It’s day six of our countdown to the most romantic day of the year. Today, we have make-up tips and trends for brides-to-be.


No make-up make-up

The nude look is traditionally much-loved by brides. However, it’s still one of the hardest looks to achieve and has to be done just right in order for it not to look too plain. This year, the nude look is all about flawless, glowing skin, contoured cheekbones and lots of mascara to enhance the eyes. Some gold or bronze eyeshadow further enhances the nude appeal. Add a peach or nude lip, and the look is complete.

Find catwalk inspiration at:

Barely-there make-up at Elie Saab S/S Couture backstage


Dries Von Furstenberg


Tommy Hilfiger (below left) and Rodarte (below right).

Hilfiger-nyfw-nude  Rodarte-nyfw---nude

 A single focal point

Brides who are a little more daring and want a less traditional look for their big day will enjoy this trend, which focuses on playing up one feature – a beautiful, bold red lip, a defined cat-eye, lush lashes or even drawing attention to cheeks with expertly-blended blusher.

Find catwalk inspiration at: Jason Wu, Christian Dior, Gaultier, Matt Lever and BCBG

Christian Dior

hbz-makeup-trend-ss13  Jason-Wu-nyfw---focal

BCBG-focal  hbz-makeup-trend-ss13-eyeliner-bcbg-lgn

hbz-makeup-trend-ss13-lashes-Gaultier-lgn  Matt-Lever

Muted smoky eye

While a smoky eye is not a traditional wedding look, this eye make-up application suits many women and really enhances the eyes. For a less dramatic eye, have your make-up artist use browns and bronzes to create the smoky effect for your big day or, for a more girly take, play with muted colours and pastels like lilac, mint green and baby blue, with a touch of metallic.

Find catwalk inspiration at: Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam

Vera_Wang_Spring_2013_Backstage  Vera-Wang-nyfw---muted-smoky

carolina-herrera-ss2013-makeup  derek-lam


 Images: Picturenet