How to create a flawless makeup look for every kind of wedding

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A woman with shoulder length-hair and triple starburst earrings wears pink-toned makeup and is pictured next to a selection of makeup products, including blush, mascara, foundation, eyeshadow and lipstick.
Experiment with our top makeup looks. Photo: @Patidubroff/Instagram, Sephora, Myer, Adore Beauty, Trinny London

Weddings are a fun excuse to dress up and try different looks.

Day wedding? Dive into those peachy tones.

Night wedding? Step into a daring and sultry aesthetic.

Changing your makeup to complement your killer new dress, season, or even location can be a creative outlet and a chance to step out of the box with a daring shade or product.

Indulge for the next wedding you attend.

Formal Flare

For the formal wedding, there's nothing more perfect than slipping into your favourite little black dress.

Make a major makeup impact with a smoky shadow like the Diorshow 5 Couleurs Eye Palette, $109.00, from Sephora.

Dior's "#100 nude look" Rouge Dior Couture Finish Refillable Lipstick, $59.00 is the perfect pairing with a black dress.

It's a versatile option that's always classic and elegant.

Model Taylor Hill wears smoky eye makeup and is pictured next to a pallet of eye shadow and lipstick.


Beach babe

The perfect occasion for the "no makeup, makeup look".

Remember to always protect your skin from harsh rays.

ULTRA VIOLETTE Dream Screen SPF50 Tinted Veil, $55.00, is an ultra-lightweight tinted skin serum, with a soft-focus, gloriously fresh and even base.

Flaunt glowing skin for the beach wedding with a sun-kissed tan, thanks to Makeup By Mario's Soft Sculpt™ Bronzer, $43.00.

Sweep the shade across the high points of your face, where the sun naturally hits, for a sun-kissed glow.

Finally, highlight those features to glisten in the sunlight, with Fenty Beauty's new Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter, $39.00.

Achieve extra dimension and shine every time.

Hailey Bieber is pictured with bronzed skin and makeup By Mario's Soft Sculpt™ Bronzer, $43.00 and foundation.
Hailey Bieber glowing and bronzed for the ultimate beach babe look. Photo: @Haileybieber/Instagram, Sephora

Winter Warmers

Winter is the perfect time to bring out warmer tones.

From reds to oranges, browns and rust colours, the deep tones are back and a winter wedding is the right time to embrace them.

Pair your look with a strong brow using Trinny London's Lash2Brow, $50.00, an innovative, dual-ended mascara and tinted brow gel to transform your lashes and brows.

Bring out the warm tones with Trinny London's Lip2Cheek, $45.00, a multitasking lip and cheek hero that brings your entire complexion to life.

Add the "soft terracotta flush" shade to your lips, cheeks and pop on your eyelids to tie the whole face together for a warm winter look.

A woman with her dark-hair tied back and heavy eyebrows shows off deep rose makeup, with pictures of lip gloss and mascara. Photo: @Selenagomez/Instagram, Trinny London

Drama is the night

A night wedding is a perfect opportunity to bring the drama and showcase deep and dark hues.

Opt for a deeply shaded lipstick like Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color Lipstick, $72.00, for a sultry vamp look.

Pair with a glittering, smoky eyeshadow with Tom Ford Eye Color Quad Eye Shadow, $122.00 to $132.00, with four complementary shades for multiple looks, from a bold, smoky eye, to a sexy winged shadow.

A woman with dark-hair smoothed back shows off a ring and dark makeup and nails, alongside Tom Ford Ultra-Rich Lip Color Lipstick and eyeshadow pallette.

Summertime brightness

Summer is filled with vibrant colour and is a great time to go big with a neon pop of eyeshadow or liner to accompany a brightly coloured dress.

The 80s makeup trend is back, thanks to the many celebrities who have embraced it.

Natasha Denona's NATASHA Tropic Eyeshadow Palette, $38.00, is full of bright super-pigmented neon shades ready for you to create endless beautiful looks.

Add a touch of blush to make those cheeks rosy and flushed in the summer heat with Milk Makeup's Lip & Cheek Blush, $31.00. 

Easily apply with your fingers or a sponge for that sun-kissed pop of colour.

Milk Makeup's Lip & Cheek Blush,  Photo: @Patidubroff/Instagram, Sephora

Daytime peach

Peach is the new pink.

This versatile hue looks stunning paired with a nude or subtlety coloured dress or soft pastels.

Compliment your soft peachy and rose tones with cult favourite M.A.C Cosmetics Mineralize Blush, $50, for a touch of shimmer that can be easily worn for a light daytime look.

Add another cult lip favourite, M.A.C Cosmetics Matte Lipstick, Velvet Teddy, $30.00, to tie the peachy aesthetic together.

A woman with long sun streaked dark hair and brown eyes is shown wearing peach-toned makeup alongside blush and lipstick.

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