Following on from our recent Top 3 Bridal Hair Trends post, we got to thinking about some of the key beauty looks we’ve seen heading down the aisle recently. It seems obvious that soft, dewy skin, lightly defined eyes and a subtle lip go hand-in-hand when it comes to bridal beauty, but we’ve actually seen our brides picking up on some of the more striking moments from the catwalk recently.

1. Metallic Lids

There’s definitely a swing in the direction of unapologetic glamour and that tends to manifest itself in the sweep of a metallic palette across a bride’s eyelids. We love that metallic tones can often emphasise some of the subtler hues in a dress’ embellishments, we love the shimmer it adds to the face and we love a bride with dazzling eyes!

2. Blushing Brides

Sure, it’s a no-brainer in bridal make up, but we’re loving the peach and pale pink tones gracing the cheeks of our lovely ladies at the moment. These are brides who look with distaste at a contouring brush and prefer the illusion of a recently pinched cheek to keep a fresh, elegant look.

3. Luscious Lashes

On the catwalks this year we’ve seen models with metallic lashes and Twiggy-style doe-eyes, but we do love it when brides go for a madly long lash. There’s something about fluttering those peepers as you say your vows that seems massively appealing somehow!

4. Red or Dead

You might think red lipstick has never gone away but a lot of brides shy away from a statement lip. We love it when we see a sleek of rouge for real glamour and no-nonsense style. Vintage loving brides seem particularly drawn to a ruby lip but we love seeing it in every carnation.

5. Wings of Heaven

Whilst the fashion industry continues to debate whether eyeliner died with Amy Winehouse, we know that for some brides they’d rather have a Kohl rim than anything else. From smoky shadows to fully defined wings, eyeliner is not going anywhere fast and for brides who wear it every day, they’re not going to give it up for their weddings.

All images from Harpers Bazaar

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