Red Carpet Wedding

Celebrities inspire bridal makeup looks at this season’s biggest events.


When you’re tasked with designing the makeup for the biggest day of your client’s life there’s a wealth of inspiration you can draw on. The makeup looks seen at red carpet events provide bridal make up tips that span the seasons, suit different wedding types and inspire creativity.

Take the old adage of ‘something blue’; you can apply that to your clients’ bridal makeup without going overboard. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin recently gave us a glimpse of how brides can pull the look off, wearing blue eye shadow on the red carpet. The bronze overtones and subtle beige lips, together with the blue only being worn minimally on the eyelids, kept the look understated, allowing the blue eyes to pop.

At the Cannes Film Festival, Jennifer Lawrence provided another method to tone down the drama, this time of her bright watermelon painted lips. A smoky brown around the eyes, together with her white bridal-inspired gown, helped balance the feature lip.

The red carpet also provides bridal looks to suit the seasons. Naomie Harris encapsulated the perfect winter bride at the Cannes Film Festival, employing sparkly silver eye shadow she complemented with warm bronze skin and cocoa lips. Claire Danes at the SAG Awards could have been the perfect autumn bride, with bold wine lipstick and gold eyes delivering a confident look for rustic chic in the cooler months. At the Golden Globes, Sienna Miller was the picture of a perfect summer day, with petal pink lips and an illuminating base giving her that bridal glow.

Kata Mara’s Emmy look befitted a garden wedding, with pink lips and blush set by daring burgundy eye shadow. Katy Perry showcased a black tie wedding at the VMAs, delivering a hazy eye that stopped just short of smoky, while Olivia Munn portrayed beach wedding, all bronzed and shimmery at a premiere.

With the notoriously dramatic and romantic lives of most celebrities, stars continue to inspire bridal make up looks that are perfect for your client.

By Shannon Gaitz

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