Believe it or not, there’s so much more that goes into your wedding-day look than your wedding dress. Don’t get us wrong, your dress is the biggest piece of the look, but other details like your bridal glam are important, too! So why not look to the celebs?
Celebrities have access to some of the most talented hair and makeup artists in the world, and it’s no doubt they bring their A-game for high-exposure events like the red carpet and their own wedding days. So we’ve rounded up 12 of our favorite celebrity red-carpet and wedding beauty looks to use as inspo for your own wedding day!
Ciara knows how to work the camera and the red carpet. We don’t think she’s ever had a bad beauty day, but this is one of our favorites. With wispy money pieces framing her face, a gorgeous metallic smokey eye, and a berry lip, Ciara’s complete look is perfect for a fall or winter bride.
2. Dakota Johnson
There’s something so romantic about a casual-looking, half-up, half-down hairstyle for a wedding. In this look, Dakota Johnson opted for a neutral-toned palette for her makeup, with rosy blush, subtle pink shadows, and a hint of a bolder lip. But for us, it’s the hair. A half-up, half-down hairstyle is casual but cool, frames the face, and allows for the option of bridal hair accessories too.
We seriously love everything about this look. SZA’s long, natural hair flows beautifully around her contoured face, with her not-too-shaped brows drawing attention to her long, fluttery lashes. The hint of highlighter in the inner corner of her eyes brightens the overall look and clear lipgloss on her lips pulls it all together so perfectly.
4. Rose Leslie
Jon Snow may know nothing, but his IRL bride Rose Leslie knows how to nail a natural, ethereal, and gorgeous bridal look. With real flowers adorning the crown of her hair, Rose’s barely-there makeup perfectly matches her fair complexion, and her lips are the perfect shade of pink.
Does it get any more gorgeous or glamorous than Adele? We don’t think so. Her dramatically winged eyeliner has become her trademark, of course, but the blending and layering of her eyeshadows in this look is seriously swoon-worthy. Pair that with how her brows are strategically a bit darker than her hair color, her perfect pout, and long false eyelashes, and you have the most perfect bridal beauty look for a glamorous bride.
6. Meghan Markle
The world was watching as Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, and her classic, natural beauty look was the talk of the town. Her low chignon with a middle part, rosy pink lips (Meghan herself wore Honest Beauty Lip Crayon in Chestnut), and glowy skin were the things bridal dreams are made of. Oh, and can we talk about that headband?
7. Kim Kardashian
The queen of glam, Kim Kardashian showcased a few different beauty looks during her big wedding week in Paris, but this one has to be our favorite (and this dress—can we talk about this dress?). Perfectly contoured and highlighted, Kim’s skin looks flawless with cheerful blush on her cheeks, shimmery and glossy overlined pink lips, and iridescent pearl eyeshadow in the inner corners of her eyes (Pro tip: This technique makes the eyes appear bigger and brighter in photos!).
Talk about pretty in pink! A matte pink lip and peachy-pink eyeshadow look is a great way to achieve a fun but romantic vibe on your wedding day, and we happen to think Zendaya nails the look. Add some winged liner and opt for a fuller brow and understated but chic middle part, and you can recreate this feminine and flirty look on your wedding day!
9. Priyanka Chopra
At her wedding to Nick Jonas in New Delhi, India, Priyanka Chopra was a vision—and so was her beauty look. Her perfectly arched brows frame her face and bring attention to her neutral eyeshadow and romantic, fluttery lashes. A rose lipstick perfects her pout and an intricate, floral-framed low chignon finishes her look.
10. Gigi Hadid
This fresh, glowy makeup look is so gorgeous on Gigi Hadid, and we think it makes the perfect inspo for a beachy or outdoor summer wedding, too. The shimmery shadows in peach and ivory really bring out her gorgeous blue eyes and add the perfect pop of color to her otherwise all-white ensemble. Her matching sun-kissed lip color and long, curled lashes are the perfect icing on top of a beautiful red carpet or bridal beauty look.
11. Demi Lovato
Planning a winter wedding or going with a vintage theme? Then, this bold berry lip on Demi Lovato is an excellent option for your bridal beauty inspo. You can complete the dramatic, vintage glam look with a bold smokey eye like Demi or let the lips do all the talking and opt for a more subtle eye look. As for hair, these old Hollywood waves are perfection.