Edgy Bridal Looks That Are In-Law-Approved

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If there's a cardinal rule of wedding planning here at R29, it's that your beauty look for the big day should be exactly what you want it to be. But, if you're not into the typical blush-y, neutral tones that Pinterest offers, it can be frustrating to find some hard-hitting inspiration. Where are the bright eyeshadows and graphic liners that plenty of brides are looking for? Turns out, they're actually hiding on the runway.
So, if you've found yourself in a makeup-vetting slump and you're ready to throw in the towel, allow us to quell your panic attack. We've gathered our favorite non-boring looks that are edgy enough for you but "bridal" enough so you won't freak out your photographer — or, you know, your in-laws.
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Silver is a typical bridal beauty color, but this smudge-y take adds a certain grunge element to the feminine hue. Add a thin swipe of black liner, and you're totally set.
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This look is basically Valentine's Day for your face. Soft, pink eyeshadow adds an ethereal edge, while a berry red lends some dramatic flair.
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If you're a neutral girl but feel like you want to amp it up a bit, why not throw a little glitz into the mix with a glittering shadow? It's subtle but adds just a little extra something to an otherwise understated look.
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We've already discerned that divergent eyeliner is a serious trend, so consider bringing the runway to your wedding. Paired with a toned-down lip and cheek palette, this edgy liner look can seriously bring out the bride's inner badass.
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Give your typical cat-eye some serious lift by sketching a sparkling, gilded line right on top of it. Gatsby-themed wedding, anyone?
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For a seriously standout look that requires basically no effort, mix your primary colors. A blue eye and a red lip work together when you juxtapose your textures. So, play around with a shimmering shadow while test-driving a matte finish for your lipstick.
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Your vintage-inspired cat-eye doesn't have to be a total snooze-fest. Sketch out a hollow V shape for a look that your guests haven't seen hundreds of times before.
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Turn the typical "something blue" tradition right on its head. Draw an azure liner along your waterline for an instant pop of color. Bonus: This looks totally dope on girls with lighter eyes because it dramatically enhances the hue.
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