A Bride or Groom’s wedding day is one of the happiest days of their lives.
And though many desire the fairy tale, the reality is lots of preparation. From choosing the right dress to nailing the seating plan, weddings are as stressful as they are magical.
Over the past couple of years, we've seen a surge in alternative weddings.
So, whether you’re the bridesmaid or the bride, we have one less thing for you to worry about.
Here are 5 of our favourite summer wedding beauty trends.
1. ‘No Makeup’ Makeup
Letting your natural beauty shine through is something we should try to embrace as often as we can/feel comfortable. Take inspiration from Meghan Markle’s natural look on her wedding day. The Duchess allegedly used the Dior Face and Body Foundation, but any lightweight foundation will help you master the natural beauty look. We like the bareMinerals barePRO Performance Wear Foundation SPF20.
2. Soft Dewy Makeup
A classic dewy look is perfect for a summer wedding, and allowing your makeup to glisten in the sun.
A lightweight foundation (Lancôme Teint Miracle), a glowy primer (Jelly Pop Dew Primer) or a dewy finish setting spray (Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set) will help you achieve a fresh and effortless look as you walk down the aisle.
3. Full, Defined Eyebrows
Take inspiration from Princess Eugenie’s wedding bold and defined eyebrow look. Full brows will instantly frame the rest of your face without being too overpowering. Brows can make or break a look, so go bold (but stick to a flattering hue) for your special day. Benefit’s ‘Feathered & Full’ eyebrow kit has everything you need to transform your brows.
4. Brides Wearing Red Lipstick
The red lip is a classic ‘go to’ and becoming popular amongst brides this summer season. Bold but romantic, this is a perfect standout when paired with a simple silk, minimal gown. A pillar-box red like Charlotte Tilbury’s Bond Girl, is a beautiful matte that seems to suit most skin tones. If you want to go all out, Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored, is perfect for a daring bride who wants to make an impression (and get all of the aunties talking).
5. Metallic Eye Makeup
Perfect for all skin tones, bronze eyeshadow never fails to make a summer comeback. Whether you go for matte, or a shimmering shadow, a bronzed look is essential for channelling bridal goddess vibes. Add a lighter metallic shadow in the inner corner of your eyes to really make them stand. Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes To Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Star Gold is perfect for a wedding day and cute enough to be carried around by your bff in case of any touch ups.