Wedding Guest Makeup Tutorial

Brush along with this wedding guest makeup tutorial and tell a love story with your eyes, lips and cheeks!

Darlings, don’t you just love weddings? Transform into a GORGEOUS GUEST as you celebrate LOVE with this wedding guest makeup tutorial, to LOOK and FEEL beautiful from the ceremony to the send-off! With glowing skin, glossy lips and eyes to mesmerise, you’ll radiate LOVE, ROMANCE and HAPPINESS on their special day!

How to Create a Dreamy Wedding Guest Makeup Look

Discover this wedding guest makeup tutorial with my Lead Global Pro Artist, Kelechi Onuoha, and brush along to create this dreamy, love-blushed look!

  1. Luminous, ivory-coloured facial serum in a glass bottle with a white and gold-coloured dropper lid and pearly-white face cream in a glass jar with a gold-coloured lid.

    STEP 1: Wedding Guest Skin Prep

    Darlings, every makeup look should start with skin prep – you can’t have a beautiful painting without a beautiful canvas! To prep your skin for your wonderful wedding guest makeup look, here’s the supercharged skincare you’ll need:

    1. Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir – a research-powered serum with polyglutamic acid for glowing, hydrated, youthful-looking skin. .

    2. Charlotte’s Magic Cream – an instant-turnaround, immediate-skin-revival moisturiser for smoother, plumper-looking skin that appears lit from within.

    3. Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil – a plant-powered and collagen-infused face oil with essential oils for instant spa-like radiance.

    4. Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir – a crystal-infused, rollerball lip oil that comforts and conditions the lips, delivering hydration and high shine.

    This 4-step skincare routine primes and preps the skin for seamless makeup application. When your face looks smooth, hydrated and glowing before you’ve applied a stitch of makeup, you know you’re destined to have a fabulous makeup day!

  2. Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer with lid off

    STEP 2: Healthy-Looking, Beautiful Skin

    To create the perfect base for your wedding guest makeup look, reach for my Beautiful Skin complexion perfectors to give the face a happy, healthy-looking glow!

    Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation provides medium-buildable coverage with a radiant finish. It’s enriched with skincare benefits courtesy of powerful ingredients such as brightening rose complex and hydrating hyaluronic acid, bringing together science and colour to perfect the look of skin while helping to improve its appearance with every wear. For a flawless-looking application, smooth the foundation into the skin with your fingertips, then softly blend from the centre of the face outwards with the Magic Complexion Brush.

    Then, trick the light with Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer, using a shade slightly lighter than your skin tone for a beautiful, brightening effect. This hydrating concealer is inspired by Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation, borrowing the same skincare-focused approach to unlock hydrated, brighter-looking skin with every wear. Apply concealer under the eyes, around the nose and mouth and on the brow bone to help even out the look of your skin tone and create a flattering lift effect.

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  3. An open, mirrored-lid, mini, pressed powder compact in a peach-beige shade.

    STEP 3: Set + Perfect

    Airbrush Flawless Finish is my smoothing-effect pressed powder for giving the face a soft-focus, blurred effect. It’s perfect for setting makeup into place and keeping your complexion looking AIRBRUSHED and FLAWLESS! Simply press a light veil of powder into the T-zone and under the eyes using the Powder & Sculpt Brush, and just like that, your foundation and concealer are set in place from the ceremony to the speeches!

    Tilbury Tip: If you’re dancing the night away at the wedding reception, always keep my Mini Airbrush Flawless Finish in your clutch bag for complexion-perfecting touch-ups!

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  4. Brow Fix is Charlotte's clear sculpting gel for fixing brow hairs in place

    STEP 4: Natural-Looking Brows

    Gently sculpt the look of your brows using my beautifying brow icons! When attending a wedding, keep brows lightly groomed to let them naturally frame your face. To add structure and depth to the eyebrows, sketch hair-like strokes with my micro-precision brow wand, Brow Cheat. The super-thin tip is perfect for creating the look of a well-defined brow tail and filling in any sparse areas. Once you’re happy with your brow shape, comb Legendary Brows tinted brow gel through the hairs for a soft, feathering effect and a tint of colour to enhance the look of every hair.

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  5. An open, mirrored-lid, 6-pan eyeshadow palette in shimmery and matte nude shades.

    STEP 5: Easy + Elegant Eyes

    I love to create universally flattering, soft glam looks for weddings, and the Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette is the perfect palette for effortlessly contouring the look of the eyes! Featuring 6 neutral matte shades inspired by the supermodel stardom of the 90s, this palette suits everyone and makes creating sultry, natural eye makeup looks simple! The modern, matte eyeshadow palette includes cool and warm-toned options that sweep through the crease to define the look of the eyes, making it a perfect choice for easy, elegant eyes!

    It's wedding season darlings, so add a little bit of sparkle to your look! Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows are seamless, fool-proof eyeshadows that light up the look of the eyes with the swipe of a finger! Exagger-Eyes is a perfect shade for making your wedding guest makeup look POP! It’s a warm, nude-brown that’s packed with shimmer, gliding onto the centre of the lids to EXAGGERATE your eye look in an instant!

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  6. Mascara in a pink-coloured tube with its gold-coloured lid with a black applicator next to it.

    STEP 6: Defined, Lift-Effect Lashes

    Once you’ve created an enchanting eyeshadow look, put the finishing touches on your eyes with The Classic eyeliner and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara.

    I’m known for my famous feline flick, and if you ask me, it belongs on every eye look! To give the eyes a captivating cat-eye effect, follow the upper lash line with The Classic in Classic Black and flick upwards and outwards at the outer corner towards the tail of the brow. Winged eyeliner lifts and defines the look of your eyes, and this powder formula is perfect for getting a crisp liner look with a soft, blendable finish.

    To complete your eye look, be sure to add lashings and lashings of Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! mascara to define the look of each lash and give them a fabulous flutter! This lift-effect mascara brings every eye look together, stretching and amplifying the look of the lashes in an irresistible shade of jet black!

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  7. Matte Revolution Lipstick and Lip Cheat in Charlotte's signature nude-pink shade, Pillow Talk

    STEP 7: Pillow Talk Party Lips

    Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaid, maid of honour or a wedding guest, Pillow Talk is the dreamiest, most romantic shade you could choose to wear to a wedding! Your favourite shades of Lip Cheat, Pillow Talk lipstick and Collagen Lip Bath are an iconic, pout-perfecting trio that leaves the lips looking fuller and more plump with a gorgeous, glossy sheen.

    First, unlock a fuller-looking pout by taking the Lip Cheat shade that’s closest to your natural lip colour and gliding it around the outside of your lips for a reshaping, resizing effect. Then, apply Pillow Talk, Pillow Talk 2. Medium or Pillow Talk 3. Intense lipstick, filling in your lips with romantic, rosy colour pay-off. Finally, to get glossy, plumper-looking lips, apply plumping-effect lip gloss, Collagen Lip Bath, to top your lipstick with mirror-like shine.

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  8. Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow in Colour of Passion, a cream lip and cheek tint in a rich, berry shade

    STEP 8: Wedding Guest Glow

    No wedding guest makeup look is complete without gorgeous, glowing cheeks. To flush the cheeks with shimmering blush and glow, apply my Pillow Talk Medium Beauty Light Wand, a peachy pink blush-highlighter that illuminates the look of the cheeks with soft-focus glow. This ICONIC formula is developed to look unbelievable in every kind of light, whether that’s in daylight at an outdoor ceremony, in the mood lights of the dancefloor or in candid wedding photos!

    As a final pop of colour, tap Pillow Talk Lip & Cheek Glow onto the apples of the cheeks to create a dreamy, berry haze. This sheer, blendable lip and cheek tint melts into the skin, flushing the complexion with Pillow Talk romance.

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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.