Bridal eyes; coy, minimal, and speaking a thousand words. A lot of credit also goes to the stylist and makeup artist who ensures that the bride’s eyes look absolutely gorgeous. It is the art of makeup which helps enhance the feature so that your bridal eye makeup looks simply ethereal, justifying all the adages and sayings that there are about beautiful eyes.

So, how to go about bridal eye makeup? Even though the makeup artists know what they are supposed to deliver, having some knowledge, suggestions and reference images up your sleeve does no harm. So take a look at some of the best bridal eye makeup trends and looks that we have compiled for you.

 

1. Matte nude eye makeup

1. Matte nude eye makeup

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This one is the most popular one and should definitely be your pick if you are a bride going for neutral makeup. Nudes and browns are warm shades that go with every skin tone and bring out the best of your features with all the contouring and strobing in place. Moreover, matte nudes ensure that your eye makeup does not look cakey or flakey and sits comfortably on your lids as the ceremonies go on.

 

2. Mascara magic eye makeup

2. Mascara magic eye makeup

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Not everyone is comfortable with loads of makeup products on their eyes. Some people may even be allergic. In such cases, going light on the eyes with only basic products and oodles of mascara brings the focus on the lashes. A healthy coat of mascara can do a lot of magic on the eyes. Trust us when we say that. This is one soft bridal eye makeup look that you’d definitely cherish and can even recreate later on if you want.

 

3. Kohl and highlight eye makeup

3. Kohl and highlight eye makeup

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This is another soft and minimal eye makeup look that you can try using the most basic products. The two hero products of this look are kohl and highlighting pencil. Use lots and lots of kohl to line the upper and lower lash lines and the water lines, and then highlight the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes to give an illusion of brighter and bigger eyes.

 

4. Soft gold eye makeup

4. Soft gold eye makeup

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You can use a mix of gold and bronze to create a soft gold eye makeup look that merges well with your traditional golden bridal attire, and at the same time does not look over the top. Yes, we know that as a bride you are allowed to go all out with the bling. But trust us when we say, there is a subtle way of doing that which looks much better than piling one glittery product over the other.

 

5. Drama-eyes eye makeup

5. Drama-eyes eye makeup

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We know, we just said you do not need to go over the top. But when it comes to being a bride, pulling off dramatic eyes is also a good idea. Just that you should know when to draw the line. Creating dramatic eyes does not mean you use every possible product. It will just give you panda-eyes after some time. But if you know how to use specific products to create the perfect intensity, dramatic bridal eye makeup can be actually catchy. Focus on making the brows bold and use kajal to make the eyes dramatic.

 

6. Smokey eyes makeup

6. Smokey eyes makeup

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Smokey eyes can lift up an entire look. If you want to add a bit of drama to your bridal eye makeup, this is a great and safe option. This one has the usual smokey eyes added to a bit of gold and bronze, with bold brows to amp up the look. If you have beautiful almond-shaped eyes, this look is just perfect for you. Even with smaller eyes, smokey eyes, if done right, can make the eyes look bigger and beautiful.

 

7. Orange hues eye makeup

7. Orange hues eye makeup

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Another shade that can be utilised well for bridal eye makeup is orange. If you are not into shades of gold and do not like to flaunt bronze shades, orange with its beautiful sunset hues is the option that you can go for. This eye makeup looks best if you are sporting an orange or yellow outfit and can be perfect for those haldi ceremonies, if not the main wedding one.

 

8. Blue smokes eye makeup

8. Blue smokes eye makeup

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Yes, if you are a fan of bold smokey eyes, this is the one you should definitely look at. Blue smokey eyes are not common, but an eye makeup trend that is catching up fast. If you thought smokey eyes were all about greys, browns, and blacks, take a step back and consider this one. It looks gorgeous with most Indian skin tones, and with our dark brown and black eyes.

 

9. Winged eyeliner eye makeup

9. Winged eyeliner eye makeup

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Want to add a retro look to your eye makeup? Add a thick winged eyeliner. If you wish to give it a subtle look, let the eyeliner and wing be a little softer and thinner. Pair it up with any kind of eye makeup, soft or smokey, and increase or decrease the intensity depending upon the function and the look you wish to carry.

 

10. Silver shenanigans eye makeup

10. Silver shenanigans eye makeup

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Face the fact, there is an excess of gold at the weddings. And for the brides, it can get really overwhelming. From jewellery to accessories and even the golden designs and patterns on the outfits, it can be a lot. But you can change it up. Switch to silver and set the tone with your makeup as well. Silver smokey eyes look alluring and bring out the beauty in your eyes like nothing else.

 

11. Pretty pink eye makeup

11. Pretty pink eye makeup

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Did you also fall in love with the pastel pink and white theme worn to perfection by Anushka Sharma a couple of years ago? We did as well! Pinks are a universal choice when you wish to pull off that demure look. If your wedding attire is drenched in pastels, warm pink eye makeup is the best. Of course, you can use eyeliners and kajals to define your eyes, but the focus remains on the pinks on your eyelids. It is given a slightly warm hue by mixing browns in with it.

 

12. Metallic eye makeup

12. Metallic eye makeup

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This one is truly bold and brashy. If you are a bride who wants to make a statement with just the flutter of your eyes, metallic eyes should be your pick. Here, metallic eye shadows are used to accentuate the golden or silver hues of your outfit, to match your makeup with your entire look. The eye makeup is defined by eyeliner and kohl and smudged to perfection wherever necessary. Of course, bold brows and mascara are a part of it, along with metallic highlighting in the inner corners.