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Top 5 wedding make-up options for the bride

22 Nov 2021

Prepare to glow on your wedding day, with these make-up options to ensure you look and feel your best 

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Are you already daydreaming of walking down the aisle? Or are you still in the process of selecting the best wedding dress for you? Whatever step you are at in the planning process, here are some of the top wedding make-up options you can choose from to complete your look.

Say yes with red lips

Red lips will always be a crowd favourite. A red lip instantly lifts your mood and exudes beauty effortlessly. With this look, you can try minimalist make-up for your eyes and cheeks. Add some highlights on your face, define your eyebrows, apply eyeliner and curl your lashes to complete the look. Just be sure to choose a red shade which complements your skin tone. Choose what red you are comfortable in, as you do not want your pop of red to overpower your feelings and emotions on your special day. 

Red really stands out against a white wedding dress. Find simple yet sophisticated wedding dresses in the Clean Wedding Dresses Collection by Justin Alexander, and say yes to the dress with your red lips.


Royal highness

Once upon a time, you dreamed of being a princess for a day, so why not have a royal wedding theme? To complement this look, you can opt for neutral hues for a regal vibe and sophisticated look. Brown hues will never go out of fashion, accentuated with some highlights. Define your brows and apply eyeliner to complete your eye make-up. Dab a hint of rosy blush on the apples of your cheeks for an English rose complexion. To complete the look, go for a polished up-do for your hair.


The bolder, the better

If you want to stand out from the crowd on your wedding day, go for bold make-up. Ditch the brown hues for your eyeshadow and add a little pop of colour. Dramatic eyes can be achieved with eyeliner and false lashes to add definition in your wedding photos and videos. Alternatively, if you want to keep your eyes simple but make your lips stand out, go for a pop of colour. You may want to try a pink or coral shade for a warm and bright finish. 


Always be natural

This option will always be on the list. If you want to have the simple, classic and timeless look to match your wedding dress, then this option is for you. This look will enhance your natural features without overpowering your overall look.

Prepare your skin well to radiate a natural glow. Use BB cream or some light foundation to cover any imperfections, such as dark circles or dark spots. Create feathered brows by brushing them up and filling in the sparse areas. Do not overdo this as you still want to embrace the natural look. Use neutral eyeshadow and curl your lashes to make your eyes pop. 

Go for a soft contour to define the natural shape of your face and add blush to give your cheeks a flushed finish. For your lips, you can go for a pink or nude shade. You can layer it for a lasting effect. This look never gets old and will always be considered classic in your wedding photos. 


Eye do

The pandemic will not stop you on your big day, so let the eyes do all the talking if you have to wear a face covering at any point.  

Define your eyes with well-groomed eyebrows and lengthy lashes. For your eyeshadow, use brown hues with a hint of shimmer. Don't forget to use eyeliner for added definition; winged eyeliner creates a feline flick. Add a slick of long-wear lipstick in a pink or coral shade. 


Your wedding will always be a special moment in your life. As the bride, you will be the centre of attention, and as much as choosing your perfect wedding dress is a priority, it is also important to have make-up that will complement it.

If you are planning to hire a make up artist, compile a list of questions which you can ask before you decide on your final look. Whatever your style, every bride reserves the right to glow on her wedding day. 

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