If you are getting married in 2023, you must wonder about the makeup dos and don’ts! There has been a slow but steady shift in the world of bridal makeup, but one thing you want to do on your wedding day is to stun, and getting a glam wedding makeup is ideal to pull it off. The glam style of makeup would work for you regardless of your taste. If you are a minimalist or traditional, then soft glam wedding makeup is for you. However, glamorous, dramatic, and flamboyant brides would prefer the full glam affair.
Whatever the case, you’d be seeing lots of contouring, highlighting, defined brows, shimmers, sparkles, gems, and art. Neutrals and punchy colours will also come out to play. However, we all agree that one feature that an eastern bride ought to flaunt is her eyes. Pakistani girls are naturally blessed with big and beautiful eyes - making perfect sense to enhance this sultry feature through either going for a smokey or a classic flicked eyeliner look. False eyelashes that complement the eye shape are also a must-have arsenal in a bridal makeup arena.
This week, You! has put together an ultimate guide that will cover some of the recent bridal makeup styles and unravel the trends taking place in 2023…
Full glam wedding makeup is for the bride whose everyday makeup borders on exquisite and heavy. Opt for blushes, corals, or pinks with gold or orange undertones for your cheeks, chin, and temples. For the eyes, opt for the clean carved out trendy eyebrows paired with a graphic eyeliner that is thin or layered and detailed depending on your eye size. For your eyeshades, opt for ombre or gradients that just call for attention. Ensure that your eyeshade is cut, creased, and peppered with glitter or gems. Go in with a highlighter or bronzer for your cheeks, nose, and chin, then finish with a bold maroon, bloody red, or cranberry lipstick.
Get that dewy look
Bridal looks in the last few years embraced a bit more natural but striking makeup look. The trend in brides opting for dewy makeup for their wedding day will see a definite rise. Liquid highlighters mixed with foundations are the best ways to achieve a more subtle and natural glow. The most crucial step to achieve this smooth and dewy skin is to have a healthy, rejuvenated, flawless and luminous complexion to begin with. Therefore, brides, you’re going to need to put in some extra work in the run-up to the big day to make sure your skin is looking its very best. You can hire the best makeup artist on the planet for your wedding, but the real game changer is the pre-wedding skincare routine, as makeup goes on like a dream when the skin underneath is well-hydrated and supple.
Sultry eyes and bold lips
Soft looks are certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. Besides dewy skin, one type of bridal makeup surpassing all expectations is dark kohl eyes. A beautiful combination of sultry eyes with loads of glitter fits every wedding function. When your overall makeup is toned down, it’s essential to define specific features that subtly enhance your beauty. Brows are one such feature that can make or break the entire makeup look. A bridal look with effortlessly radiant skin, bronzy gold eyes with a thin flicked eyeliner, beautifully defined brows and a nude pink pout is sure to make a statement. A smokey eye is another timeless classic look that looks flattering on dusky skin tones any day and anytime. If you like the smoke but don’t want too much drama on your wedding day, then steer away from iridescent shades and go for deeper and earthy tones.
If you want to opt for an uber natural dewy look then you have to have great skin to allow the makeup artist a clean canvas to work with. Underneath barely-there foundation, one should see a natural flushed rosy glow on the cheeks, complemented by a delicate rose stained lip, which is an excellent option for brides not wanting a solid lip colour. And if your skin is not at its best for whatever reason then this kind of look may not be for you as there are ways to bring your features out whilst giving skin the coverage that it needs to look flawless. But again, brides need to remember that they need to work on their skin beforehand and make sure it’s in a top-notch state for such a minimalist look to work.
Text by: Wallia Khairi l Coordination & Styling: Thomas Fernandes l Models: Seemi, Mishi & Salwa
l Hair & Makeup: Asma Naz of Spotlight Beauty Salon & Studio (Instagram: spotlightsalon.pk)