Engagement Makeup Looks That Every Type Of Bride-To-Be Can Rock

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You have found the perfect outfit, had that Cinderella moment with the perfect heels, and spent hours scrolling through Instagram searching for just the right hairstyle. With almost every aspect of your bridal ensemble checked off your to-do list, all there’s left to do is find some makeup inspiration that pulls it all together. 

So, after studying a tidal wave of beautiful makeup moments on IG, we’ve curated the prettiest engagement makeup looks that’ll take your beauty game to the next level. Whether you prefer a simple, glossy look or an OTT one, this list has got 'em all.

Shimmery Nude Eyes With Glossy Lips

It’s still all about the eyes. Nothing says iconic more than this timeless combination of rust gold eyeshadow and smudged eyeliner paired with glitters and mascara. If you are a bride-to-be who loves keeping up with the latest in beauty, this might be your favourite way to don a glittery eyeshadow. It’s glamm, playful and a perf engagement makeup look for brides.

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How to get the look

Step 1: For Luminous Base

To rock a glowy, dewy base all you need to do is give your face a 2-minute massage with your go-to creamy moisturiser. Then, apply a layer of primer to ace a luminous base. Alternatively, mixing a few drops of this serum with your foundation or using a serum-infused foundation will also do the trick. Once done with the foundation, apply a creamy concealer to cover any uneven patches, then dab setting powder only on areas where you tend to get oily a tapered brush to retain max glow.

Step 2: To Nail That Gossamer Eyeshadow

Smooth on an eye primer to prep those lids for makeup. Then apply a rusty nude eyeshadow all over your eyelids and crease. Next, use a clean blending brush to diffuse the edges. Take the same shade on a precise brush and run it along your lower lash line and then apply some glitter to the centre of your eye lids.

Step 3: Smoke It Out

Grab your go-to kohl or pencil eyeliner and then trace the winged eyeliner and gently smoke it out to add a little more drama. Don’t forget to apply the same on the lower lash line and smudge it out to create a smokey effect.

Step 4: For Flushed Cheeks

Dap a few dots of peach blush that matches the eyeshadow tone on the apple of your cheeks and blend it away. Apply a liquid highlighter on the high point of your face including your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.

Step 5: To Nail A Fuller Flutter

Curl your lashes and coat them with a volumizing mascara. Alternatively, you can also go for falsies of your choice.

Step 6: To Ace That Glossy Pout

To perfect the pout, all you need is a glossy lipstick in a nude hue. 

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Shimmery Silver Eyes With Soft Mauve Lips

Calling out brides: This one is subtle in its approach and edgy enough to help you make a head-turning statement. The one thing that we love about silver eyeshadow is that it’s super versatile. If you want a fresh and glamorous vibe for engagement makeup, then this is the look to call on. 


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How to get the look

Step 1: For A Soft-Focus Base: 

The key here is to use a few soft-focus and luminous products in conjunction with your skin-perfecting routine. We recommend using a luminescent moisturiser on your skin that gives it a hefty dose of hydration. Then follow it up with a primer to get a silky-smooth canvas and diffuse the appearance of skin texture and fine lines giving a blurred finish. Wait for at least 5 to 10 minutes to ensure the products really sink into your skin and then proceed with your foundation and concealer.

Step 2: To Ace Silver Eye Makeup

Apply a brown-nude matte eyeshadow on the outer crease of your eyes. Then, take a darker shade of brown and apply it slightly below the light brown shade. Blend the two together using a clean fluffy brush. This will help in giving depth to your eyes. Next, apply a silver eyeshadow all over your lids and grab a kohl to tightline the upper and lower lash line and smoke it out using a fluffy brush.

Step 3: Contour And Highlight

Use a powder blush to impart a rosy aesthetic to your cheeks. Then, use a contour to give your face a more sculpted look.

Step 4: Nail That Pout

Apply lipstick in a nude peachy hue to complete the look.

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Bronzed Look With Glimmering Cheeks

If you gravitate towards the classics, this is a trend-forward and fairly minimal engagement makeup look with one simple twist - the dewy skin gives a finish that looks fresh, beautiful, and modish. 

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How To Get The Look

Step 1: For That Glow: 

Prep your skin using a moisturiser or a serum. Then apply a primer. We recommend using a formula that gives your skin a lit-from-within glow. Next, follow it up with a serum-infused formula or mixing a few drops of facial oil to your foundation will also do the trick.

Step 2: To Nail The Pretty Eye Makeup

All you need to do is apply a transition shade on the outer crease of your eyes, then follow it with a slightly darker shade, then take a golden eyeshadow to fill in the center of your eyelid. Accentuate your eyes by applying a winged eyeliner. Don’t forget to coat your lashes with mascara.

Step 3: To Be The Sparkle

Just dap a few dots of cream blush on the apple of your cheeks and blend, try to blend all the harsh edges before the product dries out. Apply a liquid highlighter on the high point of your face including your cheek bones and the bridge of your nose to get the glow of your dreams.

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Smokey Eyes, Nude Lips

This engagement makeup look for brides is straight-up art. If you’ve been considering trying smokey eye makeup, now is the time to do it. It’s timeless and looks super gorgeous on everyone. 

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How to get the look

Step 1: To Ace The Base

Moisturise your face, then use a primer to prep your skin. Follow it up with a foundation of your choice.

Step 2: Smokey Eyes FTW! 

Whatever hue you decide on for your engagement look, be sure to grab an eyeshadow brush to blend your shade out on the outer crease of your eyes and below your lash line too. Tight line your water line using a kohl and then, use a dark brown or black eye shadow for a smokey effect. 

Step 3: The Final Touch-Ups: 

Use a blush and highlighter to enhance your best features. Then, coat your lips in your favourite nude lip shade to make an eye-catching statement.

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H2: FAQs

Should you wear lipstick for engagement makeup?

Lipstick is the heart of any makeup look and is a non-negotiable step. Wear your  favourite hue. It’ll not only elevate your look but will also make you feel more confident.

Which type of makeup is best for engagement?

Pick a makeup look that compliments your face and outfit. Since the engagement ceremony affords you the flexibility of choosing between a lehenga, sari, or gown. It’s important to keep the choice of outfit as well as the colour in mind. Opt for an eye makeup that suits your eye shape the most and choose a lip shade that looks super flattering on you.

How can I look attractive in engagement?

Make sure you are well-rested and follow a dedicated skincare routine before your Big day. Drink lots of water and you are sure to turn heads!

What is engagement makeup look?

Engagement makeup look is the in-between makeup routine. It’s neither as light as party makeup nor as heavy as bridal makeup. It can be done by using basic products or even specialised techniques. 

Which one of these engagement makeup looks is your favourite? Let us know.