The Highlight

Summer Wedding Guest Glam Inspiration

June 20, 2018 Lindsey Schickner

Summer wedding circuit in full force? Black tie ballroom or boho beachy, our experts share wedding guest glam inspiration to take you from one party to the next!

A cozy country ceremony calls for a summer dress, wedges (avoid heels that might sink into the dirt) and an easy, breezy beauty look. This is a moment to go more low maintenance with soft waves and a flirty lash.

Whimsical Waves + Lush Lashes – Expert Tips to Get-the-Look:

–Hair: Blowdry hair with a Dyson blowdryer and Ouai Wave Spray to achieve perfect waves that are both silky smooth and effortlessly undone.

–Makeup: Before applying eye makeup (liner or shadow), curl your lashes for at least 30 seconds. Then, apply Charlotte Tilbury’s Legendary Lashes Volume 2 mascara, pulling in different directions to make sure lashes are fully coated. Extra Tip: Always check to see that mascara stains the whole lash. When applying mascara to bottom lashes, use a pressing or kissing motion for effortless, complete coverage.

Headed to a semi-formal wedding and need some beauty inspo to complete your cocktail dress and statement heels? Opt for a messy-chic bun (think Meghan Markle) and subtly sexy smokey eyes.

Effortless Bun + Smokey Eyes – Expert Tips to Get-the-Look:

–Hair: For this Meghan Markle-inspired messy-chic, low bun, all you need in Bumble & Bumble’s Strong Hairspray and some bobbi pins.

–Makeup: For the perfect, easy-to-execute, subtle smokey eye, opt for a shadow stick. We love Nars’s Velvet in Aigle Noir. Make sure to blend well and follow with your lash curler and mascara for added drama.

Attending a black tie affair and need to pull together a more polished beauty look to complement your Rent the Runway gown? Go for a chic up-style paired with clean, flawless skin.

Elegant Updo + Flawless Skin – Expert Tips to Get-the-Look:

–Hair: To give hair added volume before creating your updo, use R + Co Dallas Thickening Spray, followed by a GHD curling iron.

–Makeup: For a flawless complexion, use Bobbi Brown’s Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation with SPF 15, concentrating the product in the center of the face, using a BeautyBlender to dab foundation on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin, and blurring out as you extend to the perimeter of the face.

Beach-bound to a wedding where the dress code is barefoot and boho-chic? Go minimal and let your natural sun-kissed skin shine through with a barely-there, bronzy glow and a dreamy, easy-to-create fishtail braid.

Undone Braid + Sun-kissed Skin – Expert Tips to Get-the-Look:

–Hair: Use Oribe’s Featherbalm Weightless Styler to give your hair enough texture and grit to create the messy-chic braid.

–Makeup: For a deep, sun-kissed warmth, apply bronzer using a pointed, fluffy brush, like Makeup Forever’s 160 Blush Brush. We love Becca’s Be A Light Palette. Use the brighten shade under the eyes and on the t-zone and then use the contour (or bronze) shade in the hollows of the cheeks, forehead and chin.