31 Beautiful Wedding Makeup Looks for Brides

Bridal makeup is entirely up to the bride. What could be great for one bride is awful for the next. Are you a bride to be that has no clue what kind of makeup to have on your big day? Many brides, often feel overwhelmed by all the planning and excitement going on around them, that they completely forget about deciding on their hair and makeup. This decision tends to come nearer the wedding day, but if you’re one of these brides that are super organised and want to plan everything ahead of schedule, you have come to the right place!

We have come up with 31 of the best wedding makeup looks for brides. Whether you are applying your own makeup on the day or have a professional makeup artist, you can grab an idea from here. Your makeup artist will appreciate that you have done your research and know what you want. This will save time and energy of both parts, plus you won’t have the stress of having to choose later down the line. Take a look at our gorgeous collection and see what designs grab your attention.

1. Classic Old Hollywood Look

Hollywood and weddings are a match made in heaven.

This classic Hollywood style makeup looks elegant, glamorous and polished. A touch of glitter in the corner of your eyes, will add sparkle. Team this dramatic look with soft lips and a bronze blush.

2. Silver Eye Makeup + Soft Pink Lips

Contour! Contour! This will be your perfect word!

Silver Eye Makeup Look with Pink Lips

Source: @amrezy

Contouring is a way to show off your face, enhance your cheek and look flawless. If you are thinking of going heavy on the eye makeup, go soft with your lip colour. Silver eye makeup looks stunning and highlights your eyes. Take a soft shade of pink for your lips to complement the silver. Also make sure you have impeccably groomed brows.

3. Pink and Rose Gold Eyes

Pink and rose gold are an amazing match.

You want to feel extra special on your big day and with rose gold eye makeup, you definitely will. Rose gold adds shimmer and with pink blended in too, it will match your lip colour and maybe even the theme of your wedding!

4. Smokey Winged Eyeliner

Smokey eyes are sexy.

Many girls have smokey eyes for their daily makeup and when you have to decide on your bridal makeup, you don’t want to feel uncomfortable and bare. You will compare your bridal makeup to your daily makeup and you will feel less special, so you might as well go for a look you love and are familiar with. Go for a smokey winged eyeliner look to create the intensity. Add false lashes to add to the look. Team with a little dash of glitter. Add a subtle touch of dark eyeshadow to underneath your eyes.

5. Sparkly & Smokey Eye Makeup Look

If you are having a sparkle themed wedding, and are looking to incorporate this into your makeup, this one is for you.

Sparkly and Smokey Wedding Makeup Look

Source: @_tiarni_

This looks striking but with subtle colours. The smokey-eyed effect creates a softer blended look for the upper eyelids.

6. Gold Glitter Eyes


There is no need to wear jewellery when you have gold makeup! Unless you want to wear your jewellery, it will team your makeup. Glitter can make us feel glamorous and goddess like. These are feelings we need on our wedding day. Make your eyes shine with this striking gold glitter.

7. Soft & Neutral Makeup Look

Soak up the sun with this style at your spring or summer wedding.

Soft Wedding Makeup Look for Brides

Source: @stephie.b_

Many brides opt for a natural makeup look. Soft colours with neutral tones are ideal for brides. Rosy lips, shimmering cheeks all add to the fresh look.

8. Cut Crease

Cut crease is becoming increasing popular.

Cut Crease Wedding Eye Makeup Look

Source: @c_flower

Kim Kardashian has made this makeup technique as popular as ever. It has been around for many moons but it’s trending now. To achieve this cut crease style, use a spoon to ensure you have the outcome you need. Add a shimmering champagne eyeshadow that looks divine and blend with a dark purple and peachy colour.

9. Soft Brown Eyes + Neutral Lips

Let your natural beauty speak for itself.

Brown has a softer look over black. Black can often be too harsh so for a softer appearance, go for a brown eyeshadow and lightly apply to your eyelids. Team with a nude lip colour.

10. Soft, Glittery Glam

Adding glitter on your wedding day can be that subtle extra lift you need.

This soft, glittery eyeshadow looks delicate and sparkles. No need to add big false eyelashes as you need to stick to the softer presence. Apply a light coat of mascara for the finishing touches.

11. Pink Glitter Eyes + Pink Lips

Glitter can be a girl’s best friend, especially on her wedding day.

Glitter on your eyes, as well as your lips, will definitely stand out. This is makeup look is soft and girly. As you can see, you don’t need to use bright colours to sparkle.

12. Smokey Brown Cut Crease

Add a dramatic stare by having winged eyeliner and cut crease look.

This is a heavier look compared to your standard bridal makeup but it’s whatever you feel comfortable and special with during the day. Every bride is different so don’t be worrying about whether this is too heavy, it’s your day and you make your own rules. This cut crease looks perfect in brown.

13. Glitter Lower Lash Line

Instead of having glitter on your eyelids, try adding it to your lower lash line.

Silver Glitter Wedding Eye Makeup Look

Source: @makeupbyan

This will widen your eyes and make your face look full of life. Go simple on your eyelids so the focus is all on the lower lashes.

14. Perfect Look for Brides with Blue Eyes

Do you have blue eyes?

We all want to show off our gorgeous eyes and this makeup look is ideal for brides-to-be with blue eyes. Soft, neutral colours with a nude lip colour looks angelic. Use white eyeliner to line the inner water line, which will brighten up your eyes and make them appear bigger. This is timeless and elegant. In a few years down the line, you will look back on your wedding photos and you’ll be glad you decided on this makeup.

15. Red Lips

Recently, more brides are opting for sexy red lips.

Red Lips Wedding Makeup Look

Source: @rfadai

It can be hard to find a perfect red lipstick at the best of times, let alone for our wedding. You need to be confident that it will stay on all day, but there are so many different brands out there, so do not worry. Being a fan of red lips can benefit your wedding in many ways. It can tie in with your theme and it can be a vintage inspired look. Applying red lipstick can sometimes be tricky so practice before your big day. To ensure that your red lips last all day, ensure you apply a thin layer of primer or foundation to your lips before you apply your lipstick and drink from a straw during the day. Before you walk down the aisle, check your teeth to make sure there is no lipstick on them! Keep your eyelids simple and glitter free. The emphasis must keep to your red luscious lips. Use a red lip liner to make your lips look bigger and fuller.

16. Sparkly Eyes with Long, Voluminous Lashes

It’s all about the eyes.

Sparkly Wedding Eye Makeup Look for Brides

Source: @c_flower

When your husband-to-be looks into your eyes, he will think he’s the luckiest man alive. Make him stare at your gorgeous eyes by having sparkly and voluminous lashes. If you’re uncomfortable with false eyelashes, maybe you could think about getting eyelash extensions a few days before.

17. Makeup Look for Brown Eyes

Brown eyes look incredible with brown glitter eyeshadow.

Make sure you use a brown eyeshadow for underneath your eyes and slightly smudge to add effect.

18. Sparkly, Romantic Eyes

Wearing glitter for festivals and other events can be simple.

Wearing glitter for your wedding can be a different story. You need to think about the colour, the texture, will it go with your dress, your wedding theme and even your lip colour. This sparkly, romantic look will go with any dress and all you have to think about is your lip colour. Go with a nude lip-gloss or a nude matte lipstick.

19. Wedding Makeup Look for Brunettes

Wearing shades that suit our hair, is vital to our style.

We love this style for brunettes. Glistening eyeshadow in this tone complements dark hair. Dark eyes and dark hair goes together so well with shimmering eyeshadow.

20. Smokey Glam

When it comes to your wedding day, anything you want goes.

If you want smokey eyes on your day, you will have smokey eyes. Getting married is a big step and you need to feel yourself and comfortable all day. Take a look at this gorgeous, glamourous, smokey eyes look. Your face will look flawless and sophisticated all day. If you decide on doing your own makeup like Kate Middleton did on her day, make sure you get as much practice in as possible before your big day. The more you practice smokey-eyes, the more you’ll be at ease on your wedding morning. We all know what happens when our makeup doesn’t go according to plan on a night out, think about how you’ll feel if this happened? You need to iron out any creases that you have beforehand so if you come across any makeup problems, you’ll know what to do and stay calm.

21. Cut Crease + Glitter Lower Lash Line

This is a photo ready look.

Wedding Cut Crease Eye Makeup Look

Source: @makeupbyan

Cut crease with a glitter lower lash will instantly make your eyes look wider and brighter.

22. Soft, Peach Look for Blue Eyes

Peach tones look stunning with blue eyes.

The earthy peach tone will enhance your blue eyes and make you feel like a Princess. Don’t be overwhelmed with all the different colours and techniques. You know what looks good with your eye colour so go with your heart.

23. Champagne Eyes

Have a toast with champagne and wear champagne on your eyelids to celebrate your wedding.

Champagne eyeshadow is the must have for a wedding. It’s chic, timeless and goes with everything. Make your dark eyes stand out with this stunning champagne colour eyeshadow. Apply it to your eyelids and the inner corner of your eyes for a wide-eyed look.

24. Silver Glitter Eyes

If you prefer silver rather than champagne or bronze shades, try this.

Silver Glitter Wedding Makeup Look for Blue Eyes

Source: @rfadai

It will immediately boost your confidence and silver will look amazing with your wedding dress.

25. Peachy Brown Smokey Look

Smokey eyes are sexy, classy and perfection.

Soft Brown Smokey Wedding Makeup Look

Source: @c_flower

Mixing your smokey eyes with a peachy tone will highlight your eyes and add a warm tone.

26. Natural and Simple

If you want to keep your makeup natural looking, add a rose gold or pink shimmer to your eyelids.

This glossy shade will set highlight your whole face and add a deep natural looking glow to your skin. If you choose to not have false eyelashes, this eye makeup will look equally stunning, with or without false eyelashes. The perfect lip colour for this would either be a light pink or a nude colour with a matte finish.

27. Dramatic Cut Crease

If you’re wanting a heavy, cut crease makeup that will last all day, take a look at these photos.

Dramatic Cut Crease Wedding Makeup Look

Source: @makeupbyan

There’s no doubt that this is a heavy, deep and sensational look. It’s all down to you, the bride, on what you want for your special day. Bear in mind that it will be a long day so you do need your makeup to last and this is guaranteed to do so. The heavier the makeup, the better at staying put. This dramatic cut crease will catch everyone’s eye and make you look stunning.

28. Thick, Black Lower Lash Line

Black think eyeliner can do wonders for some eyes.

It can make your eyes seem smaller and even make your eyes sparkle. By applying a lighter eyeshadow you will create a solid and bold contrast between the two. Don’t forget to add the lighter colour to your tear ducts too.

29. Perfect Wedding Look

This style is classy, elegant, feminine and perfect for your wedding.

Make sure you blend the colours on your upper eyelids so you can see the different colours shining through. A nude, pink, coral, red or even a clear lip gloss will look divine. Many brides are also opting for a mauve colour which is a pale purple shade – this would be perfect as it would match your eye makeup. Whatever you choose, it will complement your makeup.

30. Golden Eyes

Golden eyeshadow works well with any eye colour.

Whether you have blue, green or brown eyes, this will look fantastic. Define the bottom of your eyes with a thick black liner to revitalize your golden eyelids.

31. Smokey Outer “V”

For intense and dramatic makeup, you could opt for this.

Smokey Outer V Wedding Makeup Look

Source: @c_flower

Mix smokey and orange shades to create an outer “V” section and boost your eyes. This is a unique bridal look and looks amazing for photos. To ensure you have fuller looking eyelashes, apply two coats of mascara and a pair of natural looking falsies. With this trick, your lashes will look natural, long and striking.

Whatever you decide upon, if you are having a makeup artist on the day, ensure you schedule an appointment for a makeup trial a few months before your wedding day. The sooner you choose your colours and makeup look, the earliest you can relax and not worry.

About the Author

Shelley Christy


8 thoughts on "31 Beautiful Wedding Makeup Looks for Brides"

  1. Shay says:

    Love all the looks but it’s kind of crazy that every single makeup look is of a Caucasian women. Women of every cultural background should be represented here. There are so many of these looks that could have featured women of other shades.

  2. Melody says:

    Love the hollywood style…

  3. ANNA JIMENO says:

    Newsletters please

  4. Karla Arnold says:

    I agree with Shay ; although all of these looks are beautiful and so are the women wearing them but it only represents one race; I’m Afro-Latina and I these looks are not a representation of me.

  5. Bonnie Parker says:

    Always someone bitching somewhere about how an ad or commercial does not represent there ethniticity or there culture or there religious beliefs, or there political views. WTF! Can we not just enjoy an Fing book or movie or commercial or news story without worrying about all the rest of the shit?
    I’m a Caucasian female with Italian, German, Irish, and British roots and yeah I enjoyed this ad for eye makeup!

  6. Jessica says:

    Bonnie no one cares where you’re from. You are rude. It would be nice if there were a few different skin tones because the fact that every single model has every color eyes but brown makes it kind of difficult to get a good idea on which color looks best for brown eyes. You know. The dominant eye color. Meaning more people have brown eyes then not. So yea this post is accurate and you’re just annoying. Also you’re fighting with a post from 2016. Don’t you have anything better to do? Go take your Caucasian Italian German Irish British entitled a** to therapy. Cause you need it. Spare anyone who has to deal with you.

  7. Katie says:

    I am also Caucasian and a mix of a bunch of roots…but I represent a brand of white people that agree other skin tones and ethnicities should have been included in this article. The fact that you enjoyed this article but condemn people from a different color for pointing out it is very non inclusive means you have some personal problems with your uppity righteous close minded bland skin tone. Go tan somewhere and bleach your hair and join the barbie doll collection. Actually, even Barbie dolls are becoming more inclusive so I can’t even say that. Just take a big sit down and shut up.

  8. uzma says:

    just impressed with your makeup job.. Informative and instructive makeup ideas.. especially loved the glittery makeup ideas

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