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Wedding Makeup Ideas for Brides, Bridesmaids and Guests

Discover how to do your makeup for a wedding with Lancôme, whether you’re looking for bridal makeup or makeup ideas for bridesmaids and guests.

Who doesn’t love a beautiful wedding? There seems to be so many things to celebrate on wedding days, like love (of course) — but also friendship, family and a great excuse to dress up and try out a fancy new look. And makeup for a wedding always has so much potential. Whether you’re looking for natural wedding makeup or more dramatic bridal makeup ideas for the big day, you can dream big.

Weddings anywhere, but particularly in France, can be very sophisticated. The dress code for French weddings is typically “effortless and chic,” but just as often, it depends on the venue. Is the wedding outdoors in a garden or more traditional, such as a place of worship? That will help determine your outfit and wedding hair and makeup.

A few Parisian style tips can also help: A silk scarf around the neck always adds drama to any outfit, and a bold lipstick instantly transforms otherwise boring makeup for a wedding into a perfectly coordinated look. Throw on a piece of statement jewelry with your best heels and any little black dress and you’ll be ready to celebrate.

Wedding makeup ideas can be a little more playful no matter where or when the wedding is. Bridal makeup could be more romantic, or you could go with one of your wildest makeup looks — after all, it’s your day. And if you’re a bridesmaid or guest, you can’t go wrong with natural wedding makeup or more neutral makeup looks. With that in mind, these are the essentials you may need to create your ideal makeup for a wedding.

Your Wedding Makeup Essentials

Waterproof Mascara

Weddings always give us a good cry. On such a big day, waterproof mascara is essential for brides and guests alike to keep their wedding makeup from running down their faces. Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara is just what you need to get dramatic, photo-worthy lashes that last through tears of joy throughout sacred vows and heartfelt toasts.

Matte Lipstick

Not only is matte lipstick always a good idea, but it also happens to be one of the longest-lasting types of lipstick — ideal when you’re eating, drinking and being merry at a wedding. A good one for bridal makeup is L’Absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick in 290 Poême, a matte rosy pink just bold enough to stand out, but with a touch of softness perfect for the romance of a wedding.

Long Lasting Foundation

For an event like a wedding, the Teint Idole Ultra Longwear Foundation Stick is your skin’s best friend. The long wear foundation formula will have you looking flawless for hours on end, and also conveniently fits in even the tiniest of handbags for touch ups during the festivities if needed. It has a matte finish and (bonus!) can be used as foundation, concealer and contouring. Made for long days like these, it’s where you need it, when you need it — key to face makeup for a wedding.

A Special Bridal Fragrance

Scent is often linked to memory and emotion, which is why brides will often select a new scent just for their special day in addition to wedding hair and makeup. Guests will be sentimental about these beautiful celebrations shared with friends, and what better scent than La Vie Est Belle, an uplifting fragrance with sweet gourmand notes, to bring back those special moments?


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