Picking what kind of makeup you want for your wedding day says a lot about you. If you've been watching recent Golden Globes and getting your wedding inspiration over the beautiful styles the attendees were showing off, so were we! We've picked some of our favorite examples of Hollywood inspired wedding makeup and hair, which you could easily weave in your wedding look, no matter what your style is: au naturale, classic, spicy, or trendy.
The natural look is meant to highlight your already-apparent beauty. Bronze up your tan, highlight the cheekbones, give your eyelashes that extra “umph”—you know what I’m talking about ladies. That natural look that makes you look effortlessly fabulous and leaves everyone jealous that you look like you’re glowing. These stars all used their inherent beauty to flaunt on the carpets. Do you see yourself in one of these women?
Bryce Dallas Howard is known for her beautiful red hair and fair skin, but this look is easily duplicable. It has the finesse of being casual or dressy, and the hair makes this natural statement come together. This look would be perfect for any rehearsal dinner or wedding day look.
Taraji P. Henson is known for being fierce, but her makeup still gives her a soft, feminine look. A subtle smoky eye with ah-mazing eyebrows put her in charge on the stage. It’s an easy look that makes everyone else think your makeup took hours.
Taylor Shilling keeps the same natural brown tones for her entire look. She has a brown-pink lip with a bronzer contour and a brown eye to make her beautiful blues stand out. This is a great natural look that can be replicated for any special day.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is rocking the soft waves with an air-brushed natural look. Pair a nude lip with a natural eye and some bronzer, and you can take on the world. Or your spouse.
You literally can never go wrong with a classic look. I’m talking classic color schemes, cat-eye, luscious eyelashes, the smoky eye, Hollywood glam, the whole shebang. The kind of look where you can show your grandkids in fifty years and you know you’ve still got it. Here are some beauties at the Golden Globes that sported the minimalist makeup and still stole the stage.
What do Lady Gaga, Laverne Cox and Kate Winslet have in common, you ask? They have it all. The side updo with loose curls will always be in style — it’s so feminine and chic. Pair that with a great eye and you have a wow-factor #10 for your wedding photos.
Long hair, don’t care. These ladies are killing it with those long waves and gorgeous makeup. Getting this look for your special day is a piece of cake, and you will want to share those wedding pictures for the next twenty Christmas cards.
It’s risky; it’s beautiful… and it’s spicy— “how did you not know I was always a diva” spicy. When you go spicy on your wedding day, you’re probably a diva, and I love that. This day is about you! Why not make everyone stare at your face in awe? These stars went for the bigger, bolder, more glitter kind of spicy for the Golden Globes, and we did not regret it. Neither will you.
Olivia Wilde and J-Lo went spicy by going bold with one focus piece for their makeup. Olivia showed she wanted to go for a pop of color to bring out her eyes and compliment the color of her dress. Jennifer showed she wanted a bold lip to contrast the natural tones in the rest of her makeup. Incorporating bold choices on your day will make you a showstopper.
It’s obvious that Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Eva Longoria went for a bold eye. The glitter and dark pallets of the shadow instantly draw your attention to their faces. Going for a dark eye on your wedding day is fun and spicy.
If you’re a trendy person, and you ladies know who you are, you probably scrolled down instantly to see what this section had to offer when you read “trendy” at the top of this post. Trendy styles are for you hip chicks that don’t care as much about classic fashion and want to be as true to yourself and your personality as possible during this season of your life. And that’s fine! This is your day, so why not be as honest as possible. These stars stayed true to their heart and hip to the hottest trends. Which one do you like most?
Jennifer Lawrence is known for her spunky individuality, and she wears it on her sleeve. Short hair is very popular right now, and she slicked it back in this trendy style while matching her lip color to her dress. This is a great look for your wedding day if you have this same cute hairstyle.
Viola Davis is an absolute treasure, and I love how she went trendy for this year’s Golden Globes. It’s fun to put in random pops of color like blue eye shadow and fuchsia lipstick. It’s fun and trendy, so why not? It’s your special day; wear what you want while still looking drop-dead gorgeous!
Fun Hairstyles to Consider:
When planning of your wedding hair and makeup, think about the temperature. If it’s hot out, you may want to consider a half-up or an up-do with warm color pallets to complement the time of year. If it’s cold out, you might want to wear your hair down with cool colors to match the season. If you’re needing some inspiration for “special occasion hair,” there were some fun hairstyles at the Golden Globes that you may want to consider for your special day!
If you’re thinking to wear your hair down, this is a very cute style on Olivia Palermo that incorporates a couple of braids to keep your hair out of your face. It’s very simple, but it looks extremely intricate. It’s a nice way to add a little something extra to a natural or classic look.
If you need inspiration on what to do with short hair, this a great example of how to glam up even the shortest of locks. Jaimie Alexander is truly sporting Hollywood in the front, and glamour in the back. So straightforward and elegant! It would look great with a veil, flower crown, or by itself.
Braids are a fun, effortless, and very secure way to tie your hair back out of your face and still look sexy. Rooney Mara and Maria Menounos look elegant, and they probably still had a good hair day at the end of the afterparty.
Which Hollywood Inspired Wedding Makeup and Hair is for you? Do you think you could incorporate any of the above styles into your big day? Our Cabo makeup and hair team at Alma Vallejo would be happy to help you create your dream wedding look for your Los Cabos destination wedding! Contact us for a consultation and a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org.