By Emily Platt, Martha Stewart Weddings
Walking down the aisle as a bride isn’t so different from walking the red carpet as a star: all eyes (and cameras) are on you. That’s why it doesn’t hurt to turn to the famous for bridal beauty inspiration. Plus, celebrities have access to some of the top makeup artists in the game, so when you see their looks, you’re viewing the industry’s best tips and tricks in action. Ahead, our favorite celebrity makeup ideas, which you can pass along to your own hired professional. (Or, if you’re up for the challenge, DIY on the big day.)
Before you browse, expect to find makeup looks for a range of personalities, complexions, and celebrations. Whether your nuptials are slotted to be classic or modern, and whether you want to focus on your eyes, lips, or both, there’s an idea here to help you brainstorm your big-day beauty look.
To find just the right A-list inspiration, we searched the photo archives of events like the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards to find beautiful and creative makeup options for brides, and we were immediately impressed. As you’ll soon discover, the following possibilities are as pretty as they are unique. They were also worn by some of the stars that you love, including Gal Gadot and Lupita Nyong’o, so if you identify with any of their personal styles, you’ll know that a look might be right for you. Now, go ahead and find your muse—you’re bound to shine in the bridal spotlight.
Jessica Chastain’s Color Palette
Embrace the occasion by wearing the colors of love. Use Jessica Chastain—who beautifully paired shimmering pink eyeshadow with bold red lipstick at the 2018 Golden Globes—as your muse.
Priyanka Chopra’s Modern Smoky Eye
Calling all edgy brides! This look is for you. For the 2017 Emmy Awards, Priyanka Chopra chose a maroon rendition of the smoky eye, and covered her lips with a similar shade.
Make your eye makeup your “something blue” by taking a cue from Lupita Nyong’o. The actress wore cobalt shadow to the 90th Annual Academy Awards, as well as shimmering lip gloss.
Gal Gadot’s Statement Lip
All you need to feel like Wonder Woman is a berry lip stain. Well, that and the otherwise-subtle makeup that gave Gal Gadot a fresh-faced look at the 2018 Oscars.
Yara Shahidi’s Strategic Eyeliner
An artfully-placed cat eye—like this black one worn by Yara Shahidi at the 2018 Academy Awards—offers the illusion of longer, fuller lashes. We also love how the Black-ish star lined the inside of her eyes with yellow shimmer.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Dramatic Cosmetics
For the 90th Annual Academy Awards, Jennifer Lawrence mixed glittery metallics with charcoal for dramatic winged eyeshadow. Try something similar for a glamorous event, but don’t forget the fiery lip. It made her makeup even more smoldering.
Betty Gabriel’s Beautiful Style
This soft look—worn by Get Out‘s Betty Gabriel at the 2018 Oscars—was as sweet as can be. If your goal is to feel like a princess, her curled eyelashes, strategic highlighting, and dusty-rose lipstick are worth copying.
Vanessa Kirby’s Sharp Angles
Enhance your face’s natural shape with contouring like The Crown‘s Vanessa Kirby did for the 2017 Emmy Awards. Her cheekbones certainly stood out, but her punchy lip is mimic-worthy, too.
Emily Blunt’s Classic Makeup
A little sparkle around (and in) the eyes, a touch of black on the eyelashes, and a swipe of coral are all you need for a lovely look. Emily Blunt’s makeup at the 90th Annual Academy Awards is the perfect example.
Margot Robbie’s Pretty Blush
Make like a blushing bride and put some pink on your cheeks, like I, Tonya‘s Margot Robbie did for the 2018 Oscars. Pro tip: match the hue to your lip color—you can even use the same product for both.
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