33 Wedding Makeup Ideas For 2024 Brides

Wedding season is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start your bridal prep. While there is no right or wrong, no rules, and no guidebook when it comes to bridal glam, you may still find yourself wondering what type of makeup is best for weddings. You’ve got to look back at these photos and memories forever (no pressure), so we need to make sure that you a. feel comfortable, b. feel like yourself and c. feel beautiful. 

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favourite bridal makeup looks ranging from a soft glam, natural vibe to a subtle smoky eye and red lip, which will hopefully make your decision a whole lot easier. 

Tips and Advice For Your Wedding Makeup

Weddings can be overwhelming enough without the added stress of not feeling your best. Whether you like a natural glowing look, or you prefer a full glam moment, careful planning can ensure you’ll look back on your special day and remember how beautiful you felt inside and out. “Your style is unique, so tailor your makeup choices to complement your personal style and the wedding theme. A look that reflects your individuality is timeless,” says experienced makeup artist Tabitha Glaze. She also advises to “avoid the extreme trends” to ensure you don’t look back on your bridal makeup with regret in a few years, and instead to “keep your look balanced. If you fancy a bold eye, opt for a softer lip colour. Fancy a red lip, keep the eyes simple”.

Neutral tones, soft pinks, and subtle browns are guaranteed to complement any bridal look, while opting “for timeless elements like a classic red lip or well-defined cat-eye” will “never go out of style”. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, “don’t forget the canvas!” Tabitha urges. As we all know, flawless makeup starts with a flawless base, and “well-nourished skin will always be on trend so prioritise skincare”.

1. Sheer natural makeup

We’re all about that fresh-faced glow on your big day, and @beautifullyredeemedd has absolutely nailed it.

2. Dramatic smoky eye

Taking fluffy lashes to a whole new level, this dramatic and sultry smoky eye with a nude lip by @edens_glam is sure to upgrade any bridal look.

3. Dewy skin

A bright, dewy base is a sure-fire way to create a lit-from-within look, and @makeupbytg has nailed this sun-kissed, radiant finish.

4. Fluffy lashes and rosy glow

If you love lengthy, volumised lashes and a healthy glow, you’re going to be obsessed with this look from @kissandmakeupbysteph.

5. Soft and simple

This barely-there glam from @cindyfelinmakeup combines rosy lips with a subtle eye for a clean look we can’t get enough of.

6. Golden glow and cut crease

Be the star of every show with this glowing look from @shelsealuxe. A shimmering cut-crease, radiant skin, and a natural lip have never looked so good.

7. Romantic neutrals

Channel your inner romantic with this look from @mariammakhlouf. Featuring a subtle pop of colour on the cheeks and a sultry smoked out liner, this look is sure to make you look and feel your best.

8. Classic glam

A timeless bridal look, @makeupbycharlt combines a neutral smoky eye with glowing skin and a rosy lip for a look that will never fall from the spotlight.

9. Matte glam with a glossy lip

Take a bold eyeliner, matte base, and a glossy lip, and you have a seriously flawless and sophisticated look. @glam_drop is showing all brides out there how it’s done.

10. White eyeliner in waterline

White eyeliner can really help to brighten the eyes and make them appear bigger, and @v.i.mua is living proof of that. We are so here for this full bridal glam moment.

11. No makeup makeup

Natural glam is the new full glam, especially on your wedding day. Keep things fresh, dewy and light like @glowbykt, you won’t regret it.

12. Light and glowy

Let your natural freckles shine through on your big day with a light skin tint, and don’t go skipping on the blush. @kahliaadamsmakeuphair is showing us how it’s done.

13. Subtle and smoky

A subtle yet smoky eye is perfect for your big day. Pair with a soft nude lip and you’re onto a winner. Thanks for the inspo @rudegyaltasha.

14. Full glam

If there’s one opportunity to go all-out glam, it has to be your wedding day. @lovelylynnmua, this look is amazing.

15. Natural and radiant

Soft, glowy and radiant, this look from @makeupby_megw is perfect for your special day.

16. Soft glam

Do soft glam the right way like @shanibaruch_makeup on your big day. This look is natural yet still glam, the perfect combo.

17. Dramatic smoky

Who says you can’t wear a smoky eye on your wedding day? @salmaakhtarmua is showing us how it’s done.

18. Winged liner and nude lip

Bleached brows, wing liner and a nude lip? We’re sold. Thanks for the inspo @agapimakeupartist.

19. Dramatic lashes

If you can’t live without a dramatic lash, this look from @_beautykarmastudios needs to be on your radar, when deciding your big-day look.

20. Bright and fresh

This look from @mpobedinskaya has got us super giddy for our big day (whenever that might be). Fresh, bright and bridal, we’re obsessed.

21. Gems

Calling all brides who want something a lil’ extra on their wedding day. @varmatura is leading the way with these eye gems.

22. Smoky and neutral

It’s your day, and if you wanna go with a smoky eye and nude lip then who’s gonna stop you? Thanks for the inspo @riya.chhikara.

23. Glossy and peachy

Is there anything more romantic than glossy skin and a peach blush? We didn’t think so either. @alyssaadoncello_mua has nailed this look.

24. Copper and nude

Copper eyes + nude lips = the dream wedding combo. We’re obsessed with this look from @rpartistry_.

25. Dewy and subtle

Enhance your natural features with a dewy base and peachy blush. @daniellamakeuphair is showing us exactly how it’s done.

26. Smoky fox eye

Bringing the (only) drama to your wedding day is this smoky fox eye from @ximenavergaramakeupartist. We’re obsessed.

27. Feminine glam

The dewy skin, the liner, the lashes, the soft pink lip. Everything about this look from @makeup_by_dominika_szymik screams bridal, and we’re loving it.

28. Statement red lip

You can never go wrong with a statement red lip, even on your wedding day. Go bold or go home like @cuneytseven.

29. Sharp and simple wing

You can’t go wrong with a simple wing, it’s sharp, it’s clean and it’s ticking all of our wedding day boxes. Thanks for the inspo @ellejamesmakeup.

High-coverage base and matte lip

Glossy skin + peachy pink lip= the dream wedding combo. @shlomit_makeupartist, we’re obsessed with this look.

31. Champagne glow

We’re so obsessed with this super-chic look from @hila.makeup. Enhance your natural features with a nude lip and champagne highlighter.

32. Baby pink

Don’t be afraid of colour, you girly girls are going to love this baby pink moment from @hollieflynnmakeup.

33. Rosy and dramatic

You need to screenshot this rosy pink look by @sarabeautyx ASAP, it’s simple but super romantic.


FYI: This article was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.