This blog features 23 mother of the bride makeup ideas.
Yes, it is the bride’s special day, but mum must also look and feel great.
It’s not only the bride that gets photographed on the special day, so why not look your best too!
Whether you are a lady who likes the smokey eye look or the all-natural look, we have ideas for all.
So, if you’re a mother of the bride then here are some ideas that you might like.
But before we get to the idea part, I have a few handy tips that you could use.
How to do the makeup for mother of the bride?
Using a matte lipstick is always great if you want your lipstick to last throughout the whole event.
Make sure that you choose colors that go with what you are wearing, you don’t want what you wear take away attention from your makeup and vice versa.
Also, choose colors that suit you.
Take into consideration your skin tone as well as eye color and facial features when making these decisions, not everything looks good on everyone.
If you aren’t wearing matte lipstick, keep a spare in your bag, as well as a mirror to help you in applying the lipstick.
A little bit of highlight goes a long way, and using this product draws light and attention to the right facial features.
Setting spray is your best friend – if you don’t know what this is then I suggest you head to your nearest drug store and ask for the best one they have before the big day, that is if you are doing your own makeup.
Another tip, if you are doing your own makeup, is to do trial runs and don’t be scared about trying out new things.
Remember, practice makes perfect, and don’t be afraid to ask other people what they think of your makeup look once you do try it.
If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.
I hope that these tips as well as the ideas that follow will help you make this important decision.
Mother of the bride makeup ideas
1. All natural
This makeup look accentuates this mother’s gorgeous facial features without being too much.
The dark, brown eyeshadow compliments her eye color.
2. Smokey eye look
Here’s another look that doesn’t look like too much makeup.
This natural makeup look seems to be in fashion these days.
3. Add some blush
This added blush on the mother’s cheekbones adds to her gorgeous smile.
You can see the happiness in her eyes.
4. Big lashes
These lashes make this mother’s eyes POP.
The added blush also adds some color to her cheeks.
5. Lipstick that matches your outfit
This baby pink lipstick matches the pink jacket that this mother has on.
The pink eyeshadow also complements this look.
Another element that adds to your look is your accessories – these hanging earrings are stunning.
6. Bold lip
This bold red lip suits this mother so well.
The contrast of the red and the blue in her eyes adds some drama to her makeup look.
I also love her hair.
7. Whispy eyelashes
The shape of these eyelashes makes this mother’s eyes appear bigger.
Also, if you have a gorgeous eye color like this mother then don’t go overboard with the eyeshadow – add just enough to make it pretty.
8. A touch of gold
This gold eyeshadow and shimmering lips make this mother-of-the-bride look like a million bucks.
9. Work with what you have
Notice how this mother’s makeup matches the color palette of her facial features.
You want to work with the colors that you already have, in this case, she has a tanned complexion and brown eyes, to bring out those features.
10. A touch of highlight
Adding highlights to bring light to certain parts of the face is a great way to bring out certain features in your face.
I love the smokey eyeshadow in this look too.
11. Light eyeliner
Using light eyeliner helps make the eyes appear bigger and brighter.
If you use a darker eyeliner, make sure it doesn’t make your eyes appear too small.
12. Gorgeous in green
This makeup look incorporates an orangy-pink eyeshadow with the mother’s green outfit.
Make sure to tell your makeup artist which colors you are wearing to the wedding so that they do not clash.
13. Gorgeous brown lip and shimmering eyeshadow
I love the shimmering eyeshadow and bold lip color of this look.
These colors compliment the mother’s hair and eyes so well.
14. Keep it simple
Here’s another look that uses shimmery eyeshadow and a bold lip color.
Again, these colors complement this mother’s outfit so well.
15. Dressed in pink
This baby pink eyeshadow and lip color are gorgeous.
The amount of highlight is just right and the shimmer from the eyeshadow draws in enough attention to the eyes.
16. Barely noticeable
This makeup look is so natural you wouldn’t say that this mother was wearing any makeup at all.
The best makeup looks are the ones where you can’t exactly tell if you are or aren’t wearing makeup.
It looks as though this mother has opted to not have any eyeshadow – this is also completely up to you.
If you are going for a more natural look then this is also a tip that you could use.
17. Make your eyes pop
This look that uses a lighter smokey eye allows this mother’s eyes to pop.
This mother has also added a bit of glitter to her decolletage (collarbone area) to create some light in that area.
I love this color lipstick, it also looks like this lipstick is matte which is a good choice to make sure that you don’t have to keep reapplying throughout the event.
18. A much lighter smokey eye
This smokey eye is almost white.
This compliments this mother’s blue eyes very well and it also compliments her light hair.
This length of eyelashes also helps make this mother’s eyes pop.
19. Highlight the right facial features
This look highlights the bone structure under the eyebrows, allowing light and attention to be drawn to this mother’s eyes.
I like how this look is natural but also looks like this mother’s makeup artist has put in a lot of effort.
20. Darker eyeliner works with lighter eyes
Notice how this mother of the bride has a darker eyeliner and it doesn’t make her eyes appear small.
This is because she has lighter, larger eyes.
Make sure that you keep this in mind when choosing your eye makeup.
21. Darker smokey eye
Again, a darker smokey eye can be used in this look because the mother of the bride has light eyes.
I love the curls in her hair.
22. Dual-color eyeshadow
Using two colors for your eyeshadow gives your eyes a doe-like effect.
The end length of her eyelashes also contributes to this.
Make sure that you use the right product so that your face looks as smooth as a baby’s bottom for the photos.
The colors in this makeup look also compliment this mother’s hair.
This subtle eye shadow helps not draw attention away from her eye color and beautiful lashes.
So there you have it, 23 ideas for mother-of-the-bride makeup looks.
I hope that some of these ideas have given you some more clarity on what you would like for your own makeup look.
Remember, you deserve to look good on the day too.
Good luck with the rest of the planning!