Looking for some inspiration for your look on your big day? For bridal looks, less is always more. We’ve compiled our favourite celeb looks for every bride along with a few tips on how to achieve the makeup look for your wedding day.
YOUR LOOK: Soft and romantic YOUR INSPIRATION: Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis knows how to enhance her features with luminous skin, defined eyes and subtle lip colour. If you’re a true romantic at heart, here’s how to get her soft, blush-toned look on your wedding day:
STEPS: Begin by evening out your skin tone with a sheer to medium coverage foundation. Then, define your brows using Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel for full brows like Mila’s. For a more natural look, brush the colour through your brows using the brow groomer attached to the pencil cap. Next, line your upper lash line softly with a thin line of black liquid liner and apply mascara to top and bottom lashes. Finally, add a peachy blush to get a flushed look. We love Nars Blush in Orgasm (Buy Now) which has finely-milled golden flecks in it to add that candle-lit glow to the cheeks.
YOUR LOOK: Bohemian beauty YOUR INSPIRATION: Blake Lively
We love Blake Lively’s effortless bohemian vibe as she pairs her fresh makeup with a loose hairdo with a few braided strands. Here’s how to get her modern Brigitte Bardot-inspired look.
STEPS: For boudoir eyes like Blake’s, line your upper lash line with a black eye liner pencil. Then, apply a couple coats of volumizing mascara, like Bourjois’ Volumizer Mascara in Black. A cool feature about this mascara? It has a two step transformable brush so you can choose your desired amount of volume. Top off the look with a soft pink blush and slick on a pink lip gloss like Essence’s Stay With Me Longlasting Ligloss in Me & My Ice Cream.
YOUR LOOK: Modern classic YOUR INSPIRATION: Anne Hathaway
We can always count on Anne Hathaway to pull off the classic Hollywood glamour look with ease. We love how she paired down the traditional red lip with a more natural lip stain and kept the rest of her makeup soft and radiant. For brides who want that timeless look that will never go out of style, here’s how to achieve the look:
STEPS: Get a flawless base like Anne’s by using a camera ready foundation like Stila’s Stay All Day Foundation. Next, apply a lipstain like Revlon’s Just Bitten Lipstain and Balm in Twilight. For a softer look, apply the lip balm that comes on the other end of the product before applying the stain on your pout. Your lips will be perfectly stained all night with minimal touchups required.
YOUR LOOK: Quirky and playful YOUR INSPIRATION: Zooey Deschanel
We love Zooey for her offbeat roles but her 1950’s-inspired makeup look is equally admirable. If you’re the type of bride who loves those one-of-a-kind vintage items and want to stand out on your wedding day, here’s how to re-create Zooey’s unique and perky makeup look:
STEPS: Start off my evening out the skin tone using a thin layer of brightening foundation like Rimmel’s Wake Me Up Foundation. Line your upper lash line with a black liquid liner and add a slight wing at outer corners, then apply a few coats of mascara. Next, use a sheer fuchsia lipstick like Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick in Cherry On Top for a touch of colour that isn’t too bold to wear on your wedding day.
YOUR LOOK: Smouldering and dramatic YOUR INSPIRATION: Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez’s smoky eye shadow works perfectly paired with a nude lip without washing her out, thanks to her dewy glowing skin! For you brides who aren’t afraid of adding a dramatic flair to your wedding day makeup, here’s how to get this evening-ready look.
STEPS: To get soft, smoky eyes like Jennifer’s, start off by applying the lightest shade in Smashbox’s Photo Op Eye Shadow Trio in Dark Room all over the lid and in the inner corner of the eye. Add the medium grey shade to the outer corners and bottom lash line, then soften any harsh edges with a blending brush. For added drama, softly blend the black shade from the Smashbox trio to the outer corners of the eye. Next, take a soft eye pencil like Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion to line the upper and bottom waterline. Finish off with a nude peach lip gloss and a light dusting of bronzer to get Jen’s signature bronze glow.