6 timeless wedding makeup ideas for every bride

They say that your wedding day will fly by in the blink of an eye – but your wedding photos will last forever. So, after you have chosen the perfect dress, the next thing you must consider is the finishing touches, like your makeup.

Here are 6 timeless wedding makeup ideas that never go out of style, suit every kind of bride, and, most importantly, can be easily executed yourself.

Barely There

There is nothing worse than having extra stress on your wedding day, so don’t let your makeup be a hindrance – especially if you don’t typically wear much makeup on a daily basis. All you need to do is to enhance your natural complexion, without a heavy coverage foundation.

In order to make your skin glow, opt for a radiance booster to prep your skin before putting on any makeup. Then, consider CC creams or tinted moisturiser, or a lightweight foundation you know you love.

Comb through your brows, pop on some mascara, and it’s as simple as that.

Sultry and Sexy

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to look sexy on their wedding day? Utilise your contour kit to perfectly sculpt your cheekbones, and carve your jawline. Hit the top of your cheekbones with a shimmery highlighter – and, don’t forget to get your cupid’s bow too for the ultimate sultry pout.


If you love a good smokey eye, there is nothing saying that you can’t continue the trend on your wedding day. There’s two ways you can go with this, opting for neutrals and warm browns for a softer smokey eye, or really bring the drama.

A black smokey eye is one of the most timeless eyeshadow trends, so let it speak for itself, matching it with a neutral lip (or no lipstick at all if you are worried about the first kiss).


The key to any vintage makeup look is, of course, the iconic black winged eyeliner. This is notoriously difficult to do, and so it’s not something that might spring to mind as an ideal activity for the morning of your nuptials.

However, there are some fantastic hacks on how to get the perfect winged eyeliner making their rounds on social media, and as told by makeup artists themselves, detailed in this fantastic article by Glamour Magazine. Then, simply couple your eyeliner with a striking red lip, and you are ready to tie the knot, retro style. 

Blushing Bride

We have all heard the saying ‘blushing bride’, but that doesn’t mean you have to literally be blushing all day long! Warm up the apples of your cheeks with a subtle blusher. Blend it into your contour before spritzing with a setting spray, and you will be sure to look like a blushing bride all day long.

Boho Chic

Of course, if you are planning a wedding that is a bit more bohemian than traditional, don’t be afraid to go beyond the neutrals and classic red lip! For example, why not match your eyeshadow to your colour theme? Or, thinking even more out of the box, your eye makeup could serve as your ‘something blue’ – provided you don’t go too OTT.

With these ideas in mind, don’t be afraid to switch it up a bit and get creative. Just remember to do a trial run before the big day itself.


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