Trending Wedding Makeup looks for brides

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Trending Wedding Makeup Looks for Brides

The number one piece of advice I often tell our brides is to stay true to yourself when it comes to selecting your makeup for your wedding. We will make you into the best possible version of yourself and we will work with you to understand your style and tastes.

Sometimes though you simply need some ideas and inspiration! So to help you decide on which makeup look works best for you we have put together a few of our most popular makeup looks that are both on trend and timeless.

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Glowing, radiant makeup

Glowing makeup is all about luminous skin, highlighted cheek bones, dewy foundation. It is often paired with soft, shimmery golden hues on the eyes.

For the bride that wants to glow from within and who takes her inspiration straight from the runway.

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A timeless, elegant bridal look will never go out of style. Think iconic Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. It enhances your beauty and compliments your dress but doesn’t overpower it. Every bride-to-be wants to feel beautiful on their big day and a classic look will achieve that and stay tasteful and classic in pictures for many years to come.

Your beauty will be front-and-centre with this timeless and romantic bridal makeup look.

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If you usually wear makeup and want to ensure you look extra special and glamorous for your wedding then glam is for you. Think Charlotte Tilbury’s signature Victoria’s Angel makeup.It’s fun, flirty and guaranteed to give you that extra confidence and sparkle by highlighting all your best features. A glamorous bridal look will take your wedding outfit to the next level, playing up your features in the most flattering way.

One of the biggest trends that has been around for a while that is here to stay is the glamorous bronze look. There are lots of different levels of intensity for this look so we can make it as soft or dramatic as you like to tailor the look to you. You don’t have to pick bronze though, there are so many colour combinations to suit you.

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Bold Lips

Bold lips appeal to lots of different brides because depending on the tone of the lipstick and what else you team your look with bold lips can have many different impressions such as vintage or contemporary.

Hollywood glam and vintage inspired bold lip looks typically feature a classic red lipstick and teamed up with a liquid liner for the starlet.

Or alternatively for a fresh and vogue look you can keep the eyes minimal and try a bright hued lip colour.

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Natural Makeup

We are known for the natural look. In fact many of our brides book us because they know we will never make them look cakey or over the top.

A more natural style of wedding makeup will look amazing on your wedding day and stand the test of time when you look back on those wedding photos. Beautiful makeup doesn’t have to be dramatic, in fact when it is applied skillfully by an expert only a few little things need to be done to enhance your best features or disguise those small things we want hidden or corrected.

We specialise in what I like to call a “natural glam” which is a balance to ensure you don’t look bare faced and still feel gorgeous. So we will make sure your best features pop but we’ll keep each step soft so that you look special and amazing and the makeup enhances your beauty rather than distracting from it.

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Warm, peachy eyes

Warm peachy eyes is different to the popular bronze smokey look as it involves more matte tones with shimmer only in the corners of the eyes.

It is particularly popular with our green eyed brides as it really makes their eyes pop.

Smokey Eyes

Want to look mystical or smouldering? Or simply want to make your eyes really pop! Then smokey eyes will make you stand out. There are lots of different levels of smokey eyes so we can tailor it to your comfort level by toning it down for a more traditional bridal look or go full smokey if you love dark, striking eyes .

There is a level of smokiness for everyone and we will help you achieve it. for a deep, sexy If you are looking for a bridal makeup look, which is not only mystical but smouldering, smokey eye makeup should be on your radar.

Looking for advice

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makeup for your wedding? Feel free to contact Gemma Nichols Hair & Makeup and we will be more than happy to discuss your upcoming wedding and help give you all the advice to make sure you shine on your special day.