opt for a subtle smoky eye. This look is perfect if you have a simpler style dress or want something that will stand out in your photos. To create this look take the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in the shade Warm Neutrals and build up your darker shades in the outer corner of your eye. Once you’re happy with the colour take a large fluffy brush and blend the shadows outwards to create a diffused cat eye shape. Next, take a golden shade and place it in the inner section of your lid. Finish it off with a pair of dramatic lashes and a sweep of a shimmering lip gloss.

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Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!