Good news, 2020 brides: This year, wedding makeup is all about understated, natural makeup looks. Long gone are the days of bridal beauty looks featuring metallic eye shadow and bright red lips. You can rest easy over the next few months knowing that your natural wedding makeup, featuring neutral eyes and a subtle lip color, will result in a look that never goes out of style. Keep reading for four beautiful natural wedding makeup looks you can wear on the big day. Pick the one that suits your skin tone, and get ready to be one beautiful bride.
THE BEST NATURAL WEDDING MAKEUP FOR LIGHT SKIN
Face makeup: Apply foundation over your entire complexion and down onto your neck. Since it’s your wedding day, go with a foundation that’s both lightweight and long-lasting, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight. This particular foundation comes in 40 different shades, so you’re sure to find the right match for your pale skin. It’s also formulated to absorb and resist sweat, water, and transfer, so your face makeup will last from your walk down the aisle until the very last dance.
Because your skin is fair, you’re lucky in that a light swipe of rose gold highlighter on the high points of your face will stand out and provide a gorgeous glow. Apply the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder in Sunlight on your upper cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow. Don’t go overboard: Remember, we’re going for a natural look here, so only accent the areas that naturally catch the light.
Eye makeup: For a natural eye makeup look that complements your fair skin, go for subtle shades such as muted beiges and soft pinks. To start, apply a light dusting of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Endless Pearl onto your entire upper eyelid. Then add a touch of a slightly darker eye shadow shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Amber Rush, on only the very outer corners of your lid, creating a subtle gradient effect. Next, apply a thin line of light brown eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Bronze, along your upper lash line. Finish off your eye makeup with a few coats of your favorite waterproof black mascara—it is your wedding, after all, so a few tears will surely be shed before the night is over.
Cheek and lip makeup: Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Crayon, Lasting Wear, Smudge Resistant in Tres Sweet onto your pout and the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Baby Blossom onto your cheeks.
THE BEST NATURAL WEDDING MAKEUP FOR MEDIUM SKIN
Those with medium skin tones can take things up a notch, going slightly bolder with their color palette than their fair-skinned counterparts. Here, we’re sharing a natural wedding makeup look featuring dusty, rosy hues for those with medium skin tones.
Face makeup: When it comes to foundation, all brides will want something similar: a foundation that’s lightweight, long-lasting, and sweat-resistant. Find a foundation in your shade, then apply an even layer to your entire complexion (and neck) using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender. For highlighter, those with medium skin tones should reach for the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer in Medium.
Eye makeup: Grab the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Boudoir Charme, which features four gorgeous rosy eyeshadow shades. Using a small eyeshadow brush, create a two-toned eye shadow look with the shades on the right side of the palette. Then use the lightest shadow to highlight your brow bone and the inner corner of your eye. Finish off with a thin line of black eyeliner and a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume. Just remember, for a big day like this, it’s better to be safe and go with waterproof formulas for all of your eye makeup!
Cheek and lip makeup: Smile and brush the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Spiced Plum onto your cheekbones. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Amaze.
THE BEST NATURAL WEDDING MAKEUP FOR OLIVE SKIN
Those with olive skin tend to have golden or greenish undertones, and that’s what you’ll want your natural makeup look to flatter. Think bronzed skin, shades of brown on the eyes, and a golden glow.
Face makeup: Apply your long-wear foundation, then define your lower cheekbones with a bit of the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Bronze It Bronzer in Medium for a sun-kissed look.
Eye makeup: Using a small eyeshadow brush, dust the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Café Au Lait onto your entire upper eyelid, then emphasize the outer corner with a bit of the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Pain Au Chocolat. The former is a matte finish, while the latter is a shimmer, so it will add a nice, slight contrast. Since you're going for a natural look, keeping the shimmery shade as only an accent will help. Next, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Brown to trace along both your upper and lower lash lines. Then use a cotton swab to blend out the lower lash line for a more natural, smudged effect. Finish with a few coats of your favorite black mascara on both your upper and lower lash lines, and your eyes are all done.
Cheek and lip makeup: Grab the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops in Golden Hour, and pat the highlighter onto your upper cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow. For your pout, apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Mon Caramel.
THE BEST NATURAL WEDDING MAKEUP FOR DARK SKIN
Natural makeup for dark skin is pretty different than natural makeup for pale skin, so follow along. To flatter your deep skin tone, it’s all about filled-in brows, peachy blush, and a glowing visage.
Face makeup: After applying your favorite long-lasting foundation, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Stick in Gold Is Cold to accent your brow bones, upper cheekbones, and cupid’s bow. To really create a glowy makeup look, set your face makeup with a glow-boosting spray, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist.
Eye makeup: For a natural eye makeup look that really pops against dark skin, we love to play with bronze shades. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Bronze Light across your entire upper eyelid, then accent the outer corners with a slightly darker shade, such as the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow in Bottomless Java. Next, use a black liquid eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black, to trace a moderately thick line along your upper lash line before topping things off with a few coats of black mascara. To complement this dark eye makeup, don’t forget to shade in your brows. Use an eyebrow gel that won’t smudge or fade during your wedding day festivities, such as the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel.
Cheek and lip makeup: For a pop of peach, sweep the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Apricot Kiss onto your cheeks. Then use the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature Lightweight Matte Colored Ink, High Pigment in I Stand on your pout, and get ready to pucker up for the most important kiss of your life!
Okay, now that your wedding makeup is handled, it’s time to think about your “I do” ‘do. We’re talking about your wedding hairstyle, of course! Don’t worry, we have plenty of ideas for hair of all lengths. Here are 33 of the Prettiest Wedding Hairstyles for Short Hair, 12 Pretty Medium-Length Wedding Hairstyles, and 6 Gorgeous Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair.