Brittany Griffin

This Non-Traditional Wedding Makeup Look Is Perfect for Rule-Breaking Brides

This is for you non-traditional ladies who feel your wedding is a day to break the rules. Or, maybe you're a classic bride who opted for a traditional wedding dress and need a little extra oomph to take your look to the next level.

You still want to feel beautiful and look like you're the star of the day, but definitely want to go beyond blushing bride wedding makeup.

In any case, the major trick is to pick a few bold colors and get the hues right. For a spring bride, the combo of a bright coral lip and a cobalt blue eyeliner liner is clutch. Begin by following this flawless face tutorial to get your base makeup on.

Step 1: Brightening Highlight

Apply a brightening shimmer shadow to your brow bones, the inside corners of your eyes and slightly below the inside of your lower lash line. This will reflect light beautifully in photographs. I'm using the Urban Decay Naked Palette in Virgin ($54).

Step 2: Warm Contour

To bring out soft depth in your eyes, contour the creases with a warm brown shadow like Urban Decay Naked Palette in Buck.

Step 3: Glowing Cheekbones

You really want your skin to be a focal point of this look, so apply your favorite highlighter to your cheekbones. I'm using Too Faced Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo ($30).

Step 4: Bright Coral Pucker

Go for a bright coral lipstick to amp up your look in a way that's still delicate. I'm currently obsessing over Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in Rouge Rose ($37).

Step 5: Cobalt Blue Liner

This next move is definitely a bold one. Apply a cobalt blue eyeliner on the outer corners of your eyes, tapeingr the liner to blend into your lashes. This is a subtle way to rock liner that still packs a punch. I'm using Lancome Drama Liquid-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner in Cote D'azur ($23).

Step 6: Mascara And Brows

Curl those lashes and apply your favorite lengthening mascara to make them extra fluttery. Top off the look by gently defining your brows.

Take this look outside, and those accents will just shine against your glowing skin.

Even the non-traditional bride can still have a softness to her.

Clearly, going bold doesn't mean that you have to be over-the-top.