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Bridal Eye Makeup: 20+ Looks To Take Inspiration From!

BY Sakshi | 24 May, 2019 | 12673 views | 6 min read

While classic is a great way to go with your bridal eye makeup, experimenting is always a great idea, especially if you can pull it off and you have an MUA who can make it look apt and gorgeous. It's not always necessary to go down the gold/brown eye and red lip for brides, and you can even choose to go minimal or dramatic! Brides are doing it all over, so we thought of putting together some amazing bridal eye makeup looks we spotted which are perfect to take inspiration from. You can pick cues on how to do bridal eye makeup yourself or show these bridal makeup images to your MUA too. To keep it simple for you, we have categorised them into the following:

You can choose one depending on your skin tone and preference! So here are some Indian bridal makeup images which are perfect.

Minimal Eye Makeup

If drama is something you run away from, or are not too fond of makeup on yourself, or you simply want to look just like yourself at your wedding, then minimal bridal eye makeup is the way to go. And these days, that doesn't just mean looking like you haven't made an effort at all- it's more about looking like a better, more polished version of yourself. Nude makeup is the way to go, and here's some more inspiration on how to pull it off. 

Matte nude eye makeup

Image via Hitched and Clicked★ 4.7

How barely-there yet gorgeous is this bride's eye makeup? It was matte, which liner and fluttery lashes, which looked subtle yet super pretty.

Simple gold eye with winged liner

Image via WeddingNama★ 5; MUA: Urmi Kaur

This bride kept it super simple, but just added a little bit of a winged liner to make it stand out.

Barely-there eye shadow with heavy mascara

Image and Makeup by Pakhi Pahuja

This bride kept it super natural, but added loads of mascara to make her lashes fluttery and pretty. Plus there was a hint of kohl on both the bottom and top to make the eyes pop. 

Light brown eye makeup and fluttery lashes

Image via  Gautam Khullar Photography★ 4.7 ; Makeup by @marianna_mukuchyan

So while nude makeup is mostly associated with pastel brides, this stylist bride showed us it can be rocked so well with a dark lehenga as well.

Kohl eyes with highlight inner corners

Image via Aanchal & Niket

This bride kept it super simple, but made her eyes pop with some light shadow on the inner corners of the eye, which made her eyes look sparkly.


Soft Eye Makeup

If you don't like stark, dramatic eye makeup, then here are some looks for you which will really be up your alley. Whether you're gonna be the traditional red and gold bride or a new-age pastel one, there's something for every kind of bride in here. 

Soft brown and gold eye makeup

Image via Sandeep Gadhvi Photography★ 5

How simple and gorgeous is this gold and brown eye, which is a pretty take on the classic? 

Soft pinkish brown eye

Image via @psycharitra.mayank; Makeup by Shreya Chadha Makeovers

Now that's a fab look to rock with a pastel lehenga or something in a lighter shade. This pinkish brown eye makeup looks offbeat and pretty.

Light pink eye makeup

Image via  Gautam Khullar Photography★ 4.7 ; Makeup by House Of Beauty By Sahil Malhotra ★ 4.4

This one is a pretty soft pink eye makeup look, which looks really nice with the long lashes. If you don't want too much happening with your eye makeup, then this one is a good one to consider. 

Soft gold eye makeup

Image via The Wedding Salad★ 4.9 ; MUA: Makeup Artist Alpa Parekh

This one is so perfect if you're having a morning wedding. Just a simple soft gold eye makeup look which looks amazing with the long lashes. 

Soft silver/grey eye makeup

Image via zohaibali.co.uk

This is one makeup look which will look amazing on dusky brides as well. Looks very offbeat and pretty.


Dramatic Eye Makeup

If subtle and soft is not something that's your thing, and drama is what you love, then how about you go all dramatic with your bridal makeup look! Here are some brides who pulled that off to perfection in their own special way, and are great to take inspiration from. Save these bridal makeup images to show to your MUA or learn how to do bridal eye makeup yourself. 

Kohl lined eyes with bold brows

Image via DelhiVelvet - By Divishth Kakkar★ 4.3 ; MUA: @adai_artistry

This bride added drama to her look with bold brows and dark eye shadow to go with her pastel lehenga, and the eyes were lined with kohl as well, to make them even striking. 

Dark smokey, kohl lined eyes and bold brows

Image via Shahid's Makeover★ 4

This bride opted for a dark smokey eye look with very bold brows, which really stood out with her dark Sabyasachi Lehenga. 

Winged liner with long lashes

Image via DotDusk Studios

This is such a pretty and dramatic look for a bride and we really hope more brides give the winged liner a go on their big day.

Metallic eye with fluttery lashes

Image via Priyanka Arora Makeup Artist

Metallic eye makeup is one way to do dramatic- is super trending these days, and looks amazing and new age for brides.

Kohl-lined eyes with winged liner

Image via Varsha Gidwani★ 4.7

This bride did winged liner too, but with a difference- she went heavy on the kohl on the bottom as well. 

Contrasting dark eye makeup

Image via We Dont Say Cheese★ 4.6 ; MUA: The Body Care and Cure★ 4.6

This bride wore a light pink lehenga, but the eye makeup was a deep contrasting shade which added so much drama to her look!


Smokey Eye Makeup

Another way to do dramatic is through a smokey eye, and if you're thinking it's only the usual dark grey/black look, then you couldn't be more wrong! Smokey eye makeup looks range from subtler versions to dark and stark, and here are some brides who pulled that off to stand out in the crowd. Coloured smokey eyes are also a thing now, and looks fabulous.

Orange-brown smokey eye makeup 

Image via Prajakta & Suraj

How pretty is this orange-brown smokey eye on this bride which went so perfectly with her orange lehenga?

Silver-grey smokey eye

Image via zohaibali.co.uk; MUA: @bashymua

A silver-grey smokey eye not only looks amazing for partying, but who knew it could look so amazing on brides as well?

Glossy brown smokey eye

Image via Avantika & Pratik

A glossy brown smokey eye is what we spotted on this bride, and absolutely loved it. 

Black-dark grey smokey eye

Image via Lovers Films★ 4.9

Who knew a black smokey eye would look so nice with a red lehenga? Dark and pretty, it's a nice idea for a winter wedding.

Blue-black smokey eye

Image via Nivritti Chandra

Another great idea for a winter wedding, this one also looks fab if you can pull it off. 


With this we come an end to this long list of bridal eye makeup looks! Phew.. wasn't that some major inspiration for you all?! Also, don't forget to bookmark and comment below to let us know your favourite amongst these. Go ahead book party makeup & hairstyle and shine like a star on your special day. 

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