Choosing the right makeup look can be tricky because not only does it set the tone for your entire look but also helps highlight your best features in wedding photographs. Bridal makeup trends last year were all about understated glam, and striking eye looks. But 2021 is all about stepping up the game and adding a lot more fun details to your bridal glam.

While skincare trends are heading towards minimalism this year, bridal hair and makeup trends are not. That means we will be seeing a lot of bold, instead of blushing, brides this year. So, if you’re planning to tie the knot this year, we’ve gone ahead and compiled a list of top bridal beauty trends you can turn to for inspiration.

 

01. Big hair, don’t care!

01. Big hair, don’t care!

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Not a fan of having a zillion bobby pins put in your hair? Worry not; you can simply let your hair loose, throw in some curls and still look like a million bucks. This honestly takes the pressure off of creating near-perfect hairstyles with not a single hair out of place. We think any hairstylists reading this will be relieved.

 

02. Best face forward

02. Best face forward

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Building on the skin-first approach of bridal makeup, 2021 is all about perfectly highlighting features, instead of blurring them with heavy makeup. Blush for envy-inducing high cheekbones, smokey eyes for doe-eyed beauties and well-defined brows are going to be the star of the show this year.

 

03. Statement hair accessories

03. Statement hair accessories

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Hair accessories are a staple in Indian bridal ensembles but so are the rest of the jewellery in your trousseau. In 2021, however, hair accessories are taking centre stage with a single statement ornament being what the photographers will be focusing on. The statement accessory might even overshadow the rest of your shaadi bling, and that is ok.

 

04. A bold lip

04. A bold lip

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Switching up from peachy and nude lips that were trending in 2020, bridal pouts are going to get bolder this year. This is because most of us have perfected the art of wearing a bold lip under a face mask and don’t have to settle for a minimal lip anymore. So pick your favourite pigment ladies, it is time for the pout to shine!

 

05. Deconstructed low pony

05. Deconstructed low pony

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Bridal ponytails are usually reserved for cocktails and sometimes even engagements, but we think that is about to change. Deconstructed low ponytails with a lot of texture, loose tendrils and flattering accessories are going to be a major bridal mood in 2021. All thanks to the voluminous, long lengths of hair everybody grew out in 2020!