The Wedding Makeup Looks That Are Perfect for Bridesmaids

Being a bridesmaid or a maid of honour to your best friend comes with more than its fair share of responsibilities. While it's an absolute honour to be among the bride's tribe, catering to the needs of the bride, planning the bachelorette, and coordinating sangeet practice is bound to knock the sleep right out of you. How do you manage to be photo-ready amidst all your bridesmaid duties? What kind of makeup is appropriate for a bridesmaid? A red lip or a smokey eye, what’s the best look that won’t upstage the bride and cost you a makeup artist to recreate? All your burning beauty questions are about to be answered.

We’ve identified the best, Instagram-worthy makeup looks that are perfect for every bridesmaid out there.

All Matte

If you’re the BFF to the Queen on her wedding day, you’re not going to have a lot of time to fuss over your makeup. All the lehenga-holding and shoe tying will not give you a lot of time to touch up your own makeup. An all matte makeup look will last you through the day and perhaps the evening too. You want to use products that look natural but not cakey, and also stay in place all day without needing touch-ups. A primer, foundation, and a compact are non-negotiable elements of your makeup bag.

Prep your skin with an oil-free moisturiser like the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Creme and top it off with the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer. The primer will blur out any imperfections and fill in large pores while creating a smooth base for your makeup. Pick a foundation that offers good coverage and a matte, skin-like finish. The Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16hr will help you get through the day no matter how long it is

To add some drama to your eyes, use the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Nude Beach. It’s got the perfect mix of colours to help you transition your makeup from day to night. Top it off with the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal in Ash Brown and a few coats of waterproof mascara like the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara. It’s a wedding, there’s bound to be lots of crying, so it’s best to be prepared.

Insta Glow

This one is perfect for the bridesmaid who truly believes that less is more. This makeup look, or should we say no-makeup look is going to make your skin look like skin, and will photograph beautifully. Since the focus is on the skin, skincare is essential. To get that gorgeous glow, use illuminating products through and through.

Moisturise your skin with the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme and use a thin layer of the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Foundation. For the eyes, stick to a nude bronze palette like the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Gold and the Lakmé 9To5 Eye Quartet Eyeshadow in Desert Rose.

Subtle Smokey Eye

You can’t ever go wrong with a smokey eye, can you? If you’ve got to go from day to night with next to no time to redo your makeup, this nude smokey eye with matte skin is perfect for you. The matte smokey eye can be topped off with a little shimmer to match your outfit in the PM. If you do manage to get 5 minutes to fix your makeup, you could build the intensity and make the smokey eye, smokey-er!

The Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Gold, the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Dramatic Eyes Mascara, and the Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Kajal in Ash Brown are your smokey eye essentials.

Lakmé Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse Regular price ₹750 9 shades
Lakmé Absolute Kohl Ultimate Regular price ₹750 6 shades
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