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Top 5 Bridal Makeup Trends

Just like everyday makeup trends, bridal makeup looks are continuously evolving. Some makeup techniques like glowy bridal makeup are always going to be in style, but others are a little more daring, allowing you to add a touch of individuality to your wedding look. Embracing bridal makeup trends that align with your personal beauty style is a fun way to ensure your look on this special day is both contemporary and timeless. Below, Lancôme Australia experts have assembled their favourite bridal makeup trends to help inspire soon-to-be brides.

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Which bridal makeup styles are timeless?

Lancôme Australia loves making space for dynamic makeup trends amongst classic bridal makeup looks, but there are some evergreen styles that are stunning on every type of bride.

Incorporate Lara’s approach with these perennial makeup classics:

Radiant, healthy-looking skin is the goal for every bride, and achieving your glow starts with an effective skincare regimen that’s tailored to your skin concerns. Our most advanced facial serum Advanced Génifique works to increase radiance, smooth texture, even skin tone, support a healthy skin moisture barrier and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Regardless of the bridal makeup trends you adopt for your big day, nourishing skincare should be at the heart of your beauty regime.

Natural bridal makeup looks will never go out of style. Subtle, minimal makeup is the key to unlocking the natural bridal look, and it’s one that complements every bride since it enhances rather than masks your natural features. Again, consistent, efficacious skin prep forms the base of natural-looking makeup.

Top 5 bridal makeup trends

We know that natural radiance is always in, but how can you personalise your bridal makeup look to create a unique and memorable look? From updating your foundation finish, to crafting an eye-catching lip and utilising soft, blush-filled colour palettes, the beauty world is awash with trends to suit any bride. It’s never too early to start taking notes for your special day, so continue reading as we examine this year’s bridal makeup forecast.

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The blushing bride

Blush has been a big makeup focus of late, and this trend is here to stay for blushing brides. Blush gives the complexion a warm, healthy appearance that looks timeless in wedding photos. Add your pop of colour to the tops of your cheekbones, the apples of the cheeks and you can even dust a little across your nose to give you that extra sun-kissed glow. Perfect your technique with our guide on how to apply blush.

Fluffy brows and lashes

Harsh, block brows are well and truly a thing of the past, and brides can continue to embrace full, natural brows. Fill in any sparse areas with your Brôw Shaping Powdery Pencil and use the spoolie to brush your brows up for a soft, fluffy effect. This style lends itself beautifully to natural soft bridal makeup.

When it comes to mascara for bridal makeup, the key is achieving long, voluminous lashes that don’t overwhelm your eyes. Lash Idôle Volumising Mascara is lifting, longwearing and non-clumping so you can apply a few coats for brighter, photograph-worthy eyes.

Cloud skin

We’re moving away from dewy bridal makeup and entertaining a slightly more matte look which is colloquially referred to as ‘cloud skin’. We can think of cloud skin as the intersection between radiance and flawless matte. This is achieved with a three-pronged approach of hydrating skincare, luminous foundation and strategically placed powder to control shine but manifest your natural glow.

After skincare, apply Teint Idôle Ultra Wear 24H Hydrating Priming Serum to hydrate and smooth the skin before makeup. Next, Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Care & Glow Foundation provides the perfect radiant base for ‘cloud skin’ that naturally catches the light.

As for powder, we recommend dusting Translucent Loose Setting Powder around the nose, the inner corner of your eyes, and across the hairline and jawline. If you have an oily T-zone, you may want to apply a fine dusting on the centre of your forehead. Avoid powdering the high points of the face – the tip of your nose, brow bone and the centre of your chin – since these areas are the first to reflect light.

Ombre lips

Statement lip looks, specifically ombre lips, are a fast-emerging bridal makeup trend. Popularised in the 90s, ombre lips showcase a subtle gradient effect with lip liner, lipstick and gloss that looks striking on a diverse range of skin tones. Depending on your bridal makeup colour palette, you might opt for a soft nude look or a bolder red ombre.

To achieve ombre lips for your wedding, line your lips with a Lip Liner that is noticeably darker than your chosen lip shade – about 2 shades deeper. Next, take a small brush to lightly diffuse the lip liner towards the centre of the lips to create the gradient. Apply your lipstick to the centre of the lips not covered by liner; you can opt for a similar-toned lipstick colour that is a few shades lighter than your liner. Finish your ombre lips with a sheen of clear lip gloss.

Monochromatic colour palettes

Warm, earthy tones are dominating bridal makeup styles this year. You might find this monochromatic trend of beige, caramel and browns referred to as ‘latte makeup’ – and this colour palette can be adjusted with deeper and lighter hues to complement every skin tone.

We hope you’ve found inspiration amongst this year’s trending bridal makeup looks. Next, discover tips to brighten dull skin for your big day.


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