7 Steps to Natural Wedding Makeup

7 Steps to Natural Wedding Makeup

Follow our 7 makeup steps to look like the most stunning, natural version of your self.


By: Sarah James

Your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life, so — of course — you want to look perfect. Above all, though, you need to look like yourself — so a day like your wedding day isn’t the best time to try new trends or ideas. The loveliest brides always look fresh, natural, and most of all, like the most gorgeous version of themselves. Whether you’re the blushing bride or just looking to try a natural look at your next event, here is a simple tutorial on achieving an elegant and natural style that will look incredible on (and off) camera.

  1. Start by using a product to blend any imperfections or redness. Many ladies have the tendency to go overboard with foundation on their wedding day, but that doesn’t have to be the case! Tinted moisturizer, a light foundation or even a CC cream will give instant coverage and correction to the skin. Apply a bit of under eye concealer as well.

  2. Keep the overall eye palette neutral — getting a kit with a few varieties will ensure at least one or two are great for your skin tone.

  3. Line your eyes with a deep brown or bronze eyeliner to make them pop.

  4. Mascara makes all the difference for a wedding look. Choosing a great waterproof formula is key, since the last thing you need on your big day is a set of raccoon eyes! To enhance your natural lashes, try a clump-free formula.

  5. Next, add a little bit of bronzer on your forehead, nose and chin for a beautiful glow. (Don’t forget your neck, too!)

  6. After bronzing, add a rosy pink blush to the apples of your cheeks for the perfect flush.

  7. Finally, choose a lip gloss or lipstick that is similar to your lip color, but a bit deeper and more intense. It makes for a stunning portrait!
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Feel free to put your own spin on this look — we kept it basic so you can tailor it to your own style.

Do you plan on wearing this natural makeup look to your next event? Let us know in the comments below.



Sarah can be found contributing her musings on style, beauty and parenting at her personal blog, Whoorl, as well as the popular beauty website Hair Thursday. Her blogs have been featured on “The Rachael Ray Show,” ABC’s “Nightlineand in The New York Times.

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