Mesmerising Makeup Ideas For Bridesmaids

Discover Charlotte's mesmerising bridesmaid makeup ideas including natural makeup inspiration and moisturising skin care for glowing skin.

Discover Charlotte’s edit of beauty products to create mesmerising makeup looks for bridesmaids. From natural makeup ideas to adding a pop of colour, these beauty secrets will create beautiful, glowing bridesmaid makeup to compliment the bride gorgeously!

Natural Bridesmaid Makeup Look

A natural makeup look including soft tones, light-coverage and glowing skin is a mesmeric choice for a bridesmaid look, especially when aiming to compliment (and not upstage!) the beautiful bride. For an understated, natural bridesmaid makeup look, follow Charlotte’s step-by-step tutorial!

  1. An open jar of a thick, pearly-white face cream with a rose-gold metallic lid.

    Step 1: MOISTURISE

    Before any makeup look, moisturise the skin with Charlotte’s magic cream. Her iconic face cream creates a plumper-looking, smoother-feeling, hydrated canvas for your bridesmaid’s base makeup. Massage into the skin using upward and outward motions, and complete application with some Tilbury Taps – a pitter-patter of the fingertips over the face – to stimulate blood-flow for a healthier-looking complexion!

  2. An open foundation wand in gold packaging with a pump dispenser and a medium-brown-coloured body to show the shade of the foundation inside.


    For a beautiful base, Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Foundation is the perfect choice, creating a glowing bridesmaid makeup look with gorgeous, medium-buildable coverage. Apply the foundation to the skin using Charlotte’s Magic Complexion Brush for an even-looking complexion with a radiant finish.

    To add coverage and illuminate the look of your under eyes, apply Charlotte's Beautiful Skin Radiant Concealer to perfect the look of your complexion and help cover the appearance of any blemishes or dark spots.

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  3. An open, mirrored-lid pressed powder compact for fair skin tones.

    Step 3: SET YOUR BASE

    Set your makeup in place with Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder, using the Powder & Sculpt Brush to lightly press powder into the T-zone and under-eye area to help prevent creasing and keep unwanted shine at bay for the wedding photos!

    Tilbury Tip: Keep Mini Airbrush Flawless Finish in your clutch bag for magic makeup touch-ups!

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  4. An open, mirrored-lid, pressed-powder contour palette for light to medium skin tones.


    For a soft, sculpted look, use Filmstar Bronze & Glow contour and highlighter palette. Using Charlotte’s Powder & Sculpt Brush, apply the Sculpt shade to the hollows of the cheeks, and the Highlight shade to the tops of the cheekbones for a mesmerising bridesmaid glow.

    Read Charlotte’s blog post on how to contour like a pro

  5. Pillow Talk Medium Beauty Light Wand is a pink-nude blush and highlighter inspired by Charlotte's signature shade


    To complete the cheek makeup, use Charlotte’s Bronzer & Blusher Brush to apply a rosy pink blush to the apples of the cheeks. Cheek to Chic powder blush in Pillow Talk is a gorgeous soft nude-pink shade for a natural, flushed look!

    If you want a bridesmaid makeup look with some extra sparkle, apply Beauty Light Wands to the cheeks to blush and highlight! The gorgeous liquid formula gives the high points of the face a soft-focus, shimmering finish that looks gorgeoys in every type of light! Just swipe and glow to get beaming cheekbones to match your beaming bridesmaid smile!

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  6. An open, tinted brow gel with a micro-precision brush in metallic, rose-gold-coloured packaging.


    Before applying your eye makeup, fill in and shape your eyebrows with Brow Lift brow pencil, setting them in place and further defining with Legendary Brows brow gel. These iconic brow products come in a range of fabulous shade to suit blonde, brown and black hair; perfect for the whole bridesmaid party!

    Shop Charlotte's iconic brow makeup products

  7. An open, cream eyeshadow in a shimmery, soft champagne shade in a glass pot with its lid next to it.


    For gorgeous eye makeup for bridesmaids, discover Charlotte’s Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadows! Apply the champagne shade Champagne) onto your lids using your fingertips before softening the edges with the Eyeshadow Blender Brush for hypnotising, easy eye makeup for all of the bridesmaids, instantly!

  8. An open, black coloured mascara in dark crimson packaging with its applicator next to it.


    Complete your bridesmaid eye makeup by smudging The Classic eyeliner pencil onto the upper lash line. Choose Shimmering Brown, a medium brown shade, for a softer natural look. After curling your lashes, apply a generous coat of Full Fat Lashes mascara to the top and bottom eyelashes for a beautiful, fluttery look.

  9. A closed matte lipstick with an open one in a nude-pink matte shade, both in metallic, golden-coloured packaging.


    Finally, use the Pillow Talk Lip Kit to create the dreamiest bridesmaid pout. First, line the lips with Lip Cheat lip liner in Pillow Talk before applying Matte Revolution lipstick in the same nude-pink shade! The iconic Pillow Talk shade is a gorgeous, universally flattering lip colour that will suit all of the bridesmaids in the bridal party!

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Add Colour to the Eyes or Lips

Whilst a natural makeup look is a go-to for many bridesmaids, Charlotte has some magical products for the lips and eyes to add a subtle pop of colour to your bridesmaid makeup!

For brighter, bolder eyes to mesmerise, switch up the eyeshadow colours from a soft shimmery tone to a less neutral colour (to magically match the bridesmaid dress, perhaps!). Charlotte's Luxury Palettes contain four coordinating eyeshadow shades that are perfect for creating personality-filled bridesmaid eyeshadow looks. Apply your favourite shades, then add an everyday nude lip colour like K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Penelope Pink - a perfect suits-all shade!

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If a bold lip bridesmaid look is more your thing, turn up the glam with a red, pink, coral or berry shade! Discover Charlotte’s Hot Lips 2 collection; Patsy Red is perfect for red lipstick-loving bridesmaids, while Dancefloor Princess is a pretty pop pink lip colour. For a deeper lip colour (perfect for a winter wedding), Matte Revolution lipstick in Love Liberty is a gorgeous berry shade, or for an orange pout, choose Hot Lips lipstick In Tell Laura. Pop your chosen lipstick in your clutch along with your Airbrush Flawless Finish setting powder for touch-ups throughout the day!

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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.