40 Wedding Makeup Ideas for Every Kind of Bride

Bring along your fave to show your makeup artist!

Updated 09/20/18

Photo by Treebird Photography

You've found your wedding dress, had that Cinderella moment with the perfect shoes, and spent hours scrolling through Instagram, Pinterest, and Brides.com 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!

Romantic red lipstick married with defined eyes and a gorgeous glow

Bride with tiara closeup

Photo by Cinzia Bruschini

Ombré eyeshadow and lush lashes

bride

Photo by Sanaz Photography

Barely there makeup with thinly lined eyes and long, natural lashes

bride getting ready

Photo by Carmen Santorelli Photography

A contoured complexion, mauve lip, and glam eye

bride

Photo by Rachel Owens

Defined brows, a nude lip, and thick eyeliner

bride beauty shot

Photo by Corrina Walker Photography

A natural look featuring a rosy lip and a touch of shimmer

Photo by Kristin Sweeting Photography

Sultry bronze eyes meet a scarlet pout

bride getting ready

Photo by Treebird Photography

A light smoky eye paired with a nude lip

bride and groom

Photo by Greg Finck

A bright pink pout and defined eye

makeup lipstick pink lipstick

Photo by Ryon Lockhart Photography

Party-ready metallic accents and ruby red lips

bride accessories

Photo by Laura Murray

Softly defined features and a lit-from-within glow

Photo by Sarah Falugo Weddings

A contoured matte complexion

wedding dress with illusion cutouts

Photo by Meghan Kay Sadler

Golden eyeshadow and graphic liner

bride beauty shot pink and white bouquet

Photo by Funkytown Photography

Clean and classic

bride

Photo by Leila Brewster

A brave red lip and muted eye

kiss on the cheek two brides

Photo by Katie Edwards Photography

Winged liner, pale pink lips, and eye-catching highlight

Bride carrying bouquet

Photo by Judy Pak Studio

"No makeup" makeup

bride and groom

Photo by Melissa Oholendt Photography

Taupe-hued eyeshadow, finished with fabulous falsies

bridal hairstyle updo

Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

A charcoal-hued smoky eye

Bride close up with veil

Photo by Federico Sbardolini

Shimmery eyes and a nude lip color

Main Image

Photo by Melissa Marshall

Glowing skin and a glossy lip

first dance

Photo by Chi-Chi Ari

A dramatic smoky eye and ultra-defined brows

bride and groom at altar

Photo by Nicola Tonolini

Dewy skin for the win

bride solo shot

Photo by Olivia Rae James

Eyes and lips in nude hues

bride beauty look

Photo by Katherine Ann Rose

Voluminous lashes and rosy lips

Main Image

Photo by Christian Arevalo

Bold black eyeliner, a dusty rose lip, and matte skin

bride wedding dress long sleeves

Photo by Carmen Santorelli

A bronze eye with subtle shimmer

Bride solo shot

Photo by Clark Brewer Photography

A can't-miss-it cat eye

bride

Photo by Lev Kuperman

Look-at-me lashes and subtly defined eyes

Van Cleef & Arpels earrings bridal jewelry

Photo by Heather Waraksa

Gunmetal gray eyes and a beautiful bronze glow

bridal beauty look

Photo by Forged in the North

All about the brows

bride

Photo by Forged in the North

Soft shadows paired with a mauve lippie

Bride holding bouquet

Photo by Heather Payne Photography

A crimson, mile-wide smile

Bride solo shot with bouquet

Photo by Larissa Cleveland

A flawless, natural complexion

Bride getting ready

Photo by Ana Lui

Va-va-voom lashes and neutral eyeshadow shades

Bride solo shot holding bouquet

Photo by Braedon Photography

A bronzed goddess look, complete with metallic shadows and glowy cheeks

Bride holding bouquet

Photo by Hannah Costello

Softly smoky eyeshadow paired with a glossy rose lip color

Bride holding dog

Photo by Redman Pictures

Pure radiance

Bride solo shot with bouquet

Photo by Betsy Newman

A pink pout complements soft shadows

bouquet

Photo by Callie Hobbs Photography

An elegantly glamorous look with winged liner and glowing skin, finished with a first-kiss-ready pout

fur jacket

Photo by Sarah Falugo

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