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The Best Fall Wedding Makeup for Every Autumn Bride

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In a world of ever-changing beauty trends, choosing a makeup look isn’t an easy feat, and the stakes are even higher on your wedding day. When sifting through inspo photo after inspo photo on Pinterest, don’t forget to consider the factors that make your big day unique—like your wedding dress, your venue, and most of all, the season.

Fall weddings give natural inspiration for your bridal look. From the beautiful foliage to the crisp air, choose a look that is going to complement your environment and look great in photos for years to come. If you need inspiration for your autumn wedding makeup, look no further than these gorgeous looks ranging from natural and simple to unrivaled bridal glamour.


About the Experts:

Shalonda Peguero is an ESTÉE LAUDER National Artist and the makeup artist and owner behind Glitter Beauty Bar & Studio in Tacoma, WA.
Vero Verdaguer is a luxury bridal hair and makeup artist and Global Pro Artist for ESTÉE LAUDER.

1. Rose Gold Wedding Makeup for Fall

For the bride who’s not afraid of a little shimmer, go all the way with a rose gold glow. This look is all about dewy skin, glimmering eyeshadow, and bold highlighter. For a highlighter that will give you that glossy look all day long, try the YC Collection Authentic Glaze Liquid Highlighter.

TIP: Makeup artist Shalonda Peguero says, “Choose a look that makes you feel like the elevated version of your best self. If you usually wear a natural look, pick a soft glowy look with low-key lashes. If your daily look is more glam, opt for a bold look on your wedding day.” 

2. Cocoa Glam Fall Wedding Makeup

Brown eyeshadow and the MORPHE Lip Liner in Trendsetter come together for this cocoa glam bridal look. The sultry smoky eye and full lashes look effortless against the contoured complexion for a look that is glam yet timeless.

3. Bronze Smoky Eye Wedding Makeup

Bronze is a classic fall color that looks great on all skin tones and will play off of the autumn background beautifully. This sultry smoky eye is beyond romantic and transitions well from day to evening for dancing the night away at your reception. Recreate this wedding makeup look with the TARTE Sunset Eyeshadow Palette.

4. Nude Matte Wedding Makeup for Fall

There’s something so classy and elevated about a nude matte makeup look. This look starts with a full-coverage matte foundation. Makeup artist Vero Verdaguer says, “ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear 24H Stay-in-Place Foundation is simply the foundation for every bride. Even if you have your favorite foundation, mix it with Double Wear, and your foundation will be waterproof, won't transfer, and most importantly, it will last all day long.”

5. Bold Eyeliner Wedding Makeup

The eyes say it all! Let the windows to your soul steal the show with bold black eyeshadow on your lower lash line. Balance it out with a smoky wing on your lids for a look that is sharp yet romantic. Since there’s sure to be water works on your big day, opt for a waterproof eyeliner like the L.O.C.K COLOR Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner.

6.  Lavish Eye Makeup for a Wedding

Sometimes more is more. If you want to go all the way glam, let your eyes do the talking with pumped-up lashes, smoky eyeshadow, and lots of shimmer. To make this look perfect for autumn, opt for a gold or rust-colored sparkle.

7. All-Over Golden Glow Wedding Makeup

There’s nothing quite as regal as a lit-from-within glow. From the gilded lids to the warm, dewy complexion, this look is perfect for a fall wedding. First, start with a creamy shadow like CHARLOTTE TILBURY Eyes to Mesmerise in Champagne and add some shine to your lips with BEAUTY FOR REAL Lip Gloss.

8. Blushing Bride Makeup

If low-key glam is more your speed, this classic bridal makeup look is for you. According to Verdaguer, “A classic bridal look enhances the bride's natural features by slightly filling the eyebrows and adding some individual lashes and mascara. The skin has a satin finish with the natural radiance of healthy skin, avoiding harsh lines of contouring or heavy blush. The lips are usually the same color as the bride's with rosy or peachy colors.” A bridal-favorite nude lip is the HUDA BEAUTY Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in Interview.

9. Deep Berry Pout Bridal Makeup

As the weather cools down, it’s time to bring out the wine-toned lipstick. This deep berry shade is perfect for an evening wedding and is a nice contrast to the standard nude lip we so often see on brides. Achieve this look with the NARS COSMETICS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte.

10. Warm Dewy Highlight Wedding Makeup

With tones of orange, gold, and auburn, this warm, dewy highlighted look is as quintessentially fall as a pumpkin spice latte. Give your base the perfect shine with the DANESSA MYRICKS Yummy Skin Glow Serum. It comes in sheer bronze or champagne so you can boost your glow, no matter your skin tone.

11. Dramatic Winged Wedding Makeup

You can never go wrong with a dramatic winged eyeliner. This classic look will never go out of style, plus it adds a bit of edge to an otherwise sweet look. For this look you’ll want the precision of a liquid eyeliner like the EYEKO Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner.

12. Go for Glam Bridal Makeup

If glam is what you love, don’t settle! Bold brows, gradient eyeshadow, contoured cheeks, and a matte lip make this the ultimate bridal glam look. Recreate this look with the MAKEUP BY MARIO Master Matte Eyeshadow Palette and FENTY BEAUTY Diamond Bomb Highlighter.

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Kindra Moné
Kindra Moné is a writer and content creator who works with brands and magazines to create culturally relevant fashion and beauty content. She is also the founder of The Moné Edit: a community and podcast at the intersection of style and wellness.
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Article Last Updated November 22, 2023 12:00 AM