Bridal Make-Up

Get Inspired by These Hot-off-the-Runway 2018 Bridal Make-Up Trends

At long last, he popped the big question and you are finally going to be a bride. In fact, you have probably been daydreaming about this day since you were a little girl playing with your mother’s make-up and high heel shoes. While you have probably chosen the perfect dress, veil, and booked the church and reception hall, when it comes to walking down the aisle, no matter how stunning the wedding dress – no bride is complete without the right make-up look.

For any bride-to-be, deciding on the right make-up is definitely one of the most important aspects of being a bride. You see, a wedding is so much more than just the exchanging of vows. It is the only day you get to look like you have just stepped off the cover of a bridal magazine. But with so many glamorous runway make-up looks to consider, where does a bride-to-be start? As one of the most exclusive beauty and make-up institutions in South Africa, here are some make-up trends we especially love.

Perfectly Defined Colourful Eyes

While a fresh face with a glowing complexion is still a bridal make-up favourite, dark defined colourful eyes are currently rocking the runways. From hues of gold, bright pinks, baby blues, and matte browns to the never-ending Smokey eye – don’t toss that multi-colourful palette of yours out just yet, because when it comes to eye make-up, big, bold and colourful eyes are the new trend.

Stand Out with Bold Lipstick

While natural lip shades will never go out of style, bold lipstick is 2018’s greatest bridal make-up trend. Strong enough to hold its own against any style white dress and veil – if bold lipstick makes you feel striking, sexy, powerful and beautiful, then take a cue from the 2018 bridal runway and wear the brightest, loudest, and boldest colour you can find. From fire-engine red, dark ruby, and bright berry to romantic chic and glossy pinks, bold lipstick looks like it is here to stay.

Go Heavy with Your Blush

While most brides prefer to swipe their cheeks with a pinch of rose, did you know that there is a reason why bridal make-up artists go heavy on the cheeks? Your wedding day photographs. In order to look striking for your bridal photoshoot, you are going to need to go heavy with your blush to stand to see those striking cheekbones.

Go Big with Bold Brows

While a gorgeous natural fresh face and a glowing complexion has always led the way down the aisle, the 2018 bridal runway told a totally different story. Yes, just like hair, nails, and fake lashes, eyebrows are a huge biggie on your big day. The “LBD” of arches, made big by the likes of Cara Delevingne and the Kardashians, big bold brows are the ideal finish to a flawless bridal make-up look, so grow your brows out starting today.


No wedding-day look is complete without the perfect hair, nails, lashes, and make-up to complement the bride. Whatever your vision may be – natural, bold or everything in between – don’t forget to share these trends with your bridal make-up stylist before your big day.

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