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Wedding-day Makeup with a Wild Flower Influence

Take inspiration from nature’s best and brightest, with a well-placed dash of color in your wedding-day makeup.
By: 
Sarah Baumann Rogers


This dazzling update to the smoky eye comes courtesy of peach and bronze shadows from Pat McGrath Labs Mothership V palette. The traditional bridal up-do gets a fresh re-do with a deep side part.

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Anna Maier “Bianca” lace gown ($5,000) from Bridal Accents Couture. Just Jules diamond stud earrings ($1,520) and Todd Pownell rose gold pavé band ($2,775) from Max’s. Custom diamond ring ($59,700) from JB Hudson Jewelers.

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For the blushing bride, nothing is sweeter than a rosy cheek, like this flush by NARS “Angelika” powder blush. Achieve the perfect cat-eye with a flick of Kat Von D black tattoo liner. Hair with undone texture is worn half-up, for a contemporary, decidedly feminine vibe.

Rue de Seine “East” lace dress ($3,250) from a&bé bridal shop. Annette Ferdinandsen baroque pearl earrings ($935) and Paul Morelli “Unity” bracelet ($3,600) from Max’s.



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Let your “something blue” be a wash of MAC “Cornflower” shadow for a stylish retro nod. Lips pack a fuchsia punch with Bite Beauty high-pigment lip pencil in “Velvet.” A loose ponytail keeps hair tamed for casual chic.

Martina Liana No. 971 sheath gown ($2,275) from Bridal Accents Couture. Yasuko Azuma stick earrings with sapphires ($1,420) and Jo Hayes Ward “Medium Shield” ring ($4,400) from Max’s. Henri Daussi diamond ring ($550) and band ($700) from JB Hudson Jewelers.

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For a color-focused look, choose an accent hue and play it up on the eyes. The Marc Jacobs “Frivoluxe” Eye-Conic shadow palette is the perfect pretty purple. Big, bouncy waves make for a romantic option, winking to tradition.

Alexandra Grecco “Marley” high-neck gown ($3,300) from a&bé bridal shop. Majolie silver and diamond drop earrings ($4,225) and Vivaan long silver necklace with diamonds ($16,100) from JB Hudson Jewelers. Suzanne Kalan white gold “Mini Zig Zag” necklace ($900) from Max’s.



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You can always count on a statement lip for a major “wow.” Glam “Candy Venom” plush matte lipstick by Fenty Beauty is balanced by soft blended shadow with just a hint of metallic. Sleek and parted down the middle, this simple ’do flatters the modern bride.

Alexandra Grecco “Lucy” ruffle-shoulder gown ($3,520) from a&bé bridal shop. Majolie rose gold and diamond earrings ($1,800) and Mizuki baroque pearl lariat necklace ($650) from JB Hudson Jewelers.