How To Find Your Perfect Wedding-Day Makeup

Whether it's a simple signing at City Hall, in a sprawling field with flowers in your hair, or at a big banquet hall with a cathedral veil and a pipe organ, chances are that, if you want to get married at some point, you've thought about what your dream day would look like. Because even if you're nowhere close to legally binding yourself to someone else, there's no harm in curating the perfect wedding Pinterest board filled with crafty centerpieces you'll probably never actually glue together.

And since Pinterest is the place where fantasy lives of all kinds are built, it's the place we go to find out what's trending in search for brides-in-planning, too. Beauty-wise, the platform's data and analytics show us that the products and photos people are pinning actually translate to six stunning makeup trends that can inspire any bride, regardless of the locale or aesthetic. Check them out, and learn how to make them fit your own personal style, ahead.

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Soft Blushed Cheeks

According to the Pinterest community, powder blush is out and cream blush is in, as evidenced by a 196% increase in pins. And we can see why: The finish gives skin a luminous, decidedly bridal glow.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek

This Push Pop-like tube lets you swipe the blush directly onto your cheeks without all the fuss. You can also tap it on your eyes and lips for a monochromatic look.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek, $24, available at Sephora

Nudestix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze

Call it a bronzer or a blush; Nudestix's all-over-face stick adds a natural flush and comes in a ton of shades to flatter all skin tones. Swipe it on, blend it out with your fingers, then get down the aisle.

NudeStix Nudies Matte Blush & Bronze, $32, available at Sephora

Glossier Cloud Paint

Grab one of Glossier's shades (light pink, bright fuchsia, dusty mauve, or orangey brown), then blend on a pea-sized amount. As you'll see in this tutorial, a little goes a long way.

Glossier Cloud Paint, $18, available at Glossier

Tom Ford Beauty Shade And Illuminate Glow Stick

This dual-ended stick gets you that honeymoon glow even before you say, "I do."

Tom Ford Beauty SHADE AND ILLUMINATE GLOW STICK, $55, available at Tom Ford

Natural Glow

You want radiant skin on your wedding day, the kind that means your guests won't be exaggerating when they say you're "absolutely glowing." Good skin-care preparation will definitely help on that front, but for a truly dewy finish, you'll want a good highlighter — which has seen a rise of 343% on Pinterest.


Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops highlighter is as gorgeous and glowy on the skin as the sexy designer packaging would suggest.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $45, available at Sephora

Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Highlight

We love this water-based highlighter because the lightweight liquid formula blends beautifully, leaving a sheer hint of shine on the skin.

Armani Neo Nude A-Line, $38, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

With this bronzer and highlighter palette, you can softly contour below your cheekbones and around your temples and jawline to add definition to your face. Then, get a glow on your high points using the subtle highlighting shade.

Charlotte Tilbury FILMSTAR BRONZE & GLOW, $68, available at Charlotte Tilbury

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

This cult-favorite pot of highlighter is formulated with organic beeswax, vitamin E, and organic rosemary. It gives off a lit-from-within shine, not a harsh strobe.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $38, available at RMS Beauty


Glossed-Up Lips

If there's any day you don't want to worry about smudged lipstick, it's your wedding day. Ditch the touch-ups and stick to a long-lasting, nude gloss (+442%) that will stay shiny even after several rounds of Champagne toasts.

Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

Whoever is standing beside you won't be able to resist the alluring glow of Fenty's Gloss Bomb — and the subtle vanilla fragrance doesn't hurt either.

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, $18, available at Sephora

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss

Tuck this lip gloss in your bag for touch-ups; the opacity of the color makes it a little more high maintenance (but worth it).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss, $28, available at Sephora

Lancôme L'Absolu Gloss

For a pink that'll match your glow, choose a gloss with a bit of gold glitter floating inside.

Lancôme L'ABSOLU Gloss, $25, available at Sephora


Glitter Makeup

Out with the matte neutrals, in with the glitter. According to Pinterest search analytics (+77%), brides are looking to add extra sparkle to their wedding look — especially around the eyes.

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

The doe-foot wand on the Stila Glitter & Glow liquid eyeshadow is perfect for precise application — like just a tiny twinkle in the inner corners of the eyes. Fun fact: Hilary Duff is a big fan.

Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow, $24, available at Ulta Beauty

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette

Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo blended the rosy brown and gold glitter shades from this Marc Jacobs palette to get the smoky effect.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette, $49, available at Sephora

Decorté Eye Glow Gem Glossy Eye Color

We love this spongey shadow pot by Decorté because it comes in a rainbow of shades — from translucent white to bright blue — all of which can be swept over the eye for a dewy, shimmery effect.

decorte Eye Glow Gem Glossy Eye Color/0.21 oz., $27, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

Light Pink Eyeshadow

At Bridal Fashion Week, pink eyeshadow was all the rage, and the Pinterest search traffic followed suit with +225%. We already love rosy eyeshadow for day to day, but for a wedding, the shade adds even more romance.

Bite Beauty Multistick

This multi-stick can do it all, but we especially like it as a shadow because it's super-creamy and blendable. You can swipe it from your lashline up to your brow bone with your fingers for a sheer tint of pink, or layer it on the lid for a deeper rose.

Bite Beauty Multistick, $24, available at Sephora

Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow

These eyeshadow singles glide on effortlessly and pack in pigment that lasts all day.

Lancôme Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow, $21.5, available at Ulta Beauty

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow

A creamy eye stick makes pre-photo prep that much faster.

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Shadow, $29, available at Sephora

Berry Lips

According to Pinterest data, berry is the new red, at least for bridal (+71%). It lets you add a little drama to your big day, especially if you're getting married in the spring or summer.

Nars Velvet Lip Glide

The purple undertones in this long-wear lipstick will make it your new favorite — even after the nuptials are over.

NARS Velvet Lip Glide, $26, available at Sephora

RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick

We love this option from RMS, which is infused with natural oils to keep your lips soft.

RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick, $28, available at RMS Beauty

Lawless Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick

This longwear formula won't come off during the first kiss — or the multiple cocktails to follow.

Lawless Beauty Soft Matte Liquid Lipstick, $25, available at Sephora


Long Lashes

No surprise here: Brides want lashes, lashes, and more lashes with a search rise of +152% on Pinterest. If you'd rather not opt for extensions or falsies, a pro-approved mascara will get the job done.

Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

By the end of the night, you'll want to write your own wedding vows to this curling, lengthening, and thickening mascara.

Hourglass Caution™ Extreme Lash Mascara, $14, available at Sephora

Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara

For spidery, long lashes, go for this drugstore fave.

Maybelline Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara, $6.99, available at Target

Dior Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume HD Mascara

The trick with this mascara is the pump at the bottom of the tube. After giving it a squeeze, this formula offers up the kind of length that's only rivaled by extensions.

Dior Diorshow Pump ‘N’ Volume HD Mascara, $29.5, available at Sephora

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