When preparing for any big event, we often turn to celebrity runway or red carpet looks for inspiration. And let’s face it, what bigger runway is there than a wedding aisle? While some obsess over the dress, the romance, the star-studded guest lists or the lavish locations, we’re always looking straight to the glam. Hair up? Hair down? Neutral nails? A gloss or a lipstick? There’s a lot to consider.
Plus, with so many celeb weddings in the pipeline, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, Kourtney and Travis, we thought it made complete and total sense to take a look back at some of our favourite celebrity bridal looks to date.
Not only did Whitney rock a dress that showed off her long legs, but she embellished her simple bun with green leaves, which in our opinion made her look like a tropical goddess! We’re also big fans of the flush of pink worn on her lips.
During her wedding to Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani kept her glam very on brand as she rocked her signature red lip and full inky black lashes down the aisle.
Behind Shanina’s wedding day glam was celebrity makeup artist, Rae Morris. According to a product breakdown shared to Instagram by Rae, M.A.C Studio Face & Body ($71, M.A.C) and Stila’s Convertible Colour cream blush ($37, MECCA) were among the products used to create Shanina’s no-makeup makeup look.
Meghan Markle’s freckles stole the show at her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018. While her complexion and lips were kept minimal, Meghan’s makeup was all about the lashes. “I wanted her eyes to almost ‘flutter’ as she looked up at Harry (he’s 6’1”),” her makeup artist Daniel Martin told Glamour. “I customized and shaped out some corner lashes to give her that doe-eye look, pulling them out on the outer corners. This added weight to her natural lashes without looking heavy.”
As for Meghan’s wedding day manicure, the exact shade the Duchess opted for was the very neutral and palace-approved: essie ‘Ballet Slippers’ ($12.49, Chemist Warehouse). Our top tip? Pair the essie cult-favourite neutral with the Revitanail Base Coat ($12.99, Super Chem) for a smoother and longer-lasting finish.
Fresh off a weekend spent attending her son Brooklyn’s wedding, nearly 25 years ago Victoria and David celebrated their own nuptials. VB sported a short hairstyle, while she kept her makeup natural and dewy with a coat of nude gloss and highlighter across her cheek and brow bone.
Though the ceremony itself had everything in excess, Leah Darcy (Jasmine’s go-to MUA) kept the bridal glam simple. “We went for our classic look of warm brown tones and a neutral lip,” Leah shared in an Instagram caption. To create the glowing base, Leah used the Hourglass Cosmetics Vanish Liquid Foundation ($84, MECCA), paired with a Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in the shade ‘Mocha Mami’ ($48, Sephora).
With a wedding broadcast across 180 countries and access to any makeup artist on the globe, Kate Middleton decided to go down an unexpected route for her wedding day glam. The artist behind the stunning silver smokey eye, glowy complexion and flushed pink cheeks was none other than Kate herself.
If you want to replicate Kate’s wedding day hair (which allegedly broke a 350-year-old tradition of royals wearing their hair up), we recommend the Revolution Hair Bond Plex Range ($80, Revolution Hair) to ensure strength, shine and no flyaways.
Which of these bridal looks is your favourite? What’s your best tip for soon-to-be brides?