Wedding makeup is one of the last (and most important!) touches of your bridal look. Planning makeup to pair seamlessly with the dress, accessories, and theme takes time, but it’s the best opportunity to highlight your beauty. And what better way to highlight that natural radiance than with gold?
“Using gold tones has always been a staple color for me to use when creating bridal makeup looks for my clients,” says professional makeup artist Tara Dowburd. “Whether creating elevated looks from luxe, natural chic to soft, modern glam, we’re always incorporating a pop of gold somewhere on the face. It’s not about gold glitter or gold all over the face; it’s about subtle pops of gold that are light-reflecting. That helps bring out our clients’ eye color and can also give their lips, face, and/or body a luminous glow.”
Meet the Expert
- Tara Dowburd is a professional makeup artist with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She is the founder of Make-Up Therapy, a Southern California beauty collective.
Gilded hues look beautiful on all skin tones and add a warm glow that only amplifies that coveted bridal aura. Moreover, gold makeup has no rules, so the options are endless. And when it comes to photographs, you’re, well, golden. Gilded makeup photographs beautifully whether it errs on the natural side of the spectrum or offers a more intensely pigmented look.
Ahead, take inspiration from 19 gold makeup ideas for your special day.