Which Celebrity Bridal look are you?

Happy Wedding Wednesday, beauties! This past week, I perused the internet looking for famous brides to pin to my Pinterest board, and wanted to share some of my favorites with you. Whether you are newly engaged or daydreaming for the future, here are some bridal beauty looks you can consider.


This is the only “color” photo of Grace Kelly that I could find, but even through the grainy, vintage camera lens and her veil, you can see her flawless porcelain skin and berry-stained lips. Her makeup is minimal and her brows are natural and full. This is a gorgeous look to balance out an over-the-top royal style wedding gown.  Complete your look with a lip stain like Hourglass’s Aura Sheer Lip Stain.

Grace Kelly

Princess Diana is another perfect example of a Fresh-Faced Bride. Her blue eyes were softly lined with brown and her skin is showing through the makeup.Diana


For those of you wanting a little more than the Fresh-Faced look, Naturally-Glowing is your next step.The makeup is all kept in neutral tones ranging from peach to brown with a soft, almost clear, glossy pout. Another signature for this look is the highlight on the tops of the cheekbones. Ivanka Trump went with a high-sheen liquid shimmer like Benefit’s High Beam, most likely applied heavily using a brush.

ivanka Trump

Bella Swan (Kristin Stewart’s Twilight character) has the same ethereal glow but kept it softer-focused by using a pressed shimmer powder like Candlelight by Too Faced. Bella Swan


This is the look I chose for my own big day. Smoky eyes are a great choice for evening and/or formal weddings. They stand up to photo lighting and give your face extra dimension. Carrie Underwood chose do to a smoky eye with purples, which really popped against her hazel-green eyes. Topped with black liner and lashes, this is the look for a bride with personality.


Tia Mowry also went smoky, but wisely chose to do gray instead of black. The grey really accentuates her beautiful dark eyes. Take note that both Carrie and Tia kept their lips a nude-pink to balance out their dramatic eye shadows.



This is for the bold, modern bride who wants an edgy, yet timeless look. Here are two very different examples. Elizabeth Taylor wore red lips on (one of?) her big days decades ago. If you take away the hair and dress, her makeup stands the test of time. The classic red lip never goes out of style!

Elizabeth Taylor

Just ask Gwen Stefani. She doesn’t go out the front door without her signature red pout, now that’s commitment! If you do choose to go with the red lips for your big day, you must go with a waterproof, kiss-proof, non-smudgable product like Lime Crime’s Velvetine or Makeup For Ever’s Aqua Rouge.


Which one of these Celebrity Bride categories do you fall under?



The Best Makeup from the AMAs 2012

Happy hump day, friends.

Did anyone watch the American Music Awards this past weekend? Yeah, me either. I’m really starting to lose interest in watching three-hour long shows that are mostly filled with musical performances from bands I don’t care for and commercials. However, I do enjoy the fashion and glamour. I checked out what everyone wore to the show online and came up with my top four favorite makeups of the evening.

Is there any one in particular that you would like to see as a tutorial? Let me know in the comments below….


Wowza! This girl gets it right every single time. I love the smoldering eyes and lash strips that make her hazel eyes pop. Eyebrows filled softly with pencil to bring them forward and nude glossy lips make this a WIN.


I LIVE for this look. Doesn’t this photo look retouched (even though it’s not?) That’s how flawless her makeup is. I applaud her makeup artist for keeping her makeup soft with those fluffy top lashes and pink/purple duo on the eyes. Lining her inner rims with a nude pencil gives her a sweet look. Bronzing the cheeks and defining her lips with a natural pencil pulls this look together in a very un-Christina, refreshing way.


Gwen rocked her traditional red-lip-bold-liner combination which always looks amazing on her. I especially love the bold, ash-brown brows here. I just wish her foundation didn’t look so dry. A spritz of hydrating spray like MAC’s Fix + right before she walked down the carpet would have done the trick.


This look is sleek and oh-so-pretty. The grey eyeshadow in her crease is a great substitution for basic black and looks a lot cleaner against her deep dark brown eyes. Notice how clean the makeup on her lower lash line is. Let this be a lesson that you don’t have to smudge the lower lash line into a mirky mess to call it a smoky eye. The subdued lips work beautifully with the soft lips, keeping all the attention on her eyes.