14 Wedding Makeup Ideas to Show to Your Glam Squad

Updated 11/24/19
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Getting married and stuck for makeup ideas? Well, you're in the right place. The thing is, so many people will say to you that you want to look the like the best version of you on the day, and while that's undeniably true, it's not code for the same classic soft smoky eye and rosebud lip. You may go all-out with your makeup look on the daily, or a strong liner flick might be your staple. So yes, your wedding makeup should show off your best you, one that your nearest and dearest knows and loves. But since we are all different, we're sharing 14 wedding makeup ideas that span all tastes, from wallflower to classic to extrovert. Then simply show your chosen look to your makeup artist who can adapt it to suit you.

wedding makeup ideas: a peach-hued look with winged liner
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If a classic liner flick is your go-to, then go with it on your big day. Here it's worn with a monochrome look, which means that the colors on the eyes, cheeks, and lips are all from the same world—in this case, a peachy pink. Try Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner ($22). It won't budge.

wedding makeup ideas: glitter lashes
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These pink glitter lashes look almost otherworldly.

wedding makeup ideas: floating liner
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In this rich caramel tone, the floating liner drawn in along the eyelid crease adds dimension and definition to the eye area without taking over. It's kinda beautiful.

wedding makeup ideas: purple glitter liner
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A rich, metallic purple smudged under the waterline adds a pretty detail to an otherwise pretty classic and understated makeup look. Re-create it with Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Waterproof Eye Pencil in Matte Plum.

wedding makeup ideas: glossy skin
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A dewy complexion and pearly highlighter paired with a wash of pink blusher make for the perfect understated girl-next-door makeup look. Get that flushed from within look with Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink ($35).

wedding makeup ideas: silver eye makeup
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A light daub of silver eye shadow on the center of the eyelids brightens the eye area and will give you an ethereal effect. Why not pair with a gypsophila headband like the model?

wedding makeup ideas: pink blusher
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Work with your skin tone and hair color rather than against it. Here, the toffee shadow under the eyes and flushed pink cheeks are perfectly placed. Mascara optional.

wedding makeup ideas: vampy red lip
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Getting married in winter or just prefer a more opulent look? This ombré lip that's darker in the center adds instant drama while the wash of purple on the eyes keeps it looking soft. 

wedding makeup ideas: blue liner flick
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Who says your liner flick has to be black? Get inspired by rich jewel tones like this deep rich teal blue.

wedding makeup ideas: glossy lips
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Don't want to be keeping one eye on the whereabouts of your lipstick? Opt for a clear or pink gloss instead. Try BareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer ($19).

wedding makeup ideas: glossy skin
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Love highlighter that's sheeny, not shimmery? Add highlight to the skin with Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Glow in Illumi-Naughty ($32).

wedding makeup ideas: jewel adornments
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Want to show off your creative side? Face crystals are a pretty way to do just that. You can take inspiration from this look and scatter around the eye, or use them closer to the lash line for a subtle sparkle of embellishment.

wedding makeup ideas: red lips
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Not a fan of blush or color on the eyelids? Make your lips the focal point with the perfect red shade.

wedding makeup ideas: glam Italian-inspired look
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Love a full-on glam look? Take inspiration from this Dolce & Gabbana with a berry lip and liner flick.

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