How Real-Life Brides Personalized Their Wedding Make-up

Want to make sure your makeup feels unique and, well, like you? Get inspired by these nine brides who each rocked a distinctive look.

You've put a lot of effort into planning a wedding that showcases your one-of-a-kind style and taste. So why not choose makeup that's equally distinct? Below, check out our favorite beauty looks from real brides who did just that.

 PHOTO BY MARIEL HANNAH PHOTO  Pale pink lipstick meets black winged eyeliner for a look that's both dramatic and sweet.  From the album  A Boho Garden Chic Wedding at Cactus and Tropicals in Draper, Utah

PHOTO BY MARIEL HANNAH PHOTO

Pale pink lipstick meets black winged eyeliner for a look that's both dramatic and sweet.

From the album A Boho Garden Chic Wedding at Cactus and Tropicals in Draper, Utah

Boho Natural

PHOTO BY NICOLE HALEY PHOTOGRAPHY

To match her crown of greenery and loose waves, this bride went with a wash of shimmery green-gold eye shadow. Finishing with nude lipstick complements her au naturel vibe.

From the album A Laid-Back, Bohemian Wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan

 PHOTO BY NICOLE HALEY PHOTOGRAPHY  To match her crown of greenery and loose waves, this bride went with a wash of shimmery green-gold eye shadow. Finishing with nude lipstick complements her au naturel vibe.  From the album  A Laid-Back, Bohemian Wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan

PHOTO BY NICOLE HALEY PHOTOGRAPHY

To match her crown of greenery and loose waves, this bride went with a wash of shimmery green-gold eye shadow. Finishing with nude lipstick complements her au naturel vibe.

From the album A Laid-Back, Bohemian Wedding at Misty Farm in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bright Idea

 PHOTO BY JILL DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY  Use your makeup to play up your favorite facial feature, like this bride did. A hot pink lipstick puts all eyes on her pout.  From the album  A Chic Fall Wedding at Windmill Island in Holland, Michigan

PHOTO BY JILL DEVRIES PHOTOGRAPHY

Use your makeup to play up your favorite facial feature, like this bride did. A hot pink lipstick puts all eyes on her pout.

From the album A Chic Fall Wedding at Windmill Island in Holland, Michigan

Gilded Glamour

 PHOTO BY NADIA D. PHOTOGRAPHY This bride clearly knows an ornate dress and accessories call for equally stunning makeup. Glittering metallic shadow, black liner along the water line and lashes for days make her eyes seriously pop.  From the album A Punto De Vista Wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

PHOTO BY NADIA D. PHOTOGRAPHY
This bride clearly knows an ornate dress and accessories call for equally stunning makeup. Glittering metallic shadow, black liner along the water line and lashes for days make her eyes seriously pop.

From the album A Punto De Vista Wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Bold Bombshell

 PHOTO BY ENDLESS WAVE STUDIOS  Look no further for proof you can do a dramatic lip and eye. The secret? Keep your eye makeup neutral. Sticking to this rule ensures her retro cherry-red lipstick complements the amped-up liner rather than clashes.   From the album   A New Year's Eve Wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey

PHOTO BY ENDLESS WAVE STUDIOS

Look no further for proof you can do a dramatic lip and eye. The secret? Keep your eye makeup neutral. Sticking to this rule ensures her retro cherry-red lipstick complements the amped-up liner rather than clashes.

From the album A New Year's Eve Wedding at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey

Lit From Within

 PHOTO BY VICKI GRAFTON PHOTOGRAPHY  Strobing (the latest highlighting technique) makes her face glow— and  shows off her amazing cheekbones. A lightened-up version of a smoky eye and shimmery peach lip gloss finish off this elegant look.  From the album  A Bright Summer Wedding in Fort Belvoir, VA

PHOTO BY VICKI GRAFTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Strobing (the latest highlighting technique) makes her face glow—and shows off her amazing cheekbones. A lightened-up version of a smoky eye and shimmery peach lip gloss finish off this elegant look.

From the album A Bright Summer Wedding in Fort Belvoir, VA

Polished and Romantic

 PHOTO BY MELANI LUST PHOTOGRAPHY  Is it just us or is this bride channeling Kate Middleton? Whatever the inspiration, her bold brows, barely there pink lip and understated eye shadow elevate this newlywed to princess status.  From the album  A Romantic Vineyard Wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, Connecticut

PHOTO BY MELANI LUST PHOTOGRAPHY

Is it just us or is this bride channeling Kate Middleton? Whatever the inspiration, her bold brows, barely there pink lip and understated eye shadow elevate this newlywed to princess status.

From the album A Romantic Vineyard Wedding at Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington, Connecticut

PHOTO BY INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHY BY SUSIE & BECKY

A super-memorable day calls for super-memorable makeup. This bride went for it with bright orange shadow for a look that undoubtedly wowed her future spouse (and her guests!).

From the album A Prince George's Ballroom Wedding in Landover, Maryland

Golden Touch

 PHOTO BY JILLIAN MICHELLE PHOTOGRAPHY  For a subtle and unexpected take on the traditional French manicure, offset gold stripes with one glittery nail. It's a look guaranteed to draw eyes to your fingers—and, of course, your ring.  From the album  A Bright, Bayside Wedding at the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia

PHOTO BY JILLIAN MICHELLE PHOTOGRAPHY

For a subtle and unexpected take on the traditional French manicure, offset gold stripes with one glittery nail. It's a look guaranteed to draw eyes to your fingers—and, of course, your ring.

From the album A Bright, Bayside Wedding at the Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia