Whether you’ve just made your relationship official with a Roka ceremony or you’re about to go on your makeup trial for the big day, this forecast for bridal makeup trends is the place to be. Read on to discover the top 10 latest Indian bridal makeup trends for 2022.
You’ve chosen your beautiful lehenga, had your Cinderella moment with the perfect heels, and spent hours searching Instagram and Pinterest for the perfect hairstyle. After you’ve completed practically every element of your bridal look, all that is left to discover is the perfect makeup inspiration to tie it all together.
However, the trends in bridal makeup change constantly. If one season it is big bold lips, the next season it is bold eyes. And of course, brides want to stay up-to-date with the latest makeup trends, which change at the drop of a hat. Therefore, you won’t have to look any farther than this roundup of the most beautiful bridal makeup trends we’ve compiled for every bride.
If you dare to be different, we’ve included some statement looks as well. After analyzing 20+ different designer campaigns, countless celeb looks, and the top makeup artists’ Instagram feeds, here are our picks for the top 10 bridal makeup trends for 2022 to choose from and share with your makeup artist.
Top 10 Bridal Makeup Trends for 2022
1. Rosy Makeup
This is by far the most popular bridal makeup trend among new brides, both in India and in the west, and it ranks #1 on our list of bridal beauty trends for 2022. Additionally, if you’ve chosen a dreamy pink lehenga for your wedding day (we totally agree pink is the new red when it comes to bridal wear), this makeup look is perfect to complete the look.
Choose similar shades of pink for eye shadow, blush, highlighter, and lipstick color, ensuring that it complements your skin tone and works well together. Lastly, the sun-kissed flushed cheeks, subtle eyes, and rose lips marry perfectly with a fresh face and fluttery eyelashes for your daytime pheras, making you every bit of the refreshing and charming bride.
This style of latest bridal makeup look is also trendy in 2022 as more and more couples are preferring quick weddings and daytime ceremonies post-Covid.
2. Glowy Skin, Neutral Eyes & Mauve Lips
We love a simple, natural bridal makeup look paired with a dressier wedding ensemble. Flawless skin that looks radiant and lit-from-within with subtly defined eyes complements the bride’s flushed mauve lips without overpowering the look.
This Indian makeup trend is possibly the best bet for most brides and is Sabyasachi approved. If you are someone who doesn’t want to look dull, yet doesn’t want to go over the top either, consider trying this makeup look.
The key to achieving the perfect glowy skin is by mixing your moisturizer with a strobe cream. Stipple the mixture with a flat dense brush and blend it onto your face to create a healthy glow. Additionally, opt for matte products for the rest of your face and finish the look with the perfect shade of mauve lips to avoid looking overdone.
3. Smokey Eyes & Neutral Skin
If the memo is bold yet graceful this bridal makeup trend is for you. As seen on the runways of Anamika Khanna, Ridhi Mehra, and Shyamal Bhumika, dark matte smokey eye shadow, thick kohl-rimmed eyes with contoured cheeks will surely make you dazzle on your special day.
Not only this look is classy, but with a little bit of twist and experiment with colors, you can become every bit the trendsetter bride you aspire to be. Finish off the look with vivacious lashes, nude lips, peachy cheeks, and a messy low-bun.
4. Sun-kissed Skin & Shimmery Eyes
Whether it’s your blingy jewelry or your sparkly heels, as a soon-to-be bride, you deserve to shine in all your magnificence. That’s probably why bright shimmery eyeshadow is never going out of fashion! So, shimmer or glitter eye makeup is ideal for brides who wouldn’t mind adding a little pizzazz to their look. As seen on a slew of celebrities like Bhumi Pednekar and Patralekha, this bridal makeup look calls for a satin nude lip, matching blush, and shimmery eyes, combined with subtly tinted brows and several coats of mascara.
Further, glitter eye makeup can be applied in a variety of ways, from dabbing a small amount to smearing it all over your eyes. You can opt for any style that makes you feel beautiful. However, keep the rest of your face simple, with light bronzing, diffused highlighter, and a swipe of your favorite nude lipstick. Psst… when going for glitter eyes, it’s best to do them before the base so you can clear the fall out on your under eyes and around the nose well.
5. Thick Wings & Coral Lips
Thinking about donning winged eyeliner at your wedding? We’re here for it and so tells the newest campaigns of Sabyasachi and Falguni & Shane Peacock. Since there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to your wedding eye makeup look, don’t be scared to rock the big-ole winged eyeliner at the altar if you prefer it that way. Because whatever bridal makeup trend you choose to vibe with, all that matters is that you feel like the best version of yourself on your wedding day.
That being said, to achieve this look, go for velvety browns on the lid to accentuate your eye shape and finish with a big, bold winged liner. Pair the statement-winged liner with fresh, glowing face makeup, coral lipstick, and a similar shade of blush for an uncomplicated yet striking bridal look. This look easily translates from day to night with a swipe of lipstick and feels modern yet classic and makes a fitting combination for a tropical wedding.
6. Kohl-ed Out
An intense kohled eye is super-chic and fits perfectly into the itinerary of a millennial, modern bride. It’s also Bollywood’s favorite eye look, with all of the actresses sporting it frequently. That being said, if there’s one thing Katrina Kaif’s bridal makeup look taught us, it is that “less is more”. Given Katrina’s vivid red lehenga, a soft neutral makeup palette was the best choice. Her plump pout was matched by a wash of similar light eyeshadow, naturally tinted brows, and kohl-laden eyes.
Additionally, Indians have been lining both the lower and upper waterlines of their eyes for centuries. And there’s a reason for it. This technique makes the eyes appear larger, brighter, and more enticing. We adore this style of eye makeup, and we are sure you will as well! We’re loving this whole set of Indian makeup images, no wonder celebs are choosing this look too. So, be sure to wear thick lashes, as kohl tends to cover natural lashes.
Finish the look with center-parted hair pulled back neatly in a mid-rise bun for the pheras to highlight the matha patti, nath, and jhumkis. This classic hairdo is not only fuss-free but also draws more attention to the bride’s beaming face.
7. Bejeweled Eyes
Your wedding is the biggest dress-up occasion of your life, and you have every right to experiment with makeup looks that will turn heads your way. One of my personal favorite bridal makeup trends, this look is sprawled across the runways of Bollywood’s favorite designers, Falguni Shane Peacock and Arpita Mehta.
So, if you are someone looking for a more dramatic, almost high-fashion bridal makeup look, bring out your inner artist and give this trend a try. Opt for flat pearls that come in an assortment of sizes and colors. They look perfect on or around the eye. Want to add even more sparkle? Choose Swarovski crystals in place of liquid eyeliner. This bridal beauty trend can be interpreted in numerous ways. Remember, dramatic and eye-catching, but not overdoing is the key here.
If you are someone who wants the glitz and glamour yet wants to keep it a little subtle, try topping off an exaggerated winged eye with a single, impactful rhinestone that matches your ensemble. Lastly, finish off the look with a shimmery or matte eyeshadow which will bring your eye makeup look together.
8. Classic Gold Eyes & Red Lips
Best seen on Manish Malhotra’s brides, this irresistible bridal makeup trend calls for romantic orangey-red lipstick married with defined golden eyes and a fresh face with highlighter placed in the right places. Also, this look is a fool-proof makeup choice for your wedding day because as most of the work done on bridal lehengas is also golden the entire wedding ensemble comes out to be cohesive. Additionally, this look will also give much-needed attention to your OTT jewelry.
For a more gilded bronzed eye look, place the golden shimmer in the center of the lid above your pupil to accentuate your eye shape and color, blending a deeper bronze into the crease. This rich, golden eye red lip combo will prove to be perfect for day and night weddings and will stand out in every picture. Oh, and don’t forget to add a bit of highlight on the collar bones to take full advantage of that gorgeous sweetheart neckline of your choli.
9. Colorful Eyes Neutral Base
For brides who’d rather go all out than opt for subtleness, unconventional colors seem to be the trend. From pastels and vibrant hues to sunshine yellow or icy blues, colorful eyes have earned the favor of A-listers, and make for a winning makeup look for an outdoorsy affair like mehndi ceremony.
If you have a beach wedding planned, take notes from cult-favorite designer brand Papa Don’t Preach by Shubhika’s newest bridal campaign. One of the most experimental bridal makeup trends, colorful eyes look best when paired with more toned-down base makeup. Choose muted nude lipstick, peachy blush, natural brows, and fluttery eyelashes to complete the look.
10. Dramatic Cut-crease
As far as eye makeup trends go, cut crease eyeshadow is one of the most glamorous and evergreen eye-makeup looks that still stays in the top 10 bridal makeup trends rankings. As seen in Lakme Fashion Week, this makeup look is perfect if you want to add depth to the eyes and make them look more open.
Popular crease colors for brides this season are burgundy, bronze, deep brown, black, and other dark shades. You can always add glitter to your crease to add more drama and bling. Finish off this dramatic look with a smokey winged eyeliner, chiseled cheekbones, blinding highlight, and your favorite shade of matte lipstick.
As big of a rollercoaster ride that was 2021, it should come as no surprise that 2022’s biggest bridal makeup trends are anything but usual. Whether you’re the type to embrace high-fashion glamour at every chance or like to keep things subtle and natural, this year’s bridal makeup trends have something to offer every bride-to-be with an extra-special, wedding-day touch.
So, which bridal makeup trend would you choose? Let us know by commenting below. We would also love to see your beautiful makeup on your D-day, so don’t forget to tag us @shilpaahujadotcom on Instagram.
Akarshi is a Fashion Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She has completed her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design from Amity University, Mumbai, and is originally from Mumbai itself. Prior to ShilpaAhuja.com, she worked with an e-commerce fashion brand where she interned as a fashion designer and also led the social media marketing team for the company. She loves fashion, blogging, sketching, baking, and traveling. When she’s not writing, she loves to read about astronomy.