The Wedding Makeup Trend of 2018

Well, there is no need to explain how important our wedding is for us. This day comes once in a lifetime (for most of us), and while our male counterpart are less sensitive to this very special day, we have and should never let this dampen our special day.

Gone are the days of ‘Wear Pink and Make the Groom Wink!’ and pink eye makeup with bold lips. While the Millennial Pink Makeup is still a huge hit among brides, the modern day brides have moved on and beyond the age of the Pink Makeup. There have been an increasing number of trends that are taking over the classic red lips and winged eye looks.

Want to know the latest Wedding Makeup trend of 2018? Read on to find out more.

Barely There Makeup

If you are in the Indian Subcontinent or a big fan of cricket, chances are you have heard of the wedding of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli. Or what about the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Sporting a very fresh look with minimum makeup that emphasizes their natural skin beauty, the Barely There Makeup has been a trailblazer. There are countless impersonations as well as makeup tutorials that are getting thousands upon thousands of views and Pinterest saves.


With a light base, nude lips and dark (but not too dark) highlighted eyes, the actual preparation for this wedding look has no jarring requirements and no hassle on the day itself. However, since the Barely There Makeup trends brings to light your natural skin glow, you will need to start a great skin care routine at least a month beforehand. Match the Barely There Makeup with a chignon bun and you are set for your wedding walk down the aisle glowing from your natural beauty.

Updo Hairstyles

Ever since Meghan Markle rocked her messy chignon bun at the Royal wedding and left behind the classic uptight hairstyles that all royal ladies wear, there has been a phenomenal rise in the interest for a messy Updo hairstyle. According to Pinterest, after the royal wedding, there has been an search increase of 1247% on their website.

More and more women all over the world are saying NO to the overly neat updos and opting for a more natural, messier and as a result, more romantic hairstyle. Do not go to the extreme ends of a messy updo as well, moderate the messiness of your hairstyle.

Vintage Hair Combs

If you are a fashionista, then unless you have been living under a rock since the start of 2018, you will notice without a doubt that this year, it is all about hair accessories. Being adorned all over the runways around the world at fashion week, vintage hair combs have become very chic to sport.

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There are a variety of ways that you can sport a vintage hair comb into your wedding outfit. Wear a pearl encrusted vintage hair comb, sport a simple lacquered black comb to contrast your white veil, or even use a comb to affix flowers to your (on trend) messy updo. There is a ton of variety and your choices are endless.

Glossy Lips

Glossy Lips

Well, the 90s fashion is making a comeback in 2018 and you only have to see the rise in dungarees, mommy jeans, round glasses, denim skirts and more. Lip Gloss has also made a grand return in 2018 and you will find lip gloss in the makeup bags of most fashionistas. There is no more shimmer and no stickiness. The color has changed to pastel pinks or peach shades and while in the 90s, you only apply lip gloss to your lips, now you can apply these on your eyes, lips and even cheeks for a great glossy look at your wedding.


Super Long Lashes

Super Long Lashes

While minimal is the way to go this year, there is only one feature that you can go big on for your wedding makeup look in 2018: Lashes. Invest in super long and fluttery eyelashes, and make sure that you invest in individual lashes rather than strip lashes. If you plan to color your lashes, make sure you color them at least a week beforehand.

Super Long lashes are sure to make you stand out in your wedding photos. You can even use them later on after your wedding, so super long and fluttery lashes are a great investment for all fashionistas.


Hollywood Waves

Yes, we have explained on the messy updo that is trending like cray cray right now. However, another hairdo that is recently trending is the Hollywood Waves. There has been a search increase of 55% on Pinterest for Hollywood Waves.

This is ideal for evening weddings or for brides that want to add a bit of glam to their wedding. Soft Hollywood waves with side partings are one of the latest trends in 2018.

This 1940s glamorous hairdo has always been a classic and there are a different variety of way that you can rock and own the Hollywood Waves. You can add AW18 hair accessories in your waves, finish your hairstyle with a veil, or even adorn a diamante hair pin upon the wave. Always a classy look that is timeless and ageless.

Bonus: Ombré lips

Ombre Lips

While you have your makeup set for the actual wedding day, you can switch to Ombré lips for the reception at the night. Ombré (meaning ‘shaded’ in French) refers to the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. You can use color combinations such as peach and red, wine and pink, or basically whatever you fancy. The result is an illusion that gives an appearance of a fuller lips. Perfect to keep your man’s eyes stuck on you for the whole night.

So, there you have it. The wedding makeup trend of 2018 that you need to know about. Make sure to subscribe to our blog for more such articles on the latest trends of 2018.

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