bridal beauty

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!


Have you seen our One Dress, Six Styles video? If not, check it out and get inspired as one gorgeous Caroline DeVillo gown is transformed to complement six distinct wedding themes.

The jewelry, hair accessories and shoes certainly change the dress up from one style to the next, but another major factor is the makeup! We can’t stop gushing over the six gorgeous beauty looks featured in this video, from bright and bold to soft and subtle. We tapped into the experts in our stores, the Beauty Stylists, for their advice on what products and tips create these looks. For more beauty ideas, check out our Beauty 24/7 blog.

Seascape Goddess: It’s all about softness here, with feminine pink blush and nude lips. Beauty Stylist Rachel Valdez in San Antonio recommends: Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in ‘Angelic’ and Bobbi Brown Blush in ‘Pale Pink’.

Mod Muse: The nod to retro comes from the bold brows and bright lip in the perfect shade of pink. Beauty Stylist Iris Brostowicz in Chicago recommends: stila ‘long wear’ liquid lip color in ‘petal’ and Anastasia ‘Brow Wiz’ Mechanical Brow Pencil in ‘Medium Ash’.

Classic Sophisticate: There’s something about a perfect red lip color and shiny gold eyelids that instantly boosts confidence. Beauty Stylist Jennifer Kochenour in King of Prussia recommends: Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in ‘Pirate’ and NARS Duo Eyeshadow in ‘Alhambra’.

Dramatic Starlet: Hello, lips! For “look at me” makeup, go for a bold, dark lipstick with porcelain skin. Beauty Stylist Iris Brostowicz recommends: MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in ‘Bittersweet’ and MAC Pro Longwear Lip Crème in ‘Made To Last’.


Rustic Belle: Here it’s all about a bronzy glow with neutral lips and eyes for a barely there look. Rachel Valdez recommends: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in ‘Golden Light’ and Trish McEvoy ‘Instant Solutions’ Beauty Balm SPF 35.

Boho Dreamer: The boho girl wears little else besides shades of brown eyeshadow and mascara to make her style laid-back but luxe. Beauty Stylist Rachel Valdez recommends: Dior ‘5 Couleurs Designer’ Eyeshadow Palette in Amber Design #708  and YSL ‘Volume Effet Faux Cils’ Mascara in ‘Rich Brown’.

Our Wedding Stylists can introduce you to Beauty Stylists in our stores to help you get the perfect makeup and fragrance to complement your dress. To make a free appointment, you can use our online booking tool or call 1.888.300.1295.


Searching for the perfect bridal shower gift? How about this cute ‘here comes the bride’ kit from philosophy, specifically made for the bride-to-be! She’ll feel totally pampered with philosophy’s best-selling skincare and fragrance products as she gets ready for the big day.

This kit is like a mini spa session with ‘purity made simple’ one-step facial cleanser, ‘hope in a jar’ moisturizer, ‘amazing grace’ firming body emulsion and a sample of ‘the microdelivery peel’ for radiant skin. Plus, it includes ‘amazing grace’ perfumed shampoo, bath and shower gel—one of our all-time favorite scents and definitely wedding-worthy.

For more makeup and skincare ideas, check out our Beauty 24/7 blog!

philosophy ‘here comes the bride’ kit


Our National Bridal Director, Andrea Wasserman stopped by our Nordstrom Merrick Park Wedding Suite in Florida to share some of her bride and bridal party favorites with NBC Miami.

Browse all our wedding gowns and bridal lookbooks, and check out Andrea’s second segment on honeymoon attire essentials.

Last but not least, wedding beauty products and tips (including details about our exclusive partnership with Laura Mercier) from our Regional Beauty Director, Karen Delauro.