Metallic Wedding Makeup Ideas for Subtle Shimmering Look
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?
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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?
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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 browbones. 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 skintones look fantastic in a rose gold highlight, while dark-skinned ladies can rock anything from gold to bronze.