THE FAIL-SAFE FULL-FACE LOOK FOR BRIDESMAIDS AND BEYOND
Wedding makeup looks. Where do you start? You want yours elevated a touch higher than your everyday, but fresher-looking than evening makeup. You’ll look back on your pictures, for years to come — so a timeless effect is important. Go for soft glowing skin, gently accentuated features, and subtle coverage that puts your best face forward. No more, no less. Clean radiance. Perfect poise. Purely you.
A natural, glowing face
The key to a face base that stands the test of time is to aim for “your skin, but better”. Don’t be tempted to up your coverage just for the occasion — the way to make this look special is by turning your attention towards hydration, and products that make skin appear illuminated from the inside, with just enough coverage. Did someone say Touche Éclat?
1. Get photo-ready. Touche Éclat Blur Primer applies a real-life soft-focus filter to skin with a spritz of illuminating gel, infused with ingenious blurring technology that makes skin texture flawless in a flash.
2. Make your coverage watertight. Weddings are emotional. But Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation saves the day with natural, breathable coverage that stays on skin for up to 24 hours — through tears, laughter and dancing until dawn.
3. Remember the highlights. Who could forget? Name a more faithful partner than Touche Eclat Illuminating Pen. Icon of that unmistakable lit-from-within look, it illuminates dull areas of the face like the soft, flattering glow of candlelight.
A soft smoky eye
The eye is the most distinctive element of a wedding makeup look. With a sheer, low-key staple like Matte Mono Eyeshadow, and subtle shimmer from Satin Crush Eyeshadow, you’re in safe hands for striking just the right balance. In fact, Le Smoky Eye, at its lowest intensity, is perfect for wedding eye makeup. And here’s how our Global Beauty Director Tom Pecheux does it…
1. Couture shadow
For a golden shimmer: Start with a soft veil of Satin Crush Eyeshadow on the lids, swept up to the brow bone (Tom uses No21 Scandalous Beige). Then, add texture and density with Lamé Crush Eyeshadow, using the dab and pull application technique for seamlessly layered colour (we recommend No43 Dazzling Taupe).
For a pop of colour: Use the dab and pull application technique to sweep Lamé Crush Eyeshadow over the eyelids (Tom uses No42 Magnetic Purple ). Next, apply Sequin Crush Eyeshadow from the inner corner to the centre of the eyelid for a textured, two-tone effect. Tom uses No6 Confident Nude , but the colour is all up to you — now’s the time to experiment.
2. Choose comfort. Believe us. There is a lipstick out there that fulfils all your desires: it’s Rouge Pur Couture The Slim. Full-power pigment. Outstanding longevity. Ultra-light on the lips. Seem too good to be true? Give it a try. Or choose Rouge Pur Couture Slim Velvet Radical Lipstick for even more impactful colour.
3. Shine. If you’re used to statement looks, bridesmaid and wedding guest makeup can feel one-dimensional. To dial up the texture and stand out from the rest, finish up your lip look with a juicy lacquer from Rouge Volupte Candy Glaze: powerful colour that keeps its cool.