Evening weddings are the perfect occasion to dial up the drama and create a makeup look that’s bold, sophisticated, and unforgettable. Whether you prefer shimmer, smoky eyes, or seductive lips, a night time wedding is not the time to go a la natural. Instead, whip out your makeup bag and reach for the products that’ll transform you into a glam goddess and last all night long. Need some guidance? Dive in as we share our top tips for creating a glamorous nighttime wedding makeup look.
Start with a Flawless Base
The key to a flawless and long-lasting nighttime makeup look is to start with a smooth and hydrated base. Begin by cleansing and moisturising your face thoroughly. For particularly dry complexions, we suggest using a sheet mask the night before or the morning of. After moisturising, apply a primer to create a smooth canvas for your foundation. Use a high-quality foundation that matches your skin tone and blends seamlessly into your skin. A setting powder can help to control any excess shine, while a setting spray will help to lock in your makeup for the entire evening.
Create an Alluring Gaze
Emphasising your eyes is crucial to achieving a glamorous and sophisticated night time makeup look. Shimmery golds and deep purples work well to bring out the colour of your eyes as well as make a head-turning statement that works well against a glamorous wedding gown. Consider adding some false lashes or volumising mascara to create a bold and dramatic effect. To finish off your eye makeup, use a black or brown eyeliner to define your eyes and add some depth.
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Add a Bold Lip
A bold and vibrant lip can add the perfect finishing touch to your nighttime wedding makeup look. Consider using long-lasting liquid lipstick in a deep red or berry shade for a bold and sophisticated effect. Use a lip liner to define your lips and prevent any smudging throughout the evening, and follow with a hydrating gloss for a modern, glamorous look. Remember though – it’s best to make just one bold colour statement when it comes to your makeup, so if you’re opting for a bold lip, stick to neutral tones on the eyes like soft golds and browns – or go for no eye shadow at all, and a uber-glam sweep of eyeliner.
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Creating a glamorous and sophisticated night time makeup look involves defining your facial features using contouring and highlighting techniques. Use a contouring powder or cream to create depth and add some dimension to your cheekbones, nose, and jawline. Highlighter can also be used to create a radiant and glowing effect on the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones, brow bone, and Cupid’s bow.
Go for the Glitter
If you love a bit of glitter and sparkle, a night time wedding is the perfect event to incorporate it into your makeup look. You can do this by applying a shimmery eyeshadow or sweeping a line of glittery eyeliner across the upper lash line to create a dramatic and sophisticated effect (we love Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Metallic Shimmer Eyeshadows
). Just make sure to keep the rest of your makeup subtle and balanced to avoid going over the top.
Want Us To Create You Glamorous Night Time Wedding Makeup?
At Twidale, we specialise in creating sophisticated and glamorous night time wedding makeup looks that will stay on all night long, and leave a lasting impression. Our experienced hair and makeup artists are dedicated to bringing out your natural beauty and enhancing your style so that you can feel the very best version of yourself on your special day. And, with a personalised trial, our experienced team will ensure you feel confident with whatever look you choose. So, why wait? Book
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today and take the first step towards your dream wedding look. Interested in other wedding looks? Read on for chic wedding down hairstyles
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