Top 2023 Bridal Makeup Looks

With the wedding season upon us, many of our 2023 brides are putting the finishing touches on their “I Do” looks. To help our brides with these final details, we asked one of our trusted beauty partners, Amy Rachael Makeup Company, for her bridal beauty tips and all the details on the top bridal makeup looks for 2023.

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Meet our Guest Blogger Amy Rastetter of Amy Rachael Makeup Company

Amy Rastetter is a professional bridal makeup artist that has served brides through her company, Amy Rachael Makeup Company, in the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin area since 2016.

“I absolutely love what I do and am so passionate about helping all of my brides and clients have a makeup experience that is luxurious, unique, beautiful, stress free and most of all – fabulous! From weddings to makeup lessons, boudoir sessions and everything in between, my job is to create makeup magic and help you feel absolutely incredible.”

To learn more about Amy and her services, visit her website or follow along on Instagram @AmyRachaelmua. You can find all of Amy’s favorite 2023 bridal trend products listed throughout the blog, here.

Amy’s Top 5 Bridal Makeup Looks for 2023


While shimmer and sparkle have always been a part of the bridal makeup scene, letting the shimmer be sheer and opaque has become extremely popular. It will give a softer, ethereal effect, creating the perfect bridal eye look!

Want to add a bold element? Delicate embellishments such as rhinestones, pearls or a bold eyeliner color will help add that pop of something special!

Smokey eyes and sheer shimmer are a top bridal makeup trend for 2023

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False lashes are always in, so don’t be afraid to rock them on your big day! They are a statement that adds depth and truly completes your eye look. Natural to medium individual and strip lashes are soft and offer enough fullness to ensure your eyes pop in photos. Don’t worry, your makeup artist will be able to recommend the right style for you!

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Brides, I’m such a huge fan of this trend and love a gorgeous glossy lip! Think shiny and sheer coverage in shades of soft pink and peach. Your makeup artist will be able to help customize and choose the perfect shade just for you. If you are a bold bride, consider a stunning red lip (which pairs perfectly with a minimal makeup look).

PRO TIP: Using lip masks will hydrate and prep your lips for the perfect gorgeous pout on your big day. Make sure you chat with your artist about having your lip color to touch up with throughout the day!

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Skin is in my friends! The Cloud Skin trend is stunning and gives a complexion that glows and looks soft and velvety.  It’s a beautiful balance of radiant and matte finishes that gives you a romantic glow from within. By using luminous primers and lightweight foundations your skin will look and feel like skin, which is a win for every bride!

Don’t forget about the rest of your body as well!  As an alternative to getting a spray tan, use a self-tanner like NuSkin’s Sunright Instaglow. It works with your skin tone to give you a natural looking tan that is streak free, transfer proof, glowing and gorgeous!

With a beautiful balance of radiant and matte finishes, Cloud Skin is a top trend for 2023 bridal makeup.


Take it from me, your artist wants you to pamper yourself and take care of your skin! Having a skincare routine leading up to your wedding will help you achieve a smooth and radiant complexion. The more hydrated your skin is, the better your makeup is going to look. Girl, you’re getting married – it’s okay to spoil yourself!

Start by establishing a daily cleansing routine. One way to easily do so: the Lumi Spa. This is the number one cleansing device on the market and is a personal favorite of mine! It gently cleanses your skin and cleans your pores, while also helping to boost collagen levels and give you that youthful glow. Talk about your own personal spa treatment at home! Combine that with a gentle toner, and face oil/moisturizer, and you’ll start to see results with regular daily use.

If you’re looking to update your skincare routine, I have the perfect Luxe Bridal Skincare bundle put together just for you! Snag yours at the link above and enjoy a discount on me.

If makeup is truly important to you on your big day, having a trusted and experienced bridal makeup professional by your side is worth its weight in gold! We are there to ensure that your makeup vision is brought to life, and that you are supported every step of the way on your journey to being a bride. We make it easy, fabulous and fun for you!


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If you loved these tips, you can find Amy’s favorite 2023 bridal trend makeup products and more on her website. (This blog contains affiliate links. If you use these links to purchase something, Amy may earn a commission.) Subscribe to receive Amy’s weekly newsletter full of helpful makeup tips, tricks and product recommendations. And be sure to visit our website for more of our Recommended Beauty Vendors and to learn more about hosting your wedding at The Hutton House.

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