You’ve said yes to the dress, made the decision between a veil or a flower crown, and had your Cinderella moment with the perfect pair of wedding shoes. Now all that’s left is to choose the best wedding makeup looks to complete your bridal vibes!
Whether you’re a makeup maven or an au natural babe, choosing your bridal makeup look is no easy task. After all, you don’t want runny mascara or blinding blush as you say your “I do’s” — especially since those photos are going to last a lifetime. No pressure or anything!
But don’t worry, we’ve got the tips to help you choose the wedding makeup looks that’ll give you that “just married” glow ALL day long. Just consider us your Sephora-obsessed besties! From DIY secrets to advice on working with a pro, we’re here to help you get that movie makeover montage you’ve always dreamed of.
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How to choose the best wedding makeup looks for you
Choosing the best wedding makeup look for you is all about finding your signature style. Kind of like saying yes to the dress that just feels like you, your day-of bridal makeup should emphasize the features you love most about yourself!
For a bridal makeup look that feels as timeless as your love story, stick with the styles you already love rocking. Can’t leave the house without a bold lip? Choose a long-lasting shade for your big day! Love perfecting your cat eye before date night? Kick it up a notch for your bridal look! And if you usually keep your makeup simple, don’t feel like you have to try out the latest trends to tie the knot.
In other words: the best wedding makeup looks reflect your personal aesthetic and make you feel like the best version of yourself.
GWS Tip! If you’re having trouble deciding between all the amazing wedding makeup looks (because trust us, there are A LOT of stunners), it can be helpful to think about the venue and season of your wedding. For example, natural, sunkissed looks are perfect for summer beach soirées, while glammed up styles stun for formal winter weddings.
Should you DIY your wedding makeup look?
Whether you’re looking to save on some wedding day expenses, or you want to keep your look simple and natural, DIYing your wedding makeup is a totally rad (and increasingly popular) option.
Especially since expert makeup tips and tutorials have never been easier to find (hello, TikTok)! If you do decide to DIY your day-of look, we have some pieces of advice to help you get a flawless finish:
- Use high-quality products from trusted makeup brands. This isn’t the makeup you’d wear to work or the grocery store — it needs to withstand hours of sweat, tears, and everything in between. That’s why we suggest investing in some makeup artist-approved products, like this Charlotte Tilbury lipstick or this Too Faced mascara. (As a bonus, you’ll definitely use these again!)
- Practice, practice, practice. You don’t want to wait until the big day to figure out how to create the perfect smokey eye or apply false eyelashes! During the months before your wedding, try out different wedding makeup looks to find the one you love most, then spend time perfecting it. It also helps to rock the full look as you run errands, take your dogs for a walk, or hit up happy hour to see how it wears!
While we love DIY (and have added tons more tips below!), there are also some killer benefits to having a pro craft your wedding makeup look. Makeup artists know all the best high-quality products, as well as how to make them last all night long. Plus, who doesn’t love a bit of pampering on the big day?!
Both options have upsides — it just depends on your budget! Which brings us to our next point…
How much should you expect to spend on wedding makeup?
If you’re hiring a makeup artist to do your wedding makeup look, the cost will depend on your location, the artist’s experience, and the services you choose. But on average, a pro makeover will cost between $100 – $150. You’ll also want to factor in costs for makeup trials and your hair styling (since you’ll typically get them both done together!).
If you’re DIYing your wedding makeup, you can expect to spend between $50 – $150 on new, quality makeup. But think of this as an investment — you’ll have plenty of makeup left over after finishing your look for your bridesmaids to use, or for you to rock on your honeymoon and beyond!
GWS Tip: While you definitely want to use quality products on the big day, don’t feel like you have to fully revamp your makeup bag for a DIY bridal look. Your tried-and-true favorites earned their place on your vanity for a reason!
Now that we’ve applied the foundation, it’s time to get into the glam! From bold brows to rosy pouts, here are the wedding makeup looks we can’t stop obsessing over.
Natural Wedding Makeup Looks
Over the past couple of years, many of us have become well acquainted with the “no makeup” beauty look. With so much time at home, we’ve swapped our glam routines for skincare routines, and now we want to let that glow shine! That’s where natural wedding makeup looks come in.
Natural bridal makeup looks highlight your most eye-catching features, instead of covering them up. They’re perfect when you want to look like yourself on the big day — after all, your natural look is the one that your S.O. first fell in love with! Plus, going full glam (especially if you don’t usually wear a ton of makeup) can sometimes leave you feeling unrecognizable on the big day.
Keep scrolling for some of our favorite wedding makeup looks for embracing your natural beauty!
1. Gorgeous Gloss Natural Wedding Makeup Look
Bring on the gloss! Our Y2K hearts are fluttering over natural wedding makeup looks that revolve around full, glossy lips. We’ve never been more excited about a beauty comeback — there’s just something so lush (not to mention kissable) about juicy, shiny lips!
But as anyone who lived through the early 2000s knows, finding the right lip gloss can be a challenge, especially if there’s going to be wind involved. You need something that’s not too sticky and doesn’t wear off with a single kiss.
We’re loving the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb lip lumizer (especially in this glowy rose shade). It’s non-sticky, extra nourishing, and smells AMAZING.
2. Soft + Simple Natural Wedding Makeup Look
If you’re planning a whimsical outdoor wedding, it can be hard to keep your bridal makeup look perfectly in place after too long under the sun. For something soft and simple that won’t need a ton of touching up, we LOVE matte natural wedding makeup looks.
A matte finish will keep you from going shiny in photos and IRL — plus it gives off soft and sophisticated vibes. Complete the look with a long-lasting (and non-drying) matte lipstick. It doesn’t get better than this Rare Beauty Kind Words lipstick, which is hydrating, ultra pigmented, and designed to last!
3. Rosy Natural Wedding Makeup Look For Boho Brides
Boho brides and natural wedding makeup looks go together like champagne and sparklers! We’re obsessed with this flushed, feminine look for free-spirited brides that want to keep things au natural on their big day. (This Dior Rosy Glow blush is perfect for a natural flush!) Apply a rosy lip color that matches the shade of the blush, and you’re done!
GWS Tip: If you’re donning some sparkles on your big day, add a little whimsy to your look by covering your lids with a shimmery eyeshadow or highlighter. This looks extra enchanting with boho bridal crowns!
Top off your wedding makeup look with a show-stopping wedding crown or tiara! We’ve rounded up 25 of our favorites.
4. Eye-Catching Eyelashes Natural Wedding Makeup Look
Is your S.O. always swooning over your gorgeous gaze? Make it extra memorable for your walk down the aisle with thick, eye-catching eyelashes!
Whether you’re getting lash extensions, adding false eyelashes, or keeping things real, you can draw attention to your heart eyes with a curling and lifting mascara. This Roller Lash mascara from Benefit Cosmetics will do the trick! Add it under your regular (waterproof) mascara to give your lashes an extra pep in their step.
5. Bold Brows Natural Wedding Makeup Look
Bold brows are a beauty trend that aren’t going away anytime soon, and we are SO here for it! If you’re keeping your natural wedding makeup look super simple, a strong browline will add some dimension to your face.
Give your eyebrows the mileage they deserve with this Brow Wiz Ultra-Slim Detail Pencil from Anastasia Beverly Hills!
P.S. If you’re getting your brows waxed or threaded before the big day, we recommend doing it about a week in advance. This will help you avoid any redness or breakouts as you say your “I do’s”!
6. Pop of Pink Natural Wedding Makeup Looks
We’re peachy keen on this natural wedding makeup look! For the brides that want to give their lips the spotlight, a pop of pink will do the trick. Rocking a brighter shade of peach or coral will also make your face appear healthy and bright, especially on camera!
You may have to try out a few different shades to find the one that lights you up, but we’d recommend starting with this YSL Rouge Volupté Shine lipstick balm in a bright coral hue. How gorgeous would this be for a fresh and colorful springtime wedding?!
7. Glowy Highlight Natural Wedding Makeup Look
For that just married glow! With the right highlighter, you’ll be glowing both inside and out as you tie the knot.
While it can be tempting to add tons of shimmer to your wedding makeup look, a little goes a long way when it comes to bridal highlighter.
Add a just few pops of an enchanting shade (this Ofra X Nikkietutorials “Cloud 9” highlighter STUNS) to the high points of your face. Think: your cheekbones, the tip of your nose, and your cupid’s bow.
8. Natural Wedding Makeup Look For Blushing Brides
Major “blushing bride” vibes! To get this rosy natural wedding makeup look, smile your biggest smile (great practice for all your upcoming photos!) and blend a cream blush across the apples of your cheeks and toward your ears.
Cream blushes are great for giving you a glowy, dewy flush that’s super easy to blend. We love this cream blush stick from Milk Makeup because you can smooth it into your cheeks AND add a pop to your eyes, too!
GWS Tip: One of the biggest mistakes brides can make is to use too little or no blush. Rocking a white dress, though gorgeous, has a tendency to wash you out in photos, so don’t be afraid to add a little more blush than you normally would!
9. Angelic Glow Natural Bridal Look
One word: flawless. This natural wedding makeup look is made up of subtle, soft touches that give it an overall angelic effect — and we have MAJOR heart eyes.
Get that halo-inspired complexion with a foundation or concealer that’s made to glow. Our favorite? The e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter (a TikTok-approved dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter). Made with both moisturizers for dewiness and powders for a blurring effect, it’s like an angel filter IRL.
10. Sunkissed Natural Wedding Makeup Look
Calling all summer brides! Look like you’ve just returned from a tropical vacay with gorgeous sunkissed natural wedding makeup looks. Perfect for beach bashes or outdoor ceremonies, a sunny glow will make a statement without appearing as if you’ve covered your face with products.
For your lids, choose a warm, shimmery combo — the Urban Decay Honey Eyeshadow Palette reigns supreme! And don’t forget to add some highlighting shadow to the inside corners of your eyes for an extra brightening effect.
11. Dewy + Shimmery Natural Makeup Wedding Look
As the TikTok girlies know, dewy + glossy makeup looks simply do not miss. And, if you’ve watched as many tutorials as we have, you also know that it starts with your skin.
While you want to begin your bridal skin prep months before your big day, there are a few things you can do on the day-of for a fresh, glowy face. Moisturizer is a must, but for that extra dewy look we’d also recommend popping on a quick sheet mask as you sip your morning mimosas (this “I Dew Care” mask set would be cute for your entire bridal party!).
12. Sunset Bronze Natural Wedding Makeup Look
When you want EVERY hour to be golden hour, this dewy natural wedding makeup look is for you! With the perfect goddess-level bronzer, you can embody stunning sunset vibes from your first look to your last dance.
To apply bronzer, just imagine all the places sun would naturally hit your face, then blend, blend, blend. For extra glow, look for warm and shimmery bronzers. This Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is sparking some serious joy (and 15,000 raving reviewers would agree!).
The Importance of a Makeup Look Trial
Even if you’re going with a super experienced makeup artist, a makeup look trial is a MUST. This is your chance to try out your beauty look before the big day, so you have time to make any adjustments or tweaks before it’s too late. (Aka: less stress on the morning of the wedding!)
We suggest scheduling your makeup trial a month or two before the wedding. To make the most out of it, wear your hair in a similar style to what you have planned for the big day, and rock a t-shirt or robe that’s the same color as your wedding gown. This will give you a better idea of what you’ll look like for the main event!
You should also take a few photos of your bridal makeup look in different lighting — including outside — to make sure you’ll look dazzling for every part of the day.
Romantic Wedding Makeup Looks
The romance of it all! A step up from natural wedding makeup looks, romantic makeovers mix glam elements with classic techniques to give you those swoon-worthy bridal vibes.
While you’ll still look like your natural, glowing self on the big day, romantic wedding makeup looks add that little fairytale touch. They’re sweet, a little flirty, and will have you feeling like the star of your own rom com as you tie the knot!
From long lush lashes to perfect pink pouts, these looks definitely set the mood for happily ever after.
We’ve rounded up all of our favorite romantic wedding makeup looks below — prepare to swoon!
13. Modern Meets Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
You’re ditching traditions on your big day in exchange for personalized moments. You’re rocking the coolest bridal accessories (hello, wedding gloves!). You’re just as excited for your after party as you are for your ceremony. If this sounds like you, then you’re a modern bride — and you need a modern wedding makeup look!
This ultra flattering romantic wedding makeup look mixes classic bridal romance and rad modern trends. To get the straight-out-of-a-magazine effect, we love the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Longwear Foundation. You’re ready for your close-up!
Calling all modern brides! You’ll LOVE our list of the best fashionable wedding gloves.
14. Classic Red Lip Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
The Old Hollywood starlets called — they want their makeup look back! A classic for a reason, this red lip + dramatic eye combo will go down in history as one of THE best romantic wedding makeup looks of all time.
When you’re rocking such a bold lip, you’ll want to be careful of smudges with all the kisses you’ll be planting throughout the day. We’d recommend using this Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint for its durable matte finish and long-lasting pigment (which also means less touch-ups!).
15. Winged Eyeliner Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
If we had to list all the reasons we love winged liner looks, you’d be here all day. To keep it short and sweet: they’re just so dang romantic!
Another timeless style that will be in vogue for the rest of time, a small black wing is without a doubt one of our favorite romantic wedding makeup looks.
We love how this one doesn’t look too over-the-top (perfect if you’re not used to rocking a bold cat eye). Nail the look with this felt-tip Tattoo Liner by KVD Beauty — it’ll never smudge and is SO easy to apply.
16. Fairytale Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
You’ve found the storybook romance and the fairytale wedding gown — all that’s missing is a romantic wedding makeup look fit for a happily ever after! Get your happy ending with a bright, flawless finish that looks almost too good to be true.
Once you’ve added your foundation and concealer, brush on a setting powder to give your skin that final airbrushed effect. This Charlotte Tilbury powder (aptly named the Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder) is designed to blur any imperfections and give you a luminous complexion. It’s kind of like a mesmerizing wedding veil, but for your skin!
17. Romantic Wedding Makeup Look For Autumn Brides
There are few things we love as much as fall makeup. (Earthy palettes and deep hues? Yes please!) If you’re planning a wedding in the fall, why not choose a romantic wedding makeup look that reflects the season? We’re talking about luscious berry lips, of course!
Colors like burgundy and maroon always look SO gorgeous in the autumn, especially in front of a backdrop of changing leaves. If you’re already incorporating burgundy bridesmaid gowns or dark florals into your wedding, complete the look with a lush berry pout using the Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick in the soft berry color!
18. Smokey Cat Eyes Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
Can we hear a little commotion for this romantic wedding makeup look?! For brides that love to experiment with their makeup, these smokey double wings will make a fun, fierce, and edgy statement.
While this one might take a little more finesse, you can do it yourself by stacking two matching wings on top of each other using a creamy eyeliner. Then, smudge them out to create the sexy, smokey style. This Clinique Quickliner Intense Eyeliner Pencil has a smudge tip that’s perfect for this look!
19. Lush Lashes Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
Look like you have lashes for days with this romantic wedding makeup look! Nothing says romance like gazing up at your love through lush, fluttering eyelashes.
If you’re going with a pro makeup artist, they probably have some go-to falsies to give you the heart-stopping look. If not, these Eylure Fluttery Light fake eyelashes will give you lush length without weighing you down!
20. Rose Gold Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
We can’t stop, won’t stop loving all things rose gold — so obviously this glimmering romantic wedding makeup look is one of our faves!
SO versatile, this rose gold style would dazzle for every type of wedding, from bohemian desert celebrations to ultra glam downtown receptions.
Give your eyes a rosy gold sparkle by swapping out your classic smokey eye palette with a sparkly metallic one. (This FLOWER Beauty Desert Lights Shadow Palette is a no brainer.) If you love rose gold bridesmaid dresses, this one’s for you!
21. Rosy Neutrals Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
Flawless skin? Check. Rosy cheeks? Check. A glossy lip and winged cat eye? Check and check. When it comes to romantic wedding makeup looks, this one is really doing it all!
If you’re head over heels for the winged eyeliner look, we recommend trying out a few different looks before the big day to find the wing that suits your eye shape best (our current obsession is the TikTok-famous siren eyes!).
Become a pro with a little help from this Kaja Wink Stamp Wing Eyeliner, which includes a stamp to help you create the perfect wing base!
22. Classic Glam Romantic Bridal Look
The classic romantic wedding makeup look! If you want something that looks good on everyone and never goes out of style (because there’s nothing worse than cringing at decades-old makeup choices!), it doesn’t get better than bronzed eyes, rosy cheeks, and velvety pink lips.
While the options are endless for how to go about this timeless look, this one’s for all the satin-lovers out there. If you’ve already decided on satin bridesmaid gowns or a satin wedding dress, you NEED this Matte & Satin Velvet Lipstick by Anastasia Beverly Hills to finish the look!
23. Pearlcore Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
Out of all the “cores” to take over the fashion world these past few years, pearlcore has to be our favorite. From pearl earrings to pearl veils, there’s something so bridal and romantic about this trend — and now we’re bringing it into our wedding makeup looks, too!
Complement all your pearl details on the big day with luminescent glittering eyelids. You can do this with a luxe liquid shadow in a pearl-inspired shade, like this Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in “Perlina.”
Prime your eyes first with foundation and setting powder to make it last all day, then blend the shadow across your lids with your fingers for a whimsical, glittering look.
From pearl-dotted designs to long and lacy styles, here are the most show-stopping wedding veils for every bridal look!
24. Runway-Ready Romantic Wedding Makeup Look
The wedding aisle is kind of like your runway — so why not make the most out of your catwalk moment with a glam meets romantic wedding makeup look?
Totally runway-ready, this soft glam style combines a pink-hued smokey eye with other pretty in pink touches, like dramatic blush and kissable lips. With this Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette you can go as soft or as glam as you want.
GWS Tip: It’s always best to start your makeup routine with your eyes. This way, you don’t have to worry about any fall-out from your eyeshadow messing up your concealer and foundation!
Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Looks
An age-old classic, smokey eye wedding makeup looks need no introduction — but we’re going to give them one anyway. The perfect show-stopping look, smokey eyes draw all the attention to your gorgeous gaze. They’re dramatic, glamorous, and look good on ALL eye shapes.
While traditional smokey eye wedding makeup looks tend to be pretty dark and bold, there’s no one right way to do it — so don’t be afraid to make the look your own! For something more subtle (and super mesmerizing), choose shimmery shades instead of matte ones. If you have brown eyes, swap out black eyeshadow for a luxe brown palette. The options are endless!
From classic to modern, here are our favorite smokey eye wedding makeup looks.
25. Dramatic Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Look
A true classic, this smokey eye wedding makeup look is not for the faint of heart. It’s dramatic, bold, and SO swoon-worthy — a special look for one of the most special days of your life!
To perfect the classic smokey eye bridal makeup look, start by creating a base with a light eyeshadow all over your lids. Then, blend in dark brown and black shades from the outer corner of your eyes into the crease and under your bottom lash line.
A fluffy brush is a MUST for this look (this will give you the smokey effect, instead of sharp, defined lines). Our favorite is the Fenty Beauty Tapered Blending Brush!
26. Matte Brown Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Look
Is it getting hot in here?! For a sultry smokey eye wedding makeup look, add some warmth with matte brown shades, instead of black. This will give you that alluring, can’t-look-away gaze!
For extra definition, start with a creamy brown eyeliner before adding your smokey shadows. (This Lancôme Longwear Eyeliner comes in the perfect shade of brown!) Not only will this technique create more dimension, but it’ll also last longer!
Finish the dramatic look by lining your bottom lash line with a lighter brown shade for MAJOR heat.
27. Nude Lip + Smokey Eye Bridal Look
Introducing the sultry sister of the red lip + dramatic eye combo: this nude lip + smokey eye wedding makeup look! With this style, your eyes demand all the attention. This Tarte Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette has you covered with everything from the lightest pink to the smokiest black.
Balance your dark eyes with a soft and sweet neutral lip. As an added bonus, nude lips won’t need as much TLC after a day of kisses, since they don’t smudge or wear off as easily as a bolder lip color. Is that a clinking glass we hear? Pucker up!
28. Indian Bold Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Look
Want to make your smokey eye wedding makeup look REALLY pop? Let us fill you in on a little secret: the drama is in the lashes!
Take your striking gaze to the next level with these Velour Lashes (they’re magnetic, making them super easy to apply and way less messy than glue-ons). We’re shook, and we have a feeling all your guests will be, too.
GWS Tip: As a good rule of thumb, your smokey eyeshadow shouldn’t go beyond the tips of your top and bottom lashes — this can end up looking more Halloween than wedding day. Use your lashes (false or real) as a measurement when blending your eyeshadow and you’ll be golden!
29. Shimmery Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Look
Move over black smokey eye wedding makeup looks — this shimmery beauty has just entered the chat! When you want a look that has all the drama and allure of a smokey eye, but with a light and modern touch, look no further than this enchanting style.
Let your eyes do ALL the talking with this Kaja glistening eyeshadow trio. It has so many sparkly combos, the hardest part of your makeup routine will be narrowing down your favorite!
Looking for a little extra glam? Pair this bridal wedding makeup look with long, voluminous locks. SO romantic!
Your swoon-worthy makeup looks need equally romantic hairstyles! Here’s a round-up of the best ‘dos for your big day.
30. Gilded Bronze Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Look
Enter your golden era! Perfect for formal weddings in the summer months, this bronzed smokey eye wedding makeup look with have you feeling like a golden goddess.
Match your copper smokey eyes with a gilded lip for a cohesive look that’s just TOO GOOD.
This exact Natasha Denona Tan Bronze & Glow Palette was used to create the glowing smokey eye above — and we think this Sephora metallic copper lipstick would be the perfect shade to complete the look!
31. Gradient Smokey Eye Wedding Makeup Look For Brown Eyes
Something about gradient-effect smokey eye wedding makeup looks just hit different for brown-eyed beauties!
By layering different shades of copper, bronze, gold, and brown, you can draw out all the unique specks in your own caramel, chocolate, or hazel eyes.
Invest in a great eyeshadow palette for blending, like this Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette, to get that perfect gradient from light to dark.
And remember: keep darker shades to the outer halves of your eyelids to make your eyes appear bigger and more open (an easy hack for the TikTok doe eyes trend!).
How to Choose the Best Makeup Artist For Your Wedding Look
Your wedding look is in their hands (literally!), so it’s essential to find a makeup artist that reflects your style! To narrow it down, it’s best to have a good idea about the wedding makeup looks you love before you choose a pro. Then, look through the artist’s website and Instagram to see if they match your vision.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to different makeup artists and ask questions to make sure they can create the look of your dreams. And always always look at the reviews — they never lie (plus, this is where you’re more likely to find unedited photos)!
If you’re having your hair professionally done, too, we also recommend looking for artists or businesses that offer both services. This will keep things easy and simple on the big day!
Simple Wedding Makeup Looks
Because sometimes the simplest things in life really are the most special! Whether you’re DIYing your day-of makeup or you’re a minimalist at heart, simple wedding makeup looks can make a big impression, without much effort required.
Forget a full face of makeup — like the natural styles we shared earlier, simple wedding makeup looks only require a few products to give you that “just married” glow.
Instead of tons of glam and sparkles, simple bridal makeup looks focus on highlighting one or two of your best features. They’re perfect for simple wedding aesthetics, but they would also stun for an intimate elopement or modern courthouse wedding!
Keep it simple with these stunning wedding makeup looks!
32. Bold Berry Lipped Simple Wedding Makeup Look
This one’s for the winter and autumn brides! While glowy nude gloss dazzles for summer ceremonies, we LOVE colder celebrations for the chance to rock a bold berry lip. For simple wedding makeup looks that pack a serious punch, this one is IT.
Get a pout that lasts all night with a matte liquid lipstick. Just make sure it’s super hydrating — if there’s one thing we know about the winter, it’s that it can wreak havoc on our skin and lips.
Keep your lips velvety and smooth with this MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in the berry-hued “Dance With Me” shade!
33. Flawless Shine Simple Wedding Makeup Look
Think it takes a lot of expertise for a flawless makeover? This simple wedding makeup look is here to prove you wrong!
To get that flawless shine to your skin, blend in some neutral bronzer for a subtle glow that works in the summer AND the winter. We’re digging this NARS Laguna Bronzing Cream instead of a shimmery powder bronzer — it’s more long-lasting and is great for locking in moisture (again, for those dry winter weddings!). You can also add it to your eyelids and cheekbones for a simple + subtle contour.
34. Simple Wedding Makeup Look For Modern Brides
Achieve an epic side profile with this simple wedding makeup look — a MUST for all those first kiss photos! For simple, easy-to-do and hard-to-mess-up eyeliner, we recommend using a gel instead of a felt-tip or liquid liner. Gel eyeliner will give you an instant dramatic look without having to layer, and it doesn’t bleed as much as other liners.
Need more convincing? Donni Davy, the makeup artist from Euphoria, actually uses gel liners to get Maddy’s iconic bold wings! Use Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner to get your own equally iconic wedding day look.
The other secret to a swoon-worthy side profile? Statement wedding earrings! Here are the most stand-out pairs.
35. Dramatic Eyes Simple Bridal Look
Simple, but SO effective. It doesn’t take much to create flattering simple wedding makeup looks, and this is one proof. With just three different eyeshadow colors (we know, it’s more than one, but trust us), you can create a gaze with tons of drama.
This rad Ulta Color Clique Eyeshadow Trio is all you need to simplify your simple and natural wedding makeup look. Just blend all three shades from light to dark across your eyelid, add mascara, and voila! The perfect simple style.
36. Dreamy Simple Wedding Makeup Look For Blue Eyes
The foundation of stunning simple wedding makeup looks is…the foundation! Simple, yes, but also tricky to get right. The wrong shade can leave you looking and feeling a little off, which is the last thing you want for your big day.
When it comes to finding the right shade, in Rihanna we trust! Her Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Longwear Foundation comes in 50 (fifty!!) shades, so you’re guaranteed to find your perfect match. Because finding your foundation soul mate shouldn’t be as hard as finding your actual soul mate!
37. Monochrome Pink Simple Bridal Look
The monochrome pink look is in — I mean, have you seen all the celebs in head-to-toe Barbiecore suits lately?! And we love this style just as much for simple wedding makeup looks!
To get a forehead-to-chin monochrome pink makeup look, it’s all about matching your shades. In other words, you want your eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick to all come from the same family of pink. We’d recommend Rare Beauty, which has matching shades for its Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm and Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush (which can also be used on your eyes). SO GOOD!
38. Champagne Lids Simple Bridal Look
Pop the bubbly! Inspired by everyone’s favorite champagne tower, this simple wedding makeup look is one to celebrate!
For eyes that will have you feeling drunk in love, look for light + reflective eye pigments with metallic finishes. We’re swooning over this Kaja Moon Crystal Sparkling Eye Pigment in “Shimmering Champagne” — it’s infused with real crystal powders!
After adding an eyeshadow primer, blend this liquid pigment onto your eyelids and up to the bottom of your eyebrows for a dazzling finish that’s simply TO DIE FOR.
Wedding Makeup Looks For Brown Eyes
As Van Morrison knows, brown eyed beauties have something special. And for your big day, you need wedding makeup looks for brown eyes that go above and beyond special — these styles are truly unforgettable!
To make your brown eyes really dazzle, look for shades of gold (perfect for glitzy affairs!), purple (a stunning contrast color!), and brown (because we love a monochrome look!). From there, build a look that matches your style — whether that’s soft and simple or bold and glam!
We’ve rounded up the best wedding makeup looks for brown eyes that match every type of big day vibes, and are all seriously flattering!
39. Boho Glam Wedding Makeup Look For Brown Eyes
If you’d describe your bridal style as free-spirited and unconventional with a touch of glam, then you need a wedding makeup look that matches the vibes!
This boho glam bridal makeup look is all about playing up your gorgeous brown eyes. To get the look, you’ll want an eyeshadow palette that revolves around gold (a match made in heaven for brown orbs!). We’re swooning over this Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette. Utter perfection.
40. Natural Glow Wedding Makeup Look For Brown Eyes
Give your eyes a stunning shine with glowing wedding makeup looks for brown eyes! If you have dark eyes and dark hair, we suggest choosing lighter shades for your makeup.
In addition to a light shimmery eyeshadow and soft blush, look for a clear gloss for your lips. As opposed to a dark shade like a red or a berry, this look will keep your face from feeling too heavy or weighed down. We’re digging this Dior Lip Glow Oil for the best non-sticky, non-greasy shine that looks and feels like a glowing dream. You’ll be positively radiant as you say your vows!
41. Summery + Simple Bridal Look For Brown Eyes
If we could describe summer in a wedding makeup look for brown eyes, it would be this one (so natural and dewy!). Simple eyeshadow and lip color make way for gorgeous, glowing skin that embodies the brightness of a July afternoon.
For that sunny beachside look, mix an illuminator in with your foundation. This Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight looks like liquid rose gold — perfect for giving your skin a pearlescent finish. (It’s actually infused with light-reflecting pearl particles. Talk about a flex!)
42. Soft + Simple Wedding Makeup Look For Brown Eyes
No pair of brown eyes are exactly the same — and that’s one thing that makes them so irresistible! To choose a wedding makeup look that compliments YOUR unique orbs, first take a closer look at the different shades of brown swirling around your eyes.
If you have darker brown eyes, warmer eyeshadows will brighten them up and make them SO alluring (peep the bridal makeup look above!).
For lighter brown hues, don’t be afraid to go with something dark and dramatic. This Dior Backstage Eyeshadow Palette has a few different shades of brown, so you can find the one that will make your first look one to remember!
43. Blushing Bridal Look For Brown Eyes
We’re going to fill you in on a little secret for getting blushing wedding makeup looks for brown eyes that last all day. Ready? Lean in close…
It’s all about layering. Like we mentioned before, it’s easy for your face to look washed out on the big day, and cameras are also notorious for sucking away some color.
To get a healthy, flushed look that will last forever in your photos, we recommend layering a liquid or cream blush (we love this NARS one in a pink shimmery shade!) with a powder one (here’s that same NARS shade in powder form).
You can thank us later!
44. Gilded Glamour Wedding Makeup Look For Brown Eyes
It’s giving golden goddess. It’s giving royalcore. It’s giving gilded glamor! With a rich, golden metallic shade that makes those dark eyes pop, this is the ultimate wedding makeup looks for brown eyes.
While there are endless options for glittering golden eyeshadows, to get a truly gilded look we suggest going with a highlighter instead. This Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in a hyper-metallic gold shade turns up the wattage for a supercharged wedding makeup look. Stun-ning!
45. ’90s-Inspired Bridal Look For Brown Eyes
Screenshot! Pin! Bookmark! Trust us, you’re going to want to show your makeup artist this gorgeous wedding makeup look for brown eyes!
A little bit ’90s and A LOT chic, the earthy tones of this bridal makeup look will perfectly complement your brown eyes. Fill your lips with a neutral brown lip liner (essential for all-day staying power) then go over them with a buildable lipstick. We’re head over heels for this super hydrating Rare Beauty With Gratitude Dewy Lip Balm!
We’d pair this look with a modern bridal headband for chic city vibes, perfect for the fashionable bride.
Give your bridal look the Blair Waldorf stamp of approval with these fashion-forward bridal headbands!
46. Feminine Pink Pout Wedding Makeup Look For Brown Eyes
Manifest a day of heart-stopping kisses with this feminine and simple wedding makeup look for brown eyes! With this one, your lips will do ALL the talking.
Choose a feminine and flirty shade that makes them stand out, like this Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in “Rendezvous.” We have a feeling you’ll be wearing this look long after your last dance!
GWS Tip! It’s always best to bring along your own lipstick for your wedding makeup look. This way, you can do touch-ups when needed throughout the day and night — even after your makeup artist has gone home.
47. Sculpted Bridal Look For Brown Eyes
It’s the cheekbones for us! While we don’t recommend attempting complex contouring for your wedding day (unless you’re a contour queen, of course), there are simple ways to do some sculpting to bring out your stunning brown eyes and sharp cheekbones.
With a beginner contour set (like this Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Highlighter & Bronzer Face Palette Kit), you can create some dimension to your wedding makeup look in a way that lifts your face up. Remember: practice makes perfect!
Indian Wedding Makeup Looks
Indian wedding makeup looks — and Indian wedding looks in general — are known for glamour, drama, and glittering jewels. They’re typically bold and eye-catching, with smokey eyes, strong brows, and lush lashes.
But don’t feel like you have to follow any rules with your beauty look! Indian wedding makeup looks can also be anything you want them to be, from traditional to modern, and full glam to all natural + simple.
To help you find the beauty look that makes you feel like your most beautiful self on the big day, we’ve rounded up some stunning Indian wedding makeup looks for all styles. Whatever you choose, we recommend looking for colors that complement your bridal lehenga or sari, and are built to last all night long.
Scroll down for our all-time favorite Indian wedding makeup looks!
48. Dramatic Glam Indian Wedding Makeup Look
Va-va-voom! For an absolutely regal style that’s all about the eyes, it doesn’t get better than this swoon-worthy Indian wedding makeup look. It takes a smokey eye and kicks it up a notch with black eyeliner, uber long lashes, and layers of dark, dramatic shadow.
GWS Tip: When you’re working with so much eyeshadow, smudging becomes a serious risk. To keep your eyes looking flawless even after hours on the dance floor, you’ll need a killer eyeshadow primer (this Urban Decay Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion has 14,000 reviews!).
49. Winged Eyeliner Indian Bridal Look Idea
Indian weddings tend to be long, so you need Indian wedding makeup looks that can go the distance. We’re digging this bold winged eyeliner and lip gloss combo for its long-lasting and smudge-free simplicity!
With a good gel eyeliner (like this supreme KVD Beauty Tattoo Pencil Liner Waterproof Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner), no amount of hours, tears, or sweat can break its hold — meaning that your wings will be just as sharp for your first kiss of the night as they will be for your last.
50. Boho Indian Wedding Makeup Look
Are you a boho babe at heart? Infuse your carefree spirit into your big day with this elegant, natural Indian wedding makeup look!
We’re all about expressing yourself during your wedding, and your beauty look is SUCH a fun way to show off your personality. This one does just that with a soft, understated smokey eye in a creamy, neutral brown.
Just use a brown eyeshadow stick to get this bridal makeup look! This IT Cosmetics Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick is infused with caffeine, perfect for reducing puffiness and enhancing brightness on the big day!
Planning a wedding that merges cultures? Here’s some inspiration for how to infuse Indian wedding traditions with modern European trends!
51. Metallic Tones Indian Bridal Beauty Idea
Metallic shadows are iconic for both traditional Indian wedding makeup looks and more modern styles, and this looks achieves the perfect balance between the two!
Instead of full glam, it gives you a softer touch with a swipe of bronzed, metallic eyeshadow, paired with a subtle winged liner and a glossy, rosy pout.
For the most glistening metallics, try out a liquid eyeshadow, like this Stila Shimmer & Glow color — you’ll be giving even your shiniest jewels some competition! Style it with a dazzling headpiece for a look you’ll be dreaming about for years.
52. Classic + Simple Indian Wedding Makeup Look
When you want to let your long, stunning bridal hairstyle take center stage, consider simple Indian wedding makeup looks your new best friend!
This one ticks off all the boxes for a polished look, without stealing the show from your stand-out wedding ‘do. But the real secret to creating a simple Indian wedding makeup look that compliments your gorgeous locks is your brows! This Benefit Cosmetics Waterproof Eyebrow Definer Pencil is a favorite among pros thanks to its super fine tip.
53. Romantic Summery Indian Bridal Idea
Summery Indian wedding makeup looks are all about glowy skin and soft, romantic touches. Channel those fresh, flawless, warm-weather vibes on your big day with a beauty look that highlights your sunkissed complexion. Step one: give your cheekbones their time in the spotlight!
No matter your face shape, you can get chiseled cheeks by applying a bronzer (or a concealer darker than your skin tone) into the hollows of your cheeks. We love this Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit for its super blend-able formulas and its sunny, summery colors!
54. Lush Lashes Indian Bridal Beauty Idea
Your wedding day will be over in the blink of an eye, so make every blink count with this romantic Indian wedding makeup look! Extra long lashes are SO whimsical for weddings, and they’re such a simple way to add an extra dose of romance to your look.
For the most fluttery gaze, apply individual lashes to your lash line versus an entire strip. This will reduce the risk of flyaway lashes and help you customize your gorgeous gaze. With these Kiss faux lash extensions (which come in multiple different lengths), you can make your Indian wedding makeup look as dramatic or subtle as you want!
55. Winter Wedding Indian Makeup Look
Red lipstick is ALWAYS a good idea for Indian wedding makeup looks, since it’ll match your traditional attire and give you classic glam vibes.
If you’re getting married in the colder months, swap your brighter reds for a deeper berry hue, like this Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipstick in a bold burgundy. It reflects the darker shades of the season while still giving you that show-stopping pop of color.
And if you really want to up the glam factor, match your Bindi to the color of your lips — SO chic!
Wedding Makeup Looks For Blue Eyes
When you’re one of only 8% of people in the world with sparkling blue eyes, you need wedding makeup looks that show them off! To give those ocean eyes the attention they deserve, reach for bronzey metallics (like celebratory gold and copper), warm oranges, rich browns, and matching blues and greens!
While it doesn’t take a lot to make blue orbs stand out, these bridal makeup looks are working overtime to bring out every gorgeous speck. Whether you’re going for boho blues or sea-inspired styles, we’ve found the looks that’ll have you falling in love.
Set your gorgeous gaze on these wedding makeup looks for blue eyes!
56. Bulletproof Simple Wedding Makeup Look For Blue Eyes
As any wedding makeup artist will tell you, the secret to a dreamy, flawless, and long-lasting finish is to set everything. From your eyelids to your under-eye concealer to your final finish, you need a great setting powder that makes your wedding makeup look bulletproof.
The best of the best? This Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It has 24-hour shine control, sheer coverage, and a soft-focus finish that will keep your makeup in place for 16 hours. Bring on the after party!
57. Fresh + Earthy Beauty Idea For Blue Eyes
A fresh and earth-toned look for a whimsical woodland wedding? Say less!
Similar to their brown counterparts, blue eyes really shine with neutral, earthy eyeshadows. Look for a nature-inspired shade to act as your base (the Urban Decay Naked3 Eyeshadow Palette is a favorite for a reason!), then create extra dimension to your wedding makeup look for blue eyes with black or brown eyeliner. It’s glam meets natural — name a more whimsical combo!
58. Bold Blue Lids Wedding Makeup Look For Blue Eyes
Ladies and gentlemen…her. For the main characters, this wedding makeup look is EVERYTHING.
While blue eyeshadow might feel like an ’80s flashback, it’s actually one of the most flattering wedding makeup looks for blue eyes because it enhances the natural color of your orbs. For the modern, non-traditional brides, it doesn’t get much cooler than a retro makeup look that takes risks!
Plus, this bridal makeup look for blue eyes is deceivingly simple. All you need is mascara and an ultra-pigmented creamy eyeshadow (bonus points if it’s water resistant!). This turquoise Colour Stix Eyeshadow from ColourPop understood the assignment.
59. Cat Eye Bridal Beauty Idea For Blue Eyes
Not all blue eyes are created equal — there are icy blues, dark blues, turquoise blues, gold-speckled blues, and everything in between. For light, clear blue eyes, you need wedding makeup looks that match!
Already so inviting, warm blue eyes look best with a winged eyeliner that ups the allure factor. This one is subtle instead of statement making, perfect for extra flirtatious vibes. Draw out those ocean eyes with a navy blue liner, like this subtle dark blue Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner!
60. Clean + Classic Bridal Beauty Idea For Blue Eyes
By now, you’ve heard all about the clean beauty trend. This is “that girl” of the wedding makeup looks for blue eyes!
Instead of distracting from your crystal blue orbs with heavy eyeshadow or a bold lip, this look keeps things fresh so your eyes can do what they do best: dazzle everyone that catches a glimpse.
Keep things simple and bright by prepping your skin with an uber hydrating moisturizer, like this luxurious Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, before you start your makeup routine. It will give you a dreamy complexion and a clean, healthy glow, AND it helps your makeup stay put for longer!
Glam Wedding Makeup Looks
You’re not a regular bride — you’re a glam bride! And you need glam wedding makeup looks that can keep up with your killer style and luxe wedding day vibes.
Whether you’re a glam babe that loves an eye-catching look, or you’re planning an ultra fabulous celebration, these glam wedding makeup looks are just as unique and trendy as you are. They’re perfect for flexing your unique sartorial style and taking your ‘fit to the next level. Because if you can’t go all out on your wedding day, when can you?!
From Euphoria-inspired beauty to all-out pearlcore, these are the glam wedding makeup looks that we can’t stop gushing about!
61. Euphoric Glam Wedding Makeup Look
Modern, totally unique, and a little edgy, this glam wedding makeup look is EVERYTHING. We’re getting Euphoria vibes, but with a sophisticated, bridal twist. Perfect for when you want your beauty to feel like an expression of yourself, rather than an age-old tradition!
If you want to DIY this glam wedding makeup look, use a liquid liner with an ultra thin tip (which is essential for getting that super sharp point). And while nothing is more glam than a golden hue, you can also recreate this look with any of your wedding colors using this Aqua Resist Color Ink Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner, which comes in eight different shades!
62. Pearl Glam Wedding Makeup Look For Modern Brides
Our love for pearlcore knows no bounds, and that includes glam wedding makeup looks! Whether you’re going all out with a pearl wedding gown or you just want to add a hint of the trend into your look, this style is having a serious moment.
The beauty of this glam wedding makeup look is that you can make it your own. All you need are a few pearl rhinestones and some eyelash glue, and you’ve got a show-stopping look that your guests will be talking about forever!
Still on the hunt for the perfect dress? Go gorgeously glam with these unique pearl wedding gowns!
63. Disco Ball Bridal Glam Idea
Your disco ball could never! For a glam wedding makeup look that says “it’s time to party,” look to your dazzling dance floor for inspiration.
To get this disco glam bridal makeup look, apply metallic silver foil flakes over shimmery metallic eyeshadow using eyelash glue — it’s deceivingly easy! Keep the rest of your glam wedding makeup look simple and natural to make those groovy eyes stand out.
This look is best styled with some platform heels and some seriously rad bridal nails!
64. White Eyeliner Bridal Glam Idea
You’ve found the perfect white dress and the most stunning pair of white wedding heels — all your missing is a glam wedding makeup look to match!
One of the coolest eyeliner wedding makeup looks on this list, this one swaps classic black for bridal white. Use this NYX All-In-One Eyeshadow Eyeliner Pencil to make the style your own (whether you’re doing playful designs or a more timeless wing).
65. Royal-Inspired Bridal Glam Idea
This glam wedding makeup look is giving major queen vibes!! With a dark bronzey eyeshadow, long lashes, and Taylor Swift-level red lips, it’s a glam look fit for royalty. (For the brightest and boldest of red lips, this Rare Beauty Lip Soufflé Matte Cream Lipstick is more of a need than a want!)
And believe it or not, this bride did her makeup herself! We’ll leave you with that amazing inspiration.
Need More Wedding Beauty Inspo?
So you’ve marked “choose the perfect wedding makeup looks” off your to-do list — now on to the rest of your bridal beauty look!
Like we mentioned before, wedding makeup looks and wedding hairstyle go hand-in-hand, so don’t miss all of our lists for the best bridal ‘dos! Whether you have long hair, short hair, or just want something ultra romantic, we’ve got the styles for you.
To make your beauty look extra unforgettable, you also NEED to check out all of our wedding accessories guides. We have something for every bridal styles — from the best wedding crowns, to the raddest bridal sunglasses, to the most chic wedding headbands!
Which of these wedding makeup looks were your favorite? Spill the tea in the comments below!