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Venue? Check. Florist? Check. Seating arrangements? Check. But what about your makeup? Before you start to panic wondering how on earth you should apply your face makeup and eye makeup for your big day, take a deep breath and remember that we have your back! To help take some of the stress off your shoulders, we scoured the web to find out which eyeshadow colors work best to accentuate brown eyes on your big day. While purple and green work beautifully for any other day of the week, preferred wedding makeup tends to be neutral across the board. But that doesn’t mean you can use any old eyeshadow and eyeliner to create the ultimate beauty look for your big day. To help ensure that your wedding makeup is tailored to your beautiful brown eyes, follow the tutorial below. Just think of it as our wedding gift to you.
Keep reading for tips on accentuating your brown eyes on your wedding day.
What you’ll need:
Eye makeup primer
Fluffy eyeshadow brush
Tapered blending crease brush
Flat eyeshadow brush
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Mademoiselle Pink
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach
L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Black
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Waterproof Mascara
Get the look by following these simple steps:
Step 1: Prime your lids. Start your wedding eye makeup by applying an eye makeup primer. Primer can help ensure you have a smooth base for the rest of your makeup application. If you don’t have any primer on hand, dab on a little bit of foundation or concealer instead.
Step 2: Start with your second lightest color. Dip your fluffy eyeshadow brush into Mademoiselle Pink and blend this soft pink color into your crease. Make sure not to apply too much color at once in order to avoid any caking. Once you’ve blended all of the color off of your brush, use your bare brush to blend the color that’s now in your crease up toward your brow bone.
Step 3: Layer your darkest color into your crease. As you apply Matte It Up, make sure to blend all the way down to the outer edge of your eye socket before swooping it up into your crease to help make your eyes pop. From there, take the color about two-thirds of the way in toward the inner corners of your eyes, leaving space for your lighter color (which we’ll get to!). Once there’s no more eyeshadow on the brush, move in small circular motions to blend it up into your crease and just beyond.
Step 4: Highlight the center of your lids. Paris Beach is perfect for highlighting your lids for an eye-popping appeal. Simply dust a bit on the center of your lids and the inner corners of your eyes for a brightening effect. Blend, blend, blend once you’re done to eliminate any lines of demarcation between your eyeshadow shades.
Step 5: Apply eyeliner and mascara. Smudge eyeliner into your upper lash line. Don’t worry about creating a super-straight line across your lash line. Instead, take a tight-lined approach to create definition while minimizing the look of wearing eyeliner. Top it off with a few swipes of mascara (make sure to get waterproof, ladies—the last thing you want is for your happy tears to streak black down your face!).
Once you’ve completed your eye makeup, it’s time to move on to your face makeup. That’s right—when it actually comes to your big day and creating this brown eye-approved makeup look, be sure to start with your eye makeup first and then follow it up with your face makeup. This way if there’s any fallout from your eyeshadow, you won’t have to smudge your concealer, foundation, face powder, or highlighter trying to dust it away.
Now that you’ve decided on your makeup, it’s time to nail down your hairstyle. To help you along the way, check out our article, 3 Wedding Updos That Are Totally on Trend for 2018.