5 Brides Who Chose To Go Super Minimal With Their Makeup & Looked Fabulous!

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Some brides love going OTT with their makeup, while some are happy with getting dolled up subtly on their big day. But then there are some brides who want to go absolutely minimal. They want a barely there makeup look on their wedding functions!

This might be harder to find at Indian weddings, but it’s not unheard of. Yes, most of the examples I found were of desi brides getting hitched in other countries, but it’s still helpful to have a lookbook for this particular style.

And when you browse the minimal bridal makeup photos, you’ll definitely notice how fabulous the bride can be with an almost-bare-face look!

Nude Lips, A Super Thin Eyeliner And Barely-There Base With Red Lehenga

Anika, the bride, chose a red Sabyasachi lehenga and paired it with minimal jewellery and a practically bare-faced makeup style! Some mascara on her upper and lower lashes, along with a well-defined brow is about as heavy as the makeup got. She chose to add sparkle to her outfit with a gold sequinned dupatta and statement 4-layer polki necklace. Restraint, in this case, ended up with a bridal look that’s absolutely #Goals!

Dewy Bridal Makeup & Defined Eyes

Benarsi silk lehengas are all the rage, and this bride chose a gorgeous shade of green for her Sabyasachi wedding outfit. She chose to add colour to her two-tone lehenga with multi-coloured gems in her jewellery, not with her makeup!

She balanced the shine of her elegant lehenga with pinkish nude makeup. the bride opted for a soft, dewy glow with a brownish pink lipstick shade and a small flick of a winged liner that defined her eyes nicely. There is just the slightest hint of blush on her cheeks.

ProTip: If you don’t like dramatic eyes, choosing a small winged liner style like this is perfect to add a finishing formal touch to your bridal makeup.

Classic Nude Bridal Makeup With Generous Dose of Highlighter


The makeup is very basic – with just highlighter adding a bridal glow. Her smokey eyes are possibly the lightest I’ve ever seen! It looks like her makeup artist added a hint of white to the inner corners of her eyes to make them the focus on her face.

Matte Natural Bridal Makeup With Gold & Red Lehenga

A soft winged liner and a nude matte eyeshadow – it doesn’t get more minimal than this! The bride has kept her base matte as well. Such a subdued makeup style pairs well with her bright red lehenga!

Pink Lips & Cheeks In Focus With Monotone Lehenga

This bride wore an all-gold lehenga, with just her pink lipstick and cheeks adding colour to the overall look. A light touch of mascara and definitive eyeliner was used. Her eyes were made to look larger using mascara on her lower lashes and leaving the lower waterline kajal-free.

If you want to see what other brides chose for their makeup styles, check out Dusky Bridal Makeup and Makeup for Brides With Wheatish (Medium) Complexions.

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