If the biggest day of your life is coming up soon, you’ll want all eyes on you; after spending hours meticulously picking flowers, a dress, and all of the other wedding planning most of us have dreamed of since we were little girls, the next biggest thing on your list is probably your makeup; what eyeshadow color should you use? What about lipstick? How should you go about contour?
It may seem a little overwhelming, but once you’ve broken it down, it’s not difficult at all. Today, we’re going to take a look at the trendiest bridal makeup looks of 2020 and beyond.
For Light Skin Tones
Light Features; Less is More!
If you’ve got an extravagant dress you should probably opt for a little less glam on your wedding day; a little foundation, a little blush, some light eyeshadow, and maybe a pink lipstick is all you could need. Brown and tan eyeshadows are perfect to deepen your gaze just a touch, and if you really want a little sparkle you could go for some silver or gold glitter on your eyelids. False lashes can be fun, too. Stay away from heavy lip colors if you have fairer features, like blue eyes or blonde hair, as they could appear distracting away from your eyes; you want your man (or woman) to gaze deeply into the windows of your soul instead of him wondering if your lipstick is going to transfer onto his mouth.
Dark Features; Drama
If you have darker hair, eyes, or both, you can be a little more scandalous with your look. You can try out a smoky eye (not too intense, though) and maybe a non-transferable red lip. However, your best bet is to do one or the other, it’s difficult to pull off a bold lip AND a bold eye.
For Medium Skin Tones
Warm is the Way to Go!
If you have warmer, medium tones, you really want to bring that out. Try using darker brown shimmers for eyeshadows, a bronzer, a little highlighter, and a nude or slightly darker lip. Contour can also be a good idea but don’t go too crazy! Brown is so hard to get out of a white dress. Utilize a deep, warm, burgundy blush to bring out some color in your cheeks or even pop that color onto your eyes, too. False eyelashes are never a bad idea!
For Dark Skin Tones
The Shimmer is Good, Girl!
Accentuating your brows is a great way to give your face a little dimension as well as highlighting the high areas of your face with a color a shade lighter than your skin tone. Contour and bronze with a shade darker, and blend, blend, blend! For eyeshadow, you can go with nude tones, silver tones, or gold tones depending on your undertone. Remember to highlight the inner corner of your eye, the tops of your cheeks, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow. For lips, we recommend a shade lighter than your lips, a nude, or a shade darker. False lashes for the win!