14 Celebrity-Inspired Wedding Hair and Makeup Ideas
Celebrity Wedding Beauty Inspiration: Jessica Chastain
Striking yet utterly romantic, Jessica Chastain wore a wavy half-up hairstyle and simple makeup to the 2012 Oscars. Don’t be afraid the style’s too boring—the slightly winged-out black eyeliner and subtle extra height in the hair add the appropriate dose of sexiness for a bridal beauty look.
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Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Jennifer Lopez
Take a cue from Jennifer Lopez if you’re going for a classic beauty look at your wedding. A high bun is impeccably chic, goes with nearly every makeup choice, and guarantees your hair won’t be in your face while you’re dancing the night away!
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Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Michelle Williams
The term “blushing bride” exists for a reason: You’ll simply glow on your big day if you wear a sheer wash of fuchsia blush on the apples of your cheeks, à la Michelle Williams. If you want another punch of color in your wedding photos, add a complementary shade on your lips, too. Stila Crush Lip & Cheek Stain in Raspberry, $24, works on both!
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Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Kristen Bell
If you’ve always pictured yourself as a princess bride, let your hair dress the part as well. Kristen Bell demonstrates a positively regal updo, executed with a high bun with a twisted hair “rope” wrapped around it. This style’s strictly for long-haired gals, so if you’ve got shoulder-length tresses or shorter, hair extensions are a must.
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Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Viola Davis
For a striking look at a snazzier evening wedding, go for dramatic eyes. We love how Viola Davis kept the focus on her kohl-lined peepers (try Sephora Collection Smoky Kohl Eyeliner, $12) at the 2012 SAG Awards by pairing the strong liner with dark pink blush and peachy lip gloss. Add face-framing long earrings to draw even more attention to your eyes.
Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Jennifer Lawrence
Have you ever seen a cooler updo in your life? For Jennifer Lawrence’s unique hairstyle at The Hunger Games premiere, stylist Mark Townsend braided two Jennifer Behr headbands into her hair, then pinned the blinged-out plaits into a bun (get the full how-to here). Brides who want to take the updo to the next level, this sparkly-yet-elegant style is all yours.
Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Kelly Rowland
You want to be 100 percent yourself on your wedding day, so why not rock your natural hair? Kelly Rowland’s curly locks are incredibly elegant. Keep the look polished with a styling cream like Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Perfect Curl Cream, $8, simple makeup, and loads of your natural confidence.
Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Rooney Mara
No, we aren’t advising that you wear Lisbeth Salander bangs as your wedding hairstyle. However, Rooney Mara’s makeup at the 2012 Oscars was not only surprisingly wearable but also absolutely ideal for a ’50s-glam wedding (tea-length dress, anyone?). Pair CoverGirl Continuous Color Lipstick in Really Red, $5, with tons of black mascara to make both your eyes and lips pop.
Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Maggie Q
Retro beauty-loving brides, you can do a cat-eye for your wedding! Just make sure to keep the liner soft like Maggie Q does here—you could even try charcoal-color liner like MAC Eye Kohl in Phone Number, $15, instead of black. Keep the look fresh with long lashes, bronzy skin, and peachy-pink lips.
Celebrity Wedding Beauty: Diane Kruger
Are you forgoing the traditional white gown? Throw out the old makeup rules, too! Hot pink lips like Diane Kruger’s pack a punch, and they ensure you won’t look washed-out in an off-white or pale gray dress. Try Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain + Balm in Crave, $9—the flattering stain is bright and summery but not distracting.