Mature Bride Makeup Looks

Discover dreamy wedding day makeup inspiration in my guide to mature bride makeup.

Congratulations, darling! With your wedding day fast approaching, I’ve put together my guide to magical mature bride makeup as the ultimate inspiration for your special day! Whether you prefer subtle eye makeup or a statement lip, discover the perfect look for you and unlock your dream bridal glow as a mesmeric mature bride!

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Mature Bride Makeup Inspiration

Timeless Red Lips

There’s nothing more classic than a bold and beautiful red lip. Whatever the season, red lipstick will dial up your mature bride makeup look, delivering instant glamour that will never go out of style.

One of my favourite red lipstick looks for mature brides is to pair Walk of No Shame Lip Cheat and Legendary Queen Matte Revolution Lipstick. The romantic rosy tones of Walk of No Shame look gorgeous on the lips and are perfect for adding subtle definition to their natural shape. Once you’ve outlined and accentuated the look of your lips with Lip Cheat, apply Legendary Queen for magically matte, wine-red lip colour. With these two pout-perfecting icons in your wedding makeup routine, you can celebrate with legendary lips in a cinematic shade of iconic red.

Tilbury Tip: Pair a red lip with my Hollywood-inspired makeup secrets that give the face and eyes an effortless, red-carpet glow. For mature brides, I recommend Hollywood Flawless Filter to add flattering luminosity to the complexion; Filmstar Bronze & Glow to warm up the look of the face; and The Golden Goddess Luxury Palette for an understated golden gaze.

Magical Matte Eyeshadow

To create a mesmerising matte eyeshadow look on your wedding day, reach for my Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate. This palette is perfect for mature brides, providing four silky, satin-matte shades in cool-toned, neutral hues that create an effortless, wedding-appropriate eye look.

The Sophisticate is one of my 10 Iconic Looks, darlings! It’s designed for demure beauties that adore an all-matte makeup look, and it’s easy to recreate using my PRIME, ENHANCE, SMOKE and POP method! With the Eye Blender Brush, wash the ivory shade across the lid as a light base, then tap into the lightest brown shade and sweep it through the crease to subtly contour your eye shape. Then, take the taupe shade and apply it to the outer corner of your eyes for instant definition before gliding the chocolate brown shade along the lower lash line. To complete the look, apply The Classic eyeliner in Classic Brown to create a soft and blendable feline flick, and add lashings and lashings of glossy Full Fat Lashes mascara.

Tilbury Tip: My moisturising, satin-finish K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Yes Honey perfectly complements this understated eye look. It’s a peachy, toffee-nude that pairs beautifully with Pillow Talk Lip Cheat.

The Pillow Talk Look

Darlings, my Pillow Talk look suits everyone, everywhere! I created my Pillow Talk universe as the dreamiest world of makeup magic to give everyone’s eyes, lips and cheeks the prettiest, youth-boosting flush of nude-pink. My Pillow Talk collection is universally flattering and is filled with timeless makeup that’s perfect to wear on your wedding day.

To get the Pillow Talk look, use the Eye Blender Brush to sweep the satin-matte shades in the Pillow Talk Luxury Palette through the crease to define the look of your eyes, then apply the shimmer shades to the centre of the lid and inner corners with your ring finger to add flattering sparkle. Then, with the Bronzer & Blusher Brush, tap into Pillow Talk Cheek to Chic powder blush using my swirl and pop method, using it to glide onto the apples of the cheeks to create a beautifying flush. Finally, line your lips with Pillow Talk Lip Cheat to resize and reshape the look of your pout and use your favourite Pillow Talk Lipstick to complete your mature bride makeup look.

Tilbury Tip: Have you tried my reimagined Pillow Talk shades, darling? I created Pillow Talk Medium and Pillow Talk Intense to build a spectrum of Pillow Talk shades that suit every mood and every moment. Pillow Talk Medium is a sweet, berry-pink that showcases a more sultry side of Pillow Talk, and Pillow Talk Intense is a velvety, pinkened brown with rich pigmentation.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.