Fashion & Beauty

How To Rock Colourful Bridal Makeup That Still Looks Natural


Many brides opt for traditional, soft makeup on their wedding day—but why should you if that just isn’t your style? Bridal makeup can be colourful and statement-making; the trick is to play with colour intensities and textures to create an impactful look. Here are four ways to wear some of our favourite beauty shades.

Photography by Carlyle Routh. Styling by Georgia Groom. Makeup by Sheri Stroh for The Detox Market/Plutino Group. Hair by Tony Masciangelo, Alcorn Hair/ Nails by John C. Nguyen for CND. First published in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Weddingbells.

How To Wear Colourful, Bold Bridal Makeup - Red Bridal Makeup

Blouse, Narces. Earrings, Jewels by Alan Anderson. Rings, Mark Lash. Flowers, Stôk Floral & Design.

Keeping the rest of your makeup barely there, create a rosy cheek and high-impact red lip for your big day. Instead of a matte finish for lips, make it modern with a lacquered (not glossy!) finish.

How To Wear Colourful, Bold Bridal Makeup -

Dress, Narces. Earrings & ring, Mark Lash. Ribbon, Mokuba. Flowers, Stôk Floral & Design.

There are so many shades to play with, from lavender to deep violet, and most look amazing on all skin tones. We love the colour used monochromatically across the face—a jewel-toned amethyst on the eyes fading to a whisper-soft lilac on the lips.

How To Wear Colourful, Bold Bridal Makeup - Yellow Bridal Makeup

Lace moto jacket, Monique Lhuillier. Dress, Jenny Packham. Earrings, Jennifer Behr, all from White Toronto. Ring (left hand), Wouters & Hendrix at Gaspard. Rings (right hand), Mark Lash. Flowers, Stôk Floral & Design.

For a glowing, gorgeous look, consider a golden saffron stain for your eyes. Worn as a sheer wash of colour over the lids, it makes your eyes pop with a subtle, shimmering iridescence.

How To Wear Colourful, Bold Bridal Makeup - Peach Bridal Makeup

Dress, Rivini from Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay. Earrings & bracelets, Rebekah Price. Ring, Birks. Flowers, Stôk Floral & Design.

Super feminine and less predictable than pink, the softest shade of orange is a retro choice that’s fresh again. A matte finish is what makes millennial peach modern—from eye shadow to blush to lip colour—so skip the shimmer in favour of creamy, opaque finishes.

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