When it comes to making a statement at your wedding, you want all eyes on you. From your dress to your makeup, every aspect of your once in a lifetime look should be flawless. Today, there are so many bridal makeup options to choose from, it can make deciding on just one a bit of a challenge.
One way to narrow down your choice is to decide what type of wedding you will be having. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Will my wedding be in the daytime or at night?
- Am I having a formal affair or a more causal, outdoor wedding?
- What style is my dress? Is it modern or retro? Is it fitted or flowy?
- Do I want to play up my eyes or my lips?
This will help you decide whether a bold makeup look is in order, or if you should go with something a little subtler. No matter what choose, remember you still want to look like yourself.
The Ethereal Bride
Ethereal makeup is one of the most popular looks among todays modern bride. The ethereal bride looks natural and fresh and seems to radiate a glow from within. This look lends itself to a smokey eye in a variety of colors from lavender to the traditional black or brown. The eye makeup can be tailored for either a daytime or nighttime wedding, and works great all year long. A nude or pink cheek and lip completes the look.
The Vintage Bride
Another popular makeup choice for brides is to incorporate some vintage Hollywood into their look. This usually calls for a bold lip and sultry eyes. By going glam you make a statement that harkens back to a time of classic elegance. To play up your eyes, add some false lashes and well-defined eyebrows and finish off the look with a bold red lip.
The Bold Statement Bride
For some brides, choosing between a bold lip and a bold eye is not a choice they want to make. Playing up your eyes and your lips on your wedding day is always a bold statement to make. This look works especially well when paired with a very white dress because the color creates a purity that lends itself to experimenting with bold makeup. Be sure to pair this look with curled lashes and darker liner, but keep your brows natural. Darker or heavier brows can weigh down look and make it look harsh. For lipstick, you can choose a traditional red or go with something darker, like a berry, or keep it light and bright by choosing a pinky-red.