Your wedding day is arguably one of the most important occasions in your life. And whether or not you’re more of a traditional bride or a modern day bride, looking anything less than perfect on your big day is simply not an option.
So when it comes to creating a bride’s perfect makeup look, they often look to celebrity looks for inspiration. If you are inclined to do the same, here are four iconic celebrity looks to consider:
“Retro-Sexy” by Brigitte Bardot
The French actress and now animal rights activist continues to be a style icon and the look she’s known for is retro-sexy. The hair is big and a little messy, bangs frame the face in a rather cute way but draw attention to the eyes.
The eyes are the main point for a Brigitte Bardot-inspired makeup look. You need to define them with thick eyeliner that extends to a wing. Also, wear falsies that feather out to the sides.
As for the lips, they should look a little innocent. Use a lip liner to define them and opt for neutral tones that compliment your skin.
Now, for the face, very light contouring will do. The French have never been fans of contouring (then again, they tend to have well-defined cheekbones and jawlines). And, go light-handed with the blush as well; it is all about the look of a natural flush.
If you want to look sexy on your wedding day without going over the top, the Brigitte Bardot look is definitely a look to consider.
“Neutral Goodness” by Meghan
The Duchess of Sussex is currently the queen of neutral makeup. It’s all about warm tones that compliment your features. Also, the base should be sheer. This is something top makeup professionals pointed out about the Duchess’ look on her wedding day. You could still see her freckles, which were actually lovely to see despite how polished her entire makeup look was.
So, if you have a nice olive undertone and you also have a smattering of freckles on your face, you may want to try Meghan’s neutral makeup, which was formal enough for the church wedding ceremony, yet also light and fun for the wedding party that followed.
When it comes to red carpet looks, Nicole Kidman is among those who just get it right.
When it comes to makeup, she is consistently flawless (well, except for the time when even top makeup artists struggled with HD powder). She keeps things classic and simple, which is one of the
The eyes are never too loud. She plays with shimmers, especially for the lower lashes. But mostly, she sticks to light eyeshadow colors that complement her pale skin and uses a tight line that extends just slightly out for a wing is a must.
When it comes to her lips, she often goes bold. With that, it’s safe to say that her best color is a classic red. As for the face, she looks youthful with peach blush and soft highlight
“Simple Yet Sophisticated” by Kate
She was a style icon long before she actually earned a royal title.
These days, the Duchess of Cambridge continues to impress with her thoughtful picks from modern abaya-type dresses, which she wore during her visit to India and other conservative nations, to her trademark casual outfits, which consist of skinny jeans and tailored blazers.
Now, when it comes to makeup, it’s all about working with what she’s born with. Kate uses a peachy-pink blush that enhances the natural color of her cheeks.
For her eyes, Kate sticks to warm neutrals and purples that make her hazel green eyes pop and smudges her eyeliner, giving her a more “open” yet sultry appearance
For lips, no reds. Kate uses mostly soft corals and peaches (which are allowed by the palace). To enhance her pout, a gloss is used as a topper
All four looks make great contenders for your big day. With that, hopefully, you can decide on a makeup style and can look every bit the lovely bride you have always pictured yourself to be on your wedding day.