wedding makeup for tan skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for wedding makeup for tan skin.

If you're planning a wedding, you'll want to look your best. But if you have tan skin, it can be hard to find the right makeup for your skin tone. Here are some of our favorite products for brides with tanned skin.

Westman AtelierVital Pressed Skincare Blurring Talc-Free Setting Powder

Size: 0.17 oz / 5 g·ITEM: 2570364

Color: Translucent - works on most complexions

441 Reviews


The translucent color does lighten my skin tone a bit but I also am very tan right now- so overall it’s a great neutral for a range of skin tones!...It came in a nice little pouch and it definitely made my skin look smooth. I would love to try the tan powder next.

What it is: A weightless clean setting powder packed with protective, skin-refining actives for an instant diffused look and healthier-looking skin over time. 

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Quinoa Seed Extract: Minimizes the look of pores and retexturizes the look of skin.

- Vitamin C: Neutralizes free radicals, visibly evens tone, and supports natural collagen.

- Probiotic: Enhances skin’s natural defense mechanisms.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaMatch Stix Shimmer Skinstick

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7.10 g·ITEM: 2268605

Color: Champagne Heist - glittering champagne

1.3K Reviews


The unicorn really just looks silver on (I have olive tan skin). I will say it is quite long lasting even on extremely oily skin. ...beautiful color for tan skin

What it is: A shimmer stick in a range of shades for all skin tones. The buildable cream-to-powder longwear formula is lightweight and blendable.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Magnets often use nonrenewable resources, so in December 2021, we began phasing them out of our Match Stix collections to help lower our environmental impact. Although we are removing magnets, everything else you know and love about the formula and packaging is the same.

GXVE BY GWEN STEFANIXtra Sauce Longwear Vinyl Liquid Lipstick

Size: 0.17 oz / 5 g·ITEM: 2591485

Color: Original Recipe - true red

158 Reviews


I literally can never find a red that looks good on my tan skin, but this one sure does! The instructions are very specific & it’s important to follow those steps for a true transfer proof finish. ...But I decided to test it out all day at work before wearing it to a wedding and I’m glad I did. Transfers everywhere after a few hours and feels too drying as the day goes on.

What it is: A transfer-proof, clean liquid lipstick with saturated, one-stroke color and major long wear, keeping its vinyl, high-shine finish all day.

Formulation Type:
Liquid Lipstick

Benefits: Long-wearing

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-wearing liquid lipstick locks in high-impact, saturated color and lacquered shine—in Gwen’s iconic red. Once dry, the transfer-proof formula is soft and flexible, moving comfortably with lips and giving a vinyl-like, shiny finish that stays with you all day. It is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated clean.

MAKE UP FOR EVERUltra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation

Size: 0.44 oz/ 12.5 g·ITEM: 1713221

Color: R370 - Medium Beige - for medium skin with slightly red undertones

2.8K Reviews


I never gotten compliments about my skin till I wore this makeup . I didn’t think I would like it because I have dry skin but the Sephora girl told me she uses it on brides for there wedding day and I would love it . ...I used golden honey for my NW30 or med to slight tan skin color.

What it is: A creamy, blendable foundation stick with long-lasting, buildable coverage that glides on like a second skin.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Boasting all the benefits of the award-winning Ultra HD Liquid Foundation, the Ultra HD stick is a medium-to-full-coverage foundation that provides a natural, satin finish. Available in 20 shades, this comfortable, long-wearing foundation is best suited for normal to dry skin types.

tarteAmazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 828772

Color: Park Ave Princess™ - highly pearled light yellow gold

1.2K Reviews


This has a natural color for a hard to tan skin tone. Nicest shade I have found so far looks natural. and lasts all day...Highlight for Tan Skin...I tried it all over my face and it was way too glowy for my oily skin, though. It didn't add any colour all over, but just a golden glow, and being oily it was a little overboard for me.

What it is:
An ultralight, mineral-based bronzing powder.

What it does:
Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer is an oil-free bronzer that fuses earthly minerals with naturally-derived ingredients for a natural-looking finish. It contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients like vitamins A and E, which act as antioxidants to fight free radical damage, and it's infused with mineral pigments that are known for their soothing and softening properties.

Wander BeautyFlash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9.07 g·ITEM: 1813971

Color: Tan

111 Reviews


Perfect everyday dewy skin...My only complaints are that I wish it was a bit more neutral than warm because I have cool tone skin, but as summer comes and I get a bit more tan, it's not really a problem....Only con: be careful with the packaging. I had a wedding the first day I tried it and just threw it in my unorganized makeup bag to bring with me.

✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

✔ Radiant

What it is:
A hydrating foundation stick enriched with a special blend of skin care ingredients that glide effortlessly onto skin.

What it does:
The Flash Focus Hydrating Foundation Stick glides easily onto the skin for a flawless, smooth finish. Perfect for all skin types, the buildable, lightweight formula calms redness and reduces discoloration. Portable and precise, it is easy to apply on-the-go. Versatile enough to deliver sheer, medium or full coverage that looks natural, this creamy formula can be used for spot treating imperfections or all-over coverage from day to night.

KVD BeautyModCon Long-Wear Hydrating Liquid-Gel Contour

Size: 0.57 oz/ 17 mL·ITEM: 2477735

Color: Tan - medium brick brown with neutral undertones

150 Reviews


It is so pigmented that a little goes a long way & so blendable. I have olive neutral tan skin & the 'tan' was the perfect neutral contour shade for me. ...Make me look perfectly tan.

What it is: A lightweight, transfer-resistant, liquid-gel contour that easily creates lifelike dimension for a wide range of skin tones and undertones.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Daisy Flower Extract: Hydrates skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

MAKE UP FOR EVERUltra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

Size: 0.21 oz/ 6.2 g·ITEM: 1911379

Color: 3 - Peach for tan to dark skin tones

272 Reviews


This one is perfect for tan skin tones or olive, keeps my foundation its original color. ...I loved the one for tan skin tones. It truly gives a nice matte finish and reduces the pore look.

What it is:
A finishing powder that is ultra-blurring and light-diffusing to impart unfiltered perfection on all skintones—in every light.

What it does:
The last step in your makeup routine, this pressed powder blurs, smooths, and reduces shine with the even, naturally matte coverage of ULTRA HD Pressed Powder.

HourglassVanish Airbrush Pressed Powder

Size: 0.37 oz / 10.5 g·ITEM: 2757896

Color: Translucent Tan - sheer golden

329 Reviews


I have medium-tan skin and I got the translucent shade. It’s good for touch ups, but I would prefer a darker shade for every day use. ...It cones with a puff which helped blend the pow easily. It helped make my makeup stay long and smooth. The shade matched my tan skin well.

What it is: A talc-free, sheer, pressed powder clinically shown to instantly reduce shine for an airbrushed finish that lasts all day.

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This weightless, shine-controlling powder allows you to set, perfect, and touch up on the go. This non-drying formula instantly absorbs excess oil while minimizing and blurring.

LAWLESSSkin-Smoothing Talc-Free Perfecting Powder

Size: 0.32 oz / 9.1 g·ITEM: 2660488

Color: Tan - tan to tan deep

339 Reviews


The powder melts into the skin and my makeup stays all day. It’s buildable to full coverage. ...I ordered the power bin tan, which was a tad lighter than I would typically use but looked just fine after I applied my makeup setting spray.

What it is: This talc-free, ultra-lightweight pressed multi-use powder provides serious smoothness and a beautiful soft-matte finish.
Coverage: Medium


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- China Clay: Absorbs excess oil and improves skin tone.
- Phytosqualane: Balances the skin by preventing moisture loss.
- Perlite Powder: Reduces shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know:: This one-of-a-kind powder imparts a soft-focus effect on the skin, delivering an extraordinarily skin-like, but perfected look to the complexion. Use alone for a blurred, flawless no-makeup look or use on top of foundation

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