14 Wedding eye makeup looks to make your “windows to the soul” shine

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When it comes to your big day, there’s no denying that wedding eye makeup takes center stage. After all, your eyes are the windows to your soul, and on this momentous occasion, you want them to shine like never before. Whether you possess captivating almond-shaped eyes, enchanting round eyes, or alluring hooded eyes, there are specific hues. In this article from Viva Wedding Photography, we’ll show you how to get the colors that will bring out your best eyes’ features and make you feel completely confident on your wedding day.

Moreover, we will show you some classic and trendy wedding eye makeup ideas that will suit any bride and make your eyes pop. Whether you prefer a natural, glamorous, or dramatic look, there is fabulous eye makeup for your wedding day.

Classic Wedding Eye Makeup Ideas

1. Smokey Eye Makeup For Wedding

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Smokey Eye Makeup For Every Bride – Photo by: Makeup In Orangies

The smokey makeup style is a classic choice for a wedding, as it adds depth and drama to your eyes. You can create smokey eyes with any color palette, from neutral browns and blacks to bold purples and blues. The key is to blend well and use a lighter shade on the inner corners and brow bone to highlight your eyes. Also, consider adding some false lashes or mascara to enhance your lashes. A smokey eye pairs well with a nude or soft pink lip color for a daytime wedding. Opt for bold lips for an evening wedding to achieve a flawless and dewy look.

2. Natural Eye Makeup For Wedding

Wedding Eye Makeup In Natural Style
Wedding Eye Makeup In Natural Style – Photo by: British Vogue

Natural eye makeup has become increasingly popular among brides who want a serene look or a girl-next-door vibe. Use a light eyeshadow all over your lid, or add some shimmer or glitter for a touch of sparkle. Then, apply mascara, but skip the false lashes if you think they’re too dramatic for the makeup look you’re going for. Simple eye makeup goes well with any lip color, from nude to bold, making sure to enhance your natural beauty.

3. Wedding Glitter Gold Eye Makeup 

If you want to add some glamour and shine to your eyes, look no further than glitter gold wedding eye makeup. Gold is an easy-to-wear shade that complements a wide range of complexions and eye colors. Use gold eyeshadow on your lid, or apply some gold glitter on top of your eyeshadow for extra sparkle.  You can also subtly use black or brown eyeliner to create a winged effect and finish with some mascara or false lashes. 

Wedding Eye Makeup With Glitter Gold
Eye Makeup With Glitter Gold – Photo by: Make Me Bridal

Match this look with rosy-colored lips for a romantic touch. Choose a matte-finished, cool red lipstick if you want to keep on the drama. On the other hand, nude lipstick that complements your skin tone will give you a subdued yet sexy look.

This eye makeup look is perfect for rustic, vintage, gothic, or industrial chic weddings.

4. Silver Wedding Eye Makeup

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Silver Eye Makeup For Wedding – Photo by: Wedding Forward

Applying silver and glittering eye shadow to both lids will make your eyes pop and give you a sexy appearance, jazzing up your entire appearance. This makeup style is perfect to complement a silver gown on a romantic wedding evening.

Fair pink or brown-toned lipstick is your best bet to balance out the look. Let the eyeshadow be the focal point, and leave your lips quite close to natural shade.

5. Dramatic Wedding Eye Makeup

Attractive Wedding Eye Makeup In Dramatic Style
Attractive Bridal Eye Makeup In Dramatic Style – Photo by: Pinterest

If you want to make a statement with your eyes, you can go for a dramatic makeup style that draws attention to your eyes. Use dark colors like black, navy, or burgundy to create a smokey eye, or use bright colors like green, blue, or purple to create a colorful eye look. Glitter or metallic eyeshadows can also be utilized to add some sparkle and dimension. 

Enhance your lashes by generously applying mascara, ensuring to coat the lower lashes as well. This will create a harmonious balance and achieve a captivating, doe-eyed effect. It’s lovely to pair your dramatic wedding eye makeup with natural or glossy lip color.

6. Cat Eye Wedding Makeup 

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Cat Eye Is One Of The Most Trendy Eye Make Up For Wedding – Photo by: Pinterest

Cat eye is another classic and chic wedding eye makeup style that can enhance your eyes and give you a sophisticated look. Create a cat eye with any eyeshadow color, from neutral to bright. The main feature of a cat eye is the eyeliner that extends beyond the outer corner of your eye, creating a flick or wing. 

You can use a liquid, gel, or pencil eyeliner to create the cat eye shape and make it as thin or thick as you like. We recommend adding some mascara or false lashes to define your lashes. A cat eye looks great with any lip color, from nude to red.  When paired with a subtle lip, the cat eye makeup really stands out.

Wedding Makeup To Make Your Eyes Color Pop

Your eye color is one of your most distinctive features, and you can use your wedding makeup to enhance it and make it stand out. Depending on your eye color, you can choose different eyeshadow colors, eyeliner styles, and mascara types to create a stunning eye look. Here are some tips and ideas for wedding makeup to make your eyes color pop:

7. Wedding Eye Makeup For Brown Eyes

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Gorgeous Eye Makeup Look For Brides With Brown Eyes – Photo by: Wedding Forward

Brown eyes are versatile and can pull off any eyeshadow color, from neutral to bright. However, some of the best colors to emphasize your brown eyes are purple, gold, bronze, and green. You can use these colors on your lid, crease, or lower lash line to add some contrast and dimension to your eyes. Apply medium-toned eyeshadow first, followed by intense hues towards the outer corners of your eyelids. Opt for black or brown eyeliner to define your eyes and a volumizing mascara to make your lashes look fuller.

In addition to the eyeshadow colors mentioned above, neutral eyeshadow is also a popular trend in wedding eye makeup as it enhances the natural beauty of brown eyes. The neutral quality of brown eyes allows for a wide range of color options, allowing you to experiment with different shades that suit your personal style and preferences.

8. Wedding Eye Makeup For Green Eyes

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Green Eyes Makeup For Wedding – Photo by: Make Me Bridal

Among other colors, purple is the ideal bridal eye makeup for green eyes. If they are deep green, purple highlights them even more; therefore, you should also add a hint of lavender, plum, or violet. To start, apply a light lavender shadow all over your eyelids and blend it up to your brow bone. Then touch with dark plum or violet on the lashes before running black gel eyeliner in the waterline. Finish this look with mascara to green eyes for some definition. 

9. Wedding Eye Makeup For Blue Eyes

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Wedding Makeup On Blue Eyes – Photo by: Make Me Bridal

Light colors like white, pink, and silver look great with blue eyes. Enhance your eyes’ brightness and lightness with sparkly makeup for a picture-perfect finish. They create a stunningly sharp and beautiful look that draws attention to your eyes. However, you can create a buffer for the shimmers by using dark eyeliner around the lash lines. 

Another option is using navy or gray eyeliner to contrast your eye’s color and curling mascara to make your lashes look lifted.

10. Hazel Eyes Wedding Makeup 

Charming Wedding Eye Makeup For Hazel Eyes
Charming Wedding Eye Makeup For Hazel Eyes – Photo by: Wedding Forward

For bridal hazel eyes, opting for eye makeup in warm tones is highly recommended. Shimmering shades such as gold, bronze, and champagne work wonders in bringing out the captivating brown and luminous yellow flecks present in your eyes.

Begin by applying a shimmery bronze shade from the center of your upper lids out to the inner corners of your eyes. Then, draw eyeliner from the inner to the lower parts of the eyes. Complete the makeup with a wing of black or dark brown eyeliner from top to bottom, giving your eyes a unique and mesmerizing beauty.

Wedding Makeup Based On Eye Shape

Your eye shape is another factor influencing your wedding eye makeup since each eye shape calls for specialized techniques and products to bring out their best features and achieve a harmonious look. Depending on your eye shape, you can choose different eyeshadow placement, eyeliner styles, and mascara types to create a flattering eye look. Here are some tips and ideas for wedding makeup based on eye shape:

11. Wedding Eye Makeup For Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes are characterized by a fold of skin that covers the crease of your eyelid, making your eyes appear smaller or less defined. 

To create outstanding wedding eye makeup for hooded eyes, you need to use light and shimmery eyeshadows on your lid to brighten your eyes and dark and matte eyeshadows on your outer corner and above your crease to create depth and dimension. 

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Bridal Makeup For Hooded Eyes – Photo by: Wedding Forward

When applying shadow to your crease, apply a little above your actual crease. By doing this, you’re opening up your eye, making it look wider and more open. If you draw shadow into your natural crease, it’ll disappear beneath your brow bone when your eyes are open. And since it’s stuck there with no room to breathe, it’ll crease and smudge throughout the day.

A thin and precise eyeliner is suggested to define your lash line and avoid winging it too much, as it can make your eyes look droopy.

12. Wedding Eye Makeup For Almond Eyes

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Wedding Makeup Look For Almond-shaped Eyes – Photo by: Blissmark

Almond eyes are shaped like an almond, with a slightly pointed inner and outer corner and a visible crease. To create wedding eye makeup for almond eyes, you can use any eyeshadow color and placement, as almond eyes are versatile and can pull off any look. 

However, some of the best techniques to enhance almond eyes are to use a medium or dark eyeshadow on your outer corner and crease to create a cat eye effect and to use a light or shimmery eyeshadow on your inner corner and brow bone to highlight your eyes. Don’t forget to use thick and winged eyeliner to accentuate your eye shape.

13. Wedding Eye Makeup For Round Eyes

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Stunning Bridal Makeup Look On Round Eyes – Photo by: MindBodyGreen

For round wedding eye makeup looks, use dark and matte eyeshadows on your outer corner and crease. Then, draw eyeshadow with light or shimmery on your lid and inner corner to add some sparkle and contrast. This technique helps to add some length and balance out the width of round eyes. 

You might want to use a thin and smudged eyeliner to define your lash line and avoid winging it too much, as it can make your eyes look rounder. 

14. Wedding Eye Makeup For Monolid Eyes

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Bridal Makeup For Enhancing Monolid Eyes – Photo by: From Head To Toe

Monolid eyes are flat and have no visible crease, making them appear smaller or less defined. To create impressive eye makeup for a wedding, eyeshadow is the best friend of a monolid, as the emphasis should be placed on accentuating the eye’s shape along the lash line.

Use light and shimmery eyeshadows on your lid to open up your eyes and medium or dark eyeshadows on your outer corner and lower lash line to create depth and dimension. It’s essential to use thick and winged eyeliner in order to define your lash line and extend it beyond your outer corner to create an illusion of a crease. 

Bridal Eye Makeup Step-By-Step

Creating flawless and long-lasting eye makeup can be tricky, especially if you are not used to applying makeup. That’s why we have prepared a simple and easy guide on how to do your wedding eye makeup step-by-step. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  • Step 1: Prep your eyes. Before applying any makeup, you need to make sure your eyes are clean and moisturized. Use a gentle eye makeup remover to wipe off any dirt or oil from your eyelids and lashes. It’s also necessary to use an eye cream to hydrate and smooth your eye area. Then, apply an eye primer to your eyelids and lower lash line. This will help your eyeshadow last longer and prevent creasing or fading.
  • Step 2: Apply your eyeshadow. Depending on your eye shape, color, and preference, you can choose different eyeshadow colors and techniques to create your desired eye look. However, a general rule is to use a light or shimmery eyeshadow on your lid, a medium or dark eyeshadow on your outer corner and crease, and a highlighter eyeshadow on your inner corner and brow bone. A fluffy brush can blend the eyeshadows well and create a seamless transition.
Wedding eye makeup tutorial
Wedding Eye Makeup Tutorial – Photo by: InStyle
  • Step 3: Apply your eyeliner. Eyeliner can define your eyes and make them look more dramatic or elegant. A liquid, gel, or pencil eyeliner can help you create the best eyeliner shape that suits your eye shape. Apply the eyeliner along your upper lash line and extend it slightly beyond your outer corner to create a wing or a flick. You can also draw the eyeliner along your lower lash line or use a dark eyeshadow instead for a softer look.
  • Step 4: Apply your mascara. Mascara can make your lashes look longer, fuller, and more curled. To give your lashes a little extra lift, use a lash curler before applying mascara. Apply one or two coats of mascara to your top and lower lashes, moving the wand from the roots to the tips. A lash comb can also be used to separate any clumps.
  • Step 5: Finish with some touches. Add some final touches to your bridal eye makeup to make your eyes look more finished and gorgeous. Fill in any gaps in your brows and shape them to fit your face shape with an eyebrow pencil or powder. Use concealer or highlighter to brighten your under-eye area and cover any dark circles or imperfections. Setting spray or powder can also set your eye makeup and help it last longer.

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Choosing the right wedding eye makeup is not as hard as it may seem. You just need to consider your eye shape, color, and skin tone and find the eyeshadow colors, styles, and techniques that complement them. Experiment with different eye makeup ideas and see what works for you. The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy your wedding day. Remember that your eyes are the focal point of your face, and they can express your personality and emotions. So don’t be afraid to show them off with some stunning wedding eye makeup. Viva Wedding Photography hopes these bridal makeup looks will help your beautiful eyes shine your day!

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