As a bride, a winning look is the successful coming together of not just your outfits and jewellery but also complementing make-up. Whether you are a classic bride or a glamorous one, there’s a bridal beauty trend for every sensibility. Not sure where to begin your search this year? We borrow inspiration from some recent celebrity brides — you’re going to want to bookmark this!
Are you a less is more bride? Find your celebrity alter ego in newlywed actor Katrina Kaif. With simplicity at its core, her bridal make-up was high on elegance — clean, fresh, dewy. The key takeaway is to opt for a soft nude palette for the big day to complement heavy jewellery and a sindoori red lehenga. Kohl-filled eyes, naturally brushed brows, and a clean face made are the only finishing touches this look needs.
All eyes on you
Bring back the ’80s with a dramatic winged eyeliner for one of your wedding events. Not sure how? Let Rhea Kapoor give you a crash course. Keeping the rest of your look simple — rosy blush and muted lips — play up the eyes with bold eyeliner, winging it as far as you can, to add a glamorous twist to the classic.
Say yes to colour
If traditional beauty looks don’t quite match your personality, or you’re just in the mood to experiment, take a cue from Patralekha. For her mehendi, the actor went the fun, bright and colourful route — add a glimmer of bright neons to the inner corner of her eye. This refreshing look is a bold departure conventional looks, and is perfect for a mehendi, sangeet or after party!
Don’t shy away from the bold red lip
Red is the colour of the classic Indian bride. This Kriti Sanon look for a Manish Malhotra bridal campaign bears testimony to the old Bollywood glamour of the siren hue. Pick the red that pairs well with your red bridal outfit. Go all-in and complete it with matching bindis and soft smokey eyes.
Be a glow-getter
There is really no going wrong in a soft dewy face. Tara Sutaria makes a case for it with her flawless base, well-bronzed and highlighted in the right places. Add a subtle sweep of glitter to the eyelids, with glossed lips to achieve natural radiance. Pro tip: Give powders a miss, and opt for a creamy base instead to get your glow on.