Indian Bridal-Makeup Looks That Will Make You Shine at Your Wedding

  • Indian culture is full of traditions, and that extends to weddings and the bridal makeup you wear.
  • Stunning brides like Priyanka Chopra serve as great beauty inspiration for Indian brides.
  • Whether you want to go full glam or keep it simple, here are some of the best Indian bridal-makeup looks you can try.

While most American women walk down the aisle on their wedding day in a white dress with a soft, romantic makeup look, Indian brides walk the aisle donning traditional outfits in vibrant colors with beaded embellishments, bold jewelry, stunning headpieces, and more. To complement such an eye-catching ensemble, more statement-making makeup looks are also typically worn.

We were schooled on the topic of Indian wedding makeup by a true expert, Karuna "KC" Chani, who is an acclaimed makeup artist specializing in Indian wedding glam. Ahead she's sharing some of her favorite ways to combine traditional Indian traditions and modern beauty trends into one stunning bridal-makeup look.

If you, too, want to wear a fusion of trends, she has some advice. "Definitely look at the latest American magazines and also the traditional Indian magazines," Chani tells POPSUGAR. "First and foremost, find an outfit that complements your skin tone. From there, the makeup has to enhance the outfit, not compete with it. You also don't want to match the outfit. You want to remain ethereal."

Keep reading to discover Indian makeup ideas for wedding season.

Smoky Indian Bridal Makeup

This glam makeup look features a brown smoky eye, bold lashes, neutral lip, and a not-so-overwhelming amount of blush. Complemented with traditional Indian accessories and a pink lehenga, this bridal look is picture perfect.

Glamorous Indian Bridal Makeup

With Indian bridal makeup evolving from the traditional red lip and simple canvas, this bright makeup look features warm bronzer and sparkly eyeshadow to create a glamorous look that you can't help but love.

Traditional Indian Bridal Makeup

An important part of a traditional Indian bridal look is the bindi, which is a colored mark in the center of the eyebrows symbolizing a woman's marital status. Here, this bride wore a red bindi that complemented her berry lip color.

Simple Indian Bridal Makeup

For the brides who don't want to do too much but still want to look elevated on their wedding day, this dewy, soft glam includes a warm neutral lip and winged eyeliner.

Cocktail-Glam Indian Bridal Makeup

If you're the type of bride to change up your makeup for cocktail hour, this fresh glam with bright eyeliner and eyeshadow is just the right thing.

Bright Indian Bridal Makeup

Say goodbye to red lips and bring on the pink hues. Whether you want to match your makeup to your outfit like this bride or just love experimenting with bright colors, this glam gives you the perfect opportunity to do so.

Natural Indian Bridal Makeup

If you want to keep your makeup very natural-looking, go with a clean base and a neutral lip color like this bride did.

Dewy Indian Bridal Makeup

Having a makeup look with gold and neutral accents is a good choice for any bride. A soft, dewy glam easily elevates your natural beauty.

Romantic Indian Bridal Makeup

When it comes to your wedding day, you can never go wrong with a luminous matte foundation, rosy cheeks, a pink lip, and shimmery eyeshadow.