Metallic Wedding Make Up Looks for Shimmering Style
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Metallic Wedding Makeup Ideas for Subtle Shimmering Look

July 19, 2016

Metallic shades are super on-trend in the world of weddings right now – and coincidentally, they’re also big in this season’s beauty trends too! Luckily, there’s a metallic shade to suit every bride’s skintone and colouring, so why not match your makeup to your big day with these gold, copper and silver makeup looks?

Metallic wedding makeup ideas

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One of the easiest and cheapest ways to incorporate metallic into your bridal look is with your mani – simply buy a nail colour in your chosen shade and you’ll instantly match your metallic theme! Depending on your wedding theme, you can choose from finishes such as a high shine foil colour (this works particularly well with silver), a holographic effect polish to add a fun twist, or good old glitter for true princess bride nails.

If you’re not confident doing your own nails, or you want something a little more complex, why not visit a nail technician and get a gel manicure or some metallic nail art? Subtle takes on the trend could include thin stripes of your chosen metal shade on a nude or white base, a single feature nail in an otherwise traditional manicure, or a pretty ombre effect created with glitter.


If you’re ready to take the next step in metallic makeup for your wedding, why not try incorporating a little shimmer and shine into your eyeshadow? A silver and black smokey eye is the ideal choice for a glamorous bride, and can easily be built up to take you from day to night – plus it suits all skin tones! Warmer skin tones look gorgeous with a shimmering gold shadow, while darker skin tones can pull off more dramatic shades of metallic cranberry and burgundy.

It doesn’t have to all be about the drama, though – why not try a sheer wash of pearlescent opal, or a delicate sweep of silver liquid eyeliner for a pretty take on the look?

Metallic make up ideas for brides wedding

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The latest trend in the world of beauty is metallic lips – but leave any thoughts of frosted 80s lipstick behind! This updated take on a frosted lip is less scary and more flattering than it sounds, with long-wearing metallic liquid lipsticks being released in flattering warm pink and nude shades. You could also buy a golden lipgloss topper to add a little glitter to your favourite lippie.

For winter brides, or those wanting to make more of a statement with their bridal beauty, why not try a metallic version of a deep red lip? Just remember to keep the eyes neutral to avoid your look becoming costume-y.


The buzzword for complexion makeup at the moment is highlight, highlight, highlight. With gorgeous new highlighters being released every day, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to adding a little shimmer to your cheekbones, cupid’s bow and brow bones. Brides with extremely fair skin should choose a pearl white or pale pink highlight, while fair to medium should wear more champagne tones. Medium deep skin tones look fantastic in a rose gold highlight, while dark-skinned ladies can rock anything from gold to bronze.

Written by Izzy - Blogger at Glitzy Secrets


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