Tembe Denton-Hurst Apr 16, 2018

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.



About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.

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