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.
Alternative Bridal Makeup Looks - Inspiration
As much as we'd all like to live in open lofts with massive layouts (scenic views included), that's not the reality. Our apartments have funny angles and nooks. Sound familiar? The windows aren't all that big, either. But, most of our furniture is nonnegotiable. We need somewhere to sit and watch TV.
Our not-so-secret secret is that we expect most, if not all, of our products to work double-duty. Cheek stain doubles as lip pigment, and brown eyeshadow helps fill in our brows. But, there's one tube in our makeup bags that could do so much more: concealer.
What we normally slather onto zits and undereye circles has read