Indian Wedding Makeup

What Is The Best Makeup In An Indian Wedding?

Your wedding day is one day where nothing short of perfection can come to pass. With all your long-awaited hopes, dreams, and fantasies coming to life, it is easy to get worked up over tiny details that might or might not materialize, to fuss over plans and venues, and whatnot. 


Each bride is different, and her choice is different as well. No bride would probably want something different from the usual. Keep in mind the colours you choose and the makeup you prefer. That is going to have an impact on how you look that day.


So, you really don’t have to worry about thinking about how to dress up like a beautiful Indian bride. We have loads of ideas to give you. We have worked out and collected some Indian bridal look photos along with Indian bridal makeup images to gear you up for the grand day.


Dewy Bridal Makeup Looks

The bride’s glow should be enhanced with a luminous base, rather than opting for totally matte makeup. Though it is believed that Dewy makeup looks bad in Photographs, one should opt for photo-friendly makeup or a high definition makeup.


While some people like glitters, others like to keep it matte even on their full face bridal makeup look. Not just the matte lips but the whole face with matte smokey or dull gold eye makeup to subtle glow on a face to rock the day.


Light Contouring With Indian Bride

Keep your jewellery matched with your makeup. If your jewellery is heavy, make sure your makeup plays a low role to restrain you from looking too gaudy. The beautiful Indian bride’s makeup image has light contouring and blush since her mang tikka, and Jhumkas are heavy.


Colourful Indian Bride

There is a soulful Connection between the colour red and bride. It is the colour of love, and it is a symbol of compassion. The makeup is cheerful like the bride, casually defined eyes and a dusky rose-coloured lipstick. The eyebrows are well-shaped, and there is a healthy flush on the bride’s cheeks.


Gold Bridal Makeup Look

Gold is Gorgeous. Do you doubt that? It is always associated with bridal makeup. Gold eye shadow and glitter is most preferred for the sparkling look. The bride’s makeup is golden, a wash of gold on the eyes that is smoked out with black for definition combined with a golden bronzed cheek for a sun-kissed look along with pink lipstick with gold shimmer. It brings out the warmth in the bride’s complexion. Gold works with fair and wheatish skin tones while bronze works great with dusky and deep skin tones. This Indian bridal makeup is simple and classy!


If you are looking for simple Indian bridal makeup look for the day, then definitely go for golden eyes and peach or pink lips with soft curls to complete your look.


Gold And Red Bridal Makeup

Many brides prefer a natural glowing on their wedding day than with heavy makeup. The bride in the Picture has her eyelids with a wash of muted gold and the crease defined with brown matte eyeshadow. The eyebrows are well arched and filled in to make them look fuller.


The lips combined with the dark and heavy eyes is a soft muted pink, which looks as good as perfection. But the cheeks have a tinge of pink which brings out the natural blush on the face. Face contouring is given a miss with defined eyes. This one is the most preferred Indian bridal makeup.


Mangalorean Bride look

If you are a Mangalorean bride, don’t forget to rock that gajra on your hair with a kanjivaram silk saree.


Pakistani Indian Bridal Makeup Look

Not all the brides opt for a natural pink-toned lip, some like it bold and prefer red lips that match the attire. The bride’s complexion is wheatish and evened out nicely for the red lipstick to pop. The eyes are well defined, and the face is nicely contoured while the blush is missing. The red lipstick enhances the bride’s lip shape, adding equal attraction to match the eyes. The bride’s face is nicely highlighted to impart an equal glow all over.


Rajasthani Bride look

If you are going for a Rajasthani bride, then complement the look with authentic Rajasthani jewellery with bright lips.

Brides With Jewellery

Colour coordination is the most important aspect of makeup and attire as well as jewellery. In the Picture, the bride’s attire and makeup are hues of pinks while the jewellery is a combination of pink-based lavender and green. The pinks in the attire, jewellery and makeup is of the same tone, and hence it enhances her complexion more.


The Eye shadow is pink and blended with gold, and cheeks are mauvish pink that matches the oval stones in the jewellery. The lipstick matches exactly with her eyes, pink with golden shimmer. It creates a blend of pinkish colours, adding more warmth to the cooler undertone of the bride. This one is a typical traditional Indian bridal makeup.


Bronze Bridal Makeup Look

Bronze makeup never goes wrong for brides, especially for those with rich skin tones. The bride wears a bronze makeup in the Picture above, and it goes with her red and green outfit playing a subtle contrast of warm and cool undertones.


The bride’s Cheeks catch attention first, then her eyes. The eye makeup is bronze and green, that of her attire. Her lipstick is rich bronze coloured with a warm tone to it, and the bed in the jewellery brings out more warmth in the look as a whole.


Shimmery Gold Smokey Bridal Makeup

Adding colour to the bride’s look is sure fun but takes courage to carry off. Reds, golds and bronze are conventional colours. It is not easy but courageous to try hot pink attire and a trick makeup to go with it.


The Indian bride image above breaks all the norms of bronze and reds. Her eye makeup is a shimmery gold smoked with purple eye shadow and well-defined eye paired with pink lips, neither too loud nor too mute. The subtleness of pink will bring out the warmth in the bride’s skin, making the artist skip highlighter or bronzer.


Brown Bridal Makeup Look

A pink attire matched with a brown makeup is norm-breaking one. This latest Indian bridal makeup is well coordinated with the dress and the style. The blue of her embroidery and jewellery is used for eyes and smoked out with Dark Brown. The face is contoured and bronzed together to match her Lips. Her lips could’ve been a Shade of hot pink, but bronze brown has also justly captured the eyes.


Indian Bride Using Fake Eyelashes

Bridal makeup is not only just accentuating the best features but also hiding away imperfections. So, hiding scars and spots become a crucial step to a flawless base. But some may have sparse eyebrows and thin lashes or thin lips. So, it is necessary to fill in the brows for a denser eyebrow or take the help of fake eyelashes to brighten up her eyes. Lining the lips from outwards will add fullness, with a pop of lip gloss in the middle of the lower lips.


Gold and Green Wedding Makeup Look

A bride and Smokey Eyes or two-toned eye shadow are never wrong together. But if the bride is wearing gold jewellery, it is always safe to go with gold eye shadow rather than silver. The contrast may make the Indian bride look scattered and unplanned. It is not a rule to keep the lips nude always with a smokey eye look. So feel free to try something different.


Elegant Indian Bride Look

A bride has all her freedom to go bolder with her lipstick shade. So, it is always advisable to keep it in the same hue that of her attire. The bride here is wearing a pink attire, and her skin is a warm brown, while she opts for a pinkish-brown lipstick that brightens her face then looking loud. Her eyes have a wash of gold and brown to complement her eye colour.


Bengali Bridal Makeup Look With Red Bindi

With diverse culture and religion across India, we have as many definitions of traditional Indian bridal makeup. Here is a traditional Bengali bride, wearing the conventional red Saree with a bright red bindi on her forehead. The makeup is kept bronzed to make sure it doesn’t clash with the red attire and bindi. A pale wash of bronze eye shadow with winged eyeliner that brings out the almond-like a shape of the bride’s eyes and pinkish bronze lipstick that goes well with Red colour will define her beautifully.


If you are soon becoming a Bengali bride, then do not forget to make the most of your look with winged eyeliner and dark red lips. 


South Indian Bride

A South Indian wedding bride is usually is heavy with jewellery and accentuates the eyes than lips. But this bride breaks the norms, standing out by accentuating the eyes and lips both together. Her cheeks look sun-kissed, and her lips complement the smoked eye makeup, without looking loud and balancing its rights.


Simple Bridal Look

Many of the Indian brides go for natural-looking makeup to be real Indian brides if the ceremony takes place during the day. The makeup is mild, and the lips naturally glow. In the Picture, the bridal makeup is very natural, but her eyes are defined with precision, and her eyelashes add life to her look.


Maharashtrian Bride Look

A Maharashtrian Bride with a Heavy jewelled attire and soft makeup that balances the whole look is a popular style. The eyes have a smoky definition to them, and lips and cheeks have natural pinkness to them.


Rajasthani Bride Makeup Look

Sometimes, Marriages are the only traditional ceremonies where bling is not bling. Glittery eye makeup is rage, and it looks wonderful in the pictures and in the evening dim lights. The brides wear glittery eye shadow on her eyes and same toned lipstick on her lips while the rest face dewy and shimmer-free. This Indian bridal makeup is another good one in our collection!


Muslim Bridal Look

Face contouring is optional when it comes to brides. Some are blessed with naturally chiselled jaws or nose and cheekbones. But it must be blended nicely to avoid showing up in photographs. The bride’s eyes are accentuated most, and her face is nicely contoured, mainly paying attention to her natural beauty that made-up look.


Bridal Eye Makeup Look with Flawless Base

Eyes are the window to the soul, and there is no other way than to accentuate them on a girl’s best day than through a flawless base and eye makeup. The bride’s eye makeup looks balanced with sharply defined eyes and Dewy skin and peach coloured lipstick. Try this one by taking cues from the Indian bride image above.


The Maharani Bride look.

This look is all about looking the most regal on your wedding day with heavy jewellery and light makeup. This look is all about gold and Kundan heavy jewellery and subdued makeup.


Light Wedding Makeup Look

The colour red symbolizes prosperity, love and compassion in varied cultures. And for a bride, it represents and symbolizes its very essence of it. Thus, a bride can never go wrong with the colour red. The colour red goes both with gold and silver jewellery. The bride above goes bolder with red on eyes and lips both, and it is balanced with a flawless base and skipping blush.


Make Way for Peaches Bridal Look

If you are someone who likes to keep everything simple and subdued, then going all bright and sweet will be your perfect style, what is better than going for peaches and pinks for that fresh and subtle look.


Let your makeup artist know how you want light eye makeup with peach pink lips. The subtle glow on your face with peach pink cheeks and messy hair locks on your face with flower bun will definitely leave the spectators swooning.


Red, Red, and More Red for Perfect Indian Bridal Makeup Look

They say red is the colour of an Indian bride. True that but not everyone looks good or can carry red that well. If you are someone who loves red, then without thinking much, go for bright red lips with light eye makeup. We promise you will make many heads turn.


Smokey Bridal Eye Makeup Look

A red bridal Attire looks incomplete with smokey eyes. A Bride in the Picture above combines smokey eye makeup with beautiful Red attire.


North Indian Bride:

Using Silver on Warm skin tones really looks contrast and defines the beauty in elegance. The Indian bride image above, sports a smokey eye makeup with a silver-grey attire and a contoured cheek along arrow-straight nose bridge. Her eyes are elongated with makeup and more with her hair tied back.


Modern Indian Bride Look

For one of those day time weddings, it is necessary and optional both keep lips naturally pink. One of the most chosen looks is natural and minimalistic. If you have clear skin, you will hardly need makeup to hide imperfections and scars. The minimal presence of makeup brings out the inner glow beside the natural blushing of the bride. Kohl or kajal is one of the Solah Shringar, so It is used for all the Indian brides. It defines the eyes while adding more sparkle to it.


Blue And Gold Bridal Look

Being something different and choosing the makeup that is unusual and colourful, yet bold is a raging trend nowadays. Many of the Indian brides even choose Neon colours for either nails, attire or for either lips or eye makeup, for an unusual pop of colour. The Indian bride picture above boldly carries off bold eye makeup and bold lips. An electric blue and gold eye makeup paired with a bold statement of red Lips that matches the attire and the jewellery.


Indian Sikh Bridal Makeup Look

The bride has bold full crease makeup paired with subtle pink lips. There is a blue, purple, pink, green hue and rose colours and the makeup as you can notice it is colourful yet not very loud. The Maang Tikka takes the place of the bindi.


Light Rosy Makeup Look

Apart from all the bridal makeup trends, one look that will suit, all the Indian Brides can try the natural rosy look, which only highlights the already rosiness of the bride. The Indian Bride picture above has a luminous complexion that is well highlighted, and instead of any other colours, her natural pinkness on the cheeks and Lips is bought out using a Rose Pink coloured blush and lipstick.


The Punjabi Bridal Look

Typically, a Punjabi bride wears a red or maroon lehenga on her big day. There is minimal jewellery and highlights the face brightly. The nose ring and the heavy bangles are the added attention she will receive. Along with the red lehenga, the red lipstick adds a brighter tone to the overall look.


The Simple Christian Bridal Look

Some of the simple bridal looks come in a low makeup category. The one here is a Christian wedding, where the bride wears a beautiful white gown with minimal or no jewellery at all. The bride only wears a small ear stud and a simple necklace. Mild kajal and nude makeup is the aptest makeup that will match here. Lighter shades of lipstick could be the best choice.


North Eastern Inspired Bridal Look

The image shows an Assamese bride who wears a simple saree gifted by her mother, known as mekhla chadar. The Assamese bride is usually in less costume traditional jewellery. The maang tikka considered auspicious. Her eyes are beautifully done with minimal kajal and big earrings. The bangles are simple and are matched with red lipstick.


No Makeup Look

Yes with changing tastes and scenario, brides are today going for a no-makeup look. That does not obviously mean you got no makeup on the face but a makeup that has a strong foundation base and light eyes and lips complementing your outfit. This gives you the chance to carry more heavy jewellery and accessorize more with it.


Rose Gold Bridal Makeup

This is a combination that a bride with any skin tone can rock on their day. It is a cool and warm tone mix makeup that gives your skin the desired radiance and brightens up your eyes. This kind of makeup can be donned for a day as well as a night wedding.

With the wedding season around the corner, don’t be scared to try out the 30 different Indian bridal looks, that will make you classy and elegant on your D-day. Make sure you take care of your skin. Keep it simple, and keep it gorgeous! Hope this article on bridal makeup looks helps you all the way on your big day!


We hope this helped you decide how you want to look at your wedding and how to achieve such a look!


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