- Sep 23
Inspiring beauty looks for any wedding
Wedding season maybe coming to an end for 2013, but inspiration for 2014’s Wedding season is upon us. Whether you plan to put a ring on it or just join the happy couple in celebration, you’ll want a look that’s elegant and timeless (after all, those photos last forever). Here are 10 hair and makeup ideas that will carry you off in style.
Undone Updo With Stunning Glamorous Eyes
Work texture into your hair like Amber Heard by twisting it around a curling iron and then pulling it back into a tousled, wispy bun. Pair with smoky eyes done in copper shadows and a peach lip for a look that works at an afternoon or evening ceremony.
Center Parting Sweep With Rosey Lips
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley strikes the right balance by slicking her hair half back (trick: pat on serum for extra shine before flat-ironing) and swiping on a petal pink lipstick that’s just bright enough to draw attention without being too flashy.
Sleek Top Knot With Big Lashes
When the invitation is black tie formal, take your look up a notch like Kate Hudson. Gather hair into a high ponytail and wrap the length around the base, minimizing any frizz with a shot of hairspray. For big, fluttery lashes that last all night, apply a lash primer to build volume before coating on super dark mascara.
Cascading Waves With Silvery Eyes
For a soft and feminine look like Freida Pinto’s, mist on shine spray before blowing hair out with a large round brush, twisting back a section above your ear and pinning in place at the nape. Choose a mercury eye shadow with a hint of sparkle to catch the light.
Breezy Chignon With Gorgeous Bold Brows
To capture the wind-swept texture of Camilla Belle’s look, spray dry shampoo through strands and lightly back comb pieces around the crown. Then channel an Elizabeth Taylor glamour moment with dark, well-groomed brows.
Retro Roll With Radiant Glowing Skin
Reese Witherspoon goes classic Hollywood with a sculpted look that still feels modern, thanks to the deep side-part. After applying gel and molding hair into a wave in front, coil up the back and secure with a U-shaped pin. Keep skin fresh and matte with translucent powder to avoid any excess shine in photos.
Sultry Braids & Buns With Defined Eyes
Joan Smalls dresses up a simple fishtail braid by sweeping it to the side and lining her eyes on top and bottom in aquamarine. The end result is striking but not too over the top.
Slick Updo With A Bright Lip
A wrap-around shape can transform a basic updo like Emily Blunt’s into something spectacular. Minimize frizz and maintain control by patting on ample amounts of clear styling gel. And a bright pink lip lends a youthful glow to your skin; so don’t be shy about it.
Statement Headband With Nude Lips
Slipping on a statement hair accessory elevates simple waves, as Jaime King proves. Mist on shine spray to add an extra touch of luxury and go for a nude lip that won’t compete for attention but keeps you looking polished.
Understated Updo With Monotone Makeup
Loose volume is what makes Scarlett Johansson’s updo so appealing. Work mousse through damp hair and blow-dry upside down to build body before raking hair into a bun or twist in back. Contour your eyes with liner and shadows in different variations of the same color for an understated but elegant effect.