So this post started at 10, went up to 15, and finally – when I was about two hours late to publish it – I just had to stop myself at 21 gorgeous beauty looks. Man, I love make-up.

From the natural and boho to the made-up and super glam, I’ve rounded up bridal make-up ideas for black brides that I think could work for every kind of wedding and every style of bride.

With looks to suit lighter and darker skin tones, I hope you find something in this line-up that you’d love for your big day, but if not, I have a feeling part two of this post will be coming along very soon indeed!


1. Fresh & Glossy

Make-up by Pamela Lesch Makeup, Photo by Kelly Sauer via Bridal Musings

2. Flash of Blue

3. Bright Eyes

Make-up by Bobbi Brown, Photo for Marchesa via Bridal Musings

4. All About the Lashes

5. Spring is Here

Make-up by Nivi Grimball, Photo by Judah Avenue via Munaluchi Bridal

6. Calling for Copper

7. Pretty in Pink

8. Elegant Glow

9. Peachy Keen

10. Smokey Eyes

Photo by Z Media via Bridal Musings

11. Day to Night Lips

12. Jewel Hues

13. Vintage Glamour

Make-up by Brides and Beauty, Photo by John Nassari via Nu Bride

14. The Liner Flick

Photo by Yvonne Tnt for Marchesa via Bridal Musings

15. Flawless Complexion

16. Emerald & Highlights

17. Touch of Gold

18. Blushing Bride

Photo by FirstVIEW for Marchesa via Bridal Musings

19. Berry Lips

20. Fresh Faced & Rosy

21. All Out Glamour