Pretty in Pink Makeup for Brides-to-Be

Hair & Beauty
Pink Wedding Makeup Ideas

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Sure, brides have always been wild for white, but lately, brides everywhere have been looking pretty in pink. Pink is the new red hot hue taking over in the world of bridal beauty — and for good reason! The classic color is feminine, oh-so-romantic, and stands out in a sea of brown-hued smoky eyes and nude lips. Plus, pink is totally versatile, making it the perfect foundation to any woman's bridal beauty look — no matter her personal style. From bright bubblegum pink lips (a fresh alternative to classic Marilyn Monroe red), to more mature mauves, to bright blushes, and sheerer washes of color, there are a million and one ways a bride can be pretty in pink on her wedding day.

Here's how to try the sweetest of shades on your eyes, cheeks, and lips for a rosy glow that looks as gorgeous in person as it does in photos.

The traditional black or brown smoky eye is a bridal beauty fave. But if you're after a softer, more romantic look, a pop of pink behind your peepers is the way to go. A warm metallic rose gold cream shadow is super flattering for all skin tones and eye colors. Slick Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Pink Sparkler on your lids, then line eyes with a matte brown hue to make them really pop. (Long-wear cream shadow stick, $29, Bobbi Brown)

Trust us — there's a pink lip out there to suit virtually all bridal styles, from sweet and subtle to bold and bright. For dainty darlings, we suggest swiping on a sheer shade like Clinique's Pop Glaze Sheer Lip Color + Primer in Bubblegum Pop for a soft, translucent wash of color. For even more of a pretty pop, opt for Neutrogena's Moisture Smooth Color Stick in Grapefruit for a deeper flush and some sleek shine — without the stickiness (your groom will thank you!) ("Pop Glaze" sheer lip color + primer, $18, Clinique; Moisturizing color stick, $8.99, Neutrogena available at Ulta)

For a natural flush of blush, go for a pink brightening powder, like Benefit's famed Dandelion Brightening Finishing Powder. For a deeper tint, we love a peachy-pink shade on fair skinned ladies to balance their already posy undertones (like Charlotte Tilbury's Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blush in Love is the Drug). Medium, golden skin tones look marvelous in mauve, like Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush in Vivid. And we're head-over-heels for rich rosy shades on deeper skin tones — our fave is By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Blush in Bohemian Flirt. ("Dandelion" brightening face powder, $29, Benefit; "Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop" blush, $40, Charlotte Tilbury; Buildable blush, $22, Lorac; "Terrybly Densiliss" blush, $72, By Terry available at Barneys)

When it's time to get a wedding day mani, brides crave a color that'll showcase their new bridal bling, so many gravitate to pure snowy hues and sheer washes of white. Instead, apply a barely-there pink hue — like Revlon's Nail Enamel in the creamy and dreamy Coy shade — for a flattering and subtle pop of color — the perfect start to any engagement wedding ring selfie! (Nail enamel, $5.99, Revlon available at Ulta)

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1. "Terrybly Densiliss" blush, $72, By Terry available at Barneys; 2. "Météorites Base Perfecting Pearls" primer, $74, Guerlain available at Sephora; 3. Long-wear cream shadow stick, $29, Bobbi Brown; 4. "Lip + Cheek in Swish" $24, Milk Makeup; 5. "Dandelion" brightening face powder, $29, Benefit; 6. "Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop" blush, $40, Charlotte Tilbury; 7. "Visible Lift" blush, $649, L'Oreal available at Ulta; 8. Nail enamel, $5.99, Revlon available at Ulta; 9. Buildable blush, $22, Lorac; 10. "Dior Addict Lip Glow" liner, $32, Dior available at Sephora; 11. Moisturizing color stick, $8.99, Neutrogena available at Ulta; 12. "Pop Glaze" sheer lip color + primer, $18, Clinique; 13. "Second Skin" cheek color, $26, Laura Mercier available at Nordstrom

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