2021 Bridal Makeup Trends That Will Make You Shine On Your Big Day

Written by Sumona BoseNov 30, 2023
2021 bridal makeup trends that will make you shine on your big day

We are well into the second week of 2021, and all the early bird weddings have hinted at strong makeup trends for the first bridal season of the year. While some bridal trends have crossed over from 2020, we spotted some fresh looks on blushing brides. So, if you plan to get hitched soon and cannot decide on your final glam look, here are some options to choose from...


01. Berry smoke

Sparkling contour

Image courtesy: @makeupbyrevaa

Deep, pigmented and rich berry hues are trending hard this season. From purple-plum to orange-tinged burgundy, you can be sure to pick these colours for lippies, eye palettes, bushes and more. And TBH, smokey eyes created with berry hues instead of matte black shadows is such a chic upgrade!

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Spotlight Eyeshadow Palette - Berry Martini


02. Dramatic eyes

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Image courtesy: @paveenarathour

Eye makeup took centre stage for the bridal season during the pandemic, since face masks and virtual weddings mean drawing extra focus on the peepers to bring in the drama. Muted faces paired with super glamorous eyes, full with coloured liners, thick falsies and metallic shadows that are hard to miss!

BB picks: Lakme Insta Eye Liner - Green


03. Peachy lips

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Image courtesy: @nehagrover_makeupartist

Peachy, salmon and soft tangerine lips got so big for the 2020 shaadi season and looks like they aren’t going away anytime soon. Creamy, matte lippies are perfect for the minimal makeup looks brides are opting for. They are subtle yet give your pouts a soft glam moment, which is way better than barely-there nude lipsticks that don’t show up in wedding pictures.

BB picks: Lakmé Cushion Matte - Orange Blossom


04. Sheer glowing skin

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Image courtesy: @dollyouup_bys

Bridal themes took a sharp turn from being elaborate to more laid-back and intimate. Especially when it comes to bridal glam for a small, family-only wedding. Sheer glowing skin, with a hint of blush, peach pout (we told you so!) and a pop of colour in the form of a dainty bindi; this lovely bride needs only a bright smile to light up her face!

BB picks: Lakme 9 to 5 Natural CC Cream


05. Sparkling contour

Sparkling contour

Image courtesy: @aphroditesmua

It is not just the eyes that can bring up the oomph factor in your bridal makeup! Illuminating concealers are being put to work this season. Shimmering highlighters and eyeshadow palettes are also having a moment right now, and we are all for it!

BB picks: Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick

Main image courtesy: @heenagoplani_makeupartist

Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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