Are you planning your wedding (the ultimate big day for most ladies) and you are still confused on the perfect makeup look for that day, get inspiration from our favoriteHollywood screen queens and their classic looks; the love might have been fictional in the movies, but there’s nothing fake about this level of nuptial fierceness. We’ve rummaged through the (imaginary) make up bags of some of cinema’s best-loved brides to help you find a look to make you feel like a movie star on your big day.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and The City
Okay, so she might not have made it up the aisle this time around. However, I think we can all agree SJP’s first turn at Carrie’s bridal look was far superior to her second, more modest look. More is more for Ms Bradshaw; go for a bold lip like Clinique‘s £17.50Long Last Lipstick in Runway Coral, counters nationwide), and team with bright eyes from Smashbox‘s £16.00 Always Sharp Waterproof Eyeliner in Green for a truly individual look.
2. Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face
Trust the queen of elegance to look the very picture of refinement for her movie wedding. We love Audrey’s iconic eyes, so try something like Eyeko‘s £15.00Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner and also its £20.00Lengthen and Strengthen Mascarafor some serious peepers. Go for a classic cat eye, or a more subtle, soft line to really bring out your look of love.
3. Amanda Seyfried in Mamma Mia
If you’re tying the knot overseas, you might want to try something like Amanda Seyfried’s beachy-perfect undone look. The soft bronze and highlight is totally tropical; we love RMS‘s£30.00 Living Luminizer, applied in banana shapes on the tops of cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and on your Cupid’s bow for a candlelit glow. Buff some NARS £27.00Laguna Bronzeron too, for an island tan in a jiffy.
4. Nia Vardolos in My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Many of us can relate to Toula’s overbearing (but well-meaning) extended family – and possibly her tendency to get a big ol’ spot on a big day. Conceal any stress-induced blemishes with Benefit’s industrial strength Boi-ing £17.50 Concealer and wear your brows loud and proud with their £24.50Brow Zingsset. The handy powder and wax combo helps to fill in brows and set them in place.
5. Amy Adams in Enchanted
If your dream wedding wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney movie, look no further than the princess-like beauty of Amy Adams. Flutter away with the Eyelure’s £5.06Pre-Glued 117 Texture Lashesfor doe-eyed beauty, and go for a coral blush like Topshop’s £7.00Make Up’s Head Over Heels Blush, for an innocent pop of colour.
6. Keira Knightley in Love Actually
The pared-back early Noughties look Keira rocks in Love Actually is perfect for those of you who prefer a more natural look. Who doesn’t remember her glowing skin and soft make up being played back again and again in THAT wedding video? Try Babyliss’s £24.99Boutique Soft Waves Tongsfor loose, natural curls, and try Kevyn Aucoin’s£38.00 Celestial Bronzing in Tropical Days as your eyeshadow for a more neutral look.
7. Aishwarya Rai in Bride & Prejudice
Arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world, Aishwarya Rai looks jaw-dropping throughout the entire film, but none more so than when she finally weds. Go for a glossy lip for a wash of colour, like Bobbi Brown‘s £18.50Lip Gloss in Scarletand try a deeper blush like Chantecaille‘s£19.50 Crème Cheek in Dashing to emulate her contoured cheek.
Try on the look that suits you most from one of these brides, and you would be a gorgeous blushing bride on your wedding day