For most women, their wedding day is one of the most significant moments in their life, and some won’t hesitate to spend a lot of time and money to look their best for the big day. This is why, apart from carefully choosing the right gown, hiring a professional to do their hair and makeup is also prioritized months before the wedding date. For their beauty look, the average bride will spend anywhere from $100 to $1,500 to get that radiant glow. Meanwhile, other brides will spend as much as $5,000 or more to book celebrity makeup artists such as Sir John, who is Beyonce’s favorite makeup artist, or Patrick Ta, who has worked with Gigi Hadid and Eva Longoria. But you don’t have to go over your beauty budget just to look flawless on your special day. Instead of hiring a famous makeup artist, why not take some inspiration from a celebrity’s wedding day makeup look? Take some pointers from these celebrity brides to look fresh, glam and glowing on your special day.
Amal Clooney’s classically glamorous look
2014 was the year when George Clooney finally settled down and married barrister Amal Alamuddin. Their love story, as well the star’s funny and awkward proposal, remains iconic to this day. Though George is considered Hollywood royalty, the Ocean’s Eleven star opted for a low-key and heartfelt proposal over a grandiose declaration of love. The proposal involved a home cooked meal, candles, and a playlist which includes the music of his famous aunt, Rosemary Clooney. During a guesting stint on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor said that he tried to pop the question while they were having dinner at home, but it took Amal almost 30 minutes to realize that her boyfriend was trying to propose to her. Thankfully, Amal said yes, and the actor was finally able to give her the seven-carat, square cut diamond ring which she wears to this day.
Meanwhile, women still can’t get over Amal’s fresh and glamorous look for their Venice wedding. Amal’s makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury, released a tutorial on how to get the barrister’s wedding look, revealing that she used 12 products on her face that day. Tilbury used her own products, starting with foundation, concealer and a light dusting of powder to even out Amal’s complexion. Next, the makeup artist used a brown brow pencil to define Amal’s brows, two neutral eyeshadows with a hint of shimmer to highlight her eyes, and a shimmering bronze eyeliner for definition. She finished the look with bronzer and highlighter, two lipsticks to create Amal’s rosy lip color, and a pink blush to give her a fresh glow.
Priyanka Chopra’s bold lip and fresh base combo
Back in December 2018, Priyanka Chopra made headlines after tying the knot with Nick Jonas not once, but twice. In both ceremonies, the Hollywood star was the picture of a blushing bride as she showcased two very different looks, and her look for their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony made an impact as she coordinated her lip color with her wedding attire. Priyanka used a high coverage base with a satin finish to even out her skin tone; then set it with a bit of translucent powder. Next, she applied bronzer on the hollows of her cheekbones, followed by cream blush and highlighter on the cheeks. After filling out her brows and using neutral, matte eyeshadow on her lids, she used a matte red lipstick to make her lips the focal point of her beauty look. The result? A fresh yet modern take on wedding day makeup.
Hailey Baldwin’s minimalist makeup
Hailey Baldwin said ‘I do’ to Justin Bieber in September 2019, and to complement her modern, custom-designed Virgil Abloh wedding dress, the model opted for minimalist makeup as she didn’t want to worry about touching up during the ceremony and reception. To comply with her wishes, her makeup artist gave her dewy skin, full lashes, and glossy nude lips, and the look suited Hailey’s fresh and easygoing style. To copy her look, use a foundation with a non-matte finish or a tinted moisturizer, then smooth on concealer to cover under-eye circles or other imperfections. Use nude eyeshadows to define your lids; then attach false eyelashes to add some glam to your look. Finish with a nude gloss with a peach or pink undertone, and don’t forget to use a peachy blush on your cheeks for a healthy glow.
Consider any of these celebrity brides’ beauty looks for your wedding day. Experiment and see which makeup look will bring out the best of your features. If you’re hiring a professional, remember to communicate exactly what you want to achieve so you can look and feel great on your special day.