Nothing compares to the charm, beauty, and elegance exuded by a South Indian Bride. From heavy Kanjeevaram Saree to Gajra-laden buns and statement-making jewelry - they just blow us away with every single element of their look. Their sartorial choices are noteworthy, to say the least, but for beauty-lovers like us, it’s their makeup look that makes our jaws drop. So if you’re getting married, or have a sister or friend’s wedding on your calendar, we’ve just the thing for you. Ahead, we’re listing the best South Indian bridal makeup looks of all time.
From kohl-laden eyes to a punchy red pout paired with dewy skin - if you keep reading, you’ll see scene-stealing South Indian bridal makeup looks that are bound to steal the damn show.
When Deepika posted a carousel of photos from her Konkani wedding, we could practically hear a symphony of screenshots from across the globe. Her to-die-for smokey eye makeup coupled with a nude pout was all our beauty dreams wrapped into one. If you wanna ape it, here is a play-by-play on this beauty look.
Step 2: Fill in your brows using a brow pencil and brush them up using a spoolie.
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Step 3: Prep your lids with an eye primer and sweep a nude brown eyeshadow all across your eyelids. Take a gel liner and use a brush to apply it along the upper and lower lash line. Stick on a pair of falsies to amp up the drama.
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If you veer toward soft glamm makeup, Nayanthara’s South Indian Bridal Makeup is the one for you. The star opted for a soft-cut crease eye makeup and paired it with a petal pink pout and brushed-up brows. She completed her beauty look with a sleek bun cladded in a beautiful Gajra. Her look exuded charm and elegance and we’re genuinely obsessed.
Step 1: After cleansing and prepping your skin. Work on your makeup base by applying a layer of foundation and concealer.
Step 2: Fill in any gaps in your arches and feather them out using an eyebrow gel. Load your brush with a brown shadow and apply it to the groove of your eye sockets. Then fill the area underneath it with a lighter eyeshadow hue.
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For brides who love rocking a dewy glow, follow Samantha’s lead. This South Indian bridal look is minimal but edgy enough to help you make a statement. Kohl-rimmed eyes and peach nude pout look stunning when teamed up with glass-like skin. A beauty look like this one is sure to catapult your glamm game to an all-time high.
Step 1: The key to recreating that dewy glow is by using illuminating beauty products. Set your makeup products up for success by applying a glow-giving face primer. Then, layer on a lightweight serum foundation. Cover any spots or blemishes with a concealer.
Step 2: Apply kohl on the upper and lower water lines and some eyeliner along the upper lash line. Complete your eye makeup by coating your lashes with mascara.
Step 3: For an out-of-this-world glow, apply a cream blush over your cheeks. Seal the deal with a makeup setting spray.
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If you’re on a hunt for a makeup look that earns likes left and right, take cues from Miheeka Daggubati. Featuring bold smokey eye makeup, matte skin, and peach pout - the makeup look has viral written all over it. To take her glamm quotient up a notch, Miheeka opted for a dramatic pair of false lashes. It sure took her eye makeup game to the next level.
Step 1: Prep your face with a pore-minimising face primer and then layer on your foundation and concealer.
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Step 2: Apply a concealer to your eyelids. Then, sweep a light pink eyeshadow all across the eyelids. Apply black eyeshadow on the outer third corner of your lower lash line. Grab your liquid liner and apply it along your upper lash line. Opt for a pair of falsies that flares out towards the ends. This will help you ace this dramatic eye makeup.
Step 3: Complete the look by applying a peach blush. Enhance your pout with a lip liner and lipstick.
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The peach beauty aesthetic is taking the internet by storm and there’s no reason why you should not incorporate it into your bridal makeup look. It looks chic and oh-so pretty. Plus, the peach hue gives a warm and skin-brightening glow that looks lovely on brides. You can stick to the same peach colour for your lids, lips, and cheeks to try the hottest beauty trend of the season.
Step 1: After completing your makeup base. Take a peach eyeshadow and apply it across your eyelids.
Step 2: Use the same shade on your lips and cheeks. Complete your look by accentuating your makeup with a set of false eyelashes.
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There’s nothing we love more than a red lip moment. The rust red lipstick shade looks so damn gorgeous that we’re itching to copy this look. The bride has paired her red pout with glittery pink eyeshadow that takes the look to extraordinary status. Try this South Indian bridal makeup look and you’re guaranteed to score a never-ending stream of compliments.
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Step 1: Prep your makeup base by using a combo of glow-inducing primer and full-coverage foundation. Cover any uneven skin tone with a concealer.
Step 2: Take a glittery pink eyeshadow and apply it across your eyelids. Apply kohl along the upper and lower lash line and smoke it out.
Step 3: Apply a pink cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and complete the look by applying rust red lipstick.
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