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No, this isn't Amber Heard's actual wedding look you're staring at (if you haven't heard, this lucky girl is engaged to Johnny Depp) but it could well enough be. Even on the red carpet in Cannes, Heard stays true to her signature glam rocker look, but elevated it just enough to make it wedding — or in her case, movie premiere — ready. Now, this is how you incorporate personality into your wedding-day look. Want to know exactly how the actress did it? We'll break it down for you.
Mrs. soon-to-be Johnny Depp's hairstyle gives her overall look edge. Without the side-parted waves and intricate messy French braid, you're left with a pretty classic beauty look. Prep damp hair with a volumizing or texturizing spray and curl sections of your hair around a medium-sized iron. Be sure to brush them out with your fingers to loosen them a bit. Create a side French braid and secure with a clear hair tie. Tease your hair ever so slightly at the crown and finish with the tiniest bit of flexible-hold hairspray. Bumble & bumble Thickening Hairspray, $28, available at Sephora; Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $18, available at Sephora; Goody Girls Mini/Small Clear Latex Elastics, $4.49, available at Folica
A seemingly small detail makes a world of difference when it comes to creating a polished look. Heard's eyebrows don't take center stage but are merely filled in and combed to flatter her face. Use an eyebrow powder or pencil a shade lighter than your brows, because darkening them too much can make them appear harsh and unnatural. Finish with a clear brow gel to keep them in place.
Joey Healy Luxe Brow Powder, $28, available at Joey Healy; Make Up For Ever 274 Double-Ended Eyebrow Brush, $28, available at Sephora; Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel, $22, available at Anastasia Beverly Hills
Shimmery, tan eye shadow lets Heard's green eyes sparkle, while a thin line of eyeliner on her upper and lower lids help define her lashes. To get her look — one that flatters everyone, regardless of eye color or shape — use liquid eyeliner on your top lids and a thin line of pencil on your lower lash lines. For an extra brightening effect, add a bit of white shimmer in the corners of your eyes, and finish with a coat or two of lengthening mascara.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Sunlight Gold, $28, available at Bobbi Brown; E.L.F. Essential Shimmer Eyeliner Pencil in Iconic Ivory, $1, available at E.L.F.; Neutrogena Healthy Lengths Mascara, $8.49, available at Neutrogena; Chanel Le Crayon Khôl Intense Eye Pencil, $29, available at Chanel
Heard's luminous glow contains just the right amount of bronze in it so that she looks naturally healthy. For her seamless finish, apply a sheer foundation with an egg sponge and swipe on cream or liquid bronzer in place of blush for the perfect pop of color.
Bare Minerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation, $29, available at Sephora; Tarte Park Ave Princess Bronze & Glow Matte Bronzer and Cheek Tint, $32, available at Tarte
Screen Siren Lips:
Maintaining the perfect statement lip is the highest maintenance part of her look. Most of the work, however, is in the prep. Start with a lip exfoliator and apply a concealer or lip primer on top. Instead of layering with lip balm, which can dilute the lipstick pigment and eradicate its longevity, look for a creamy, moisturizing lipstick. To find a shade of red as flattering as Heard's, examine your skin tone: cool tones should look for blue-based reds and warm tones should wear orangey reds.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $22.50, available at Fresh; NYX Cosmetics Lip Primer, $7, available at NYX Cosmetics; Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick in Tannin, $24, available at Sephora