Whether you're getting married this year or just want to daydream about the future, it’s important to first narrow down your bridal style so you can select the ideal hair and makeup looks. If you envision your nuptials on a beach or in a ballroom, we’ve rounded up four top bridal themes to help inspire one of your most important beauty statements!
Forget the poufy gowns and extravagant sparkle, if you are a hippie at heart you’ll want to keep your hair and makeup simple but add whimsical flourishes. Weave in a few fresh flowers and micro-braids for an earthy updo. Or, for seaside nuptials add in a starfish, seashells, or a sand dollar barrette with beachy waves. Your makeup should be natural, so steer clear of bright or dark eye shadows and liners. Instead, chose a warm peachy-bronze blush for a sun-kissed glow and subtle neutral hues for your lids.
Have you been planning a fairy tale ceremony since you were a little girl? Be a princess on your big day and top your half-up, half-down ‘do with a sparkling tiara or headband. For your makeup, opt for thick, feathery lashes and rosy cheeks like Kate Middleton did for her royal wedding. Or, stay true to your ultra girlie theme and dust your eyes with iridescent shades of pink and violet.
Achieve rustic down-home glamour by letting your natural beauty steal the show. Show off your flawless, radiant complexion and pair it with a glossy nude lip and classic daytime shadow—no glitter! Incorporate curls in your tresses to create a soft, romantic texture and adorn one large flower for a pop of color.
If you’re envisioning a black tie affair for your walk down the aisle, go all out with full diva flair. Pair a bold red statement lip with a sexy smoky eye. Keep hair sleek and structured with an elegant over-sized bun or voluminous, tumbling curls to keep things polished and sophisticated. But the pièce de résistance? Bling! You don’t have to commit to a full crown, simply clip in a special glitzy rhinestone or pearl-encrusted pin for a splashy accessory fix.