Whether you’re attending as a guest, standing at the altar supporting your best friend, or walking down the aisle yourself, finding the perfect wedding makeup look can seem like a stressful task. Of course, there’s something to be said for matching your makeup to the season. If you find yourself attending a wedding in the fall or winter, the last thing you want to do is flaunt ultra-bright eyeshadows and lipsticks, as they can clash with the overall cool tone of the season. To help you find the perfect wedding or bridal makeup look, we’re sharing 36 wedding makeup ideas that you can’t go wrong with during the cooler months of the year. And, hey, some of them can even transition into spring! Ready to nail your wedding makeup look? The seasonal makeup ideas below will be a great place to start!
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #1: PEACHY POUT
Warm as it may be, peach is a beautiful color for winter because it offers just enough color to brighten your overall look without seeming out of place. To enhance an otherwise minimal wedding makeup look, consider wearing the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Shining Peach for a high-shine, yet natural-looking approach or the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in Peach Fuzz for a luxuriously rich, creamy lip color.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #2: GLOSSY, SHIMMERING LIDS
You’ve seen glossy eye makeup, and you’ve seen shimmering lids, but when paired together, these eye makeup trends can create a fall or winter wedding makeup look like no other. To see for yourself, dust your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach, and top it off with a coat of clear lip gloss. Pretty, right?
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #3: BARELY-THERE BLUSH
The season’s cooler temps make for beautifully flushed skin, but they also make for an indoor wedding—meaning that flush will likely be nowhere in sight. To fake the seasonal look, skip the bronzer and opt for a barely-there blush, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Barely Blushing, to accentuate your bone structure and make the apples of your cheeks pop.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #4: BIG, BEAUTIFUL BROWS
Bold brows established their popularity (and necessity) in 2017, and there’s no sign of this eye-framing makeup look going anywhere. To rock the feathery, defined arch trend, it’s time to rethink your eyebrow makeup game. Instead of relying on a regular old eyebrow pencil, stock up on the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil and L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara. Together these products can help sculpt, define, and sharpen your arches into snapshot-worthy beauties.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #5: PEARLY INNER EYES
The early ‘00s saw a surge in ultra-lit inner lids. Like most beauty trends, these pearly inner eye circles are back to slay the eye makeup game. To get the look, you can use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Pearl.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #6: TIGHTLINED LIDS
Eyeliner on your wedding day may seem too dramatic for your otherwise natural look. No worries, with the help of a skilled tightlining approach, you’ll be able to define your eyes and make your lashes look extra full. To get the look, use a pencil eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black, to trace along your upper waterline, just below your lashes.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #7: SNOWY GLOW
Highlighter has never been more popular. Where it was once made to stand out against your skin, nowadays, it’s about applying it so perfectly that it looks like you’re being hit by light at all the right angles every second of the day. One of the easiest ways to achieve the glowing look is with a few dabs of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops. The liquid formula easily blends out for a picture-perfect highlight as opposed to a noticeable swipe of makeup.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #8: BOLD BURGUNDY LIPS
If you want to rock a bold lip on your wedding day without clashing with the season, steer clear of a classic red lip and opt for burgundy. What’s more, take a matte approach for a more fall-friendly pout, and use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lipstick in Doesn’t Matte-r. Pucker up buttercup, you look beautiful!
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #9: NEUTRAL SMOKY EYE
As dark and gloomy as the fall and winter may feel, weddings are never the time to rock a dark eye makeup look. Instead, try adding dimension to your lids with some well-placed neutral eye shadow. To get the look, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette in Boudoir Charme to layer your lids with a medium color before filling your crease with a darker hue and lining your inner lids with a touch of the lightest shadow. Then, be sure to blend thoroughly to achieve your most natural-looking eye makeup look.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #10: DEWY BASE
Last but not least, no matter which eye makeup or lip color you choose, you can never go wrong with a dewy base. Since the cooler months are known for their drying effect on skin, rocking a hydrated, plump-looking complexion to a wedding can truly be your best accessory. To get the look, use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, to stipple a dewy foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation, onto your skin. For extra dewy results, squeeze some of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer onto your makeup blender and stipple it onto your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose. Don’t be surprised if you find this to be your new go-to look.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #11: PLUM CHEEKS
It’s no secret that fall and winter were made for bold, dark makeup colors. While you may not want to go full out vampy for your bridal makeup look, considering defining your cheeks with a rich, plum-colored blush. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Spiced Plum across your cheekbones to define your facial features.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #12: GLOSSY LIPS
Just because it’s a cooler season doesn’t mean you have to stick to matte lips! Glossy lips are still on-trend—and totally worth wearing on your wedding day. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss onto your pout.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #13: GOLD EYELINER
As far as colors go, there’s nothing quite like gold for the fall and winter months. To add just a touch of this rich hue to your wedding makeup look, apply a gold eyeliner, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Gold, along your lower lash line.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #14: BROWN SMOKY EYES
Want to take things one step further than a neutral smoky eye? A brown smoky eye is still subtle enough to sport on your wedding day, though just a pinch fiercer. Here’s How to Create a Brown Smokey Eye.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #15: CHISELED CONTOUR
Defined facial features will always be on-trend, regardless of the season. For your wedding makeup look, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks to achieve just that. First, apply a color one to two shades darker than your skin tone to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, jawline, and sides of your nose. Then, apply a color one to two shades lighter than your skin tone everywhere else! Blend and buff the cream formulas using a makeup blender for a seamless, contoured complexion.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #16: NEVER-ENDING LASHES
You’re sure to be batting your lashes at your husband-to-be when you walk down the aisle, which is why long, never-ending lashes are a must for your bridal makeup look. Coat your fringe in a lengthening, waterproof mascara that won’t budge if any mid-wedding tears (happy, of course!) break loose. Our rec? The L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Waterproof Mascara Blackest Black.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #17: MATTE FOUNDATION
Sure, dewy skin can be a great way to combat the cool weather that comes with fall and winter, but a matte complexion is one way to embrace it. There’s just something about a demi-matte finish that conveys perfection—and we’d expect nothing less from a wedding makeup look. Interested? You can give yourself a flawless, matte complexion with the help of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #18: CUT CREASE
For a sleek, modern wedding eye makeup look, look no further than a cut crease. This defined eye shadow technique will draw attention to your eyes without taking away from the rest of your beauty look. For a step-by-step tutorial, here’s How to Create a Cut Crease.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #19: WINGED EYELINER
We’d argue there’s never a bad time to wear winged eyeliner—and your wedding makeup look is no exception. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner to create a flawless cat eye with the help of its removable wing stencil!
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #20: BROWN POUT
No, we don’t think you should go for a full-blown chocolate pout, but brown lips happen to be one of the hottest makeup looks for fall and winter. Rather than wearing a dark brown lipstick, take inspiration from the trend by coating your lips in a warm, light chestnut hue, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Les Chocolats Scented Liquid Lipstick in Sweet Tooth.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #21: NAVY EYELINER
If you want to steer away from traditional makeup colors but still be seasonally appropriate, pick up a navy eyeliner as opposed to a classic black. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in Navy to line your lower lash line for a subtle pop of color.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #22: MAROON CREASE
Speaking of subtle pops of colors, maroon is one of the most coveted colors for fall and winter in terms of makeup looks. Instead of defining your crease in a brown hue, use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Acro-Matte to add a hint of this deep red shade to your eye makeup look.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #23: RUST BLUSH
Rust has quickly become one of our favorite makeup hues for fall and for good reason. This orangey-brown shade looks stunning just about anywhere—from your lips to your cheeks! In regards to the latter, we think rust blush is the perfect way to incorporate this beautiful color into your wedding makeup look. Dust it across your cheeks and get ready to receive compliments!
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #24: BRONZE EYE SHADOW
Sure, gold and silver are great, but we’ll take the bronze! Bronze eye shadow, that is. Sweep the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe across your lids for a medal-worthy wedding eye makeup look.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #25: BOLD BOTTOM LASHES
Who says it's all about your top lashes? If lashes are your favorite part of any eye makeup look, there’s a trend worth trying: bold bottom lashes! Here’s How to Get Bold Bottom Lashes.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #26: PRETTY PINK POUT
As far as wedding makeup goes, a pretty pink pout will always be on-trend. This is an especially good option for those who prefer to have their eyes as the center of their bridal makeup look. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Dose of Rose, then color your pout.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #27: GOLD LIDS
Remember when we mentioned gold eyeliner? Well, if you want to take your gold eye makeup look up a notch, ditch the liner and opt for gold eye shadow instead. Paint your lids with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold, then blend out your crease with the help of a medium brown matte shade. How stunning!
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #28: BURGUNDY WATERLINE
What happens when purple meets red? Burgundy, of course! Burgundy is one of the most beautiful colors for fall and winter, making it all too fitting for your wedding makeup look. To subtly incorporate this hue into your eye makeup, line your waterline with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Burgundy.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #29: PLUMPED LIPS
If there’s any day you should have a more voluptuous pout, it’s your wedding day! While we can’t all be blessed with a full, pillowy pout, using a lip plumper as part of your wedding makeup look can make all the difference. Swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick, Sheer Lipstick, which comes in nine shades that will leave your lips soft, glossy, and visibly plumped with a subtle flush of color.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #30: MATTE LIDS
Partial to mattes? Rather than reaching for a shimmery eyeshadow, turn to matte shadows instead! The matte finish will leave you with a clean, sleek eye makeup look on your wedding day.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #31: ROSY CHEEKS
We have no doubt you’ll be blushing the night away, so why not give yourself a faux flush to go with your real one? Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks in Cheeky Dimension onto your cheekbones, then blend the color out with your fingertip for a complexion full of love.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #32: CORAL EYE SHADOW
One hue you’ll see transitioning itself from spring and summer to fall and winter? Coral! One of the hottest colors of 2019, you can use a coral eye shadow to keep your eye makeup look bright and cherry amidst the cooler weather.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #33: MAUVE LIPS
Mauve lipstick may be our favorite lip shade for fall and winter, and with good reason! This dusty rose hue seems to pair well with just about any makeup look, making it a must in our wedding makeup look lineup. Pick up the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Les Macarons Scented Liquid Lipstick in Mon Caramel to give it a try.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #34: BURGUNDY LASHES
Another subtle way to add burgundy into your eye makeup look? Burgundy lashes! Trust us, a hint of burgundy can make all the difference, so apply a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara in Deep Burgundy.
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #35: CHAMPAGNE EYE SHADOW
Champagne makeup is a cult classic when it comes to wedding makeup looks, and that holds true throughout the year. If sticking to a foolproof, traditional eye makeup look is your forte, color your lids in a shade that resembles a glass of bubbly. Let's toast to this chic shadow option!
WEDDING MAKEUP LOOK #36: RUST LIPS
We weren’t lying when we said rust had become a hot makeup color for all aspects of your makeup look! Consider giving rust lips a try as part of your wedding makeup look. Swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Amaze, then pucker up!
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