The stars are delivering serious bridal beauty inspo this week, with Janelle Monae giving us radiant skin envy, Anne Hathaway lightening up the smokey eye look, and Mila Kunis pulling off lavender the grown-up way. Feel free to point to these ladies and their killer looks in your upcoming wedding makeup trial.
Janelle Monae at the Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner: Flawless skin and a bright lip can take you far in life — and they also make for a fun and modern approach to wedding day beauty! Here's how to mimic Janelle's look: Start with a full coverage foundation to mask any skin imperfections, then contour the skin, using highlighter liberally for an ethereal glow. Work your brows to their fullest potential, brushing them up and out and then applying a powder to define them. Keep the eyes simple by tight-lining and applying a strip of faux lashes, and then finish things off with that electric pink lip — a matte finish offers the same effect as Janelle's.
Anne Hathaway at the premiere of Alice Through the Looking Glass: You can make a smokey look slightly sweet, à la Anne Hathaway, by simply adding a pink lip and cheek. For the eyes, use a brown eyeliner pencil to thinly rim all the way around, and then get a brown palette to create your smokey effect. Use the darkest shade only in the creases and outer corners, and apply a bit of the medium shade both above and below it to lighten up the look. Just a quick coat of mascara and well-defined eyebrows completes the eye look. Use a touch of light pink blush along the cheek lines and glossy mauve lipstick, and you're done.
Mila Kunis at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards: What's the key to making a summery pastel look sophisticated enough to be bridal? Giving it some depth, as shown by Mila Kunis. To achieve her look, start with a full coverage foundation with a natural finish. Use a pale pink gloss on the lips and matching shade on the cheeks, and make sure you shape and define your eyebrows. Then, focus on the eyes! Take a metallic brown shadow and apply it from the lashline to slightly above the crease, and swipe it underneath the lower lashes. Then, wet your brush and take a deep lavender shadow and apply it on top of the brown. Continue to add the purple until you are satisfied with the depth of the color. Several coats of lengthening mascara and you have yourself a summery-but-not-too sweet look.
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