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As one of the most important (and likely most expensive) days of your life, it’s important that you love the makeup look you choose to wear on your wedding day — it’ll be memorialized in photos after all. And although there’s the classic nude-pink look that seems to be the default, there’s nothing wrong with switching that up and rocking a sultrier look, either. Ultimately, the choice is yours. With that in mind we’ve rounded up the best wedding makeup tutorials for black women that the internet has to offer (with both classic and daring options). Feel free to bring this to your makeup test or try it out for yourself.

Subtle but Sultry

If the look you’re going for is sultry and bronze, try the tutorial ahead by Yasmine Simone, featuring a bronze and gold eye and neutral, glossy lip.

Simple, Elegant and Chic

For a full-coverage natural beat, we recommend following the tutorial ahead by Dana Alexia, who teams fluffy lashes with a gloss for an elegant and understated look.


Full-On Glam

Your wedding day is a good excuse to turn up the drama, so feel free to take a page from Laurasia Andrea’s book and rock a statement eye, dramatic lashes and a bold, berry lip.



A Fresh-Faced Beat

If the goal is “blushing bride,” then turn your attention to this fresh summery makeup look by Alissa Ashley — a peach monochrome makeup look you’ll want to rock well after your big day.



Just a Hint of Glitter

We love sultry berry tones on deep skin tones, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t rock the look on your wedding day. We recommend trying this glittery berry eye by Uche Natori, which also happens to be hooded-eye friendly.



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