40 Bridesmaid Makeup Looks for Any Season or Style

December 14, 2022
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By: Maddy Sims | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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As a bridesmaid, you’ll have some decisions to make about your look for your friend or family member’s wedding day. If the bride in your life is giving you free rein over your ensemble, that’ll include your outfit, your shoes and accessories. Then, of course, there’s your day-of glam to consider — like your makeup. It’s the final step that’ll tie your entire look together, but sorting through all the options can be, well, overwhelming. To help inspire you (and save you time), we rounded up 40 bridesmaid makeup looks you’ll want to save ASAP.

If you’re stuck on what kind of makeup look to wear, try basing it on your outfit. Using different shades of your outfit color is a great place to start. For example, if you’re rocking a lavender dress, an eggplant eyeshadow will look stunning. Or, if you’re wearing a green jumpsuit, try wearing a deeper lipstick shade to complement the earthy hue.

Of course, you can always wear a more neutral look (think: bronze, gold or silver) since that will go with any look. The most important thing is to feel confident, so choose something that makes you feel your best. Ready for your close up? Here are 40 bridesmaid makeup looks we love.

Natural Bridesmaid Makeup Looks

You’re already so beautiful — show it off! These natural makeup looks will accentuate your gorgeous skin, eyes and lips without feeling too heavy. 

1. Subtle Brown Smoky Eye

Want to highlight your natural beauty? This clean, simple look is fool-proof. It includes a smooth, even complexion (we love using a luminous matte foundation, like the YSL Beauty All Hours Foundation), bronzed cheeks (we suggest the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Soft Matte Bronzer), brown smoky eyes, and a neutral lip. The end result? Warm, simple and sultry.

2. Lovely Liner

“Natural” means different things to different people. If you normally wear a lot of makeup but want to tone it down a little for your friend’s wedding, try this look. Keep the base simple: foundation, concealer, bronzer and blush. Then, sweep a shimmery eyeshadow all over your eyelid and line the top and the bottom of your eyes — ending with a precise wing.

3. Siren Eyes

Sultry makeup can still be simple. Accentuate your pretty eyes with this eyeliner look, known on TikTok as siren eyes. Draw a thin line from the inner corner of your eye all the way to the edge, extending it out into a long wing. Then, line the bottom of your eyes, connecting the line to your wing. Finally, line the inside of your inner corner in black for a seductive-yet-sweet bridesmaid makeup look.

4. Long Lashes

Not into eyeliner? Not a problem. Make your eyes pop with this pretty makeup look. Add dimension to your lid with a brown eyeshadow, and then apply a few coats of mascara to lengthen and lift your lashes. The Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Serum-Infused Mascara is a great choice, as it will give your lashes extra volume and deliver a nourishing serum to them so they grow healthy and strong.

5. Iridescent Inner Corner

Highlighting your inner corner is a simple way to instantly open up your eyes. We love this look because it adds a little something extra to super-simple bridesmaid makeup. You can keep your complexion, lips, and eyes simple, and then add sparkly highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes to make them pop.

6. Bare-Faced Beauty

Keep everything minimal: Spot conceal where needed, add a touch of bronzer and blush, use one shimmery eyeshadow and top it with mascara. Finish off the lip with a neutral gloss for a your-skin-but-better effect.

7. Luminous Highlighter

Show off your skin with this dewy look. Use a glossy highlighter (not a sparky one) to accentuate your cheekbones and give your skin a luminous look. We love the Tower 28 SuperDew Highlighter Balm.

8. Full, Fluttery Lashes

Keep the rest of your makeup super simple and accentuate your eyes. Add a strip of long false lashes to the top of your lash line for extra drama and definition. It’s a small change that will make a big impact (especially in photos).

9. Soft Pink or Nude Pout

A glossy pink or nude lipstick will make your pout look pretty and plump. We suggest reaching for a product like the Maybelline New York Super Stay Vinyl Ink Nudes Liquid Lipcolor since it’s smudge-proof and transfer-proof for up to 16 hours. Complement the color with a rose gold eyeshadow and a simple sweep of eyeliner for a natural, picture-perfect bridesmaid look.

10. Brushed-Up Brows

Keep the rest of your look minimal and let your brows steal the show by brushing them up and locking them in place with a clear brow gel — one of our favorites is the NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue Instant Brow Styler.

Soft Bridesmaid Makeup Looks

Weddings are romantic, so channel that vibe into your bridesmaid makeup look. Soft makeup typically doesn’t include bold lines (like a graphic liner or a cut crease eyeshadow). Instead, look for diffused eye makeup and popsicle-stained lipstick.

11. Bronze Eyeshadow

This soft bridesmaid look will work with any outfit, any venue and any theme. What’s more, the bronze shadow is neutral enough to pair with any color of clothing or lipstick shade.

12. Subtle Cat-Eye Eyeliner

We love a dramatic liner moment, but if that’s not your vibe (or not the vibe of the wedding), try this look instead. Use a thin eyeliner brush and use eyeshadow to create a soft wing that will accentuate your eyes in a subtle way.

13. Amber Eyeshadow

If you’re in a fall wedding, this soft bridesmaid makeup is perfect for you. It will pay homage to the pretty autumn colors while highlighting your eyes. Pair it with a peachy blush for a pumpkin spice effect.

14. Monochromatic Moment

Keep things simple and soft. Use a rosy shade on your cheeks, lips, and eyes for an effortlessly beautiful bridesmaid makeup look.

15. Lower Liner

If you want to try something edgier but not too out there, create a soft wing on your lower lash line.

16. Shimmery Shadow

Rock a makeup look that shines just as bright as you do. Add a wash of sparkly or shimmery eyeshadow all over your lids for a pretty, pearlescent glow.

17. Glowing Complexion

Put your makeup focus on soft, glowing skin. Use an illuminator with your foundation, a cream bronzer, a cream blush and a cream highlighter to nail the final look. Blend everything together seamlessly for a dewy, diffused finish.

18. Sultry Smoky Eye

Bring the drama with this soft smoky eye. Use black or gray eyeshadow and sweep it across your eyelid for a sultry, seductive vibe. Line your lower lash line to pull the look together.

19. Bright Eyes

Draw attention to your eyes with this pretty bridesmaid makeup look. Use a lighter neutral eyeshadow and tap it onto your eyelid. Then, use a darker shadow shade to create a super-small eyeliner wing. Top it with a natural pair of false lashes, and you’re set.

20. Wispy Lashes

Make your lashes the star of the look. Softly blend out a neutral eyeshadow (brown would work best), and then coat your lashes in a few layers of black mascara. Choose a formula that separates eyelashes so they look long and defined.

Simple Bridesmaid Makeup Looks

When in doubt, keep it simple. These minimal makeup looks will look beautiful and won’t feel heavy or cakey.

21. Sparkly Smoky Eyes

This look definitely requires some skill in blending, but it is relatively simple in nature. All you need is a shimmery eyeshadow and a matte liquid eyeliner, like the NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Matte Liquid Liner, which has an ultra-fine precision eyeliner brush tip.

22. Long Liner

Add some serious drama to your makeup look with one small step. Extend your eyeliner wing all the way out to the end of your eyebrow. The extra length will draw attention to your beautiful eyes.

23. Groomed Brows and a Smoky Eye

Perfectly groomed brows help to frame a smoky eye — it’s a classic combo that’ll never go out of style. To fill in sparse spots, reach for a precise eyebrow pencil, like the Valentino Beauty Brow Trio Eyebrow Liner.

24. Red Lipstick

Capture the romance of the wedding day with a swipe of red lipstick. No matter if it's matte or satin, just be sure you choose a budge-proof formula. We love the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Cream Lipstick for its slightly shiny finish and 18-hour wear.

25. Defined Lashes

Make your lashes look next-level with this makeup style. After applying a neutral-colored eyeshadow, draw a thin line of eyeliner to your upper lash line — this will make your lashes seem thicker. Then, apply a pair of false lashes and finish the look with a few coats of mascara.

26. Bright Waterline

Upgrade a simple cat eye by lining your waterline with a neutral (or white) eyeliner. It will instantly brighten and open up your eyes.

Glam Bridesmaid Makeup Looks

Want to go full-on glam? We’re here for it. Here are a few of our favorite looks.

27. Eye Gems

Turn up the drama by accessorizing your smoky eye makeup look with rhinestones.

28. Lined Waterlines

If you want a glam bridesmaid makeup look without any shimmer, try this trick. Line both your upper and lower waterlines with a dark black eyeliner. Then, add dark eyeshadow, eyeliner and lashes to bring it all together.

29. Soft Cut Crease

Bring the glam with a cut crease. We love this romantic pink version, which pairs perfectly with a pink lipstick.

30. Pink Smoky Eye

This bridesmaid makeup look is equal parts romantic and dramatic. Build up rosy-hued colors on your eyelid, and then pack on a sparkly pink eyeshadow for the finishing touch. We love layering the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Glow Shots Liquid Shimmery Eyeshadow over powder shadow to add that light-reflecting sheen.

31. Bright Pink Lipstick

You don’t have to choose between eyes and lips if you don’t want to. Use this look by @laura_borgen as inspiration and go for sparkly gold eyes and hot pink lips.

Gold Bridesmaid Makeup Looks

Go for the gold. We love this color for bridesmaid makeup looks because it’s neutral and beautiful. See our favorite styles, below.

32. Smoky Gold Eyeshadow

Add some dimension to your gold bridesmaid makeup look. You can recreate this look using the Urban Decay Naked Half-Baked Mini Eyeshadow Palette, which contains every color you need. Use a darker shadow first to define the eyes, and then pat on a gold shimmer for some sparkle.

33. Matte Gold Eye Makeup

Gold bridesmaid makeup doesn’t have to be extra dramatic. Try this minimalist take, which uses a matte shade all over the lid.

34. Natural Rose Gold Eye Makeup

Skip the smoky eye and go for this natural rose gold look instead. Pair it with a rosy cream blush, pink lip gloss and lots of mascara.

35. Glittery Gold Eyeshadow

Light up the room with this gold bridesmaid makeup look. Use a bright, glittery shade of gold all over your eyelids (pack it on with your fingers or an eyeshadow brush), and then top it off with some liner and false lashes.

36. Glam Gold Eye Makeup

Go all out for gold. This gold makeup look has everything: fluttery false lashes, dark winged eyeliner, a killer cut crease and smoky, golden eyeshadow. You’ll turn some heads rocking this look.

37. A Little Bit of Liner

Highlight your gorgeous eyes and add dimension to a pink makeup look with a small touch of gold liner.

Colorful Bridesmaid Makeup Looks

Embrace color and use these vibrant makeup looks as inspiration for your loved one’s big day.

38. Frosty Blue Eyeshadow

Want to use the early aughts aesthetic as inspiration for your bridesmaid makeup look? This frosty blue eyeshadow moment screams Y2K in the best way.

39. Graphic Eyeliner Shapes

Get artsy and create graphic shapes with your eyeliner — just be sure to choose a liner color that’ll complement your gown. To create a similar look, we suggest using the Maybelline New York TattooStudio Sharpenable Longwear Neon Eyeliner.

40. Colorful Eyelashes

Instead of your go-to black tube, reach for a colored mascara in bright blue or purple to define your lashes. We love how this look by @maha.gram also incorporates a pop of color on the inner corners of the eyes.

Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn

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