Wedding Makeup

Dreamy Makeup Ideas for Winter Weddings

September 15, 2022

As winter rolls in, brides everywhere are gearing up for their magical winter wonderland weddings! Here at Updos For I Dos, we totally get, and love, the charm that winter weddings bring, and we're here to help you rock the perfect makeup look that'll make you feel like the queen of this stunning season. We’re here to be your go-to gals for navigating the dreamy vibes of snowy landscapes, the warm glow of candles, and the intimate feels that make winter weddings so special! Continue reading for our breakdown of makeup ideas you’ll need for this ultra cozy and romantic time of year. 

Bronzy Neutrals and Bold Statements

In the ever-changing world of bridal makeup, the trends of 2023 are still hanging around for winter weddings this year! You can count on seeing those ever popular bronzy and "no makeup makeup" looks, giving off easy and natural vibes. But here's the twist – bold lips and shimmery eyeshadow are stepping up this winter season, bringing a touch of glam to your winter celebration! Feel free to mix things up with different colors and textures; the winter of 2023 and 2024 is all about letting your personal style show. Whether you're into a bold color or just a subtle sparkle, our talented makeup artists are here to support you along your wedding makeup journey! 

Rachel Stenger Photography

Less is More: The Elegance of Subtle Makeup Tones

The trend of "less is more" has definitely stolen our hearts in 2023, and we're thrilled to see it continue into this winter season! Picture soft pinks and berry shades gracing your cheeks, perfectly complementing the winter setting. Our goal is to enhance your natural beauty while adding a touch of warmth to your complexion. Dive into the understated elegance with a focus on fresh, radiant skin; think dewy finishes that capture the soft winter light. Our artists will work their magic to create a look that effortlessly combines simplicity and sophistication, ensuring you radiate timeless beauty on your special winter day!

Seasonal Wedding Palettes: Deep Winter Shades

Winter weddings bring a shift in wedding color palettes! While summers may be adorned with lighter and softer tones, winter ceremonies tend to embrace the more intense hues. Think deep reds, shades of black, shimmer, and elegant deep navy's. Your makeup palette can harmonize with the winter landscape, creating a captivating and sophisticated look! Dive into the richness of winter with velvety burgundy lips or add a touch of drama with a sultry smokey eye in deep, moody tones! Let your makeup become a reflection of the season's bold and enchanting spirit, ensuring you stand out amidst the winter wonderland backdrop.

Christa Rae Photography

Winter Skincare Wisdom: Hydration is Key

In the colder months, skincare should become a vital aspect of every bride and bridal party member's wedding preparation! Hydration is paramount, and a quality moisturizer should be your best friend. Prioritizing effective moisturizing for your facial skin, lips, and hands is absolutely crucial! If you’re looking to dive deeper into the winter skincare routine, incorporate nourishing masks and serums that combat the harsh effects of chilly winds, ensuring a luminous and dewy complexion that lasts well into your magical winter wedding day! This routine not only safeguards against the drying effects of chilly air but also ensures a radiant and comfortable canvas for your wedding makeup! 

Jessi Vaughn Photography

Creamy Makeup Products for Winter

When it comes to winter makeup, we recommend indulging in ultra-hydrating and creamy products! These luxurious formulations ensure your skin stays moisturized and luminous, even in the chilliest weather. Dive into the world of hydrating foundations and creamy blushes that not only provide a flawless finish but also act as a protective barrier against the harsh winter elements. Additionally, opt for nourishing lip balms and velvety eyeshadows to keep your features radiant and comfortable throughout the colder months!

Your Dream Wedding Hair and Makeup Team

Our team of highly experienced hair and makeup artists is eager to turn your winter bridal dreams into reality! Through our simple booking process and our touch of personalized consultations, we aim to not only understand your vision, but exceed your expectations. If you're ready to say "I do" to your dream wedding hair and makeup team, click the link here to start your journey with Updos For I Dos today! We can't wait to make your bridal hair and makeup dreams come true!

Cover Photo Credit: Mason Photography