One of the ten commandments of wedding day beauty is to elevate your everyday look. Look like yourself, only better, they say. For most brides, this often means make-up in neutral shades made only a little more striking to contrast against the whiteness of the dress. For others, it involves a bit more color. And while neutral is beautiful and your wedding probably isn’t the best day to try out a smoky eye for the first time, a bold look like can be pulled off in a stunning fashion, whether you fall into the latter category or want to break the commandment and dare to be different. After all, that’s what the trial run is for! Not so confident just yet? Take a look at these bridal beauties to see how it’s done.
A hot fuchsia pops on this bride’s glowing face. To pull of this look, keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Dewy skin, a soft hint of rosy blush to highlight the apples of the cheeks, and dark lashes without bottom liner and eyeshadow keep all eyes on this bride’s dazzling smile.
Wild berry with a twinge of pomegranate will make your pout instantly bitable and irresistible — your groom won’t be able to take his eyes off them. This gorgeous lip color is mirrored in the cheeks in a lighter shade and creates a warmth that’s played up in the eyes with tawny hues. Light mascara and a tawny finish keep the overall look clean, preventing it from becoming overwhelming.
Not many can pull off a plum hue, but this bride does it just right, creating a vampy and sultry look. While the previous styles kept the eyes light, this bride goes heavy, and it works. Sparkling shades of plum darken toward the crease, accented with black winged liner and gold glitter in the corners. Top off this fall-friendly look with a crown of blooms and succulents.
Whether you’re having a holiday wedding, love a vintage or Hollywood glam look, or brick is just your color, red lips are always a good idea. While this bride keeps her look soft and matte, there are many shades you can play with, from a glossy cherry to a fire-engine red. Ask your make-up artist which one best matches your skin tone. Finish of the look with a light smoky eye for a bit of understated glam.