Your Top Bridal Makeup Trends for the Modern Bride: Insights from Abby the Beauty Guru

Learn the top bridal makeup trends brides are using today to look radiant on their special day.


Abigail DeVose

7/28/20233 min read

woman in white sleeveless wedding dress
woman in white sleeveless wedding dress

Let’s be honest- Every bride dreams of looking her absolute best on the most special day of her life. Everyone’s taking photos and videos of you (and probably your spouse too), and social media posts live on forever-especially on TikTok! The key is to make photos of you shine in a way that is timeless-something you can look back on 20 years from now and not feel dated. If that’s what you’re looking for, well, look no further! Abby, the Beauty Guru is here.

I will delve into the top bridal makeup trends for the modern bride, drawing insights from my experience as a red carpet stylist and bridal style consultant. From timeless classics to contemporary twists, let’s discuss some of the most stunning looks you can use to enhance your bridal glow.

Flawless, Naturally Radiant Skin:

The key to achieving a flawless bridal look starts with the skin. I place a huge emphasis on skin care leading up to your wedding day and beyond. Glowing skin emphasizes a natural, radiant base that enhances the bride's features. This allows makeup to be effortless and flawless without looking overly heavy. A seamless foundation application, combined with subtle contouring and highlighting, creates a luminous complexion that exudes elegance and confidence.

Soft and Romantic Smoky Eyes:

For brides who love a touch of drama, I suggest opting for soft and romantic smoky eyes. Blending neutral shades with a hint of shimmer adds depth and dimension to the eyes, while soft eyeliner and fluttery lashes create a mesmerizing effect. The result is a dreamy gaze that will captivate all eyes on the big day- especially the one whose eyes matter the most!

Bold Lips with a Twist:

While classic red lips will never go out of style, I love to add a twist to the traditional look. From berry hues to soft corals, bold lip colors can be customized to match the bride's personality and wedding theme. A well-defined lip liner and long-lasting formula ensure the lip color stays impeccable throughout the celebrations.

Get that Ethereal Glow with Highlighter Magic:

To achieve an ethereal glow that catches the light beautifully, highlighter plays a crucial role. And I promise you, placement is everything! Applying highlighter to accentuate the bride's best features, such as the cheekbones, brow bones, and the inner corners of the eyes, this creates a radiance and glow that will take the groom's breath away.

Accentuating the Eyes with Statement Brows:

Well-groomed and defined brows can transform the entire bridal look. The eyes are the window to the soul and the brows are the frame. So perfectly shaped and filled brows frame the eyes, striking the right balance between natural and defined.

In short, there's a makeup style for every bride's unique vision. Whether it's a timeless, glowing look or a modern twist on classic elements, my hope is that every bride can embrace their beauty and walk down the aisle with confidence, feeling like the best version of themselves on their special day.

Remember, every bride's beauty journey is special and personal, so feel free to incorporate these trends into your makeup trial sessions and discuss them with your makeup artist to create a bridal look that reflects your individuality and enhances your natural beauty. Happy planning and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Abby, the Beauty Guru

Abby has been in the beauty industry for 26 years. She has been commissioned by celebrities and business leaders alike to glam up their weddings- from New Jersey to Barbados and everywhere in between.

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