Find Your Perfect Wedding-Day Makeup

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Makeup for Any Wedding

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Wedding makeup doesn't mean the same thing for every bride. Whether you're getting married in a voluminous ball gown under a glittering chandelier or an ethereal dress in a forest, there's a makeup look that fits your style. Her rare the best ways to make your big-day makeup seem just a little more, well, you.

If your wedding style is classic...
For a timeless look, amp up neutral makeup with a touch of shimmer, says New York wedding makeup artist Kimara Ahnert. Start by sweeping a matte shadow in a bisque, cream or soft pink shade in the crease of your eyes, Ahnert suggests, followed by a lighter, shimmery shadow up to your brow line. Then, add a darker taupe or gray shadow to the crease. Finish with gel liner (it's easier when you want a precise effect), powder blush, and a matte red lip.

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If your wedding style is romantic...
Nothing looks better in the sun-dappled light of a woodland ceremony than dewy, glowing makeup. Ahnert's pick? BB cream, which provides good coverage without looking cakey. Use a cream, champagne-colored shadow to brighten your eyes, and add a bit of liquid highlighter to your cheekbones to help them stand out in photos. Layer it on top of your blush, or try a tinted highlighter like Benefit High Beam ($26, available at Benefit). Finish with a creamy lipstick in a pink or berry hue a few shades darker than your lips for a just-been-kissed effect.

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If your wedding style is glam...
Ahnert suggests using Kim Kardashian as a muse by "focusing on your eyes." Define them with a felt-tipped eyeliner instead of smudgier gel or pencil, to get the boldest, most graphic line possible. Fill in your lids with smokey shadow up to the crease, and don't forget the false lashes! To avoid looking over-the-top, Ahnert says, stick to neutral lipstick or gloss.

If your wedding style is whimsical...
Don't be afraid to play with color—and we don't just mean on your lips. Colored mascara can make your eyes pop big-time in photos. Try cobalt blue if you have brown eyes, navy or gray if you have blue eyes, and purple if you have green or hazel eyes. Ahnert suggests accenting it with a shimmery shadow in a complementary color: silver or lavender for blue mascara, taupe or charcoal for purple.

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