48 Natural Bridal Makeup Ideas For 2024 Weddings [Guide & FAQs]

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Natural bridal makeup looks tender and romantic, it is the best choice for any wedding style.  Using pastel colors, matte lipstick, or make a fresh face makeup bride can emphasize the eyes’ color depth or lips’ form.


We have collected for you ideas of natural wedding makeup. You will find examples of different hair colors or eye colors and a lot of other popular ideas.

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Natural Bridal Makeup For Blondes

Natural looking bridal makeup on blondes who have light skin, makeup is more visible, so it takes less to achieve a natural look. A natural look means there is no obvious focal point, such as accent lips or strong brows. Everything should be in harmony and balance.

Expert Tip
Choose a dark brown eyeliner pencil for a more natural look and don't have overly strong brows.

Ideas For Brides With Red Hair

Red hair is a strong hair color, so you’ll definitely want to use stronger makeup to define your delicate features and not allow the hair to overpower them.

Go braver with lip color or have a stronger eye. This will balance things out nicely. You can try trendy natural peach and gray bridal makeup this season.

Makeup For Dark Haired Brides

If you have light skin and dark hair you can handle more definition and still not look overly made up.  Bridal makeup natural look brunette will good with stronger eyes and lip makeup, or you can choose one accent. You will also suit black eyeliner and your brows can be a feature.

Expert Tip
If you are going for a nude lip, ensure you line your lips with slightly darker lip liner than your natural lip color, otherwise pale lipstick on its own will wash you out.

Gorgeous Makeup For Blue Eyes

Use chocolate brown eyeshadow to bring out the blue. You can also line your eyes with a dark brown eyeliner pencil, as this will make the blue color pop. The charcoal gray smokey eye will complement the eye color beautifully too. It is the perfect choice for natural bridal makeup blue eyes blonde hair or dark.

Bridal Makeup Natural Look With Green Eyes

Green eyes will look even greener if you use dark green, khaki or olive-green eyeshadow. Also, smokey taupe color eyeshadow added with a hint of red and plum on the lids or lash line will bring out greener eye color.

Expert Tip
Line your eyes with plum or dark green eyeliner for a “wow” effect.


Natural Bridal Makeup Brown Eyes

Dark eyes look fantastic with the lash line smoked out using super-dark eyeshadow, such as deep brown, plum, or navy. Take a hint of which eyeshadow tones to use from the colors that exist in your eyes.

For example, if there are starbursts of amber in your irises, use a bit of shimmer on the lids in the same amber tones to compliment the eyes beautifully.

Natural Bridal Eyes Makeup

Use soft and smudged eyeliner for natural bridal eye makeup. Lash extensions should be fluffy individual lashes that blend in with the natural lashes. Sculpting of the eye socket should be with natural bronze or gentle rosy tones.

A soft smokey eye can still look natural if it isn’t too dark, so choose a medium-dark shade of brown, gray, khaki, or rose and apply softly across the lid for a delicate wash of color.

Natural Bridal Makeup Tutorial

A short makeup video transformation by Kristina Gasperas.


Elegant Natural Makeup Ideas

To create a nude bridal makeup look it is important to understand your color type: is your skin yellow- or blue-based (so, warm or cool)? If you apply warm colors on a cool skin tone the colors will clash and won’t look harmonious.

To achieve a harmonious nude look, only use colors that flatter you. Take hints from your hair color, your eyes, your lips, and the other natural colors appearing on your face. A nude look is all about the makeup discreetly enhancing your features, without appearing like you are wearing strong colors.

For example, choose a lipstick that is a similar color to your own natural lip. This way your lips will appear defined as well as being in harmony with your natural coloring.

Ideas For Makeup With Matte Lips

Use matte lipstick for classic natural bridal makeup, but ensure that your lips are moisturized well before the makeup application – matte colors can accentuate dry flaky lips.

Matte colors don’t suit if the lips are thin, as they flatten and minimize them further. Choose non-drying yet long-lasting matte formulas such as Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick.

Expert Tip
If you have non-matte lipsticks you can turn them into matte by tapping in some powder on your lips after you have applied the lipstick. Apply with a flat brush, such as my Eyeshadow K-Brush.


Beautiful Makeup For Brides With Long Lashes

Brides love having long fluttery lashes so for those of you who aren’t blessed with them naturally I would recommend have individual lash clusters for longer natural-looking lashes. For brides who do have long lashes, the volume can be increased with strategically placed lash clusters too.

Expert Tip
Long lashes suit so many eye makeup styles, however, if you want them to be a feature to ensure your eyeshadow isn’t dark, as they won't be visible against a dark smokey eye.

Fresh Face Bridal Makeup

This soft wedding makeup is all about naturally luminous skin. Don’t use powder shimmers but opt for liquid glossy drops, such as ICONIC London Illuminator. You can even add a few into your foundation, and it will give your skin a gently luminous complexion.

Cream blusher in a color that suits your natural color type works beautifully. Some of you will suit warm peachy blushers, some cool pinks. Use sheer lip balm lipstick for a gentle and fresh wash of color.


Tender Rosy Bridal Makeup Looks

This is the most frequently requested bridal look. Rosy tones are soft and romantic so many brides opt for them. Apply a wash of rosy cream or powder eyeshadow on your lids (the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette – Pillow Talk has a lovely warm pink) and use a similar color on your lips and cheeks for a harmonious finish.

If you are using warm peachy pinks, stick with them throughout the makeup look (don’t use blue-based cool pinks on your lids and then peachy lipstick on your lips as this will clash). Also it is perfect ideas for tan skin bridal makeup natural-looking.