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You’ve chosen a venue, you’ve said yes to the dress, you know your color scheme, but what about one of the most personal (and important) things of all: your makeup? As much as you might love a dark smoky eye or all-over eyeshadow, your wedding day typically calls for something a bit more classic and a touch more understated. This is your fairytale dream come true, after all! The first step in building the most flattering beauty look for your big day is determining which hues look best with your eye color. From there you’ll be able to tailor your eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara to accentuate your eyes. Below, we share the most flattering wedding makeup for green eyes. Just remember, whatever shades and tones you ultimately choose, your big day should be about celebrating what’s uniquely you. Green-eyed brides, read on for our best wedding day makeup inspiration.
Follow our makeup tutorial for a look that’ll really make your green eyes pop on your wedding day.
What you’ll need:
Fluffy eyeshadow brush
Tapered blending brush
Flat eyeshadow brush
Eye shadow primer
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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner in Black
L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Waterproof Mascara
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Get the look by following these simple steps:
First things first: Apply your eye makeup primer to your lids, as this can help create an even canvas for the rest of your eye makeup application (and prevent your shadow from creasing).
Use a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend a light dusty rose color onto your crease. Start off very sheer using the lightest color in your palette, and once there’s no more color on your brush, use it to blend your crease color up toward your brow bone. It’s always best to start with a light color on your lids because it gives the rest of your shadows something to blend with (which will help avoid muddiness).
Dip the same brush into a medium reddish-brown, then add the color to your crease. Once you have the shadow where you want it, move your brush in small circular motions to blend away any harsh lines.
Pick up your darkest shadow, a deep brown, using a tapered blending brush and use it to place the color in your crease for a smoky effect. Make sure the dark pigment stays on the outer third of your eye so you don’t lose your wide-awake appearance.
With a flat eyeshadow brush, press a highlighting shade (we suggest the lightest shade from your palette) onto the center of your lids. This will help to really showcase your green eyes.
To open up the look of your eyes, dust some of that same light color around the inner corners of your eyes.
Editor’s tip: Make use of your highlighting shade once more by placing it beneath the arch of your brows—it’ll offer a lifted look.
Is your blending not quite as seamless as you’d like? Wipe off your fluffy eyeshadow brush and, once it’s completely clean, use it to blend your gorgeously layered statement eye to reduce any harsh lines between the different colors you used. The ultimate goal is to create a perfect gradient of colors.
Smudge a black pencil eyeliner along your upper lash line. Don’t worry about creating a super-straight line. Instead, press the pencil as close to your lashes as possible to create definition while minimizing the look of actually wearing eyeliner.
Use your flat eyeshadow brush to layer your dark brown eyeshadow directly on top of your black eyeliner. Go over the shadow with your blending brush and you’ll be left with a softer look that’s a good fit for bridal makeup.
One swipe, two swipes, maybe even three. Whatever end look you want, just keep building your mascara until you achieve it.
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 green eye-approved makeup look, be sure to start with your eye makeup and then follow with your face makeup. This way if there’s any fallout from your eyeshadow, you won’t smudge your concealer, foundation, face powder, or highlighter when you’re trying to dust it away.
Now that you’ve decided on your makeup, it’s time to nail down your hair. To help you with that major task, we’ve rounded up 3 Wedding Updos That Are Totally on Trend for 2018. We also love these 4 Messy Wedding Hairstyles for a beautiful, boho-chic look.
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