Fall Bride Makeup Looks

We are delighted to have some fun fall make-up tips from local make-up artist Melanie Dobson for today's post!E-mail her at melliecraig@gmail.com for more information.

From Melanie...

Fall makeup for a bride is fun because you can wear shades with a little more depth then you would in spring or summer.

I’m inspired by the rustic elements of the season: wood, suede, fallen leaves, ripe apples, and harvest pumpkins.  Let me show you how this can translate to a makeup look.

THE BERRY LIP: It’s a classic look: softly shadowed eyes, perfect skin, and a bold bordeaux on the lips.  It could be a bright acai fuchsia, a bold plum, or a deep scarlet with a hint of berry.  Just make sure it is harmonious with your wedding colors and you feel great wearing it.  I would recommend something with staying power like the Yves Saint Laurent glossy lip stain or Revlon Colorstay Balm Stain.  I love the way Emma Stone wears this look here.

VELVETY MATTES: For this look think of sticking to your warm neutral colors: champagne, taupe, and rich espresso on the eyelids.  Mocha pinks blended softly on the cheeks, and a creamy pink beige lipstick.  It’s your natural makeup look—but with a modern velvet texture--which makes it perfect for fall!  For lips try Tom Ford Lipstick in Pink Dusk and for cheeks try the Laura Mercier Mocha Spice quad.

DARK NAILS: Nails are certainly having a moment, and although I am not about doing something trendy for your wedding, I think a beautiful cranberry red, or raspberry on the nails would be a fresh and classic touch to some of the wedding photos!  Try to coordinate with your floral artist, as it could make for some stunning images with your bouquet.

SMOKY EYES WITH LAYERED LASHES: This is a sultry look perfect for an evening celebration.  Softly layer shades of pale gray on the lids and define your crease with a deeper slate color.  Line eyes with a charcoal black eyeliner, and have your makeup artist place a few clusters of individual falsies at the outer corner of your eyes.

Another twist on the smoky eye: use a warm gold on the lid and a soft brown in your crease to create a “not so smoky” smoky eye.  Finish with black eyeliner in the lash base and a few clusters of individual falsies in your lashes.  A la Megan Fox in this photo.


I hope this gives you some great inspiration for your fall ceremony!  You can read more of my makeup tips at frysauceandgrits.com or through these links:

Simple Highlight and Contour for everyday

Top 5 makeup tips for brides