4 Wedding Makeup Looks for Best-Dressed Guests

Another weekend, another wedding invite. If you’re planning on being the most stylish guest in the pews, we’ve got four wedding makeup looks perfect for every type of nuptials. Whether your BFF will be exchanging vows with sand between their toes or booking a sleek city hall wedding, find the most glam makeup look for the occasion. Hey, it’s okay for you to want to look good in the photos, too. Discover your perfect wedding guest makeup look for the most romantic season of the year.

1. Destination Wedding

If you’re following a jet-setting bride to a far-flung destination, you’ll want your wedding makeup look to reflect your surroundings. Think sheer, bronzed skin (that won’t slide off in the heat) and a glow-boosting lipstick shade.

Step 1: Create a glowing base by sweeping a few pumps of Radiant Lift Foundation onto skin. Apply only to the centre of your face, then blend outwards using a slightly damp sponge for a sheer, natural-looking finish.

Step 2: Swirl a full, fluffy powder brush into Crème Bronzer, tapping off the excess so as not to overload colour onto the skin. Then, sweep the brush onto the apples of cheeks, blending up and out towards temples, finishing up at the brow bone.

Step 3: Buff a bronze or golden shade of eyeshadow from, Smokey Eye Drama Kit in Sumptuous Golds onto lids, blending up to the brow bone to lift and illuminate eyes. Finish with a few coats of Volume Infusion Mascara.

Step 4: Veil lips in a complexion-brightening shade of lipstick, like Lipfinity Lip Colour in Evermore Radiant.

Model wearing bronzed wedding makeup look with coral lipstick
Model wearing soft, subtle wedding makeup look

2. Countryside Ceremony

Blushing: not just for brides. Create a fresh, pretty blusher look for your wedding makeup with healthy hues of pink on cheeks and lips. It’s the perfect match for the fresh countryside air.

Step 1: Use fingertips to smooth Miracle Touch Foundation over moisturised skin. It’s super-hydrating and the fact it’s in a compact makes it ideal for keeping in your clutch bag for touch-ups.

Step 2: Dip an angled blusher brush into a pink shade of Crème Puff Blush, like the fresh, glowing Lovely Pink. Sweep over apples of cheeks, cheek bones, up to temples and around the sides of the head, blending into the hairline for a light contoured finish.

Step 3: Line eyes with Kohn Pencil in Taupe or Brown, depending on your skin tone, smudging with a cotton bud to lightly define. Then, zig-zag False Lash Epic Waterproof Mascara through lashes to frame eyes. The waterproof formula will have you ready for those inevitable happy tears...

Step 4: Glide Colour Elixir Lipstick onto lips for a moisturised, satin finish. Choose a pink shade to match your blusher, like English Rose.

3. City Hall Nuptials

Heading to a sleek city wedding? You’ll want to stand out amongst all the glamourous guests. Pair a structured dress and statement heels with a pop of purple on eyes. You’ll be sure to be the best-dressed wedding guest (and other people’s ultimate makeup inspo).

Step 1: Prep skin with a long-lasting foundation base that will stay put until the last dance. Use a foundation brush to sweep on your shade of Facefinity All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation.

Step 2: Dip a tapered eyeshadow brush into the deepest purple shade from the Smokey Eye Drama Kit in Luxe Lilacs. Apply to eyelids, blending slightly up to the brow bone for a soft finish. For extra definition, line the upper lash line with Masterpiece Kohl Kajal Pencil before sweeping on your favourite mascara.

Step 3: Glide on Honey Lacquer in Honey Nude to finish this statement eye look.

Model wearing purple eyeshadow for wedding makeup look
Model wearing evening wedding makeup look

4. Evening Invitation

It’s time to get your glam on. An evening wedding invitation gives you the chance to dial up daytime wedding makeup a little more. Think slicked-back hair and smudgy kohl liner.

Step 1: After applying your go-to foundation base, sculpt the skin using the deepest shade in Miracle Contouring Palette by applying it in the hollows of cheeks and up to the temples. Blend out with a clean powder brush.

Step 2: Line the upper and lower lash lines with Masterpiece Kohl Kajal Pencil, smudging with a cotton bud for a sultry, smokey effect.

Step 3: Sweep False Lash Epic Mascara through lashes from root to tip, gliding side to side to separate and define. Apply a couple of coats to pump up the volume.

Step 4: Finish with a soft, matte lipstick. Apply Velvet Mattes Lipstick in Nude straight from the bullet, using the tip to define the cupid’s bow for fuller-looking lips.

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