Wedding Makeup Ideas for Every Kind of Bride

Here are some wedding makeup ideas for every kind of bride; from Brides

You’ve found your wedding dress, had that Cinderella moment with the perfect shoes, and spent hours scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest, and 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

Kristin Sweeting Photography

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

###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