Inspired Bridal Beauty

From delicate to dramatic, here are the latest looks for bridal makeup-straight off the runway.

Modern Romantic

Lush, dark lashes paired with pale, barely there lips offer a fresh take on traditional bridal beauty.

GET THE LOOK: Shu Uemura’s Ultimate Expression Mascara is not only long wearing, but it’s also designed to lengthen, add volume and give a lasting curl—what more could a girl ask for? Bonus: the unique creamy formulation prevents flaking and smudging.

BEAUTY TIP: Lackluster lashes? Try MD Lash Factor eyelash conditioner. Made to whip even the saddest lashes into shape, it makes them look longer, too!

modern romantic

Pure Radiance

You’re the golden girl, so bring out your inner glow with a little extra shimmer to highlight your cheekbones and impart luminous warmth to your skin.

GET THE LOOK: For a strong pop of color, try Make Up For Ever’s Star Powder in Yellow Gold, or keep the effect sheer and subtle with Liz Earle’s heavenly scented Sheer Gold Shimmer. You can also use it to highlight collarbones and to provide a sweet, dewy look to arms and décolletage.

liz earle's sheer gold shimmer and make up for ever's star powder

BEAUTY TIP: Shimmer looks great on tanned skin. Get the color you hanker for—sans the rays—gradually, with Nivea’s Sun-Kissed Facial Moisturizer.

pure radiance

Classic Beauty

This look is soft, feminine and beautifully understated. The delicate, rosy cheeks and shiny pink lips, combined with subtle earth tones on the eyelids, make it a perfect choice for any bride.

GET THE LOOK: Mark’s Flip For It Color Kit in Sydney has all the color you need, and it’s portable, too. It features two eye shadows, a blush, two lip colors and two glosses. Great for touch-ups throughout the day and a no-brainer choice for your honeymoon!

BEAUTY TIP: Even out skin tone and minimize the look of fine lines with PerriconeMD Targeted Care Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15.

classic beauty


Yeah, baby! With a nod to 60s style icons (think Twiggy and Bardot), dramatically lined eyes, long, flowing locks and a touch of peach color on the lips will have the crowd going ‘mod’ for you.

GET THE LOOK: Clinique’s Brush-On Cream Liner in True Black is far easier to apply than a conventional liquid liner, and it doesn’t drag the skin the way a pencil can. Apply the creamy gel with a slanted or straight-edge brush, like this one from Aveda, for a waterproof, smudge-free defined line.

clinique's brush-on cream liner

BEAUTY TIP: Line the lower lid with white pencil to revive tired-looking eyes. We love Stila’s Kajal Eye Pencil for its smooth, creamy application.


Photography: (still life) Michael Essig.