Beautiful Natural Wedding Makeup Looks & Tips
3 May 2022
Who doesn’t love a spring wedding? The freshness of Spring makes it one of the most romantic times of the year to say I Do. A natural makeup look is perfect for spring brides, as you’ll look and feel effortlessly gorgeous and radiant all day long.
Finding your look
You’ve probably spent hours scouring Pinterest and bridal mags to try and find the look for your big day. While a bit of inspiration is great, the most important thing is to pick a look that is 100% you. If you’re looking for a classic and timeless look, natural wedding makeup is always a great option.
A natural makeup look doesn’t mean no products at all, and actually takes a bit more work than you might think. So here are allbeauty’s expert tips on how to create a natural wedding look for your spring wedding, with a selection of must-haves from benefit.
It’s all in the prep
To get the best out of your natural makeup look, you’ll want to up your skincare game in the run up to the wedding, to make sure your skin is as hydrated and blemish-free as possible.
Next, it’s onto primer – a great primer is like real-life Photoshop for your skin. Using the right primer helps to set your makeup and keep it looking fresh, even if the day gets warm. Get ready for your closeup with the benefit More for Pores! Pore Minimising Face Primer Duo Set which reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores for a photo ready, flawless finish. Its translucent formula and matte finish make it ideal for all skin types.
When it comes to hiding any shadows or imperfections, the Boi-ing Bright On Concealer is your new bestie. And if you’ve been too excited to get a good night’s sleep before the wedding, once the concealer does its work, no one will be able to tell.
Next step: choosing your favourite look.
Au Naturelle & Earthy
If neutral and understated is your thing, nail the au naturelle look with a nude lip. The benefit California Kissin Moisturising Lip Balm 50 Nude Rose gives you up to eight hours of rose-tinted lip colour, with mango butter to make sure your lips remain kissably-plump all day.
Use a highlighter as a base instead of a primer under your foundation for dewy-looking skin. The benefit Face Watt’s Up! Soft Focus Highlighter gives your skin a delicate champagne glow. A foundation like benefit Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation is lightweight and enhanced with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin looking plump and peachy all day long.
Pretty In Pink
Roses blooming in spring is the perfect inspo for a gorgeous palette of rose tones when creating your bridal look. Allbeauty loves benefit’s Love Me Bright Brightening Blusher and Lip & Cheek Tint Duo Gift Set which comes with the Dandelion Baby-Pink Brightening Face Powder for an instant boost of brightness.
Pucker up with the Lovetint Fiery-Red lip & cheek stain lightly for a cherry-kissed pout, or start your day with a nude lip and dial up the colour for the after-party. For a lightly diffused blush effect, use the face powder over a cream or liquid blush. A terracotta pink eyeshadow completes the look and you’re all set.
Bronze isn’t just a summer look. Understated bronze shades can uplift your skin and give it that sun-kissed glow way before summer begins, making people think you’ve just got back from a sun-drenched getaway ahead of the big day. Go for a warm bronze blush like the benefit Face Hoola Matte Bronzer for glowing cheeks.
Apply to the apples of your cheeks and your jawline for a warm look. A light, smoky, bronze eyeshadow and a natural lip tint are the perfect finishing touches – the Chachatint Mango lip & cheek stain is smooch-proof and gives you a pretty pout that lasts for hours.
Smoky eyes add a dramatic flair to your natural bridal look. A smudgy black eyeliner like the benefit BADgal BANG Pencil can add some sultry glam, or a soft smoky eye shadow palette can also do the trick. Placing darker shadows on the outer corners of the eyes adds depth to the look and will make sure all eyes are on you.
Fluttering, full lashes always complement a natural look, and a simple lip tint paired with lightly blushing cheeks will create a Disney princess glow. Check out the benefit Minis GALifornia Golden Pink Blusher to get a bridal blush. Follow up with new benefit Badgal BANG Volumizing Waterproof Mascara to add volume to your lashes without weighing them down. Even better, it’ll stay put even if you shed a few tears on the big day.
A peachy glow is perfect for a spring bridal look. Light things up with the benefit Face Miss Glow It All Palette – you get four creamy, soft-focus highlighters that go on smoothly and have a blendable, cream-to-powder finish.
Add a light peach tinted lip gloss and shimmery eyes for some subtle glam.
Wedding Makeup Golden Rules
- For a super natural look, use your products sparingly – it’s much easier to build extra coverage than to have to take it all off and start again.
- When applying your makeup, make sure every product is blended well for a photo-ready finish – and blot your t-zone to avoid shine.
- Even for a very natural look, add some definition to your brows, particularly if they’re pale or on the sparse side, so that they won’t disappear in wedding photos.