Wedding Guest Makeup Looks For Every Style

April 21, 2022 logo
By: | by L'Oréal
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Wedding season is upon us, and chances are wedding invitations have started to land in your mailbox. Once you’ve RSVP'd, it’s time to start thinking about what you'll wear and how you’ll do your makeup for the big event. Need some inspiration on the latter? We’re sharing two step-by-step tutorials for wedding-ready looks — one for the beauty minimalist and one for the maximalist. 

Minimalist Wedding Guest Makeup Routine

STEP 1: Foundation

Start with a lightweight foundation, like the IT Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Foundation and apply it to your skin with a brush or makeup sponge. 

STEP 2: Blush

Next, apply a rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks for a natural flush. We love the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush, which has a weightless, dewy finish. 

STEP 3: Eyeshadow

For an elevated yet natural eyeshadow, reach for a metallic tan shadow, like the NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha. It’s easy to apply and can be blended out for a diffused finish. 

STEP 4: Eyeliner 

Next, line your upper lid with a precise liner, like the Lancôme Artliner Precision Felt-Tip Liquid Eyeliner. Keeping the liner close to your lashes gives them a fuller appearance, too. 

STEP 5: Mascara

To amp up your natural lashes, coat them with a lengthening formula, like the Maybelline New York Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara.

STEP 6: Brows

To give your brows some height, brush them up with a clear brow pomade or gel. The NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue gives brows a cleaned-up look and a long-lasting hold. 

STEP 7: Lip Gloss

Finally, swipe on a sheer pink lip gloss, like the Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly in Coconut, to complete the look.
photo of it cosmetics cc cream nude glow foundation

A Maximalist Wedding Guest Makeup Routine

STEP 1: Foundation

To create a smooth, even and flawless canvas, we recommend the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation. It was formulated for all-day wear, so you don’t have to worry about getting shiny after a long day (or night) of dancing. 

STEP 2: Blush and Bronzer

Swirl on some blush to the apples of your cheeks to warm up your complexion. We like the Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude Melting Color Balm. Next, add a cream bronzer to contour your face, adding as much as you’d like to sculpt your look. 

STEP 3: Setting Powder

To lock in your look, set your makeup with a translucent powder like the Maybelline New York Lasting Fix Banana Powder Loose Setting Powder.

STEP 4: Eyeshadow and Eyeliner

You can’t go wrong with a smoky eye, but if you’re feeling bold, try a colorful look instead. We recommend giving the Pat McGrath Mothership Huetopian Dream a whirl before adding winged eyeliner.

STEP 5: Mascara and Falsies

Coat your natural lashes with the ultra-volumizing YSL Beauty Lash Clash Extreme Volume Mascara before topping ‘em off with a set of falsies. 

STEP 6: Brows 

Fill, shape and fluff your brows with a fiber-infused formula like the IT Cosmetics Brow Power Filler Eyebrow Gel

STEP 7: Lipstick 

For a pigmented and smudge-proof lip that’s anything but boring, swipe on a shade from the Valentino Beauty Rosso Valentino Lipstick collection. 

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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