Self-care

Inspiration for wedding makeup
By Victoria Cowan, 18 October 2021 

Whether you’re a wedding guest or the bride-to-be, finding the right makeup for a wedding can be a really difficult task. Thankfully, with the launch of our beauty collection The Self Care club we’ve made a capsule collection of staple beauty items that every woman needs in her makeup arsenal, and which will provide the perfect wedding guest makeup look for everyone. We’ve lined up all of our favourite beauty items and are going to tell you how to use them for the ultimate makeup wedding look, so what do you think? Are you ready to join our Self care club and look completely fab at your next wedding?

The perfect eye makeup for a wedding

Weddings are notoriously well photographed, so you need wedding makeup that’ll last and stay put all day long, that’s why we love glowy & natural looking makeup for a wedding! Start with a beautifully primed and prepped base and then get to work on your eyes. The Essential eyeshadow & brow palette contains compact powders with a velvety soft feel, and super highly pigmented colours, making it ideal in preparation for a long day and night at the wedding. We love the matte beige, gold, bronze, rust brown, red, dark brown and soft orange colours because they suit all skin tones perfectly. Start by priming your eyelids with a primer or concealer, then bring some definition to your face by drawing in your eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil or the dark eyebrow powder in our Essential palette.  Then turn your attention to your eyes, start by brushing a light tone across your whole eyelid, then layer a darker tone in the crease of your eye to create depth and accentuate your eyes. Finally add a splash of colour on the outer side of your eyelid and finish off with a sparkling light tone in the inner corner and the very centre of your eyelid. This will really capture the light and make your eyes appear huge. A final alternative is to use the very darkest colour and, using a tiny flat headed brush, pull a straight line across your eyelashes - try to stay as close to your eyelashes as possible - this creates the illusion of a very subtle eyeliner. 

How to apply face makeup for a wedding

So, eyes are done, next up: your face! When you’re attending a wedding you need to prepare to be in lots of photos, which is why properly prepping and applying your face wedding makeup is super important. Figuring out how best to apply your face makeup starts with taking into account the setting of the wedding. If you’re attending an outdoor wedding with lots of natural light your wedding makeup can be quite light and natural, whilst an indoor wedding with artificial lighting, where the photographer will likely have to use flash settings, needs a slightly heavier wedding makeup base (so you don’t look like a ghost in those wedding pics!). The main products you’ll want to use for your face are bronzer, blush and highlighter. All those bright flashing photography lights take away some of the natural shadows on your face, so apply plenty of bronzer to add depth, definition and a healthy glow to your face for the best wedding guest makeup look. Use a bronzer brush and sweep the bronzer under your cheekbones, on your temples and on the sides of the bridge of your nose. Add a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural wedding makeup glow and finish with a sweep of highlighter to your cheekbones, collar bone, brow arches and cupid’s bow for a sculpted face that’s bound to shine on the day!

  1. Magic highlighter | My Jewellery
    Magic highlighter
    Magic highlighter
    As low as €14.99
  2. The perfect base foundation| My Jewellery
    The perfect base
    The perfect base
    As low as €17.99
  3. Romantic cheeks | My Jewellery
    Romantic cheeks
    Romantic cheeks
    As low as €14.99
  4. Skin defender | My Jewellery
    Skin defender
  5. Bronze & define
    Bronze & define
    Bronze & define
    As low as €14.99

The finishing touches to your wedding guest makeup look

Your wedding makeup look is now almost complete, but it needs a few more minor details! First up, the final steps to your eye makeup look. Obviously, you need a good slick of mascara to make those eyes pop, and then, if you fancy a slightly more dramatic eye makeup look, give your eyes a wide open look with a deep black flick of eyeliner for the ultimate sexy cat eye. Once that’s all in place, fix your makeup and make it stick all day long with a good fixing spray like Skin Defender which fixes your makeup and protects your skin all day long, which let’s be honest, we all need! A final slick of shiny plumping lipgloss or a touch of colour with a liquid lipgloss and your wedding makeup look is complete! We can’t wait to see what you do with your wedding guest makeup look. 

  1. Highlighter | My Jewellery
    Lip highlighter gloss
  2. Nourishing oil | My Jewellery
    Nourishing oil
  3. Colour definer | My Jewellery
    Colour definer
    Colour definer
    As low as €14.99
  4. Plumping gloss | My Jewellery
    Plumping gloss
  5. Matte liquid lip | My Jewellery
    Matte liquid lip
  6. Natural gloss | My Jewellery
    Natural gloss

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