Wedding Guest Makeup Looks For Every StyleApril 21, 2022
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 GlossFinally, swipe on a sheer pink lip gloss, like the Tower 28 Beauty ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly in Coconut, to complete the look.
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.