15 Fall Wedding Makeup Looks if "Traditional" Is Not Your Thing

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From finding the perfect location and dress to hiring a wedding planner, weddings can be one of the trickiest if not time-consuming events to orchestrate. Everything from the guest list to flowers can feel overwhelming, which is exactly why your beauty routine for the big day should not.

Seeing as fall is fast approaching, we thought you'd like some inspiration for the new season ahead if you're planning to tie the knot come autumn. Since no two brides are alike, makeup looks shouldn't be the same, either. Whether you like to keep your makeup minimal, or you're all about the drama when it's time to walk down the aisle (or whenever, really), keep scrolling to see our roundup of 15 dreamy fall eye makeup looks for every type of bride. We promise you'll most certainly find yourself wanting to say, "I do" to more than one.

Warm Wedding Tones

For the bride who wants to wear a statement lip, this eyeshadow shows how just the right amount of soft, neutral colors can balance well with a bold lipstick choice.

Amore in Amalfi
BH Cosmetics Amore in Amalfi Eyeshadow Palette $10.00

Wingin' It

A winged eyeliner paired with smoky gray and black eyeshadow gives the classic liquid eyeliner look a chic, modern twist. Liquid liner is applied to the top of the eye, while the eyeshadow is blended on the lid and underneath the eye in an outward motion connecting to the wing—ideal for any bride who wants to make a statement with eyeshadow and eyeliner in one.

Chanel Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in "Tisse Smoky" $62.00

Coral Crush

An example of the perfect use of monochromatic color throughout, pairing an eyeshadow, blush, and lip color that is similar in tone is a stunning choice for fall wedding makeup. The deep coral and bronze hues here give just enough autumnal vibes and complement any eye color.

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Natasha Denona Coral Eyeshadow Palette $48.00 $24.00

Soft and Subtle

When wanting to keep your eyeshadow subtle, applying an intense eyeliner will help give an established look, without overdoing it entirely. This example of soft, pink eyeshadow with black liner is ideal for any fall bride who wants her eyes defined, but with minimal eyeshadow color on the lids.

fall eyeshadow
Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette in "Pillow Talk" $53.00

A Graphic Statement

A tasteful take on graphic eyeliner and eyeshadow, this statement eye would look rather stunning for a fall wedding, don't you think? The clean lines paired with white hues are giving us total abstract art beauty feels. To re-create this look, apply a white or silver eyeliner and blend the shadow of your choice on top for maximum staying power.

fall eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Polyester Bride" $20.00 $10.00

An Inner Highlight

Smoky plum tones with a rose gold highlight in the corners of the eyes and lots of mascara is a win in our book for dreamy fall wedding eyeshadow. The highlight accentuates the shape of the eyes just right, while the deep mauve and plum tones bring depth and dimension.

fall eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown The Essentials Eyeshadow Palette in "Midnight Orchid" $45.00

Autumn Hues

Like the crisp and clean hues of fall leaves, the colors used in this eyeshadow look are ideal for an autumn wedding. The golden-tan and light brown around the eyes with mascara gives a soft, romantic feel paired with dewy skin and lipgloss.

eyeshadow palette
Ace Beaute Nostalgia Eyeshadow Palette $39.00

Cool Smoky and Chic

There's no time like a chilly fall evening wedding to debut a cool-toned smoky eye. You can recreate this eyeshadow look using deep blues, browns, or plums. Smudging a long-lasting eyeliner underneath allows for the smoky feel to come through. And we love the pop of highlight in the corners.

fall eyeshadow
Lorac Pro 2 Eyeshadow Palette $39.00 $31.00

Think Pink

Colorful eyeshadow? Check. Winged eyeliner? Absolutely. This fall bridal look inspiration shows how color can be perfectly appropriate for your wedding day, (yes, even pink). With the eyeshadow applied in the crease and under the bottom lash line, it just works, don't you think?

fall eyeshadow
Lancôme Monsieur Big Heart-Shaped Eyeshadow Palette $49.00

Subtle Shade

Thinking that neutral yet smoky eye might seem like an oxymoron at first? It's totally possible to create an eyeshadow look that has some smoky depth to it without being overzealous. As you see here, the eyes are shaded on the top and bottom to bring in drama, while lids are sporting a more neutral color palette. Pair it with a nude lipstick, and your subtle smoky fall eyeshadow look is complete.

Sigma Ambiance Eyeshadow Palette $49.00

All That Glitters

The best news you might possibly receive is that glitter is appropriate to wear on your wedding day. Yes, it's true: When applied tastefully, glitter is a great choice for fall brides who want to add some sparkle to their big day. Applied to the top lid and even under the eye, a little bit of glitter can go a long way, quite possibly making you the coolest fall bride, ever.

fall eyeshadow
Lemonhead LA Space Paste Glitter in "Groupie" $22.00

Breathtaking Metallic

Give us all the metallics for a fall wedding, please. With rose gold and copper tones, this screams fall wedding-appropriate in the best type of way. An ideal way to catch the softest, romantic rays of light, metallic is a tasteful option to wear when walking down the aisle.

fall eyeshadow
Smashbox Cover Shot Eyeshadow Palette in "Petal Metal" $29.00

Daring and Dramatic

There's nothing wrong with wanting a little drama on your wedding day, or a lot when it comes to your eyeshadow, that is. This smoky eye look is ideal for any bride wanting to step it up a notch and truly make a statement. When wearing a smoky eye, be sure to use an eyeshadow primer first on the base of the lid to ensure that everything stays in place throughout the day.

Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette
Doucce Freematic Eyeshadow Pro Palette $65.00

Everyday Beauty

If you want to look as natural as possible on your wedding day, a subtle enhancement on the eyes is all you need for a natural fall eyeshadow look. The example here of soft shimmering champagne tones on the lid and lots of mascara will most certainly do the trick. Simply apply cream eyeshadow all over the lid and finish with a few coats of mascara.

fall eyeshadow
RMS Beauty Eye Polish in "Utopia" $28.00

Golden Lids

Give yourself a golden glow by using gold tones for eyeshadow that have variations in intensities. For instance, you can use lighter gold and bronzier tones together to create contrast yet continue warmth throughout the whole look. This adds light to the eyes and enhances features naturally, making it a superb fall eyeshadow pick.

Good as Gold Eyeshadow Palette
Colourpop Good as Gold Eyeshadow Palette $18.00

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