Can I Wear Spring’s Bright Makeup Trends On My Wedding Day?

David Evangelista

Amber Stevens shines with a bold lip.
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Spring’s bold color fashion trend is echoed in makeup in a big way this season. Bright purple eyeshadow and bold fuchsia lips were prominent on the catwalks and have been spotted on celebrities like Keke Palmer and Amber Stevens. We asked professional weddings makeup artist Lauren Napier if it’s possible to work this bright trend into a bridal makeup look:

“Personally, I like makeup in bright colors but this is one trend you might want to avoid on your wedding day. Unless you’re a real Sex and the City kind of girl where people are used to you wearing bold makeup, bright-colored eyeshadow is probably not a trend to try on one of the most important days of your life. As a bride, you want to appear to be a more glamorous, elegant version of yourself and this is hard to achieve with purple eye shadow. Remember, those pictures will last forever!”

“If you really want to make a color statement on your wedding day, go for a bold lip look. It’ll look amazing in both black and white and color photography, and won’t detract from your gorgeous eyes. Plus, it’s pretty easy to do. The rage this spring is a vibrant fuschia lip gloss like NARS Lip Lacquer in Hot Wired, a bold but a gorgeous hue that works on almost anyone.”

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Lauren Napier revised Can I Wear Springs Bright Makeup Trends On My Wedding Day?

About This Wedding Expert: Lauren Napier is a makeup artist whose work has been seen around the world, from the pages of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour and More magazines to NBC’s Today show, CNBC, as well as the Billboard and Grammy Awards. Having worked on celebrities such as Minnie Driver and Nicky Hilton, Lauren has conceptualized makeup themes for some of the world’s most well-known celebrities, brides and bridal parties.

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