Traditional Bridal Makeup

  1. Traditional Bridal Makeup
    All the different types of traditional Indian bridal makeup
    The Muslim Bridal Makeup
    The Christian Bridal Makeup
    The South Indian Bridal Makeup
    The Sindhi Bridal Makeup
    The Bengali Bridal Makeup
    The North Indian Bridal Makeup
    The Kashmiri Bridal Makeup
    The Telugu Pelli Kuthuru Bridal Makeup
    The Kerala Bridal Bridal Makeup
    The Punjabi Kudi Bridal Makeup
    The Maharashtrian Nauvari Saree Bridal Makeup
  2. Indian Hindu Bridal Makeup:
    According to the Hindu mythology marriages are decided in
    heaven and once married, the bond is going to last for seven
    lives. So, to celebrate this bond of love, let us see how a
    Hindu bride gets ready for the same.
    South Indian Hindu Bridal Makeup:
    Here are the 4 south Indian states’ bridal makeups. These
    South Indian Hindu ( Telugu, Karnataka, Tamil, Kerala) bridal
    makeup styles are mostly similar.
  3. Kerala Bridal Makeup:
    Kerala brides wear Kasavu sarees of white and gold with a lot of gold jewelry. Elegance and grace are defined by
    a Malayali bride clad in a pristine sari, flowers and temple jewelry. Brides from Kerala don a distinct South Indian
    bridal makeup that looks natural and flawless. Kerala Hindu bridal makeup is very subtle. Brides adorn their
    forehead with a gorgeous red bindi as no Kerala bridal makeup is complete without a red bindi.
    ● Lips: Kerala bridal makeup involves the use of the subtle shade of
    peach or shades of peach, and try a mixture of pink or red color
    ● Eyes: Smokey Kohl or Kajal use to highlight and decorate the eyes.
    And at least two to three coats of mascara to give it that special
    ● Jewelry: Poothali, Elakkathali, Thalikoottam, Kuzhiminni,
    Manonmani, and Dhalamin are some of the traditional long chains.
    ● Hairstyle: Kerala Hindu bridal makeup includes long hair braids
    decorated with beautiful white flowers or other floral accompaniments.
    ● Hairstyle: For Kerala weddings, both traditional and contemporary
    designs are equally popular. Crystal mehndi and tattoo mehndi are also
    gaining momentum among Kerala’s brides.
  4. Telugu Bridal Makeup:
    The culture of Telugu involves much simplicity. As for Telugu bridal makeup, the
    jewelry, hairdo, and costume are very rich and elegant, so the facial makeup has to
    be very light to avoid a very flashy look. Kanjeevarams are the best silk saris for a
    Telugu wedding, and it will give you a perfect look by adding temple jewelry with gold
    ● Lips: It is not preferable to use very dark shades as they do not go
    with traditional Indian bridal makeup.
    ● Eyes: Using eyeliner to highlight and decorate the eyes. Mascara
    uses on top and bottom lashes of the eye and finishes the eye makeup with Kajal.
    ● The jewelry is a simple design, and t
    ● Jewelry:their culture has a preference for uncut diamonds.
    ● Hairstyle: The bride’s adornment begins from her head where her
    hair divides from the center, and a beautiful Papidi Billa has placed
    along with that partition in such a way that the accessory’s circular bell
    lies just above her forehead.
    ● Mehndi: Different designs adorn the Telugu
    ● Bridal Mehndi.
  5. Tamil Bridal Makeup:
    The Tamil community, as we all know, believes in simple living and that is well
    reflected in the rituals of marriage they follow. Hence, the Tamil bride and groom opt
    for a simple look. The Tamil bride usually wears a zari border bright-coloured sari. They choose bright and vibrant
    colors such as red, green, yellow, etc. The eyes are highlighted the most, keeping the rest simple. Jewelry is
    heavy gold.
    ● Lips: Tamil brides mostly prefer red or coral shades.
    ● Eyes: In this Indian bridal, choose eye makeup colors are a shimmering golden or shimmering
    eye shadow of copper. For areas near eyebrows, a paler color looks well.
    ● Jewelry: The brides are usually laden with pearl, gold jewelry, and waist lock, an ornament worn
    around the waist. It is the signature mark of all the Tamil brides.
    ● Hairstyle: In this tradition, the hair is decorated with a bunch of jasmine flowers and other
    ● Mehndi: Paisley print, floral architecture, peacock, elephant, etc. are various mehendi designs as
    a part of Tamil bridal makeup.
  6. Karnataka Bridal Makeup:
    Weddings in the State of Karnataka are mostly a simple affair, and There is less
    show of pomp and glamor and more focus on the traditional rituals. When it comes
    to weddings, the Kannadians prefer to stick to the age-old rituals as well as
    traditional attire. The wedding attire of a Kannadian bride is highly ornamental, which
    is paired with the traditional 9-yard saree called the Nauvari.
    ● Lips: In the Karnataka bridal makeup, red and similar color lip
    shades are mostly used.
    ● Eyes: In this Tradition eyes of the bride are bright looks. You can use
    eyeliner and dark shades of eyeshadow.
    ● Jewelry: The bride wears a lot of gold jewelry such as Maang Tikka,
    several gold necklaces, Kamarbandh around the waist, jhumkas in the
    ears and also green glass bangles in her hands similar to that of a Maharashtrian bride.
    ● Hairstyle: Traditionally a Kannadian bride does her hair in a high bun or plait style and decorates
    it with a lot of flowers.
    ● Mehendi: Mehendi / henna has become an integral part of the
    makeup of a bride over the years irrespective of the region or religion
    she belongs to. And so even a Kannada bride applied henna on her
    hands and feet before the wedding.
    North Indian Hindu Bridal Makeup:
    Here are the North Indian Hindu bridal makeups. These are the different styles and
    cultures for a separate state.
  7. Odisha Bridal Makeup:
    Traditionally, the bride is adorned in a yellow sari known as BoulaPatta with a red
    border. Modern Oriya brides, however, prefer to wear elaborate saris such as
    Benarasi or kanjeevaram or even local red Ikkat silk saris or similar colors with
    ornate zari or sequin work. She pairs the sari with a gorgeous brocade blouse. The
    dupatta or the Uttariyo is another necessary part of the wedding attire of the Oriya bride. The bride wears
    matching headwear like the groom.
    ● Lips: In the Odisha bridal makeup, mostly pink or red colors lip shades are used.
    ● Eyes: In this tradition, eyes are bright looks, you can use eyeliner, glittery or dark shade eye
    ● Jewelry: Bride usually wears beautiful jewelry, preferably made of gold, including necklace,
    earrings, bangles, and rings.
    ● Hairstyle: Various kinds of hairstyles are long braids, Fancy braid propelled sock bun, Messy low
    bun, jeweled hairdo, etc.
    ● Mehendi: Mehendi / henna has become an integral part of the makeup of a bride over the years.
    Traditionally, Alta used to color the hands and feet of an Odisha bride.
  1. Gujarati Bridal Makeup:
    Weddings in Gujarat are enjoyable, fun things. Gujarati people enjoy the wedding in a
    very traditional manner, with traditional wedding attire and rituals symbolizing the
    culture of Gujarati. A bride from Gujarat would wear a red and white sari called the
    Panetar. Makeup for Gujarati brides is generally kept simple, with emphasis on
    enhancing their features and brightening up the face. Bindis framing the eyebrows will
    help to make the look of the bride extra special.
    ● Lips: A deep color shade enhances the lips.
    ● Eyes: Dark color eyeliner, false lashes, Kohl and lots of shimmer on
    the eyelids used to finish the eyes, which will give a striking look.
    ● Jewelry: Traditionally, the Gujarati bride wears a lot of Kundan
    jewelry, maangtika, bracelet, ethnic earrings, necklaces, and bangles.
    ● Hairstyle: Usually the hair is swept up in a classic bun, and elegant hair accessories complete
    the look.
    ● Mehendi: Mehendi designs such as floral and peacock designs, simple motifs, symmetric
    design, bangle style mehndi or bracelet mehndi constitute the
    Gujarati bridal look.
  2. Rajasthani Bridal Makeup:
    There’s something real about a Rajasthani woman’s bridal attire. Usually, the
    Lehenga or ghagra is made of silk and embossed with embroidery. The Odhni or
    Veil is a significant part of the tradition of Rajasthani and is used to cover the
    bride’s head. A Rajasthan bride would probably wear the Borla (ball-shaped hair
    parting ornament) with a more colorful lehenga. The bride is seen with heavy
    jewelry and a Lehenga with light makeup with tied back hair.
    ● Lips: Pale light lip colors, pink, red colors mostly used in the
    Rajasthani Bridal look.
    ● Eyes: Kohl and mascara use to the dark and highlight the eyes.
    ● Jewelry: The Rajasthani bride’s important jewelry pieces are the ‘Bor,’ the ‘Timanniya’ and the
    ● Hairstyle: Top knot bun, classic braid, fishtail braid, puff, side Juda, simple pony are all
    Rajasthani bridal hairdo.
    ● Mehendi: Together, the paisleys, floral patterns and fine lines make this design an evergreen and
    popular bridal choice in this Indian wedding look.
  3. Marathi Bridal Makeup:
    A Marathi bride is defined by simplicity, elegance and a sparkling smile. The Marathi
    wedding makeup’s subtleness emphasizes her inner beauty that brightens her simple
    attire. A traditional Marathi bride adorns a PaithaniSaree (a two-tone silk fabric),
    hand-woven for a few months by artisans. A Marathi bridal PaithaniSaree is made of
    pure silk and is usually of a leafy green, golden yellow or aubergine color with
    unusual zari borders and traditional motifs of a parrot, peacock or flowers.
    ● Lips: The go-to choices in Maharashtrian bridal makeup are subtle
    shades of red and coral.
    ● Eyes: A full line of dark kohl liner is used along the waterline and lash
    line, bringing out the eyes’ natural shape.
    ● Jewelry: Pearl jewelry uses Marathi brides, which is why all the pieces of jewelry worn by the
    bride are the perfect mixture of gold and pearls.
    ● Hairstyle: Marathi bridal hairstyles are made out by the accessories with which they decorate –
    Bridal bun with mundavalya is one such type.
    ● Mehendi: Patolazari work Marathi mehndi design, peacock-inspired Marathi Mehandi designs,
    motif Marathi mehendi designs are latest Marathi bridal mehendi types.
  4. Punjabi Bridal Makeup:
    While red is the traditional wedding color for all Indian brides, it is known that Punjabi
    brides also choose other colors such as green, gold, fuchsia and orange. The bride
    wears a lehenga with a matching dupatta with which she covers her head. Brides wear
    a lot of jewelry, some of the gold, while some may be modern jewelry. The bride’s
    sister-in-law ties a Kalire set to her wrists. These are dome-shaped gold or silver
    ornaments with multiple danglers attached to them.
    ● Lips: Punjabi bridal makeup has vibrant bright lip colors such as red,
    pink, brown, etc. that matches the overall wedding attire.
    ● Eyes:Punjabi bridal makeup look incorporates smokey eyes, add glitters
    and glam, eye extensions, long-winged eyeliner for enhancing the beauty.
    ● Jewelry: Bridal Kalire, Mangtika, bangles, Nath, Chooda (a traditional coloured red and ivory
    bangle set in multiples of four), Kamarbandh and Paijaniya are some of the necessary components.
    ● Hairstyle: Punjabi hairstyle has come up with many variations, such as
    worn up, down, or formal.
    ● Mehendi: The bridal designs of Punjabi Mehndi have rich floral motif
    work and beautiful ornamental designs that make them unique in their own
  1. Bengali Bridal Makeup
    If you were a Bengali bride, you would be draped in the traditional Atpoure style in a red
    Benarasi silk saree with zari work all over. A Bengali bride makeup look features a bold
    red lip, blush, and sharp-winged eyeliner to highlight the bronze-hued eye shadow,
    definite, well-defined eyebrows, and dense, luscious eyelashes to accentuate those
    famous Bengali almond-shaped eyes. The traditional makeup compliments beautifully
    with traditional Bengali bridal decorations such as the Chandan bindi (kalka) designs of white
    shola material – worn for prosperity and good luck.
    ● Lips: Bengali bridal look has a quintessential from celebrity brides to real brides adding the bright
    red color pop on lips.
    ● Eyes: The Bengali wedding makeup features large and bold eyes with shimmering eye shadows
    and large kohl-lined eyes.
    ● Jewelry: Bengali brides usually wear all-gold jewelry, while a matha Patti, a small crown of gold,
    two necklaces, white and red bangles.
    ● Hairstyle: Stylish low Juda or bun, tied up hairdo, open hairstyle is different hairstyles. Flowers,
    bun chains, Matha Patti, and hair clips are used for hair accessories.
    ● Mehendi: Bengali mehndi or red Alta used by Indian women to
    decorate their hands and feet.
    2.Indian Muslim Bridal Makeup
    Islam is one of the prominent religions in the world and has more than 1.6 billion
    followers. Weddings being mentioned as a mandate in the Holy Quran is an
    integral part of the Islamic culture. Let us see how a Muslim bride decks up for her
    South Indian Muslim Bridal Makeup:
    On the main wedding day or the Nikah ceremony day, the bride wears a heavily
    pleated lehenga in a bright color, traditionally in red shades, with a long golden
    embroidered blouse. The dupatta is draped over her head and styled around her
    shoulders and waist to keep up with the age-old traditional sentiments while
    showing the exquisite gold embroidery of the bride’s clothing and jewelry. The
    maangtika is placed under the hijab.

    ● Lips: In this tradition, using Lip makeup only the subtle shades, which match the bride’s attire.
    ● Eyes: Kohl is to enhance the look, along with glittery eyeshadow.
    ● Jewellery: The South Indian Muslim bride wears neckpieces, studded earrings, head jewellery,
    bangles, and waist belt. Kerala Muslim brides mostly these 3 necklaces are wear – Padi Mala,
    Aalochana Mala, and Chakrakanni Mala.
    ● Hairstyle: Wavy open hair and buns with accessories are among the fashionable hairstyles of
    South Indian Muslim Brides.
    ● Mehendi: In the Muslim wedding makeup look, intricate designs of mehndi creates on the bride’s
    palm, hands, and legs.
    North Indian Muslim Bridal Makeup:
    The Muslim bridal makeup has also evolved, like the attire, and has come a long
    way from traditional techniques of makeup. The bride in Kashmir looks like an
    angel in the Lehenga. Instead of conventional golden eyes and red lips, Muslim
    brides are also seen opting for more glamorous makeup. The focus is on intense
    smokey eyes and colors of soft lips ranging from pinks, corals, and peaches.
    ● Lip: In this tradition, using lip makeup shades are red, pink, brown,
    which match the bride’s attire.
    ● Eyes: The eyes are smokey and dark. You can also use crisp,
    exaggerated graphic eyeliner to complete the look. A couple of thick
    mascara coats and false lashes match this look.
    ● Jewelry: Earrings called Kundals, anklets are known as Nupura, and the moon like a head
    ornament, of which variations you can see in almost every Indian wedding, called Dekdaman, are
    all essential parts of bridal jewelry.
    ● Hairstyle: Buns and braids decorated with shimmery accessories are in
    ● Mehndi: Floral, intricate, leafy, motif, geometric are the different kinds of
    mehndi designs.
  1. Indian Christian Bridal Makeup:
    Our idea of a typical Christian wedding revolves around the frothy white dress, subtle
    and elegant makeup and tons of flowers. Although the basic rituals remain the same in
    a traditional Christian wedding, there are a host of differences when it comes to making
    up a North Indian Christian Bride and a South Indian Christian Bride.
    North Indian Christian Bridal Makeup:
    In this particular type of Indian wedding, bridal makeup looks at amazing White wedding
    gowns at church weddings in North India and Meghalaya. The North Indian Christian Bridal Makeup is not a loud
    one; especially the effects with the base are subtle and natural as possible.
    ● Lips: For the lips, bright pink shade can be used if the bride has thin lips. If the bride has thick
    lips, use matt pink in the middle with a touch of white shimmer.
    ● Eyes: A mixture of light brown and black kohl pencils on the upper and lower lash line rim with an
    angular brush should be used to smudge them for a sultry effect to come through.
    ● Jewelry: With this look, fragrant fresh flowers and pearl jewelry would look super delicate and
    ● Hairstyle: Indian Christian bridal hairstyles are Twisted Bun,
    Simple Accessorized Wavy Pony, Twisted Top Notch Bun, and the crown look,
    bouffant back bun, milkmaid braid, bouffant bun, and low run pony, etc.
    ● Mehndi: Mehndi is not a part of their tradition.
  2. South Indian Christian Bridal Makeup:
    Saris are preferred in most southern Indian Christian communities as wedding
    attires rather than gowns, while Christians in Goa and Konkan prefer wearing
    gowns to saris. These saris are usually silking ones with heavy thread work of
    gold zari, often paired with a blouse of gold brocade. These sarees are white or
    gold or beige. Kerala Christian brides usually wear pure white Kasavu saree
    with broad golden boundaries coupled with white or golden blouse. They may
    pair it with a veil, or they may not.
    ● Lips: In South Indian bridal makeup, the lips highlight with colors like a peach, pink or light red.
    ● Eyes: The focus is on the subtle shades of gold and pearly white to set the eye makeup to make
    the bridal makeup look elegant and lovely.
    ● Jewelry: Gold and diamond jewelry matched with the outfit –
    traditional neckpieces, armbands, waistbands, bangles, and
    ● Hairstyle: In the South Indian bridal look, often the veil is
    pinned to the head where the bride usually sports a tiara.
    ● Mehndi: Mehndi is not a part of their tradition.
  3. Indian Buddhist Bridal Makeup
    A Buddhist wedding is very different from weddings in other religions. It is
    essential it does not agree with the path of salvation as preached by Lord
    Budhha. Here is how a Buddhist bride gets ready.
    South Indian Buddhist Bridal Makeup:
    Like religion, Buddhist weddings are deeply spiritual, where more emphasis is
    placed on vow fulfillment rather than strict religious practices. Buddhist weddings are markedly different from
    weddings in any other cultures in India, without any pomp and show. The bride wears saree that is usually a
    white shade along with NalalPata that is a head ornament, pendants, jewelry style karma band, bangles, and
    ● Lips: Light shades of lip color used for the South Indian Buddhist bridal makeup.
    ● Eyes: This South Indian wedding makeup is simple and sober. In this traditional eye makeup using
    only kajal and mascara.
    ● Jewelry: Jewelry includes pearl, gold jewelry with Maang Tikka/
    Nalal Pata that goes with the overall dress. The bride also wears
    golden Kamarband.
    ● Hairstyle: Hairstyle includes bun with gajra and other decorative
    hair accessories.
    ● Mehndi: Elegant Henna design starting from palm up to the
    North Indian Buddhist Bridal Makeup:
    Tai Phake Buddhists community is a type of North Indian Buddhists; these people
    have a simple style of marriage. The bride and the groom wear traditional clothes
    in Muga silk set, hand-woven at home. The bride usually wears a white sari with
    a golden border, also called Mekhela Chador. An Assam bride would wear the muga silk mekhela white and gold,
    a wrap-around skirt with a blouse and a chador shawl.
    ● Lip: The lip shade uses mostly a decent red, or a lighter shade.
    ● Eyes: Kajal, Kohl, mascara, eyeliner, and eye shadow used to give the eyes a defined look. Broad
    dark look is provided to enhance the eyes of the bride.
    ● Jewelry: Simple kind of Gold traditional look jewelry used by the bride-necklace, earrings, and
    ● Hairstyle: In this tradition use bun hairdo style with some
    ● Mehendi: The mehendi design covers the palms and is elegant and
  4. Indian Jain Bridal Makeup
    Considered as one of the prominent religions in India, Maharashtra has the highest
    population of Jains. The weddings in this peace-loving community are rather simple
    and governed by a lot of intricate rituals as marked in their religious texts.
    South Indian Jain Bridal Makeup:
    Mainly in Maharashtra and Karnataka, the Digambar Jain communities are found,
    and thus the Digambara marriage rituals influenced by South and Western India’s. The bride wears traditional
    saris with a golden border along with the traditional kind of jewelry. The look of the bride is simple, natural and
    flawless. The bride also wears an elegant bindi that completes her look. South Indian gold jewelry is what adorns

    this bride along with Payal. The South Indian bridal makeup highlight is the eyes. The eye makeup creates the
    drama necessary for the outfit. Use gold and yellow light shimmer shades for eye makeup.
    ● Lips: Most of the Jain brides are preferably red and similar colors lip shades generally.
    ● Eyes: Best Indian bridal makeup for Jain brides are using false eyelashes with mascara. And eyes
    are covered with Kajal, and winged eyeliner will make the eyes even more captivating.
    ● Jewelry: The jewelry is amazing, a combination of traditional looks and contemporary style,
    making perfect accessories. Nath, Bajuband are wearing to add an extra charm to the entire look of
    a South Indian bride.
    ● Hairstyle: A hairdo with a gajra and maangtikka are on the go for this bride.
    ● Mehendi: Intricate traditional mehndi designs are using a South Indian Jain bride’s hand.
    North Indian Jain Bridal Makeup:
    The ShwetambarJains concentrated mainly in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar
    Pradesh, North India, hence, this type of Rajasthani bridal look involves the bride in
    the Lehenga and choli. Preferably Red and similar colors are generally. Lehengas
    often feature heavy embroidery work with beads and gold threads. Sometimes they
    do embroidery work with stones and crystals. She pairs her lehenga choli with an
    Odhni that has to be equally heavy and quite opaque as the Marwari bride may
    have to keep her face covered throughout the wedding.
    ● Lips: The lip color usually is red, or complements the outfit of the
    ● Eyes: The use of Kohl and mascara is a little deliberate and
    generous to mark the existence of those big eyes that on a particular
    day, need a little pampering.
    ● Jewelry: Most of the jewelry used by the bridal is elaborate work by Jadau, Meenakari, and
    Kundan, which is a Marwar region speciality.
    ● Hairstyle: The North Indian Jain bridal hairstyle involves a beautiful braid. Usually, the hair look
    includes a comfortable bun or head back hairstyle to keep the Rakhri well.
    ● Mehendi: The design includes peacocks, mangoes, flowers and net beads. These designs are
    unique because they cover the entire hand, from the tips of the finger to the elbow.
    Additional Tips:
    The following are some other tips that a bride should consider so that she can look at her very best in her D-Day:
  5. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing are done regularly without fail from at least three months before
    the wedding.
  6. Exfoliate the skin regularly and wash your face 2-3 times a day.
  7. Start with regular facial and hair spa at least once in a month and start at least 6 months prior.
  8. Start with home remedies to improve skin tone and skin quality.
  9. Massage your hands and feet regularly with olive oil to keep them soft and beautiful.
  10. Meditate regularly. A happy mind results in glowing skin.
  11. Drink ample water and detox your body regularly.
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