It’s been quite awhile since I posted anything related to weddings, so I think it’s time! Today I’m going to discuss beauty looks I believe to be perfect for today’s bride. I’ve started to notice that in the midst of trying to plan the perfect weddings, some brides tend to go overboard with the whole “have to look my best” look. When it comes to such a monumental day in your life, you don’t want to look your best, you want to look like the best version of you! So let’s talk makeup, hair, + nails!
M A K E U P
Now I’ve been a bridesmaid many times, and if there’s one thing I’ve noticed it’s that brides are so eager to create a “flawless” look for their big walk down the isle. I honestly think this is a big mistake. Your other half chose to spend their life with YOU, so don’t you want them to see YOU as you walk towards them? The answer is yes! Try not to cover up the details that make you the beauty you are. Let that natural, blissful glow shine through.
For your eyes, try a soft smokey look. Whether your eyes are blue, brown, green, or hazel the smokey look will make them stand out in the most perfect way. Just make sure not to go to dark and harsh, the softer the better!
Now lets talk coverage! Like I mentioned above, don’t immediately go for the “flawless” look. Sure, if you have a less then ideal blemish, cover away! You’re bound to get a few from the stress of planning, but don’t try to hide every last freckle on your face. Also, go easy on the contouring. I love a good contour, but one that is too intense can almost make you look like a completely different person, and that’s not want you want!
Lastly are the lips! There are so many options for your lip color on your big day! If you are a bold individual, a red or dark/vampy lip would be perfect! If you’re more of a chapstick everyday kind of gal (A.K.A. Me) then the nude lip is ideal! However, I’ve recently loved the idea of combining the two for a light, berry color! It just looks very romantic in my opinion + if weddings are anything, they are meant to be romantic!
H A I R
Now let’s talk about my favorite topic, hair! When it comes to how to wear your hair on your big day, I say stick to what you love! If you love having your hair down and that’s when you feel most beautiful, then girl you were that hair down! If you feel your most elegant with it up, then girl you work that updo! But why choose? I personally love having my hair down and definitely plan on wearing it that way as I walk down the isle whenever that may be. With that said, I have every intention of having a great time at my reception and don’t want to have a Britney Spears moment! So when the time comes, I plan to pull my hair up into a soft side bun. This definitely isn’t a new thing in the wedding world by far, but I hope more brides participate because there is nothing worse than stringy curls after dancing the night away!
N A I L S
PLEASE, for all that is good in the world, say no to fake, acrylic nails! They are so prom circa 2007 (in my humble opinion, of course!) They just feel very dated and out of style to me and that’s the opposite of how you want to look as you tie the knot! Now I understand that some of us were not born with perfect set of nails so if you want them to have a better shape and think acrylic is the best way to do so, then go ahead, just try to keep them on the shorter side so they look more realistic!
Now if you want to add a pop of color, try a light pink or deep berry! Both beautiful colors that enhance your bridal beauty! Or go for a more subtle look with a nude nail, which is my go to! Allure by Essie is my favorite and won’t take the attention from that stunning ring on your finger! Try adding a fun accent to your nails whether it be with gems (minimal) or glitter!