To achieve the flawless radiance that every bride wants, you need to have great makeup. The trend right now going into autumn is for slightly more dramatic eyes than in the summer or a bolder lip color. The results are a sophisticated elegance that will make you look incredible. Find out how to pull it off with these fresh wedding makeup ideas.


Choosing the cosmetics for your wedding is likely to come way down on your to-do list after choosing your wedding dress, veil, hairstyle, modern or vintage bridal jewelry, and so on. That said, everyone will be looking at the bride's face, so makeup is really quite important. The key is to select the colors and style that suit your complexion and the overall flavor of your wedding attire and location. The general trend for fall is makeup that is timeless and sophisticated, rather than beachy or bohemian.




A very chic look for brides right now is red lipstick. It is a timeless color, very ladylike, and also a bit bold. Nothing exudes confidence more than a great red lipstick! Start by choosing the perfect shade of red for your skin tone. Typically people with warm undertones look best with an orangey-red color, while women with cool undertones should opt for a blueish-red. Go to the cosmetic counter at your favorite department store and work with a beauty consultant to find your perfect shade of red. The trick to achieving staying power with a bold lip color is using a neutral lipliner to color in your lips (not just around the edges). Then apply the lipstick, blot, dust lightly with powder, apply lipstick again, and gently blot. The result will be sultry red lips that last through lots of kisses.



Purple is an absolutely huge color for fall weddings, and this is even true for bridal makeup. A gorgeous look is to create a smoky eye using shades of purple instead of black. Shades of plum look great with almost any eye color. Rich purple hues will bring out the green in hazel eyes, set off baby blues, or enhance brown eyes. Keep the plummy tones above the eyes to avoid accidentally creating the look of purplish circles under the eyes. Pair it with a wine colored lipstick to complete the look. This is a beautiful color palette for an evening wedding. It would also look wonderful for a bride wearing a Jazz Age gown with vintage inspired bridal jewelry.




If dark lipstick isn't your thing, then head for the other big trend for wedding makeup: lots of eyelashes. You can create a look that is both chic and understated (and perhaps even a bit French!) by emphasizing your lashes and wearing a neutral lipstick. The trick is to line the eyes with black liquid eyeliner. Then have your makeup artist fill out your natural eyelashes with false eyelashes. Believe it or not, false lashes do not have to look obviously fake. Glue single lashes in place along the outer edges of the eyes rather than using a full strip to achieve a fabulous yet believable effect. Finish with a couple coats of your favorite waterproof mascara. Your eyes will look incredible in the wedding pictures.


One more lovely look for brides is a soft gray smoky eye worn with pink lipstick. The gray tones are less harsh than a black smoky eye, and when paired with feminine pink lips, the effects are almost angelic. This is a lovely makeup plan for the bride who wants to achieve a youthful yet sophisticated look for her wedding day. When you have the perfect makeup, you will look simply gorgeous for your wedding.

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