Makeup and hairstyle ideas for a formal wedding
Couture wedding gown? Check. All you need is the high fashion wedding makeup and hairstyle to go with it. While some women desire a romantic, naturally flushed look on their wedding day, others hope for piercing smoky eyes and slicked back hair to set a fashion forward mood that’s decidedly Parisian. It’s your day: consider the aisle your very own runway and pull out all the stops. A high fashion makeup look is bold and perfect for a festive black tie affair attended by a handful of your most fashionable friends. Mix and match these tips as you wish for a highly personalized look or try on high fashion wedding makeup in our virtual makeup studio.
Dark Eyes, Light Lips
Smoky eye makeup and light baby lips look unabashedly de rigger paired with a couture wedding dress. Achieve the makeup look shown here with three eye shadows: snow white, ultra noir and a plummy charcoal.
Begin with a firm eyeshadow brush, using it to darken your lid from lashline to crease with the black color, then blend the shadow outward at the outer corner of each eye with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. To soften and smoke up the look, follow with charcoal plum shadow, applied on top and blended into the crease.
Your makeup inspiration should come from the sexy feline shape of Italian actress Monica Vitti’s eyes. Highlight your brow bone with snow white shadow. Finish with copious amounts of black eyeliner and faux lashes. To score maximum drama, opt for light blue or amethyst contact lenses.
Diamond-inspired wedding makeup shines as the look du jour. Try an icy cool lip gloss that goes on pearly white and tastes like peppermint to make your wedding kisses exceptionally sweet.
Light Eyes, Dark Lips
You can also create drama with a dark crimson pout and light eye makeup. Color washing is key to this high fashion makeup look. Start by applying the same snow white shadow from lashline to crease, blending it out toward the brow bone (instead of white eye shadow you can use lemon yellow as shown below). Line your lashes by pulling the lid taught and pushing a flathead eyeliner brush, dipped in black eye shadow, into the roots of the lashes. Keep your brows light (you can opt to comb them with a tinted gel a few shades lighter than your natural brows). Layer your lashes with black mascara. On lips, go for bold in a crimson lip color with a touch of diamond gloss for high shine.
High Fashion Wedding Hairstyle Trends
Highlight a lithe, swan-like neck in a bridal up do that’s slicked back with a deep side or center part, Parisian style. To give your hairstyle couture appeal, adorn it with a beaded brooch, pinned stealthily underneath the hair, or a gem-cluster pendant. Combined with come hither makeup, this look adds up to something that’s seductive in the most offhand manner