Say 'I Do' To These Wedding Makeup Trends In 2022

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If there's any day someone should look their best, it's their wedding day. Most people consider their wedding day or night as the best and most unforgettable memory of their entire lives. Furthermore, weddings typically have guests, and will be photographed for families and friends — and, of course, yourself — to hold onto those memories forever. Since your wedding is such a special milestone, it's crucial to plan out your look ahead of time to make sure you'll be happy with it.

Chances are, you'll spend hours picking the perfect dress or tuxedo, and deciding how you want to style your hair for the big day. Maybe you've even hired a wedding planner to help you figure out the details. But everyone with a wedding coming up should make sure to think about how they'll want their makeup to look as well.            

According to Cosmopolitan, some of 2021's most prominent wedding makeup trends included bold lipsticks, the no-makeup look, soft pink hues, smokey eyes, subtle eyeliner, and '60s inspired eye-widening details. While we still love these trends, we're excited to embrace all the new trends that 2022 has to offer. These are some of the best makeup trends to explore for your wedding look.

Consider big lashes with little makeup

WeddingWire notes that a big trend in 2022 is going to be emphasizing eyelashes without any other eye makeup, or at least minimal eyeshadow and liner. Drawing attention to your lashes without excessive eyeshadow and eyeliner will create a more elegant appearance.

The way you go about defining your lashes is up to you. One easy way to create longer, fuller lashes is with mascara. Available at Sephora, Lancôme's Lash Idôle black mascara volumizes and lengthens lashes and lasts for a long time. Plus, it has received over four out of five stars, making it perfect for a wedding look. Another excellent volumizing mascara is Maybelline's Total Temptation mascara. This product is available at Ulta and is currently priced at $9.34.

If you're looking for a bolder look, another way to add more fullness to your eyelashes is with false lashes. Royal Wink's Royalty false lashes are long and voluminous, as well as reusable, and are currently only $9.99. Furthermore, Lily Lashes Lite Faux Mink Lashes are available at Sephora and have received almost five stars, making them a beloved option for beautiful lashes.

Less is more

According to Harper's Bazaar, one of 2022's most prominent wedding makeup trends is subtle artistry, rather than dramatic, to create a classic look. You can achieve classy, understated looks with soft blush and nude lips.

Wearing blush will add a beautiful pop of color to your cheeks without being too over the top. You can never go wrong with pink blush for a sweet, delicate appearance. Ulta currently sells the highly-rated Dandelion Brightening Baby-Pink Blush by Benefit Cosmetics, which has a mild shimmer. If you're looking for a blush slightly more vibrant than pink but not as dramatic as red, orange blushes are a fun option. Also available at Ulta, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna's Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush comes in Fuego Flush, a gorgeous shade of tangerine.

Additionally, nude lips are the key to achieving timeless elegance at your wedding, as nude products add just a little something to your lips without overpowering them. Currently sold at only $4.98 on Amazon, Maybelline's Color Sensational Lipstick in Nude Lust has received 4.5 out of five stars. If you're not a fan of lipstick, lip gloss is a shinier option. Fenty's Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is available at Sephora in Fenty Glow, a shiny rose nude color perfect for subtle glamour.

Sparkly makeup makes your special day brighter

Sparkles have been everywhere in fashion and accessories this year, so it's no surprise that they found their way to the makeup world (via Wedshed). We love how this trend can be as subtle or bold as you desire because "sparkle" is such a broad term. If you want a head-turning, drastic look, bright, glittery products will do the trick, but if you're looking for something more low-key, some subtle shininess would be the better option for you.

One fun way to incorporate sparkles into your look is the eye area. Sparkly eyeshadow is all the rage right now, and your options are endless. If you want something subtle and classy, you can't go wrong with nude shadows with a hint of shine. Mac's Matte Eyeshadow is available at Ulta right now and comes in Honey Lust, a bronze dipped peach hue, which beautifully combines nude sophistication with slight shimmer. On the other hand, if you're going for drama, have fun exploring all the colorful, sparkly eyeshadows out there. For example, Amazon is currently selling colorful, shiny eyeshadows by Concrete Minerals. These well-liked products have received 4.5 out of five stars.

You can always add some sparkle to your lips as well. Lip gloss is naturally shiny due to its glossy texture — hence the name lip gloss — and can make your lips look irresistible for your wedding day or night. Glossier's top-rated Cushiony Glassy Shine Lip Gloss will give your lips a long-lasting shine when you say "I Do."

Glowing, glossy skin is perfect for weddings

Nothing will complement the minimalistic, shimmery look better than angelic, dew-like skin (via MammaMia). When it comes to wedding makeup trends, 2022 is the year to say goodbye to that firm, matte look, and hello to lighter, glossier skin.

The key to achieving this radiant look is all about choosing the right products. Putting the right items on your face will help you get that goddess-like skin tone. One product that will help you nail this look is Glossier's top-rated Futuredew, a moisturizing, oil-based serum hybrid specifically designed to make your skin dewier. Another highly rated product meant to make your skin glow is Laneige's Glowy Makeup Serum, which is currently available at Sephora for $32.00. Not only is this product appropriate for oily, combination, and normal skin types, but it hydrates your skin and lasts long enough to keep you glowing throughout your big day.

We are obsessing over these classy looks! Your wedding day is all about looking and feeling your best, so everyone should remember to have fun above all else when planning their wedding makeup.