You don’t have to be a blushing bride to understand that weddings—though beautiful, joyous occasions—can also be also be times of great stress. To help ease your anxiety and allow you to focus on more important matters (say, for example, your partner), we’ve gathered 12 stunning wedding-day makeup looks to inspire you on your special day.
Click through our slideshow for the best wedding makeup looks for every type of bride!
For a natural, undone style, "Curl your hair with a one-and-a-quarter-inch iron—up and away from your face in the front and toward your face in the back," says celebrity hairstylist Jay Jackson. "Set the front with a velcro roller. Wait until you're done with makeup, and flip over to shake it out."
"Ponytails are for the anti-bride, the cool girl," Jackson says. "Curl your hair with a one-inch iron, alternating directions. Yank the back half (behind your ear) up to where you want your ponytail to sit and secure with a hair tie." Secure an elastic a few inches down (and then a few inches down from that), and tease each tier.
A matte peach color on your lips and cheeks perfectly complements tousled, wavy locks.
Play up your eyes by blending a copper shadow across your lids; then dust a shimmery white shadow in the inner corners of your eyes.
A soft rose lipstick like MAC’s Lipstick in See Sheer ($17) makes for a perfect berry-tinged pout.
Who says wedding makeup has to be heavy? Balance out a head-turning hairstyle with a swipe of mascara and sheer lip balm.
Proof that you can wear pink eye shadow in a subtle, delicate way.
Play up your brows with a soft brown brow pencil like Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil ($23), and line your waterline for a natural wedding-day look.
Dust a light champagne shimmer in the inside corner of your eyes to brighten them up.
A softly smudged eye and bright red lip is the perfect combination for the bride with a penchant for bold beauty.
Wedding makeup doesn’t have to be all soft shadows and neutral lips—why not try yellow-gold eye shadow and a glossy lip for a more glamorous look?
A glint of gold on the inside corners of your eyes and above your Cupid’s bow gives off an ethereal vibe.
This post has been updated by Hallie Gould.
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