Boho Makeup Looks for Weddings

A boho bride is artistic, free-spirited, and romantic. Read more to learn how to pull off the boho look on your wedding day.

By Janina Villanueva

Boho Wedding Makeup
Photo by Onelove Photography

The First Look ✨

  • For boho wedding makeup, stick to neutral shades such as taupes, browns, and bronzes, that bring out your complexion.
  • A dewy face gives pretty bohemian vibes, so use a non-matte foundation and finish it by using a sheer powder for coverage, and allow those cute freckles to shine through for your wedding day makeup.
  • For a bohemian glam bride, go for a dramatic, smokey eye look. Add winged eyeliner and blend your eye color with a little gold shimmer for a stunning gradient look.

Are you holding your wedding in the beautiful outdoors and close to nature? Are you inspired by natural elements as well as feathers, crystals, and old-world charm? Do you envision your wedding as non-traditional and enchanting? If so, bohemian is the perfect theme for your special day!

A boho bride is artistic, free-spirited, and romantic. Maximize the use of nature as your backdrop with celestial details and even gemstones to create an enchanted, bohemian ambiance for your wedding. Take all the earthy, natural elements of a rustic wedding and infuse an eclectic, vintage feel.

So, once you’ve got that beautiful venue for your boho wedding, you’ve nailed the décor, and you’ve found the perfect dress and shoes (or no shoes) to match, all that’s left is deciding on the hair and makeup that that will complete your bohemian wedding day look. Soft, long waves, braids, and boho accessories, such as flower crowns, ‘70s vintage hairpieces, and big earrings, are a huge wedding trend right now. Romantic blooms add color and texture to your carefree style. You can’t go wrong, so pick a hairstyle and a hairpiece that makes you feel effortlessly sexy.

Here are some tips to achieve daytime and nighttime wedding makeup looks for the boho gypsy bride:

Boho Chic: Fresh and Natural

Boho Makeup Looks for Weddings Photo Credit // De Joy Photography

For an unfussy bride, the main look that you’re going for is au naturel, so stick to neutral shades that bring out your complexion—think taupes, browns, and bronzes. This palette makes a stunning look no matter what time of day or night. A dewy face gives pretty bohemian vibes, so start off by moisturizing your face with cream or oil before applying a light, non-matte foundation. Use a concealer for what needs to be covered, but finish it by using a sheer powder for coverage, and allow those cute freckles to shine through.

Fill in the eyebrows using powder. Penciling it in would create strong, solid lines, while soft powder will make your brows look more natural. Light, smokey, and monochromatic eyes can be achieved by blending, blending, and blending some more. Doing so with the entire face softens the edges, making them look more natural. You don’t want to look too golden, but rather just sunkissed, so layer a bronzer over light pink or peach blush on your cheeks to achieve a subtle glow.

Your lips will tie the entire look together. Skip the lip liner and simply dab your favorite matte lipstick to create a nude lip instead of lathering it, and just top it off with a gloss. If you would like a little color to match your florals, you can also go for a sensual pink or coral lip that would still look natural.

Bohemian Glam: Metallic Hues and Jewel Tones

Laid-back can also be stylish. The bohemian theme incorporates natural shades with other elements such as textured metals, gemstones, and jewels, which are similar to Art Deco style. This means that there are more hues that you can use to create an overall glamorous gypsy flair.

Keep that fresh and light makeup as a base for your face and finish it with a natural, sunkissed look. But for a bohemian glam bride, the key is dramatic eyes and using lots of eyeshadow. While timeless brown and warm undertones are a go-to, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can opt for copper shades or metallic hues, or even a rich jewel tone—maybe pick a color tone from your bridal bouquet or the groom’s suit that will complement the muted colors of the wedding dress and entire setting. Add winged eyeliner and blend your eye color with a little gold or rose gold shimmer for a stunning gradient look.

If you’re planning to wear an off-the-shoulder wedding dress, make your body glow, too! Illuminate your shoulders and collarbones with highlighting products such as shimmering body oil or a luminous blur stick. Don’t be afraid to add a little glitter for a bit of drama and a few touches of bling to your boho wedding. You are, after all, a woodland fairy and not a princess in the castle.

Boho Makeup Looks for Weddings Photo Credit // Corey Lynn Tucker Photography

Every bride has that distinct, natural bridal glow, especially after all the wedding planning stress has been dealt with. Still, going for a hydrating facial and gently exfoliating a couple of weeks before the wedding day can help a lot. But, no matter what look you decide to go for, whether it’s all-natural with an ethereal aura, or vintage vibes with sultry tones, just know in your heart that once you put on that wedding dress, you will feel most beautiful and just exquisite on your wedding day. Then you can relax, let go, and enjoy.