Wedding Guest Makeup for the Minimalist and the Maximalist Beauty Junkie

Wedding Guest Makeup for the Minimalist and the Maximalist Beauty Junkie

So you’ve been invited to a wedding. Whether you’re jumping for joy or not looking forward to it, chances are you’ll find yourself googling a YouTube makeup tutorial a few moments before you’re headed out the door. What’s even more likely is that you’ll end up with some version of a smoky eye. However, since one tutorial doesn’t fit all, we’ve perfected the minimalist and maximalist look for wedding guest makeup. It’s a little (or a lot) smoky, and one is guaranteed to work for every occasion and makeup taste.  

Watch the tutorial, ahead:


Minimalist Wedding Makeup:

Step 1: Start with NYX Professional Makeup Total Drop Control Foundation and apply to skin with a brush or makeup sponge. Apply one to two drops for a sheer finish or add a few more for a full coverage beat.

Step 2: Next, apply a pink-hued highlighter to the high points of your face — we suggest the Maybelline Total Temptation Eyeshadow & Highlight Palette for a natural yet noticeable glow.

Step 3: After,lightly sweep NYX Glazed and Confused Eye Gloss in Blackout across the entire lid for a soft, diffused look.

Step 4: Next, line your upper lid with Lancôme Artliner. This step is mainly to define your eye shape, so don’t worry about a wing!

Step 5: To define your lashes, apply a few thin coats of L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara.

Step 6: Next, define and fill in your brows using Urban Decay Brow Box.

Step 7: Finally, swipe on a sheer gloss like YSL Volupté Liquid Balm in Night Rehab to complete the look.

Maximalist Wedding Makeup:

Step 1: Grab a buildable-coverage foundation like Dermablend Flawless Corrector and apply using a brush or beauty sponge.

Step 2: Next, contour your face using the Maybelline Face Studio Contour stick. Pro tip: Try drawing a “3” on either side of your face to ensure you are outlining your forehead, cheeks and chin.

Step 3: Apply a berry-hued blush and highlighter to pull the look together. We recommend the Urban Decay Backtalk Palette — the combinations are pretty much endless!

Step 4: To lock in your look, set your makeup using a translucent powder like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Powder.

Step 5: Next, create a multidimensional smoky eye using NYX Ultimate Shadow Palette in Shadow and Highlight. Apply a deep matte shade to your crease, a light shade across the lid and a deeper shade on the outer ‘v’ of your eye.

Step 6: Apply winged liner and tightline your waterline and bottom lash line using L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Black.

Step 7: Using NYX Cosmetics Worth The Hype Mascara, coat your natural lashes before applying a set of falsies.

Step 8: Next, define your brows using Maybelline TattooStudio Waterproof Eyebrow Gel.

Step 9: To finish off your look, swipe on a nude gloss like Lancôme L’Absolu Lacquer Gloss in Nuit & Jour.

Step 10: For a little something extra, dab a little highlighter in the center of your lip.

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