Before my wedding I spent more time than I’d happily admit searching for the perfect bridal makeup look. It was hard to stray away from what I was used to- I wanted to do something a little different for the very special occasion yet stay within my comfort zone and still look like myself (I figured it probably wasn’t a good idea to mix it up too much and give our guests a shock!) So today I thought I’d group together the top five make up looks I considered for my own wedding to bring you a little inspiration- the below are mostly brides from real weddings over the past year.

1) Dark Upper Eye Liner & Nude Lip

If you’re proud of your eyes and want to accent them, this is a great option. Keep blush delicate and don’t overdo the bottom lash mascara. Very demure yet glamourous at the same time!

Favourite Bridal Make Up Looks

Annabella Charles via 100Layer Cake

2) The Bright Lip

I wish I had fuller lips and if I had, I would have gone with this look. So dramatic!

Favourite Bridal Make Up Looks

Alante Photography via Style Unveiled

3) Retro/Vintage

Often involving both a dark liner and bright lip, this can be amazing with a hairstyle to match. Since my dress was vintage, I dithered over a vintage makeup look to match for quite a while.

Favourite Bridal Make Up Looks

A Brit & A Blonde via Grey Likes Weddings

4) Smokey Eye

This is just so pretty and glam. I love the way this bride went for a slightly darker lip too, making the overall feeling of the look very warm.

Favourite Bridal Make Up Looks

Aventura Photo Video via Glamour and Grace

5) Dark Upper Eye Liner & Bright Lip

This is my favorite and the look I went for in the end. Ok, so I didn’t look close to as lovely as this bride (oh for those green eyes!) but I was pretty happy in the end with my make up. I have yet to get official photos back though so will keep you updated!

Favourite Bridal Make Up Looks

Clark Brewer via Snippet & Ink

Friday’s FAB 5

And now for our favourite five weddings of the week:

Picnic on the Fjords of Norway

Fun & elegant English wedding

Lovely day for it in the desert

Intimate in a Provence garden

✈ Inspired by Downton Abbey

Here’s a little recap in case you missed anything FAB this week. On Monday Lindsay brought you these lovely natural organic wedding ideas. Tuesday we saw a wedding planner’s chic wedding in San Sebastian, Wednesday I tried to draw from the depression experienced after the wedding with some hopefully helpful advice, and finally yesterday we saw a true Fly Away Bride wedding where the couple, two pilots, got married on a plane! Have a great weekend x

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  1. Sukey at Dress for the Wedding

    Oh, I so agree – these are all perfect looks for wedding day makeup! I always wish I could pull off #1 with the nude lip and #5 is so classic! I’m sure you’ll love your look in your official pictures!


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