Hey there, soon-to-be bride! With the wedding on the cards for you, you must be on your toes, getting everything in place. When it comes to your bridal makeup, nothing can be left to the last minute. Eye makeup is the most striking part of your bridal makeup look and you have to make sure it is perfect and catches attention, cause well, isn't that the whole point? Whether you want it to be an OTT shimmery look or a subtle smokey eye, be well prepared. Since you’re already doing so much, we explored the best bridal eye makeup looks and curated our favourite picks for you. Get ready to bookmark these stunning bridal eye makeup looks and show them to your makeup artist so you can look dazzling and amazing on your big day. Take a look...


Subtle and earthy look

Subtle and earthy look

If you are the kind of bride who’s not big on kohled eyes and bright coloured lids and would rather keep your bridal eye makeup understated and simple, here is a beautiful eye makeup look that you can sport. This simply gorgeous eye makeup look with earthy tones and bomb lashes is a summer perfect look that is not too heavy but still is going to fetch a lot of compliments for you. You can get this look following these simple steps.

Step 1: Start by moisturising and follow it up with an eye primer.

Step 2: Take the light brown shade from Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette – French Rose and blend it on your upper and lower lids.

Step 3: Now take the darker brown from the same palette and apply it on the outer edge of the lid and work your way to the centre till the crease.

Step 4: Apply the same dark brown shade on the lower lash line using an angled brush and smudge.

Step 5: Finish the look with a few coats of mascara on the lower and upper lashes.


Black smokey eye look

Black smokey eye look

Black smokey eyes look sultry, bold and oh-so stunning. For the bold brides, this is the hottest eye makeup look to rock on your big day. Whether it is a dark hued lehenga or a classic red that you are donning, this look will go well with everything. You can wear a nude lip with this daring eye makeup to balance out your makeup and look glamorous as ever. Here is a step by step guide to get this look.

Step 1: Prime your eyelids and create a neutral base on the lids using a small amount of your concealer. 

Step 2: Start with feathering the black eyeshadow shade on the upper lids up till the crease of your lid.

Step 3: Next take the Lakmé Eyeconic Kajal - Deep Black and apply the thick line on the upper and lower lash lines.

Step 4: Smudge the colour over the entire upper lid using an eyeshadow brush.

Step 5: Do the same by smearing the black line on lower lid keeping it close to the lash line.

Step 6: Apply Lakmé Eyeconic Curling Mascara for gravity defying lashes.     


Gold and copper shimmer

Gold and copper shimmer

A little shimmer and sparkle never hurt anyone and when we are talking about Indian bridal eye makeup, we really can’t miss one glitzy look with hues of gold and copper from the list. This bedazzling look includes hints of black, brown and gold with specks of glitter and there’s no room for subtleness so it will go perfectly with your plush wedding outfit. For a bride who wants to kill with her looks, this effortlessly glamorous eye makeup can be achieved in five easy steps.

Step 1: On freshly primed and moisturised lids, create a light base of brown.

Step 2: Take black eyeshadow shade and apply it on the outer corner of your upper lids and blend inwards.

Step 3: From the Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Desert Rose palette, take the copper shade and dab it on the inner corner of the eye, blending it inwards.

Step 4: Now apply the golden shade from the same palette on the centre of the lid and blend well so there are no visible lines.

Step 5: Line your eyes with a black liner and apply kajal with 2-3 coats of mascara to finish the look.


Kaleidoscopic eyes

Kaleidoscopic eyes

Classic shimmers and smokey eye too old school for you? Want something more dazzling and colourful? We’ve got you covered! Multi-chrome eye makeup is in trend right now and if you are opting for a light-hued lehenga like ivory or a colourful one, you can try an iridescent eye makeup look with a beautiful mix-up of two or three contrasting colours to go with your outfit. Also, this look can be rocked on other wedding functions like mehendi and haldi. So, take a look at how you can get this look.

Step 1: Moisturise and apply primer to your lids. 

Step 2: Start by taking the purple shade from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette - Royal Persia and applying it on the outer corner of your eyes. Blend it towards the centre of the lid.

Step 3: Next, take the pink shade from the same palette and buff the colour in the centre of the lid.

Step 4: For the bright yellow on the inner edges of the lids, we suggest using the ochre shade from the Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow - Tanjore Rush. Apply and blend nicely.

Step 5: Define the eyes with a thick liner and kajal and finish this enchanting look with few coats of mascara.


Nude shimmer

Nude shimmer

If you’re prepping for a summer wedding, it calls for some nice and pretty shades like mauve, pink and rose gold in the bridal makeup. If you want a dainty and elegant look for your wedding, here is another beautiful bridal eye makeup look with nude hued lids and hints of shimmer. For day weddings and pastel outfits, this eye makeup is the best bet. Try this breathtaking bridal eye makeup following these easy steps.

Step 1: Use an eye primer on the lids and create a soft base using a brown eyeshadow shade.

Step 2: Next take the pink shade from Lakmé 9 To 5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow – Silk Route and smear it on the upper lids.

Step 3: Pick the subtle gold hue from the same palette and apply it to the centre of the lids and blend well.

Step 4: Create a smudged line of golden shade on the lower lash line as well.

Step 5: Sport a sharp winged liner with Lakmé Eyeconic Liner Pen Block Tip – Black and apply mascara for fuller lashes.


Golden eye look

Golden eye look

Every bride wants to shine on her special day, and what better than golden eye makeup to literally shine? If your wedding outfit is dark-hued and has golden work on it, then this eye makeup will accentuate the whole look. Here is how you can ace it:

Step 1: Prep your skin with primer, concealer and foundation, and opt for waterproof formulas.

Step 2: Dust golden eyeshadow over your lids and blend with a matte black hue at the edges to achieve a contrast. Blend well so the colour transition is smooth.

Step 3: Create drama by going for winged eyeliner and add false eyelashes to tone it up.

Step 4: Use pink blush for those perfect rosy cheeks.

Step 5: Finally, finish the look with nude lipstick.


Champagne pink eye

Champagne pink eye

If you want to stay away from the blacks and the goldens that are usually associated with bridal eye makeup, then this one is a good option that goes well with dark hued outfits. Glittery and pink, this would be the perfect eye makeup for your fairy tale wedding. Here’s how you can achieve the look:

Step 1: Work on your eyebrows first and then start with a warm shade of pink over the eyelids.

Step 2: On the inner and outer sides of the lids, apply a deep rosy-champagne eyeshadow shade.

Step 3: Next, apply a brighter pink in the middle to add some oomph and then top it off with some glitter.

Step 4: Put on eyeliner as thin or thick as you like, and finish off the look with mascara on your lashes.


Kohl eye

Kohl eye

Used to emphasize the eyes, kohl is an essential part of every girl’s makeup. Dark, kohl-rimmed eyes for a bride with dewy makeup can accentuate the bride’s eyes and make them more prominent. The best part about this eye makeup is that it can go with dark and light-hued outfits both.

Step 1: Start by applying primer on the face and if required, used a colour corrector.

Step 2: Next, use concealer and blend it well. Set it with some powder.

Step 3: Fill in brows if needed. Next, tight line your eyes by applying kohl. You can also apply some kohl on lower lashes if you like. Use a flat brush to smudge it out.

Step 4: Use the black shade from your eyeshadow palette and dab it on your lower lash.

Step 5: Apply the eyeshadow of your choice of colour and smoke out the black eyeshadow that you have applied on your lower lash. Flick it out using an angular brush.

Step 6: Clean out the area using concealer, apply loose powder on it and dust it.

Step 7: Finish the look with mascara and blush. Also, dab some black eyeshadow on the upper lash line.

Step 8: Contour the face and use a highlighter, and complete the look with dark lipstick.


Brown smokey eye look

Brown smokey eye look

If you love the smokey eye but want to add a different shade to it, go for the brown smokey eye look. This will add a ton of drama to your overall look, and is best paired with light-hued wedding outfits.

Step 1: Create the base by applying primer.

Step 2: Next, create a flawless base with foundation and concealer.

Step 3: Since you’re going for a brown smokey eye look, your brows need to be on point. Perfect your brows and fill in if necessary.

Step 4: Now, for the brown smokey eye, apply the lightest shade beneath your brow bone—this will be your highlight. Then, apply the light brown shade over your lid. On the outer corner of your lid, apply the medium brown shade.

Step 5: Finally, take the dark brown shade and dust it onto the inner corner of your eye.

Step 6: For the perfect smoky eye look, apply eyeliner on your waterline.

Step 7: Coat your lashes with mascara, and you’re almost done! Finish the look with nude lipstick.

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