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21 Wedding Makeup Ideas That'll Look Gorgeous in Pictures (and IRL)

Whether you're a bride, bridesmaid or guest
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First comes the wedding invitation, next comes the dress, then comes the finishing touches. Whether you're a bride, bridesmaid or guest, makeup plays a starring role in your wedding look. Most attendees and bridal party members want to look like the best version of themselves — and they want wedding makeup that looks radiant in photos. The blushing bride idea holds true whether you're the one walking down the aisle or catching the bouquet.

Even if you love to play around with makeup, now likely isn't the time to experiment with fashion-forward looks like yellow eyeshadow, blurred lipstick or head-turning unicorn makeup. Many 2018 wedding parties will no doubt be inspired by Meghan Markle, aka the newly titled Duchess of Sussex, and her "no makeup" makeup wedding day look, but there are plenty of other sources of inspiration, including the runways. Read on for some flattering and easy-to-wear wedding makeup looks that are perfect for the summer season and beyond.

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Feeling Rosy
Blushing bride? How about rosy bride (or wedding guest or bridesmaid)? Rose gold is one of the hottest shades in beauty, but it can still be worn to a wedding in 2018 and not look terribly dated in photos five years from now. Try pairing a shimmering eyeshadow with a pinkish red lipstick. Ditch the lip liner and dab the color on like a stain for a romantic finish.

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Kiss of Coral
Love a bold lipstick but concerned about red being a bit harsh? Give coral a try. It's vibrant, perfect for the season and lights up the face. Simply pair it with defined brows and a few coats of black mascara. Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Spice Collection in Lit Turmeric, $26, is a flattering option.

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Something Blue
Adding just a hint of baby blue eyeshadow is a clever way for brides to incorporate their "something blue" into their makeup. Bridesmaids and wedding guests can take inspiration from the idea, too. Ensure the trendy color is concentrated on the eyelid and complete the look with black mascara and a soft pink lip color. It's modern but not avant-garde.

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Pretty in Pink
Take advantage of some of the new non-sticky, high-shine lip glosses on the market and try a cotton candy pink gloss with just a touch of warm muted pink eyeshadow. Use a very light hand to apply mascara — too many coats will overpower the rest of the face.

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BY HEATHER CICHOWSKI | JUN 7, 2018 | SHARES
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