Your wedding day is the one day of your life where looking over-the-top glamorous is practically a requirement. Who doesn’t want to go all out on their big day? Glamorous wedding makeup must-haves include sharp contouring, false lashes, and all the sparkle and shine—the more the better. The look can elevate a more traditional, minimalist wedding dress or complement a glitzy gown covered in rhinestones and intricate beading. It’s timeless, too; the makeup can be vintage-inspired, modern and extravagant, or smokey and sophisticated in style.
“One of the most popular glam looks for brides is the old-Hollywood look, which will never go out of style because it complements every woman’s face,” says professional makeup artist Danielle Rochon who describes it as a smokey eye, nude lip, luxe faux lash, and sculpted skin. “Colored eyeliner, blush, and dewy fresh skin are back along with bold pink lipstick and ’90s lip liner paired with a nude lip.”
Meet the Expert
- Danielle Rochon is a Chicago-based professional makeup artist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.
If you’re not sure if a glamorous wedding look is right for you, we definitely suggest trying full glam for your hair and makeup trial, knowing you can always tone it down on the day of the wedding. Take inspiration from your favorite celebrity red carpet looks or makeup artists on Instagram, or work with a makeup artist to highlight your best features and create the glamorous wedding makeup look of your dreams.
From full, fat lashes to sparkly eyeshadow and reflective highlighter, read on to see 26 glamorous wedding makeup ideas to add to your inspo folder.