The winter wedding season is rolling out in full swing already. Now as brides-to-be, we’re sure you have at least 10 mood boards kept aside just for your outfits. Fair enough — but what is the next big element of your wedding look that can make or break the dream? It has to be your bridal makeup. Whether you consider yourself a makeup junkie or you’re the noob who never wore makeup; bridal makeup inspo is a must-have on your wedding checklist and what better place to find inspiration than Instagram, right? While religiously (read: mindlessly) stalking beauty accounts on Instagram at midnight with the hope to chance upon a look that feels like “this is it” is normal, we want to help. We’ve handpicked the top 9 bridal makeup artists to follow on Instagram to help you finalise makeup looks for your wedding.
The founder of Simply Nam, Namrata Soni is a famous celebrity makeup artist who has worked with big names in the industry like Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and has also won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2019 for the Best Hair and Makeup Artist of The Year. Known for her impeccable knowledge of bridal makeup and her capacity to balance a riot of hues with stately elegance, Namrata Soni is a bridal makeup artist you must follow on Instagram, STAT.
Makeup artist Amrit Kaur’s Instagram page is a bride’s paradise. There is literally something in store for every kind of bride — minimal brides, OTT traditional brides, or experimental ones, you name it and Kaur’s Insta account has it. With over 8+ years of experience, she indeed has a lot to offer and you are sure to end up saving a lot of her posts for reference.
Jasmeet Kapany is a bridal makeup artist known for her signature bold red lips and glittery eye makeup that was more befitted for the traditional brides, but we insist you visit her Instagram page ASAP to find some impeccable bridal makeup looks that include nude lips, neutral makeup, and even some clean girl no-makeup makeup looks that can be handpicked for the minimal brides of today.
Bridal makeup artist Pooja Khurana is a maestro when it comes to creating bespoke makeovers designed to suit exceptional needs. Each bride’s unique requirements are taken care of with precision to provide tailor-made bridal looks. Her Instagram page is not only a treasure trove of bridal looks for the wedding day but you’ll also find super impressive pre and post-wedding makeup looks that are put up on exhibit there.
Swati Verma Nanda has 1.5 million followers on Instagram – ’nuff said. From her out-of-the-box graphic liners to the latest rage of glossy lips — this bridal makeup artist has a lot of talents up her sleeve and her Instagram account is proof. Every millennial and GenZ brides-to-be out there needs to follow her on Insta ASAP, because the FOMO is not worth it in this case.
Another ace makeup artist who has served us with exquisite bridal makeup looks as well as gorgeous celebrity makeup inspo for over 25 years now, Ojas Rajani is a veteran and her Instagram account is what you need to follow for some amazing bridal makeup inspiration. Be it the no-makeup makeup look that the millennials and GenZ are digging or the traditional Indian bridal makeup look that you’re looking for – Ojas Rajani’s Instagram page is a holy grail.
Ritika Kadam is a hair and makeup artist and while the bridal makeup looks created by her are top-notch – it is her bridal hairstyles that have swept us. From OTT braids that deck up the crown of the brides for their Mehndi ceremony hairstyles to classic buns for the Reception – Ritika Kadam’s Instagram account is the one to call upon.
Leena Bhushan’s Instagram account is a dream come true for brides who are looking for traditional bridal makeup. From fluttery falsies that accompany an enviable smokey eye makeup, to a red bold lipstick and kohled eye makeup look that complements your Reception gown – Leena Bhushan’s Instagram account is a myriad of traditional bridal looks often tweaked for the modern brides of today.
A prominent name in the industry, Meenakshi Dutt has been bestowing her talent as a renowned makeup artist since 1997. Be it Bollywood, Hollywood or red-carpet events – you will see endless makeup inspiration flowing from her Instagram account. From pastel eye shadows that match your Sangeet lehenga to nude lips that fit right in for your day wedding looks – Meenakshi Dutt’s Instagram page is a must-follow if you are looking for bridal beauty inspiration for this wedding season.
These HMUAs and their Instagram accounts are here to make your bridal dreams come true. You can just pick any run-off-mill look available on their page to cop or create your own.
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