With Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt taking the plunge one after another this past year, we've got plenty of celebrity wedding makeup looks to ogle!
While the whole nation was abuzz with excitement when these stunning beauties tied the knot, beauty enthusiasts like us, actually swooned when photos of the ceremonies—with the au natural makeup—went viral on the internet. These celebrity bridal makeup looks are refreshingly novel in a world where most brides wear layers of makeup on their big days.
The beauty fanatics that we are, we can't help but be inspired by these soft, glam makeup looks. And for all those brides-to-be looking to achieve this celeb-like bridal makeup style for their big day, we've taken notes—and put together this complete makeup guide. Read on!
Prep, Prep, Prep
The first step is to ensure that you are working on a clean canvas before applying your foundation. Ultimately, your wedding day look consists of 30 percent makeup and 70 percent skincare, so prepping and hydrating are essential.
Apply a toner, moisturizer with water, under-eye gel, and a luminescent sunscreen to bring out your natural glow. You can also try an exfoliating peel pad first. Follow it up with a primer. The Ultime Pro HD Ace Base Radiance Primer is the perfect product to provide you the natural luminesce this look calls for!
Minimize the Coverage
The goal of soft glam makeup is to appear bright, not white. A light foundation is all you need—don't go overboard. The foundation should always be as seamless as a second skin, regardless of whether your wedding is a low-key affair or not.
If your complexion is good, a simple veil of dewy coverage made up of tinted moisturizer or CC cream will suffice for an intimate ceremony. We're currently loving the Ultime Pro Sun Defense CC Cream Luxe SPF 50 and the Peaches N Cream Tinted Moisturizer. In a matter of seconds, they blur dark spots, fine lines, and other imperfections leaving your skin looking smoother and radiant with a hint of glow from within.
Conceal Trouble Areas
For your minimal glam makeup look, it's time to switch over to lightweight, hydrating concealers. The Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Concealer is a great option for covering up a troublesome pimple or for concealing dark circles. Its super-blendable formula blurs imperfections seamlessly for a natural, non-cakey appearance.
Concealers are generally followed by setting powder. For this look, however, we recommend you steer clear of it, but if your skin is excessively oily, use the powder sparingly.
You might not want to experiment with a Kardashian-level contour on your wedding day, but some gentle sculpting can make your facial features stand out.
By using a bronzer that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone, you can easily blend the color into your cheekbone hollows to achieve a soft, natural-looking contour.
Some artfully placed powder blush leaves the skin with a subtle hint of color. Make your complexion look youthful by applying some lightweight blush to the cheeks.
The Berry Blush by Faces Canada is our go-to choice for this minimal makeup look! Apply it just below the eyes at the center of the cheeks and blot outward towards the ear.
Eyes may be the windows to the soul, but your brows are the velvet drapes. By brushing them up and filling in the sparse spots, you can add depth to the entire face.
Smokey eyeshadow doesn't have to be your thing on your wedding day—a bold, feathered brow is almost as glamorous.
You can play with your eye makeup, but keep it light. Eyeshadow that matches your lehenga's color is an absolute no-no. Take hints from the subtle embellishments or embroidery on the outfit and add a hint of shine or color to find your perfect soft glam shade.
For bridal makeup, we feel brown, earthy palettes are sure-fire winners. Best of all, they will look great on almost any skin tone. You can create a shimmering effect using gold, bronze, and copper. Keep your eyes soft with minimal eyeliner instead of filling them up with jarring black kohl.
Skip the Falsies
A bridal makeup look usually includes falsies for lashes. However, if you want to keep it simple as our favorite celebs, don't wear false eyelashes. Apply a subtle tone to the lids and coat the lashes once or twice with a mascara that lifts and lengthens the lashes. Since you're probably going to cry, you should probably choose waterproof mascara.
We suggest lightly brushing your lashes with a mascara like the Ultime Pro HD Whopper Lashes Mascara Black. It contains plant extracts that keep your eyes safe, while the hourglass-shaped brush captures every lash and adds volume.
It's no secret that adding a hint of highlight to your look can really make a difference. Consider sticking with a stick highlighter instead of powders in this situation. The Ultime Pro BlendFinity Stick Illuminator has us totally smitten.
Use the product to dab the tops of your cheekbones, eyelids, and cupid's bow (the outline of your upper lip).
Ditch Those Dark Lippies
Peachy pink lipsticks are the perfect finishing touch for this look. You'll wear jewelry and a dupatta anyway, so reds and maroons can appear dated for low-key pheras. Even if you must wear a red lip for an evening event, balance it out with just a wing-liner eyeliner.
Remember: Your lipstick should be long-lasting, so don't use glosses and go for cream-based or matte formulas.
If you're not thrilled about having a lot of product on your face, but still want to look like a celebrity, a soft glam makeup look is the perfect choice for you. Try these easy-to-achieve makeup looks for your wedding ceremony, and look like the bride of your (and your groom’s) dreams!
What is your favorite soft glam wedding makeup look EVER? Let us know in the comments section below!