10 Radiant Beauty Looks to Wear to Your Next Wedding
Spring has sprung, which means countless wedding invitations and RSVPs are officially rolling in. Although each wedding’s dress code will be out of your control, your beauty looks are, thankfully, at your discretion. And considering the fact that you’ll be extensively photographed at each event, you’ll need to get your beauty look spot-on. You’re in luck — these runway-inspired makeup looks will be perfect to wear to your next wedding.
1. Flirty winged liner
You never know who you might meet at a wedding, so if you don’t have plans to bring a plus one, we recommend wearing a flirty beauty look. A delicately flicked cat-eye will open up your face and add a stunning flare to a minimal makeup look. Just make sure you find a smudge and waterproof liquid liner, as you’ll want it to last the whole day.
2. Blue-rimmed eyes
If you plan to wear a neutral dress or jumpsuit to an upcoming wedding, we recommend making your eyes stand out with blue-rimmed eyeliner. This captivating beauty look will make any eye color pop, and it’s so powerful that you needn’t bother wearing lipstick or bright nail polish. Simply use a turquoise eyeliner to rim your eyelids, then create a smokey effect with navy blue eye shadow.
3. Just peachy
If there’s one shade you can never go wrong with for a wedding, it’s definitely peach. We love seeing peachy beauty looks that run throughout your entire face. This means applying a cream peach eye shadow, orange bronzer or blush, and a nude lipstick with peach undertones. You’ll be amazed at how healthy and luminous this color will make you look.
4. A classic red lip
While you celebrate love at your next wedding, it’s only fitting that you sport a romantic red lip. We suggest easing up on your eye shadow and liner with such striking lipstick on — just let your lips do all the talking. To ensure the red doesn’t stain your teeth, fade, or transfer to your champagne glass, make sure to find a long-lasting matte liquid lipstick.
5. All natural
No matter what time of year a wedding is taking place, you can always rely on dewy, natural makeup to fit the occasion. For this look, your biggest challenge will be taking care of your skin prior to the big day. Make sure to keep your face moisturized, exfoliated, and cleansed so that your foundation goes on smoothly.
To enhance this otherwise everyday look, feel free to go a little crazy with your favorite highlighter. It should liberally be applied to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, brow bones, and cupid’s bow for best results.
6. Lower-lid kohl
If you’re interested in rocking a more dramatic beauty look, don’t automatically turn to a heavy smokey eye. Instead, experiment by smudging black kohl on your lower waterline only. To elevate the look, find a shimmering eye shadow that compliments your eye color (purple for brown eyes, gold for blue eyes, brown for green eyes), then apply it on your top lid and the inner corners of your eyes. You’ll love how mysterious, sexy, and dramatic it turns out.
7. Bronzed and rosy
Weddings are occasions that call for healthy, luminous beauty looks. Particularly if you’re in the bridal party, we think you should focus on your cheeks and complexion. If you’re looking pale, use a subtle bronzer over your cheeks, upper forehead, and jawline to add a bit of color. Next, blend rosy pink blush from the apples of your cheeks up to the top of your ears. To complete the look, use that same blush as eye shadow, and add a rose-colored lip balm. Trust us, you’ll look absolutely ethereal.
8. Bold in blue
Although the bride deserves everyone’s attention on her wedding day, there’s no reason you can’t turn a few heads, too. Consider wearing a pop of cobalt blue shadow. And don’t worry about looking like a clown; bold colors have been popping up on fashion week runways left and right. For added drama, you can even extend the blue shadow into a a cat-eye.
9. Old Hollywood glamor
Marilyn Monroe would be thrilled to see you channeling iconic Hollywood glamour at your next wedding. Just remember that you’ll have to put in some serious work to achieve this classic look. First, go heavy on the blush, add long false lashes, then create a dark smokey eye, and find a feminine lip color. We suggest wearing this to a winter wedding, rather than risk sweating it off in the spring or summer.
10. Green goddess
If you have plans to attend an outdoor wedding, why not channel your inner sphinx by wearing green eye shadow? While it’s probably not your go-to color (and may not even be in your collection), a forest or garden wedding calls for a bohemian, earthy ensemble. If you’re not a fan of neon green, feel free to tone the look down with a warmer moss or olive shade.