Swoon-Worthy 1970s Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

1970s Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

This is a great look for brides that prefer a more natural bohemian feel to their makeup and definitely one of 2015’s key summer trends. The main focus is on the eyes, and although the shadow is subtle the soft earthy tones buffed into the socket finished with strip lashes give a real doe-eyed effect.  The skin should be kept fresh with a light weight foundation and bronzer to add that beachy sun kissed feel. 

Start by applying a fawn toned shadow to the eyelid.

I used MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork £15.50

The brush I used was Crown Brush Firm Shadow £4.59

1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial
1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Eyeliner was another important tool in 70s makeup but to keep it more natural apply a brown cream liner along the lash line and then soften with the eyeshadow brush, extending it a little towards the outer lash line.

I used Maybelline Gel Liner in Brown £7.99

how to do 70s boho bridal makeup

Build up the eye shadow colour but try to keep to natural and earthy tones. Blend a deeper taupe from the centre of the eyelid to the outer corner.

how to do 70s boho bridal makeup

Next blend a deeper shade of brown into the socket line and a little under the bottom lashes.

I Used Seventeen ‘Peep Show’ Palette (no longer available). A great alternative is Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in ‘Forest’ £32.00

The socket brush was Crown Brush Deluxe Crease £3.49

how to do 70s boho bridal makeup
TIP: Build up the colour slowly as you don’t want the eye shadow to look too heavy.

Using a strip lash that compliments this style, normally I would opt for natural looking lash that is thicker at the base (for a Brigitte Bardot look) and has a natural finish. Fit the lash to your natural lash line, and trim the access from the outer corner of the strip.

I used Ardell Demi Wispies False Eyelashes £5.49

how to apply a strip lash

Duo Striplash Adhesive ‘Dark Tone’ £8.39

Using tweezers to hold the lash, press the lash into your upper lash line and hold into place until the glue has dried.

how to apply strip lashes

Instead of blush opt for a bronzer to create a tanned look. Use a natural-looking bronzer to achieve the effect as this gives the skin a healthy glow.

I used Illamasqua Bronzing Duo £26.00

Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

how to do 70s boho bridal makeup

Apply the bronzer anywhere on the face where the sun would naturally hit it. Sweep it from the forehead, to the cheeks, a little across the nose and then down to the chin.

how to do 70s boho bridal makeup
TIP: The soft shape you create should be like you are tracing the number 3, but if it starts to look like the number 3, its too heavy and you have applied way too much bronzer!

To give that real fresh feel, finish the look with a nude lipstick or a frosted translucent gloss. For that real Boho look avoid lip liner and keep the lips as natural as possible.

I Used Illamasqua Sheer Lip Gloss in Opulent £16.50

Ta-Da!… The finished Boho 70s Bridal Look!!

1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial
Finished Look | 1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

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Model: Laura Elliot




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