Bridal Makeup Trends 2023

In 2023, wedding bells are ringing beautifully and in tune with the peaceful sounds of nature. Brides all over the world are choosing wedding makeup that is simple yet elegant. At Makeup By Dalia, we are leading this change by creating beautiful bridal looks that match the latest trends. Let us help you find the best bridal makeup trends for 2023, making sure you look your brightest and most modern self as you walk down the aisle.

Fresh and Glowy Skin

An undeniable trend this year is the lean towards fresh, dewy skin. It is all about showcasing your natural beauty, with a focus on skin health. For tips on maintaining a glowing complexion, refer to The Department of Health’s skincare guidelines. Remember to:

Hydrate: Drink ample water.

Cleanse: Keep your skin clean and moisturised.

Protect: Always use a sunscreen.

Ethereal Eye Makeup

This season, eye makeup is taking a softer yet captivating turn. Think pastel shades and hints of shimmer to create a heavenly look. A few styles to consider:

Soft Smokey Eye: A delicate touch to the classic smokey eye.

Glitter Accents: A dab of glitter in the inner corners or under the lower lash line.

Pastel Hues: Incorporating soft shades like lilac and rose.

Explore our Services to find the perfect eye makeup for your special day.

Bold Lips

Making a striking statement this year are bold lips. From fiery reds to deep berries, brides are confidently flaunting vibrant lip shades. Here’s how to get on board:

Prep Your Lips: Use a lip scrub and balm for a smooth canvas. Check Australian Made’s list of homegrown products.

Choose the Right Shade: Refer to our Blog to find the perfect shade for your skin tone.

Application Technique: Learn how to apply lipstick like a pro in our Makeup Lessons.


2023 has also seen a rise in brides opting for sustainable makeup options. From cruelty-free products to minimal waste approaches, this trend is all about being chic with a conscience. The Australian Government’s initiatives on reducing waste can guide you in adopting eco-friendly practices.

Blushing Brides: Naturally Flushed Cheeks

Brides embrace a more natural blush that gives a healthy and youthful glow. This trend is all about using subtle shades that complement your natural skin tone. Here are a few tips to nail this look:

  • Colour Palette: Choose colours that are close to your natural flush. Peaches, pinks and soft corals are very popular choices.
  • Application Technique: Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards the ear for a lifting effect.
  • Product Choices: Opt for cream blushes as they blend seamlessly and offer a natural finish.

Ethereal Hair and Makeup Combinations

2023 has brought a refreshing trend of harmonising your hair and makeup, creating a cohesive bridal look. It’s all about creating symmetry and balance between your hairstyle and your makeup. Let’s delve deeper:

  • Braids and Waves: Accompanying soft makeup with loose braids and waves.
  • Classic Buns with Bold Lips: Pair a classic bun with a bold lip colour for a timeless elegance.
  • Floral Accents: Incorporate floral accents in your hair to complement ethereal eye makeup.

The Magic of Highlighting

Highlighting continues to be a significant trend, adding that magical glow to brides. It’s not just about the face; highlighting the collarbone, shoulders, and arms creates a holistic shimmering effect. Here’s how to ace this trend:

  • Strategic Placement: Highlight the high points of your face — the cheekbones, brow bones, and the bridge of your nose.
  • Body Glow: Use a body luminizer to add a gentle glow to your collarbone, shoulders, and arms.
  • Blend Well: Make sure to blend the highlighter well to achieve a natural glow.

Embracing Your Unique Features

This year is also about celebrating your unique features rather than concealing them. Freckles, beauty marks, and even scars are being showcased proudly. Here’s how you can embrace your unique beauty:

  • Less is More: Use a light hand with the foundation to let your natural skin shine through.
  • Accentuate: Instead of covering, accentuate your unique features with makeup.
  • Confidence is Key: Wear your unique features with confidence and pride.

The Natural Brow Comeback

Gone are the days of highly sculpted brows; 2023 is witnessing the comeback of natural, feathery eyebrows. Here’s how to sport this trend:

Gentle Filling: Fill in any sparse areas gently, without altering the natural shape of your brows.

Brush Upwards: Use a brow gel to brush your brows upwards for a fuller look.

No Sharp Edges: Avoid creating sharp edges; instead, go for a soft and natural finish.

For personal guidance on achieving the perfect brows, consider booking a session with us through our Contact page.


The 2023 bridal makeup scene is resonating with authenticity and glamour, harmoniously blending the old and the new. At Makeup By Dalia, we are poised to bring your bridal dreams to life with our expert touch. Feel the new era of bridal beauty and get in touch with us to make your day nothing short of perfect.

Frequently Asked Questions

The top trends this year include fresh and glowy skin, ethereal eye makeup, bold lips, and sustainable makeup choices.

Focus on a healthy skincare routine involving hydration, proper cleansing, and sun protection.

Soft smokey eyes, glitter accents, and the usage of pastel hues are highly trending this year.

Consider your skin tone and the theme of your wedding to choose the perfect bold lip colour.

Opt for cruelty-free products and methods that minimize waste for a sustainable makeup approach.

Absolutely! Our Gallery showcases the latest bridal makeup looks for your inspiration.

Simply visit our Contact page to book a session with us.

We offer personalized makeup lessons covering various aspects of bridal makeup. Visit our Lessons page for more details.

You can refer to the official Australian Government environmental resources for guidelines on sustainable practices.

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