Get the Look: Classic Bride Wedding Makeup
Your bridal makeup is a very important part of conceptualizing your dream look for your wedding day. If you’re not the type of bride to go for the more stylized, themed looks (like smokey eye wedding makeup for the boho bride) and the thought of too much color or a non-traditional look makes you nervous, chances are you may fall into the more classic bride arena. The good news is that the classic “blushing bride” look is alive and well. DIY this look on your own, or simply use this post as inspiration to bring to your artist.
Prep: Flawless Face
Step 1: Highlight in Shimmering White
Classic Bride Makeup: Blushing Base + Neutral Smolder
Start off by applying a light shimmering highlight like Urban Decay Naked Palette in Virgin ($54) to your brow bones, inside corners of your eyes and on the lower lash line on the inside corner. This is going to give you that soft dreamy-eyed glow.
A go-to in-house favorite is Urban Decay Naked Palette in Buck ($54) to use as your medium neutral brown in your creases. This is going to give your eyes a little more depth without making them too dramatic.
Step 2: Contour in Neutral Matte Brown
From your same Naked Palette, apply Darkhorse, a deep espresso shimmering eyeshadow to the outer corners of your eyes and slightly into your crease. This is the ultimate way to give just a touch of drama without making it look like you’re going too big.
Step 3: Deepen in Shimmering Espresso
The best way to keep your eyes soft is to tight line them with black eyeliner. This is when you apply liner to your upper waterline and in your lash line, but not above your lases. For your wedding day, play it safe and use a waterproof gel eyeliner like Jet Set Waterproof Gel Eyeliner ($22) and an eyeliner brush to apply. Gotta endure all those happy tears that will be flowing!
Step 4: Tight Line in Black
Your eyebrows are going to play a big roll in the final vibe of your bridal look. You want that extra oomph for images, but you also don’t want to cross the line and make them look unnatural. A recent favorite is TreStique Define, Sculpt + Set Brow Pencil ($25). One side has an angled pencil to define and shape, and the other end has a mascara-like wand and tinted brow gel to set and blend. I’d say this is one of the most user-friendly ways to do your brows naturally.
Step 5: Barely Bold Brows
Use a shimmering highlighter like Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter ($26) on your upper cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, above your Cupid’s bow and in the center of your lower forehead. This will give you that dewy look in your wedding photos. Add a mauve lip and some mascara, and you’re ready to go.
Finishing Touches: Highlight, Mauve Lip + Mascara
You can see how her makeup looks indoors here and how much it settles in for the outdoor lighting.
Blushing bride in pure form.
There’s a softness and delicate beauty that any bride would want.
Glowing, healthy skin will have you feeling beyond beautiful.