40 Wedding Makeup Ideas for Every Kind of Bride

Photo by Treebird Photography

You’ve found your wedding dress, had that Cinderella moment with the perfect shoes, and spent hours scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest searching for just the right hairstyle. With almost every aspect of your bridal ensemble checked off of your to-do list, all there’s left to do is find a makeup look that pulls it all together. Luckily, you probably won’t have to look any further than this round-up of the prettiest wedding makeup ideas for every kind of bride.

Sure, choosing a makeup look for your wedding might seem like a daunting task. But trust us when we say that it’s nothing compared to tackling your seating chart or hunting down those missing RSVPs. The job is especially easy with the 40 makeup ideas below. From natural “no makeup” makeup looks to bold lip colors and smoky eyes, the makeup these brides wore at their nuptials perfectly complemented the themes of their individual weddings and beautiful bridal gowns, and we love seeing their personal styles shine through. Now, it’s your turn!

Find the photo of your favorite makeup look below and then bring it along to your trial and the morning of your wedding, so your makeup artist can replicate it. Whether you choose lush, look-at-me lashes, a dramatic cat eye, a cheek color that’ll turn you into the very definition of a blushing bride, or any combination of the three, we just know you’re going to be gorgeous!

Bride with tiara closeup

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini

Romantic red lipstick married with defined eyes and a gorgeous glow


Photo by Sanaz Photography

Ombré eyeshadow and lush lashes
bride getting ready

Photo by Carmen Santorelli Photography

Barely there makeup with thinly lined eyes and long, natural lashes


Photo by Rachel Owens

A contoured complexion, mauve lip, and glam eye

bride beauty shot

Photo by Corrina Walker Photography

Defined brows, a nude lip, and thick eyeliner


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Photo by Kristin Sweeting Photography

A natural look featuring a rosy lip and a touch of shimmer

bride getting ready

Photo by Treebird Photography

Sultry bronze eyes meet a scarlet pout

bride and groom

Photo by Greg Finck

A light smoky eye paired with a nude lip

makeup lipstick pink lipstick

Photo by Ryon Lockhart Photography

A bright pink pout and defined eye

bride accessories

Photo by Laura Murray

Party-ready metallic accents and ruby red lips

###Softly defined features and a lit-from-within glow

Photo by Sarah Falugo Weddings

Softly defined features and a lit-from-within glow

wedding dress with illusion cutouts

Photo by Meghan Kay Sadler

A contoured matte complexion

bride beauty shot pink and white bouquet

Photo by Funkytown Photography

Golden eyeshadow and graphic liner


Photo by Leila Brewster

Clean and classic

kiss on the cheek two brides

Photo by Katie Edwards Photography

A brave red lip and muted eye

Bride carrying bouquet

Photo by Judy Pak Studio

Winged liner, pale pink lips, and eye-catching highlight

bride and groom

Photo by Melissa Oholendt Photography

“No makeup” makeup

 bridal hairstyle updo

Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

Taupe-hued eyeshadow, finished with fabulous falsies

Bride close up with veil

Photo by Federico Sbardolini

A charcoal-hued smoky eye

Main Image

Photo by Melissa Marshall

Shimmery eyes and a nude lip color

first dance

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari

Glowing skin and a glossy lip

bride and groom at altar

Photo by Nicola Tonolini

A dramatic smoky eye and ultra-defined brows

bride solo shot

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Dewy skin for the win

bride beauty look

Photo by Katherine Ann Rose

Eyes and lips in nude hues

Main Image

Photo by Christian Arevalo

Voluminous lashes and rosy lips

bride wedding dress long sleeves

Photo by Carmen Santorelli

Bold black eyeliner, a dusty rose lip, and matte skin

Bride solo shot

Photo by Clark Brewer Photography

A bronze eye with subtle shimmer


Photo by Lev Kuperman

A can’t-miss-it cat eye

Van Cleef & Arpels earrings bridal jewelry

Photo by Heather Waraksa

Look-at-me lashes and subtly defined eyes

bridal beauty look

Photo by Forged in the North

Gunmetal grey eyes and a beautiful bronze glow



Photo by Forged in the North

All about the brows

Bride holding bouquet

Photo by Heather Payne Photography

Soft shadows paired with a mauve lippie

Bride solo shot with bouquet

Photo by Larissa Cleveland

A crimson, mile-wide smile

Bride getting ready

Photo by Ana Lui

A flawless, natural complexion
Bride solo shot holding bouquet

Photo by Braedon Photography

Va-va-voom lashes and neutral eyeshadow shades

Bride holding bouquet

Photo by Hannah Costello

A bronzed goddess look, complete with metallic shadows and glowy cheeks

Bride holding dog

Photo by Redman Pictures

Softly smoky eyeshadow paired with a glossy rose lip color

Bride solo shot with bouquet

Photo by Betsy Newman

Pure radiance


Photo by Callie Hobbs Photography

A pink pout complements soft shadows

fur jacket

Photo by Sarah Falugo

An elegantly glamorous look with winged liner and glowing skin, finished with a first-kiss-ready pout

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