After flipping through tons of photographs of brides donning elegant floral jewels, braided hairdos, vibrant outfits and uber cool accessories; we’ve pretty much known how these quirky elements have become an inseparable part of a bride’s Mehndi day look. They truly are a fail-safe option for the trendsetter brides and we’ve never shied away from showing that to you. However, the trickiest part is when it comes to deciding the right kind of makeup to top it all off.

Owing to how colourful the outfits, the décor, the jewellery and everything else is about a Mehndi ceremony, you have to contain your excitement and limit yourself from going overboard with your makeup. Choose a very subtle yet glamorous Mehndi makeup look that enhances your natural features and resonates with the event. Moreover, you want your bridal makeup to be the show stopper so how about you save all the OTT makeup looks for your big day?

Take cues from these brides who effortlessly nailed their mehndi makeup looks with a flawless base, luscious lips, and a pop of colour for the lids.

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Our Favorite Mehndi Makeup Looks of Real Brides

1. A touch of pink

How fresh does this bride look with those soft pink lips, clean base, flushed cheeks and defined brows!

2. Voluminous lashes are quite in!

This bride chose a hint of purple for her waterline and a pair of fluttery lashes for her mehndi makeup to stand out from the crowd and we can't stop eyeing her.

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3. Simplicity at its best!

Letting her jewellery and outfit speak volumes, this bride rounded off her look with a smooth base with peachy pink lips and lots of mascara!

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4. Dewy base and red lips make for a great combo!

Our real bride Namrata beautifully complemented her aubergine Mehndi outfit with kohled eyes, subtle cheeks and a raspberry lips.

5. Fresh & Tinted

Popular fashion stylist, Karina Bedi wore a stunning brocade sharara set on her mehndi day and teamed it up with a smooth face, lustrous lids & molten matte lips.

6. Match it with the outfit!

Striking green lids, nude lips and a tad bit of glow took this bride's mehndi makeup look a notch above!

7. Sharp eyes for the win!

Nothing screams elegance like a bride donning bushy lashes, well-defined eyes, bronzed cheeks and nude lips does! 

8. A blend of minimalism & gorgeousness

Keeping it all simple and natural, this bride wore soft pink lips and almost no makeup on her face to go with her vibrant yellow saree.

9. Bold lips & understated lids

All it takes to nail your mehndi makeup is a tint of rosy pink for cheeks, a glam colour for the lips and that much-needed flutter for the lashes!

10. Subtle & Dewy

Perk up your mehndi look with a supple base, nude lip colour & pop of glimmer on the lids, just how this bride did!

11. Flush of Rouge

Try something as elegant as these soft pink lids with a bold pink colour for the lips to ace your mehndi makeup look.

12. Let shimmery eyes create some noise!

Even though shimmery eye makeup majorly fits in the bridal makeup category, this bride took the offbeat route and drenched her eyes in sparkling purple hue with everything else low-key.

13. Some gold for the lids!

Can't get enough of this bride's perfectly blended base amped up with glossy pink lips and gold lids with a soft smoke at the outer edges.

14. Smokey Green looks so trendy

Never knew one can team smokey green lids with a mustard yellow lehenga until we saw this bride acing it on her mehndi like a pro!

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15. Contour game on point!

This bride accentuated her highlight points with the right kind of contouring and paired it up with vibrant pink lips and kohled eyes.

16. A flawless base with nude lips

We're impressed how this bride rocked flushed cheeks, nude brown lips and defined eyes on her Mehndi ceremony so effortlessly.

17. A hint of shimmer does no harm!

To nail a glam mehndi look, this bride opted for a smokey eye with a hint of shimmer, nude pink lips and softly flushed cheeks.

18. Sheer Beauty!

This bride looked so stunning with that clean base, pink lips and a half-tie hairdo on her mehndi.

19. Fuschia Pink lips for the urban brides!

Real bride, Ishita Soni paired her tie-dye falling flower lehenga with a pop of fuschia pink on her lips and that alone took our hearts away!

20. All about subtlety!

Don't you simply adore this bride's naturally flushed look with pink nude lips & outlined brows?

21. A unique plum smokey eye

Fashion influencer, Aaliya Nensey painted her lids & lips with a popping plum colour and paired it up with her mustard yellow Anamika Khanna ensemble on her Mehndi.

22. The ever classic gold smokey eyes

This bride swore by the evergreen gold smokey eyes & red lips to pair up with her lime green lehenga and it turned out so well!

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23. For the love of nude lips!

A dewy base with pink nude lips worked out so well for this adorable bride dressed in powder blue.

24. All the pinks for the lids & lips!

Here's one fashionable bride who spruced up her mehndi look with light pink eyelids, pouty lips and beaming cheeks.

25. High-on-glam look

We can't take our eyes off this bride who sported shimmery lids, popping pink lips and well-highlighted cheeks on her mehndi day.

26. A sight to behold!

Talk about mesmerizing mehndi makeup looks and this one had to be in our list! Our real bride Nikita literally killed it with her soft & dewy face, gold lids & nude pink lips.

27. The 'No-makeup' makeup look

Making a stylish statement on her Mehndi ceremony, this bride paired up her deep red ensemble with a natural looking base, fluttery lashes and taupe lips.

28. The power of winged eyes

At times a stroke of thick, winged eyeliner, soft nude lips and some bronzer are enough to enhance your mehndi day look.


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25+ Mehndi Makeup Looks of these Brides will Make your Eyes Pop!

by Anupriya Khanna

25+ Mehndi Makeup Looks of these Brides will Make your Eyes Pop!