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Lupita Nyong’o is a pro at color, Olivia Wilde shows a smokey eye doesn’t have to be intense and Emily Blunt is a radiant dream. Here are the celebrity looks that gave us major bridal beauty inspiration on the red carpet this week.
Lupita Nyong’o at the premiere of Queen of Katwe: If you love color as much as Lupita Nyong’o — the star loves to coordinate her eyeshadow with her gown — why not coordinate your own beauty look with your wedding day accent color? To really make the color pop, choose the right tone for your skin — the darker your skin, the lighter the eyeshadow should be, while darker hues will play well against light skin tones. And you can also break the traditional ‘don’t play up the eyes and lips’ rule by adding a lip that is bright and in a different color family than the eye. Bright pink and dusty lavender like Lupita wore are a gorgeous, trendy combination.
Olivia Wilde at the Friars Clubs Honors Martin Scorsese event: Beautifully smokey, but not heavy-handed, Olivia Wilde’s makeup is perfect for the fall bride. To get the look, buff a light- or medium-coverage foundation into your skin with a wet makeup sponge, so your skin looks even, but not matte. Add more of that gorgeous glow with a fresh pink on the apples of the cheeks and highlighter along the cheekbones and down the center of the face. For the eyes, begin by lining with a brown kohl pencil and then smudge the line at the outer corners. Layer a copper-colored shadow from the upper lashline to the crease, and below the lower lashes from the center to the inner corners. Add a darker brown into the crease and around the outer corners and apply a few coats of mascara. Dab a bit of highlighter or shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners, and the eyes are complete. Line and color in matching pink tones to finish.
Emily Blunt at the premiere of The Girl on the Train: Doesn’t Emily Blunt define ‘bridal glow’? Her look is perfect for an outdoor bride, and is easy to achieve. First, use a BB Cream to even out any imperfections, but still allow the details of your skin to show through. Dab a touch of light pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, and use a pink gloss on your lips. For the eyes, use a gray kohl eyeliner, and then smudge your line, so it isn’t too perfect. For a bit more depth, use a matte, gray shadow and smudge it all along the lashline, and apply several coats of mascara.