19 Spectacular Bridal Makeup Ideas For Your Intimate Wedding Look

By Divya Arora .

A flamboyant medley of different elements like your outfit, jewellery, mehendi, hair, etc., your bridal look is a surreal weave of which, your makeup is an essential stitch. So much so, that it’s powerful enough to make or break your look. Which is why there can never be too much bridal makeup inspiration.

Now, we’ve been on an inspiration spree regarding everything intimate weddings ever since the pandemic hit us, and well, we ain’t stopping soon. While we previously ideated you with all the lightweight bridal lehengas for your intimate soiree and subtle hairstyles to go along with, this time around we’re all about makeup.

We’ve rounded off some of the best and prettiest bridal makeup ideas that you can take cues from for your intimate wedding look. Right from the most subdued looks to a stunning balance of bold & minimal, we’ve got it all covered. So, scroll ahead and start saving!

The nude makeup look

Perfect for a home wedding celebration, a nude makeup look makes up for a great choice. It’s a dreamy use of neutral tones inspired by your natural color and looks absolutely stunning!

Shine in gold

Soft smokey gold eyes are a game changer and we so vouch for this trend. Go paler on your lips with a slightly flushed base and your day wedding look is sorted!

The bold smokey eyes

Perfect for a sundowner setting or night time pheras, the classic black and brown bold smokey eyes always work. Opt for nude lips to let those eyes do all the talking and this makeup look works great with a red or dark-hued outfit.

Light shimmery subtleness

A romantic blend of a flushed base, light shimmery eyelids, and a pale pink lip, this makeup look is the perfect concoction for your day wedding. Whether you’re opting for a pastel-hued lehenga or a rather solid one, this look works its charm every time.

Soft neutral glam

A splendid take on the nude makeup look, whether matte or shining, a neutral toned makeup topped with subtle hints of shimmer looks truly magical.

Makeup: Tanya Kaur

Smokey-shimmery eyes

With smokey-shimmery paired with pale and subdued lips, this hot makeup look is a bridal favorite and for all the right reasons. Whether you opt for the classic black, brown, & gold look or a palette that complements your outfit, this makeup style looks amazing.

The glass nude

A nude makeup look that’s accentuated with a rather highlighted base, glass skin, and shiny nude eyes is the perfect go-to for the brides who are a fan of a gleaming look.

Gold & bold

An apt option for your evening or night soiree, gold or bronze shimmery eyes teamed up with a bold red lip is a bridal classic. Fashioned on a natural and matte base, it’s perfect for the brides who love going extra!

Makeup: Tamanna Rooz

Matte & dewy

This soft wedding look achieved with nude lips, a light dewy base and soft matte eyes sans eyeliner is simply spectacular. If understated elegance is your thing then this look is what you should opt for.

Makeup: Aishaa Khan

When eyeliner talks

We absolutely loved our bride Sakshi’s wedding look that was all subtle but, boasted of a popping eyeliner. It’s a look that you must bookmark if you’re planning to do your own makeup for your intimate home wedding.

Dual-toned gorgeousness

Two-toned soft smokey-shimmery eyes coupled with flushed cheeks and a pretty pink lip just like this one is perfect for your Ivory or off-white colored outfit. It’ the right hint of color to make your subdued lehenga pop.

Makeup: AFK Makeup

Naturally flushed charm

With the slightest hint of nude hues, this makeup look is all about playing with a neutral palette to only further highlight your features. With naturally defined eyebrows and a pale lip to go along, this look is what we call simplicity at its best.

Of glittering eyes

For an ultra glam evening look, bold sparkly eyes paired up with a naturally flushed kinda bas and pale lips is simply perfect. We bet your eyes are gonna do all the talking for sure.

Makeup: Amrit Kaur

The soft smokey essence

This makeup is literally the savior and a fail safe look ever! Whether it’s a day affair or a night soiree, whether you’re wearing a pastel lehenga, a dark-hued one, or a statement red piece, soft smokey eyes always work!

When elegance gets intense

We can’t stop crushing over this makeup look that’s such an enchanting infusion of bronze smokey eyes, naturally flushed base, and a pretty coral lip. This look is both subtle and fancy at the same time.

Makeup: Tamanna Rooz

Soft flushed tones

Perfect for a super soft and light bridal look, this makeup look curated with the slightest of pinks is simply adorable. We love how this bride kept her entire look muted down with a light pink lehenga and complementing makeup!

Glistening pinks

With a scintillating pink eye lid and matching pink lip, this bride’s wedding makeup has us bowled over. It’s a super graceful look to pull off complemented by a dewy base.

For the non-matte brideys

Glass skin is in and this stunner’s bridal makeup glam boasting of a dewy base, smokey-shimmery eyes, and a rust lip is so on point. And of course, makes up for a perfect intimate wedding fit.

Makeup: Aishaa Khan

Showstopper copper

Effervescent is bold copper-hued smokey-shimmery eyes, highlighted & flushed cheeks, and a pale pink lip, Ashima looked like a million bucks on her big day. And well, you can too!


When it comes to your bridal makeup, there is no rule to choosing only subtle looks for intimate weddings or bold looks for big fat nuptials. What matters is the outfit and jewellery that you’d be accentuating with your makeup and of course, what works best in further elevating your natural bridal beauty!

So, save your favs to your mood boards, discuss them with your makeup artist, take a pre-bridal sesh if necessary, and then finalize “the one”!

About The Author

Divya Arora

A classic blend of old school and modern glam, I'm always happily making the best of both worlds. Zentangling, reading, and journaling keeps my ingenuity high while hogging food and dozing off often comes naturally to me! Also, chai❤️️ Find me on Insta at @divya.arora14