A wedding day is the most special occasion in the life of any bride, a day when she should be radiating happiness, contentment and bliss. Every girl wants to look her best on her wedding day but makeup catastrophes can often ruin the whole attire. Follow these simple bridal makeup tips to get a naturally glowing look on the big day.

Always use waterproof mascara

The safest way to make sure you don’t end up with a smudged look is to wear waterproof mascara, that lasts longer and withstands tears. If you don’t like to wear waterproof mascara, then first use one coat of regular mascara and then top it off with a waterproof coating.

Line it right

If your wedding is in the outdoors or during the day, use navy, charcoal or mahogany eyeliner to avoid looking too stern or hard. Shade your eyebrows with a colour that’s close to your natural hair colour.

Lighten Up

Use a light shadow as highlighter if you have a pale complexion. For darker skin tones, warmer colours will be right. Don’t forget your highlight your best features, like your brow bones, cheek bones and jaw bones.

Rosy cheeks

Don’t forget the pop of colour on the apple of your cheeks. Use a pink tone for fair skin and a rosy hue for deeper complexions, and blend with your temples on an upward stroke.

Bright lips

Using a nude or pale lip colour can make you look washed out in photos. Always wear a bright colour, particularly since your dress will be white.

Blend well

Blend well all over, in the corners of your eyes and mouth. Remember, cameras pick up even the faintest of makeup lines.

Use individual eyelashes

If you’re wearing false eyelashes, using individual lashes instead of a full strip will make your eyes stand out in a brilliant way.

Use minimal powder

You need finishing powder to set your makeup but too much of it can make your skin look dull and cakey. Know just how much powder to use and only lightly brush your face.

Do your hair before your makeup

This not only saves time but doing your hair before your makeup ensures that your hair is out of your face while you’re getting ready.

Do your makeup in natural light

Doing your makeup in natural light will give you a better view of the end result. Place your application seat near a window but if there’s no natural light, use a super bright lamp.

Be prepared

You may need to touch up your makeup throughout the day if you want it to last through the crying, kissing, hugging, eating and dancing. Be prepared with things like a pressed powder, cotton buds, lipstick and gloss. In case of emergencies, also arm your bridesmaids with safety pins and bobby pins.


Whatever colours or style you choose, make sure nothing overrides your personal style statement. Keep your makeup and hairdo simple so that they don’t upstage your dress. Your individuality and personality should shine through your Bridal makeup.

Bridal makeup forms an important part of your wedding attire. Not only do you need to look fabulous in person but also in photographs. Getting your makeup right is as essential as choosing the perfect wedding dress.

But how do you choose the perfect bridal makeup?

You need to keep your dress, the weather and the time of the day in mind while planning your bridal makeup. But more importantly, your make-up should reflect your personality.

If you’re someone who doesn’t like or wear makeup every day, then an overly glamorous and made up look isn’t for you. Similarly, if you have a very modern, chic dress and venue, you need to keep your makeup in sync. Once you know what kind of makeup person you are, the rest is easy.

Here are the bridal makeup tips for The Romantic Bride, The Bold Bride and the Glam Bride!

The Romantic Look

This look is for any bride who wants to appear fresh and beautiful yet turn heads on the big day. The Romantic look leans on the natural side, with pinks, peaches, plums and whites forming the main colour palette. If you’re not fond of too much makeup, don’t want your face to appear ‘caked’, and want your inner beauty, instead of your makeup, to get the attention, then this look is for you. It brings out your softness and femininity and is ideal for day weddings or those in spring.

The Bold Look

This look is for the fearless bride who loves her makeup, adores colour, has a bold yet flirty personality and isn’t afraid to flaunt it. If your day to day makeup includes bright hues and a bold palette and if you love highlighting your best features, then this look is for you. This look is dramatic and ideal for the bride who loves attention and is always up to date with the latest trends and style. The focus is on the eyes and lips, which is why this look is best for women who loves bold features and isn’t shy of attention.

The Glam Look

This look is perfect for the bride who loves her sheen and sparkle and loves to flaunt it in her makeup. If you are fond of your bronze or golden highlighter, swear by bling, and love to use glitter mascara and liner, then this look is for you. The palette consists of bronze, gold, and lots of shimmer and shine. Sweep your lids and brow bones with a bronze shadow for a touch of sheen and dust shimmer cream cubes along your cheekbones to accentuate your jaw and cheek bones. Go for rouge lip color for glistening puckers, and swipe translucent illuminator on your cheeks for a dewy complexion.

A wedding is a very special day and your Bridal makeup should radiate your inner joy and contentment. Go ahead, explore your personality and play with your looks accordingly to see what suits you the best.