We may be writing this blog post in the height of wedding season – summer and more specifically June is the most popular time to get married – but every season offers its own perks for marrying couples. Each, including the crisp autumn and cool winter months, provides a beautiful backdrop to say “I do”.
Many couples take inspiration from this beauty to craft their own wedding plans, with everything from their wedding attire and accessories to their décor and entertainment influenced by their chosen season.
Your bridal makeup is another aspect of your wedding that can be seasonally inspired. Here, we uncover the trends that give a poignant nod to each season.
Summer – Glowing goddess
With the increase in sunshine and the odd trip overseas, summer is one time of year where a healthy skin glow becomes a priority. Brides tying the knot during the summer months look even more stunning with a goddess-like glow. Your bridal makeup will play a big part in helping you achieve this coveted look.
Your glowing makeup look should begin with an illuminating base, which can be enhanced with shimmering highlighters and subtle gold tones. Achieving that bridal glow should begin long before your makeup is applied however. Establishing a bridal skin routine at least six months before your wedding date will ensure you have great skin to work with come your big day.
Autumn – Barely there
Autumn is a time in nature where the trees lose their leaves and the flowers that were blooming in the spring and summer months disappear. Taking inspiration from this bare look with your bridal makeup doesn’t have to be as sparse and uninteresting as it seems. The no-makeup makeup look is designed to show off your natural beauty..
Conceal blemishes and uneven skin tone with the right products before highlighting those stunning cheekbones. Opting for autumnal shades, like smoky neutrals, on your eyes is another must when championing an autumn inspired bridal look.
Winter – Festive sparkle
Snowflakes falling on our eyelashes is one thing many of us love about winter, and thanks to the latest makeup accessories you can make this a permanent part of your bridal look.
Snowflake eyelashes are the perfect seasonally inspired application for winter brides. Those wishing to add more colour and sparkle to their bridal ensembles may want to try these festive lashes as recommended by Metro:
“Behold tinsel lashes. They’re eyelashes, but with added tinsel – because what says Christmas more than tinsel? The creation of @coolgirlswearmugler, the look is created by taking tiny strips of tinsel, trimming them to size, and using eyelash glue to stick the tinsel strips onto your eyelids. You can also buy ready-made tinsel lashes to stick to your face, but these look a bit more uniform – and less charming as a result.”
You could even go blue with your tinsel or glitter eyelashes to incorporate your something blue.
Spring – Unforgettably floral
Floral eye makeup has been extremely popular in recent years, and what better time to channel the look than at your spring wedding. Makeup artists everywhere are showcasing their most creative floral looks. Some even use real petals, beautiful blossoms, and cuttings from potted plants to create ground-breaking eye makeup that exudes the spirit of spring.
You don’t have to go completely out there. A colourful eyeshadow or liner with a sprinkling of dried flowers can guarantee an interesting, texture-rich and utterly unique look for your wedding date.