First, congratulations! So, your beau has popped the question, the date’s been set and you can’t take your eyes off that sparkly thing on your finger. Now comes the ginormous task of making your dream wedding a reality (PS: no pressure); and while your wedding planner has you scampering all over town for cake tastings and venue scouting, all you can think about is looking like a million bucks on your big day. After all, those wedding pictures (with a *fancy* hashtag) will be posted on Instagram for posterity!
However, zeroing on THE bridal look for your big day is no mean task. You might have browsed through numerous Pinterest inspirations only to find that you just don’t vibe with galaxy eyes. We hear you! That’s why we’ve taken inspiration from our favourite (and real-life) Bollywood brides— including Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Neha Dupia, and put together some timeless looks that are nothing short of stunning.
Are you ready to get inspired by our favourite Bollywood brides?
The Glamorous Bride: Sonam Kapoor
The Look: Flushed cheeks, bronzed eyes and a glossy pout.
If you are wearing a traditional ensemble like Sonam Kapoor, then balance is everything. Instead of going the smoky eyes route, opt for a sharp cat eye that is striking, yet understated at the same time. However, you can channel your inner Beyonce by sweeping a shimmery golden-bronze eyeshadow topped up with lots of mascara and rosy cheeks. When paired with a satiny-glossy finish cherry red lip tint, the result is modern and chic.
The Princess Bride: Anushka Sharma
The Look: Smudged brown kohled eyes, peachy-pink toned eyeshadow and lots of mascara.
Anushka Sharma’s dreamy look is all you need to complement your fairy-tale wedding. Ditch heavy liners for softly smudged brown kohled eyes (plus mascara) that subtly enhances glowing skin. A touch of peachy-pink eyeshadow on your lids and a hint of peach lipstick make for an eternally beautiful wedding look. All that you are missing now is your tiara (wink wink)!
The Minimalistic Bride: Neha Dhupia
The Look: Bold brows, winged eyeliner and gorgeous mauve lips.
If you love keeping your look super low-key, then Neha Dhupia is your bridal alter ego. The combination of an elegant winged liner, contoured cheekbones and statement mauve lips proves that you don’t need tons of sparkle to look glamorous. We love how the brows add a touch of drama and definition to the entire look. Polish the look off with a sleek bun (with some freshly plucked flowers) and you are good to go.
The Boho Bride: Lisa Haydon
The Look: Bronzed skin, nude lips and beachy waves.
Having a beach/outdoor wedding? Then take cues from Lisa Haydon who let her gorgeous beachy waves do the talking. If you aren’t ready to go au naturel, try a nude makeup look— AKA a neutral eyeshadow in the crease, light contouring and some mascara to open up your eyes. Pair this with sultry nude lips for a touch of glam. Simple enough?
The Millennial Bride: Sagarika Ghatke
The Look: Brown smoky eyes, contoured cheeks and coffee-nude lips
A quiet statement is always better than a bridal exhibition vibe; case in point Sagarika Ghatke who managed to turn heads with her subtle bridal look. Forgoing bright red lips, she embraced coffee-nude lips and paired it with soft brown smoky eyes and fluttery lashes—a look that was synonymous with the roaring 20s. You can also opt for a wine-stained lippy to make an impact in a not-so-obvious manner. Ain’t that what being a millennial is all about?