1 Smoke Show
Highlighter, glossy nude lips, smudgy black liner—this is a makeup look for a bride who isn't afraid to be a little sultry. Photo: Getty
2 Matte and Nude
Adriana Lima proves that matte skin doesn't have to mean flat skin. We love how her skin still glows in all the right places, but overall her skin is powdery, nude, and flawless.
3 Glossy Red Lip
While nude lips are practical for a wedding, it doesn't mean you shouldn't at least try a classic red lip (at least for a few pictures, then you can wipe it off before the big kiss). We love how Joan Smalls made a red lip look even more luxe with the addition of patent gloss.
4 Flushed Cheeks
Kaye Bosworth rolled up to this year's Met Gala looking like an actual bride. While her makeup was striking and artful, we do love her intense rosy flush paired with a similar lipstick shade and flutter eyelashes. It's a romantic, soft, and timeless beauty look.
5 Glossy Skin
Kerry Washington gave us lash, highlighter, and blush inspiration for years to come with this glowy and golden beauty look from this year's Met Gala.
6 Wedding White
Margot Robbie wore a white Chanel gown to the Oscars this year—and in doing so gave us major bridal beauty inspo. Nude lipstick and a rosy blush are wedding signatures, but we love how she mirrored the whiteness of her gown with a shimmery silver eyeshadow across her lids.
7 Bright Lip
If red lipstick is your signature, we love how Léa Seydoux paired an electric orange-red shade with little other visible makeup, save for a touch of blush, natural eyeshadow, and mascara.
8 Golden Girl
Gigi Hadid mixed both warm and cool tones to create this golden nude look at this year's Met Gala. Wearing all Maybelline, she proves that in a makeup artist's hands, there's no such thing as drugstore or luxury makeup.
9 Metallic Eye
Laura Harrier proved that there's a way to wear glitter that feels not only chic but also bridal. With the rest of your makeup kept wedding-classic (full coverage foundation, pinky nude lipstick, pop of blush, defined brows), your eyes should become the playground for experimentation. A swipe of super-fine shimmer along the middle of the lid makes your eyes look brighter and bigger. Take a heavy-handed approach with mascara (or falsies) to finish the look.
10 Cheekbone Goals
If you want to look fresh, tan, and glowy without wearings pounds of makeup, take inspiration from Bella Hadid. Expertly placed highlighter on her eyes and cheeks gives her a supernatural glow, while a cream contour and blush make her cheekbones the focal point of her makeup look. Finish with a swipe of balmy nude lipstick.
11 Metallic Bronze
Emma Stone attended the Met Gala this year wearing a matte coral lipstick—beautiful on any bride—with an edgy metallic bronze-and-silver smoky eye. It's an unexpected take on a classic bridal makeup look. Photo: Getty
12 Gothic Lip
If you never wear dark lipstick, don't wear it on your wedding day. But for fans of adventurous lip colors—or brides who like to live on the edge—a blackened cherry lipstick can look stunning paired with a feathery white gown, like Sara Sampaio seen here.
13 Plum Cheeks and Lips
For the bride who wants a pop of color, take a cue from Olivia Munn and pair a rich and creamy plum lipstick with a similar shade blended across your cheekbones. Keep your eyes light and minimal, with only a few coats of defining mascara.
14 pink Highlight
Elsa Hosk looked like an ice princess on the Cannes red carpet, wearing her signature sparkly inner-corner eye highlight and rosy pink lipstick.
15 Peachy Lip
While we loved Meghan Markle's wedding makeup, we loved the look she wore for her first official outing even more. Strong brows, smoky black eyeliner, champagne highlighter, and peach blush and gloss combine to create a striking but still soft makeup look.
16 Shades of Nude
Alessandra Ambrosio wore a thin line of black eyeliner with a warm red shadow swept through her crease. Bronzer and a nude lipstick complete the nude and sexy look.