23 Wedding Eye Makeup Looks for Every Bridal Style

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Choosing a wedding dress can be one of the most important decisions you make for your wedding, but the dress is just one small part of your overall bridal look. You also have to decide on whether or not you want to wear a veil or bridal accessories, how you want your hair styled, and what kind of makeup matches your own personal style.

There's no wrong answer when it comes to your wedding eye makeup look. If you're more of a natural makeup kinda gal, it's perfectly fine to skip the false lashes. If you love a cat-eye liner, don't afraid to rock a big, black wing at the altar. All that matters is that you feel like the best version of yourself in whatever direction you decide to go in.

We've rounded up the best wedding eye makeup inspiration to help you find the perfect bridal look for your big day.

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Natural Glam

Natural Glam

PHOTO BY Alex Tome Photography

No matter your eye shape or skin tone, you can't go wrong with a feathered neutral brown eyeshadow all over the eye and full, fluffy brows. For added drama, place the darkest color in the outer corner of the eye below and into the crease. Add a pop of a light brown shimmer in the center of the lid for some sparkle.

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Full, False Lashes

Full Fat Lashes

BRAEDON PHOTOGRAPHY

False lashes enhance your natural lashes, making them appear fuller and longer. They help define the lashline and really make the eyes "pop," especially if the rest of the makeup is quite minimal. We love the elegant yet dramatic look they gave to this bride's wedding day look when paired with a perfectly pink lip.

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Soft and Smokey

SMOKED OUT BRIDAL EYE MAKEUP

PHOTO BY CARMEN SANTORELLI

If you're looking for a wedding eye makeup look that feels dramatic but still soft and romantic, take a cue from this gorgeous bride when it comes to eyeshadow placement. By placing the darker shadow on the very outer corners and keeping the rest of her look very simple, it adds depth without looking too dark or heavy.

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Bold Brows

bold brows

PHOTO BY LAURKEN KENDALL

Bold, bushy brows are totally in right now, so don't be afraid to let them grow in before the big day. Fill them in with an eyebrow pencil that's the same shade as your natural brow color, or maybe one shade darker. Paired with a dark brown smokey eye, bold brows perfectly frame the face.

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Look-at-Me Lashes

defined eyes

Say "I do" with this effortless eye look that makes light eyes pop. Simply darken the upper lashline with a matte shadow or pencil and buff it out with a small pencil brush. Load up on mascara, adding a good amount to the lower lashes to add balance and give that doe-eyed effect.

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Bring the Drama

red lips bridal eye makeup

PHOTO BY AMY ANAIZ

For something a little more intense and dramatic, go for a dark matte look. Trace the upper and lower lashlines with a matte pencil, smudging it out at the outer corners. Skip the shimmer if you want to keep this look sultry and smokey, or add a pop of highlight to the inner corner for a little bit of sparkle.

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Smoked-Out Winged Liner

smoked out wing

PHOTO BY JILLIAN MITCHELL

We love this bride's take on the classic bridal smokey eye. To nail this smokey, sultry look, buff out a dark matte black eyeshadow in the shape of a winged liner. Apply a gel or liquid liner over the top of the eyeshadow.

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Classic Nighttime Smokey Eye

smokey eye

PHOTO BY JILLIAN MITCHELL

If you want something dark and moody, take a deep brown and blend it all over the lid and underneath the lower lashline. Lighten up the lower half of your face with a pink blush and natural lip color to balance out the dramatic eye look.

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Subtle Winged Liner

subtle wing

PHOTO BY DAVID BASTIANONI

Something about a winged liner just goes so well with a wedding. Use a gel or liquid liner to achieve this subtle winged look, starting at the edge of the lower lashline and following that line up towards the tail of your brow.

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Whispy Lashes

full lashes

PHOTO BY CORRINA WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY

Dark, full lashes against a natural makeup look will never go out of style. Look for a whispy lash style with lashes that crisscross at the base for the most natural yet glamorous effect. If the lashes are too long for your eyes and droop down past your natural lashline, trim the ends with a pair of eyebrow scissors before applying.

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Golden Shadow

gold shimmer

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JULIETA

Gold looks incredible on darker skin tones and is sure the catch the light in every photo. For a gilded bronzed eye look, place the shimmer in the center of the lid above your pupil to accentuate your eye shape and color, blending a deeper bronze into the crease.

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Neutral and Naturally Beautiful

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PHOTO BY RACHEL HAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

If you want to still look like you on your wedding day, go for something simple like this romantic eye look. Add a darker color to the base of the lashline and blend until it's soft and subtle. Apply mascara, skipping the false lashes altogether if you think they're too dramatic for the look you're going for.

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Dark and Smokey with a Big Winged Liner

Wing

PHOTO BY TREEBIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

Turn up the look of a classic winged liner by adding a bit of drama with dark eyeshadow. In achieving this look, go for velvety browns on the lid to accentuate your eye shape and finish with a big, bold wing. If you love the smokey look, smudge out the eyeliner with a pencil brush and black eyeshadow. Clean up any fallen eyeshadow and the bottom of the actual wing with a pointed cotton bud soaked in makeup remover.

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Natural Shimmer

glowy

PHOTO BY HEATHER WARAKSA

Get that effortless bridal glow by applying a shimmery eyeshadow to the center of your lid, blending up and out towards the brow bone. Keep the rest of the look simple and glowy with a pale pink lip and matching blush. And of course, don't forget the highlight on the tops of your cheeks.

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Minimal and Effortless

simple and effortless

PHOTO BY MARGHERITA CALATI

For brides that don't wear much makeup on a day-to-day basis, you might want to consider keeping the eyes minimal with just mascara and maybe a little bit of dark eyeliner in the waterline.

Fill in your brows and keep the rest of your makeup really fresh and natural with just some blush and a nude lip.

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Matte Lid and Defined Brows

Natural matte smokey eye

Photo by A SEA OF LOVE

Deep matte browns on the lid and defined brows are a match made in heaven. This romantic, sultry eye look paired beautifully with a nude lip to enhance this stunning bride's natural beauty.

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Glitz and Glamour

glamorous

PHOTO BY IVASH

For the bride that wears false lashes on the reg and puts on a full face to go to the grocery store, a glam eye look is just the most obvious choice. Contoured cheeks and a full pout complete this dramatic bridal look.

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Voluminous Lashes

Long Lashes

PHOTO BY TAMARA GRUNER

Keep your bridal look classic with soft shadow and elegantly placed single false lashes at the corners of the eyes. We love the way this effortless look complement's the bride's features.

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Bronzed Glow

gold glamorous

PHOTO BY LISA POGGI

An evening wedding pairs well with the glitz and glamour of a golden bronzed eye look. Complete with nude lips and highlighted cheeks and you're sure to be glowing all night long.

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Soft and Blended Browns

Boho Natural

PHOTO BY RACHEL HAVEL

A California wedding begs for a boho bridal eye look. Blend soft brown shadows on the lid and apply a few coats of mascara for that natural, radiant look. Pair with a pinkish brown gloss and subtle highlight.

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Deep and Dramatic

Dark and Romantic

PHOTO BY VOLVORETA

Deep shadow and voluminous, curled lashes give this bride's almond eyes a stunning shape. The dark liner stands out on her fresh, glowing face and draws all the attention to the eyes.

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Clean, Defined Liner

Simple Liner

PHOTO BY OLIVIA & DAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Pair a statement winged liner with a fresh, glowing complexion for an uncomplicated yet striking bridal look. This look easily translates from day to night and feels modern yet classic.

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Earth-Toned Smokey Eye

earth toned smokey eye

PHOTO BY GIUSEPPE MARANO

This is a gorgeous look for a sunset outdoor ceremony. A stunning smokey eye feels grounded and natural by using neutral earth tones and keeping the smoke contained to the outer corner of the eyes. A nude pink lip completes this natural, flawless face.

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