Along with stunning wedding dresses and chic hairstyles, Fall 2017 Bridal Fashion Week brought new makeup inspiration for brides everywhere. Each bridal collection has its own unique theme, which hairstylists and makeup artists use to create a totally gorgeous and complementary look—whether traditional and romantic (with glowing skin and soft eyes), edgy and boho-chic (think full brows and lashes and surprising use of sparkles), or sultry and glamorous (hello, smoky eyes or bold lips!). Here, we've rounded up some of the most stunning makeup ideas from the runway shows and presentations. From the natural makeup ideas at Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro and Rime Arodaky's ethereal glitter effect to Anne Barge's Old Hollywood glamour and Naeem Khan's bold beauties, we saw a range of beauty looks fit for every type of bride. Find your favorite runway look and use it to inspire your own walk down the aisle.
Aveda makeup artist Fawn Monique created a fresh makeup look with just the right amount of color on the cheeks and lips for the Lela Rose Fall 2017 bridal show. Monique kept the base very natural and used Petal Essence Face Accents to give a pop of color to the cheeks. "Contouring this area with the right blush shade will shape her face perfectly for all of the photographs on the big day," Monique said.
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Kim Soane of Bobbi Brown wanted to keep the beauty at Marchesa simple, beautiful, and fresh with hints of color in the lips and eyes. Perfect for the bride who wants a natural-meets-modern makeup look, the silver eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes will play up peepers, especially when accented with a clean, light pink lip. So delicate, so ethereal, and so beautiful!
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So, you like to take a little risk with your makeup look. No problem! If you're a glam and girly kind of bride, you'll love Ines Di Santo's bold, feminine beauty look. The collection, which was inspired by Parisian confections, had a beautiful palette of pastels that makeup artists from Bobbi Brown incorporated into the beauty look. Baby pink eyeshadow and lips add a pop of pretty to the overall natural look. Go the extra mile and get a funky-yet-frilly manicure in the same pastel palette.
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The MAC makeup artists behind the Fall 2017 Monique Lhuillier beauty look wanted to mirror the collection: natural, airy, and soft. The team didn't use any moisturizer before applying makeup because they wanted a natural glow to the skin—almost baby-like. Skipping moisturizer makes the foundation on the skin look velvety. The predominant color in this look is a mix between blush and tawny—every girl has a different skin tone, so MAC mixed the two until it matched. After applying color all around the eyes, MAC completed the look with a soft pink lip conditioner.
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Old Hollywood glamour, anyone? We love the look that GLAMSQUAD gave the models at the Fall 2017 Anne Barge show. Makeup artist Kelli J Bartlett gave models fresh, glowy skin with matte red lips and long lashes. The look is the perfect combination of classic and contemporary. To get the long, flirty eyelashes, Bartlett used Charlotte Tilbury's Legendary Lashes Mascara, then added false lashes to the outer half of the eye to elongate the eye shape. For that perfect red lip, use MAC VIVA GLAM I, and use a square brush to ensure a crisp, exact line.
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Nothing like a touch of glitter to glam up your look! Team Hair & Makeup was responsible for Rime Arodaky's "anti-bride" beauty look. Rime wanted the makeup "to be very ethereal and somewhat practical yet really fun," Mar from THM said. We have to agree—the glitter eyeshadow is such a fun touch to glowing skin. Everything about this look (besides the sparkle) is incredibly natural and romantic, which is exactly what you want for your big day.
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Bridal beauty doesn't get much more romantic than this. Mark delos Reyes created a truly flawless makeup look for the Fall 2017 Naeem Khan bridal show. The wedding dresses, inspired by the '70s, consisted of a variety of rich textures and and bright colors (even vibrant yellow!), so the makeup had to be interesting enough to complement the collection and subtle enough so as not to overwhelm. The natural glow of the skin is beautiful against the delicate eyeshadow and bold, deep red lip.
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Colleen Runne of BECCA cosmetics developed the beauty idea for the JLM Couture Fall 2017 fashion shows (including Lazaro, Hayley Paige, and Alvina Valenta). She was inspired by the blush shades in the collections, which all had an ethereal, garden goddess-meets-fairy feel. Runne highlighted luminous skin in key points like the upper cheekbone and bridge of the nose. She used strong rose gold and gold shimmer eyeshadow with black mascara on the top lashes only to create a gorgeous, feminine look.