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How To Find Your Perfect Wedding-Day Makeup
Whether it's a simple signing at City Hall, in a sprawling field with flowers in your hair, or at a big banquet hall with a cathedral veil and a pipe organ, chances are that, if you want to get married at some point, you've thought about what your dream day would look like. Because even if you're nowhere close to legally binding yourself to someone else, there's no harm in curating the perfect wedding Pinterest board filled with crafty centerpieces you'll probably never actually glue together.
And since Pinterest is the place where fantasy lives of all kinds are built, it's the place we go to find out what's trending in search for brides-in-planning, too. Beauty-wise, the platform's data and analytics show us that the products and photos people are pinning actually translate to six stunning makeup trends that can inspire anybride, regardless of the locale or aesthetic. Check them out, and learn how to make them fit your own personal style, ahead.
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According to the Pinterest community, powder blush is out and cream blush is decidedly in. And we can see why: The finish gives skin a luminous, decidedly bridal glow.
Here, makeup artist Patrick Ta provides an Instagram master class in blush draping — on Bella Hadid, of course. The technique, which includes sweeping blush from the temples to the apples of your cheeks, gives the illusion of high and sharp cheekbones.
You can go the natural route, like Selena Gomez does here, and use a cream stick or gel-based blush as a flush of color on the apples of your cheeks — and your lips, too.
Or you can copy Tessa Thompson and use a blush a couple shades darker than your skin tone to create a soft contour.
No one does a barely-there glow like Aimee Song. She never looks shiny or greasy, but she seems to radiate light from the centers of her perfectly flushed cheeks.
Let Gigi Hadid be your guide. Patrick Ta gave the supermodel a sheer, peach-tinted shadow on the eyes, but let the glossy highlight on her cheekbones command the look.
And your luminous glow is only enhanced when you find your light, like Yara Shahidi.
Lip gloss, +442% on Pinterest
If there's any day you don't want to worry about smudged lipstick, it's your wedding day. Ditch the touch-ups and stick to a long-lasting, nude gloss that will stay shiny even after several rounds of Champagne toasts.
Balance your smoky eye with a blurring, peach gloss.
The monochrome trend works just as well on your wedding day as it does on Instagram.
Glitter makeup, +77% on Pinterest
Out with the matte neutrals, in with the glitter. According to Pinterest search analytics, brides are looking to add extra sparkle to their wedding look — especially around the eyes.
Or, you could go with a more dramatic, rose-gold glitter lid like Olivia Wilde's.
There's something about a soft dusting of glitter on the eye that can make a smudgy charcoal eye look downright angelic.