Royal Wedding: Bridal Beauty Inspiration

kate middleton engagement photoBeauty is a world of endless potential; with the swipe of a brush, you can take your look from ordinary to outrageous, but if there was ever a day where minimalist makeup rules, it would be on your wedding day. With the royal wedding upon us, the world is buzzing with news about the guest list, the dress, and the bride. In a twist few were expecting, it has been reported that the blushing princess-to-be will be applying her own makeup for the big day. Having already proved her professional quality prowess by playing makeup artist for her Mario Testino engagement photos, Kate Middleton will surely stick to her stunning signature look of dark eyeliner, flawless skin, and nude lips. 

For brides-to-be looking to follow in Middleton’s footsteps, and save some money at the same time, there are a few things that you need to remember before you choose your look for the big day. If you don’t usually wear a lot of makeup, don’t think that you need to on your wedding day. Be sure to blend all of the layers and bring a small kit to touch up during the day. Take cues from celebrities wearing tones similar to their natural skin color. Lip stains and cream shadows are your best friend on your big day because they blend well and last hours without smudging. And don't forget the waterproof mascara!

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Scarlett Johansson, Kerry Washington, and Gwyneth Paltrow wear bridal-worthy beauty looks. Photos:, Apega/, FayesVision/