A dramatic cat eye is a sure way to add a little va-va-voom to your look—and yes, it can even work on your wedding day. The key is keeping it clean and classy, making smooth lines and wearing a minimal amount of makeup otherwise. Follow these steps below!

Remember to do a test before your big day to make sure you (or your makeup artist) feel confident in how to get the look you want. And test products too! For this look, we recommend Guerlain ‘Cils d’Enfer’ Maxi Lash Mascara and Guerlain Gel Eye Pencil.

Prefer light eyes but bright lips? Check out our Red Lip How-To, plus more ideas on the Beauty Blog.


Going for bold beauty on your big day? Try a classic red lip—it’s the perfect way to add instant glamour to any bridal look, and it’ll never go out of style.

Here, you can watch Beauty Director Laksmi Sam’s step-by-step guide, including how to prep, line and complete the perfect pout.

Next, get tips from Beauty Director Tawni Hart on how to match your skin tone with the best shade.

For more ideas—for your wedding day and every day—check out our Beauty Blog!


Cheri Botiz, Nordstrom National Beauty and Fragrance Director, offers her advice on how you and your entire bridal party can look your best on the big day.

First and foremost, Cheri recommends partnering with one of our complimentary Wedding Stylists, who can help you on your entire wedding journey by outfitting you and your party for all your wedding-related events. Once you’ve met, your Stylist can get started on Cheri’s second tip—connecting you with a representative from our exclusive beauty partner for weddings, Laura Mercier.

At the core of Laura Mercier’s philosophy is flawless skin—which every bride wants, of course. Your representative will make over you and your party at Nordstrom or the location of your choice. The fee (which varies depending on your party’s size and needs) includes a trial run before the wedding date to ensure everything is perfect.

Your Wedding Stylist can also introduce you to our complimentary in-store Beauty Stylists, who are experts on all things beauty—another option to help you look your best.

Finally, Cheri offers a few wedding-related beauty tips to keep in mind as you plan your big day.
1 – Choose fresh, neutral colors for your makeup (sables, peaches, roses and creams). Trends come and go, and the last thing you want is to look trapped in a fad in the album you’ll be looking at the rest of your life.
2 – Invest in a smile-care regimen to ensure a bright, white smile.
3 – Find the perfect mascara—start with lash primer or false lashes.
4 – Keep your shine down to a ready-to-photograph natural glow with oil-blotting papers or by using oil-absorbing foundation.
5 – For lips, start with a long-wearing liner and color that’s transfer-resistant. Best to start off matte for photos, then top with gloss.
6 – Get a purse-size spray of your signature fragrance. Cheri says no bride should be without a Donna Karan ‘Cashmere Mist’ Dual End Fragrance & Lip Gloss Rollerball!

Set up a complimentary appointment with one of our Wedding Stylists for more tips, expertise and to connect with a representative from Laura Mercier. In the meantime, browse and shop beauty products for the bride from Laura Mercier and all our brands.