Why More Celeb Brides Are Embracing The "No-Makeup" Look

Thatiana Diaz

Earlier this summer, Cardi B shook the Internet when she confirmed that she low-key married Offset in September. It was so low-key that she tied the knot with no gown, no ring, and no makeup. A self-professed fan of big lashes and heavy contouring, Cardi ditched her go-to glam and chose to say “I do” barefaced instead.

And while none of us witnessed those nuptials, the whole world tuned in for Meghan Markle's wedding to Prince Harry — where the Duchess Of Sussex also opted for a look that showed off her natural beauty, including those signature freckles. "You want your spouse to see the person they're marrying and not focus on a trendy makeup look that’s a sign of the times," says her makeup artist Daniel Martin. "The look is about enhancing what you have rather than creating what you don't with makeup."

But Markle and Cardi aren't the only celebrities who took the more laid-back approach. Check out four other mega-stars who stuck to a natural glow for their nuptials, ahead.

<p><a href="https://www.thewallgroup.com/artist/daniel-martin" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Martin" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Martin</a> didn't stray from Markle's typical makeup look, one that they've developed over years of working together. "Meghan is confident in her own skin, and I wanted her to feel her absolute best self the day of," he tells <em>Refinery29</em>. "[You have to] really understand what 'no-makeup-makeup' means to you. Since that look is very personal, each bride should find out what makes them the most comfortable and confident." And what made Markle her most confident? Her freckles, a subtle smoky eye, and a pink lip tint. “I know exactly what she does and doesn’t like,” Martin recently told <em><a href="https://www.instyle.com/news/prince-harry-thanked-meghan-markle-makeup-artist-royal-wedding" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:InStyle" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">InStyle</a></em>.</p><p>In fact, after his work with Markle for the royal nuptials, there's someone else who's a fan of no-makeup makeup: Prince Harry. “After the ceremony Harry kept saying thank you," Martin recalled to the publication. "He was thanking me for making her look like herself.”</p><span class="copyright">Photo: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images.</span>

Martin didn't stray from Markle's typical makeup look, one that they've developed over years of working together. "Meghan is confident in her own skin, and I wanted her to feel her absolute best self the day of," he tells Refinery29. "[You have to] really understand what 'no-makeup-makeup' means to you. Since that look is very personal, each bride should find out what makes them the most comfortable and confident." And what made Markle her most confident? Her freckles, a subtle smoky eye, and a pink lip tint. “I know exactly what she does and doesn’t like,” Martin recently told InStyle.

In fact, after his work with Markle for the royal nuptials, there's someone else who's a fan of no-makeup makeup: Prince Harry. “After the ceremony Harry kept saying thank you," Martin recalled to the publication. "He was thanking me for making her look like herself.”

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<p>When you're eloping, there's no time to add extensive makeup trials to the wedding to-do list. Keira Knightley reached for <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/2014/06/69254/keira-knightley-wedding-dress" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:an already-worn dress" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">an already-worn dress</a> and no-makeup makeup for her <a href="https://www.eonline.com/news/415205/keira-knightley-and-james-righton-wedding-details-of-the-couple-s-big-day" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:10-minute wedding" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">10-minute wedding</a> in the South of France.</p><span class="copyright">Photo: David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images.</span>

When you're eloping, there's no time to add extensive makeup trials to the wedding to-do list. Keira Knightley reached for an already-worn dress and no-makeup makeup for her 10-minute wedding in the South of France.

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<p>Joy Brant stayed true to her <a href="https://intothegloss.com/2016/05/joy-bryant-beauty/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:preferred beauty style" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">preferred beauty style</a> of little to no makeup for her wedding, which complemented the <a href="https://www.essence.com/galleries/bridal-bliss-joy-bryant#17659" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:casual feel of the evening" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">casual feel of the evening</a> perfectly.</p><span class="copyright">Photo: BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.</span>

Joy Brant stayed true to her preferred beauty style of little to no makeup for her wedding, which complemented the casual feel of the evening perfectly.

Photo: BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.
<p>"I said I do, with no dress no make up, and no ring," tweeted Cardi. Since then, the rapper has been sharing <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BkvsMpnAv2f/?taken-by=iamcardib" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:barefaced selfies and videos" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">barefaced selfies and videos</a> with her 27 million followers on Instagram, ushering in a new look for the star.</p><span class="copyright">Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images.</span>

"I said I do, with no dress no make up, and no ring," tweeted Cardi. Since then, the rapper has been sharing barefaced selfies and videos with her 27 million followers on Instagram, ushering in a new look for the star.

Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images.

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