Brides are going to focus on enhancing their natural beauty in 2020, which includes pre-wedding procedures like microneedling to ensure they’re looking their best.
“This year, to-be-weds will embrace beauty and makeup in ways that enhance their natural beauty,” Shelley Brown, The Knot’s senior fashion and beauty expert, told Insider.
For many brides, that enhancement will start in the weeks leading up to the wedding through an intense daily skin regimen.
Brown also said that some brides will take an extra step, undergoing procedures like microneedling, in which small needles are poked into the skin to promote a youthful look, before their big days.
Brown also predicts that brides’ makeup choices will embody a minimalist, natural look.
For instance, Brown said “barely there” foundations will be a popular choice for brides on their wedding days.
Many brides will choose a soft blush to complement their natural foundations in 2020.
You’ll still see a rosy glow on brides’ cheeks on their wedding days, but it won’t be over the top like it has been in the past.
Bold lips are on their way out in 2020.
Instead, brides will opt for subtle lip stains or glosses, according to Brown.
“Wedding beauty in 2020 will continue to build on minimalistic trends,” she said.
“While natural hairstyles aren’t necessarily new, they’ll continue to be popular among to-be-weds in the upcoming year,” Brown said of bridal hair.
Beach waves are the epitome of a natural-looking hairstyle, so don’t be surprised if you see a lot of brides with effortlessly perfect curls in 2020.
Brown also said that “unfussy updos are among the most popular looks” for 2020 brides.
A casual updo like a messy bun or half-up hairstyle works well with or without a veil.
Face jewels are another potential over-the-top trend that could become mainstream in 2020.
“We started to see these more fashion-forward looks appear on the runway this past Bridal Fashion Week,” Brown told Insider of face jewels and metallic eyeliner.
“As to-be-weds are increasingly using their beauty and fashion choices to showcase their unique style preferences, this bold trend may also gain momentum in 2020,” she added.
And as for accessories, barrettes and combs might replace tiaras for many brides in 2020.
“Veils aren’t going anywhere, but tiaras have given way to the latest in hair jewelry — barrettes and combs,” Brown said.
“We’re also seeing more over-the-top headbands in wedding fashion,” she added. “These accessories are often embellished with pearls, rhinestones, and colorful enamels.”