Your bridal beauty ideal is to have that that gorgeous wedding-day glow.
You can find wedding makeup inspiration, in our recent articles 5 tips for choosing the right hair and makeup artists for your wedding and advice on how to make the most out of at-home hair and makeup services on your wedding day:
If you decide to do your own wedding makeup instead of hiring a makeup artist, and are looking for DIY bridal makeup ideas, you should check out our articles on how to contour and highlight and how to get smoldering smoky eyes., as well as our handy infographic of DIY bridal makeup ideas, and most recently, our DIY wedding tutorial for eye shadow and bright matte lips.
Because celebrities often provide the examples we use for our beauty and fashion looks, it is helpful to check out celebrity makeup artists sharing their secrets to getting a gorgeous wedding-day glow
One celebrity who has that oh-so-pretty look that we want for our bridal beauty is Emily Blunt, as featured in Brides:
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Emily Blunt is killing it on her press tour for her new movie Edge of Tomorrow. From sleek gowns to flirtyfloral dresses, she’s stopped tracks on every red carpet she’s walked these last few weeks. But the new mom (she gave birth to a baby girl just three months ago!) looked extra-pretty in a strapless paisley Osman dress complemented with warm, pink-toned makeup and perfectly-tousled waves at the film’s London premiere earlier this week. While you may not be able to steal the actress’s new-mom glow for yourself, you can get her flawless hair and makeup for your wedding day. Here’s how!
Warm Smoky Eye:
Emily’s dusky mauve lids couldn’t be more perfect for a summer wedding: a warm smoky eye gives the same effect of a dark smoky eye without any of the heaviness. Get the look by applying a deep pinkish-brown shadow up to your crease, filling in with a gold shadow through your inner corners, and a lighter champagne shade up to your brow line. Add some brown liner and mascara and — voilà — instant boho beauty!
Laura Geller ImPressions Eye Palette in Iced Berry Blend, $15, available at Amazon; Stila Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Gold Glow, $15, available at Amazon
Emily’s got an advantage most of can’t boast — a post-baby radiance. But even she’s making use of the endless magic of powder blush. Applied to the apples of your cheeks over light foundation, it’s all you need to nail that blushing bride look.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Exotic Pink, $25, available at Amazon
Emily echoes the pinks in her paisley design with a medium-rosy lip. Luckily, the shade looks just as great with a wedding gown as it does with her dress. Try a creamy, purple-based formula to offset your violet-shadowed eyes.
Sunday Riley Modern Lip Color in Duchess, $32, available at Sephora
Celebrities can’t get enough of the lob, and neither can we. Emily rocks it with the best of them, accenting her brunette waves with a few well-placed highlights around her face. Get her twisty hairstyle with shaping cream (a little goes a long way) and finish with shine spray.
Bumble and Bumble Semisumo, $28, available at Sephora; Aquage Beyond Shine Spray, $18, available atAmazon