This Natural, Minimalist Makeup Look is Perfect for Your Wedding Day

Every bride dreams of her wedding day, but not every girl dreams of over-the-top wedding makeup. The smoky-eyed, lash-heavy and heavily-contoured Kim Kardashian look that is prevalent at the moment just isn’t for everyone, which is why we’ve collected these gorgeous wedding makeup ideas that perfectly show off your natural beauty.
The bride who opts to go with a slinky, pared-back gown will most likely feel she wants her makeup to be equally restrained and timeless. So we’re sharing with you some beauty secrets and products that will help you achieve that flawless wedding day glow.
The trick to getting flawless-looking skin with minimalist makeup is to apply foundation only to the parts of your skin that really need it. From there, blend into your face with a flat foundation brush to keep the product light and natural. Keep your bronzer natural, matte and only a slightly deeper shade than your skin tone.
Try Benefit Cosmetics’ Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter ($26) – this product is a gem! The matte finish is flawless, leaving your skin with a natural, brightening glow. Apply to the bridge of your nose, the center of your lower forehead, your cheekbones and above your cupid’s bow.
For your minimal lip colour, use your finger to apply a berry-toned lip stain to your pout for a natural look.
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Perfectly Timeless Red Lipstick Looks… For the bold, sultry modern day bride.

Any woman who’s worn a red lipstick knows the mysterious power of the bold shade. If you want to dial up the natural look just a little then creating some impact using lip colour can be the perfect way to add some drama. Even brides can rock red – just be sure to set your lip colour with translucent powder to give it extra lasting power.
Red lipstick on brideGet our best tips on how to expertly apply a red lip..
Lipstick should be the very last step in your beauty application. You don’t want to smudge your perfect pout once it’s done.
1. Begin by applying a faint outline using a lip liner in the exact same shade of lipstick you’re using and trace the outline of your lip. If you’re new to the product, don’t worry about drawing one continuous line.
2. Follow up with your lipstick. Apply your lipstick in an upward motion. For the upper lip, start at the outer corner and work your way up to the middle, and repeat on the opposite side. For the lower lip, begin in the middle, and work your way up to the outer corner. This creates a fuller looking lip.
3. Blot and touch up where needed to ensure your lips are symmetrical and you’re good to go.


These timeless red lipstick looks are all the inspiration we need to get our lip brushes ready.

Rich Shade of Red
For the daring and sultry red lip, opt for this season’s palette of rich hues. Pair with a subtly bronzed face and smokey eye.
Try it: Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Moscow, $32
Classic Red Shade
For the classic red lip, keep skin clean and bright, with black liner and mascara, minimal blush and highlighted cheekbones and eyes.
Try it: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Forbidden Apple, $32
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