Whether you’re newly engaged or weeks from walking down the aisle, chances are, your mind is spinning with ideas for your big day. From the venue and the flowers to the dress and the honeymoon, there are any number of things to take into account as you tick off the days to your wedding.

While the dress and hairstyle are often high on any excited bride’s priority list, makeup often takes a backseat as your budget starts to dwindle – but perfecting your ideal wedding makeup can be the key to unlocking the blushing bride in you.

At Pure Spa & Beauty, we know looking good means feeling good – and from vintage and natural to celebrity and classic, we’re breaking down some signature makeup styles to help you create the perfect, cost effective look for your big day.


Whether your whole wedding is following a throwback theme or it’s just your choice of makeup style, perfecting your vintage look is easy with some simple steps. Keep your foundation light and use winged eyeliner and bold lipstick to draw attention to your eyes and lips. Well defined eyebrows are a must if you’re attempting to emulate the ‘40s and, with a good set of tweezers, you’ll be well on your way.

Tip: this will look great with a backcombed bouffant for the ultimate vintage look.


On their wedding day, most brides want to look like themselves – so if you’re not accustomed to wearing heavy makeup, don’t start now. To create a radiant and dewy look, add a cream blush to your cheeks and lips to highlight your natural tones without the need for excessive makeup. Pastel eyeshadows work well with paler skin tones, as they bring out a natural radiance – and using white eyeliner on the top of your eyelids will create a well rested look.

Tip: use highlighter cream to accentuate your cheekbones.


If you’re a fan of all things celebrity, inject a touch of glamour into your big day with your makeup choices. If you’re looking for a sunkissed glow, using a bronzer with shimmer will give you an all-over healthy shine. For darker skin tones, use a metallic eyeshadow to bring out your eyes and create a low-cost celebrity look.

Tip: avoid using fake tan on your face as it can dry darker than you intended and may stain your dress.


If you’ve opted for a simple dress with little detail, your hair and makeup choices are key. Don’t be afraid to inject some colour into your makeup palette, as smoky eyes and bold lipstick can help to balance out an understated dress. False eyelashes are also a great way to create dramatic eyes and keep you looking alert on your big day.

Tip: if you’re adding mascara, remember to opt for waterproof – as tears are highly likely!


For a timeless, classic makeup look, accompany soft and earthy tones with seductive red lips. Depending on your hair and eye colour, you can choose a palette that will blend well with your natural features – giving you an effortless yet flawless finish.

Tip: couple your classic makeup with large, loose curls for a look that will stand the test of time.

Whatever look you choose for your big day, have a hunt around your makeup box and you’ll probably find you already have all of the tools you need to get yourself wedding-ready.


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