12 Dreamy Wedding Makeup Looks For Every Type Of Bride

Updated 10/04/17

Deciding on your bridal makeup can be tricky: You want to pick something that's true to your style, without risking the chance that you'll look back in ten years and wonder what in the world you were thinking when you chose that of-the-moment lip color to be immortalized forever in your wedding photos (orange lipstick, we're looking at you).

While we can't make any promises about the dress you choose or the hairstyle you pick—unless you go with one of these 'dos, of course—we can guarantee that these gorgeous wedding makeup looks will stand the test of time.

 

Keep reading to see all the swoon-worthy, foolproof wedding makeup inspiration for every type of bride!

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Keep scrolling for the best beauty looks for the free-spirited bride…

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Radiant Glow

Shimmering, neutral eyeshadow and a touch of red lipstick subtly enhance glowing skin. Add soft definition to your eyes with softly smudged liner to keep your look from being overshadowed by your botanical crown, (no self-respecting boho bride should be without a gorgeous headpiece). P.S. You’ll want to brush up on your highlighting skills before you try this look.  

Gucio Photography

Electric Feel

A pop of electric blue eyeliner makes this a bold choice for the free-spirited bride.

 

Makeup: Emily Cheng

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Who says your boho inspiration has to be all windswept hair and soft makeup? This bride's precise, berry-hued pout keeps her look polished without being too formal. 

And the best beauty looks for the classic bride are…

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Bare-Faced Beauty

A touch of pale pink blush and a tint of gloss on the lips makes for an eternally beautiful wedding makeup look.

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Pop the Champagne!

Champagne eyeshadow is like the LBD of the bridal makeup world: it's classic, flattering, and goes with everything. Sweep it all over your lids and along the inner corner of your eyes for a wide-eyed look that will sparkle when the light hits your face. Stila's Eye Shadow ($18), in their cult-classic Kitten shade, has a touch of pink that looks gorgeous on all skin tones.  

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Bright Eyes

Try a subtle flick of liner at the outer corner of your eyes for an understated cat eye that looks clean and fresh, especially when paired with cheery blush and matching lipstick.

Keep scrolling for best makeup looks for the glamorous bride!

Anneli Marinovich

A Touch of Shimmer

If you're not a full-on glam kind of girl, but still appreciate a little sparkle, take a cue from this bride. Her shimmery shadow is concentrated on the middle of her eyelid, while a matte shadow in the crease adds definition. Light contouring and a rosy lipstick tone down the the look-at-me eyeshadow and keep it within the "classically glamorous" category.

Michelle Girard

Pop Of Pink

What's more glamorous than a bold, glossy, pink lip?

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Sultry Smoke Show

The combination of rich eggplant eyeshadow, contoured cheekbones, and pink lips proves that you don't need tons of sparkle to look glamorous. Smudge a thick line of black eyeliner (we love the Lash Enhancing Eye Do Eyeliner ($19) by Eyeko) along your upper lash line for added drama and definition.

And lastly, keep scrolling for the best beauty looks for the bride with a penchant for the past...

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Mod-ern Update

A sharp, precise cat eye is the first trick every vintage-loving bride needs to have in her arsenal. When paired with a pink-toned red lipstick, the result is modern and chic. 

Sara K Byrne Photography

Wine-Stained Lips

This look combines a wine-stained lip with a single shade of smudged shadow on the lids, paying homage to the smoky eye/red lip combo popular during the roaring ‘20s without looking costume-y.

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Perfect Pairing

Coral lips and long, fluttery lashes get the vintage treatment when paired with a retro-inspired updo. Check out our tips for getting larger-than-life lashes without the falsies.

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