ELLE Beauty Breakdown: Recreate Sonakshi Sinha’s Minimalist Bridal Makeup For Your Wedding Day And Night


In recent years, the trend of minimalist bridal makeup has been making waves, with brides opting for understated elegance over ostentatious displays. Sonakshi Sinha perfectly embodied this trend at her wedding last night, showcasing a chic and intimate celebration that highlighted her refined taste. As a modern bride, Sonakshi not only kept her ceremony small and personal but also demonstrated an impeccable transition from a fresh, dewy daytime look to a sophisticated, dramatic evening appearance. Her approach to bridal makeup is a lesson in how to effortlessly take your look from day to night on your wedding day, setting a new standard for brides everywhere.

Day Look


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For the daytime ceremony, Sonakshi chose a pristine chikankari ivory saree. Instead of buying something new, Sonakshi decided to upcycle her mom Poonam Sinha’s wedding saree. It exuded a traditional yet modern vibe, perfect for a daytime wedding. Her accessories included a statement choker and matching earrings, which added just the right amount of sparkle without overwhelming the look.

Look Breakdown:

Hair: Styled in a sleek low bun adorned with a traditional gajra, giving a classic touch.


Skin Prep: To achieve her dewy, fresh look, start with a hydrating primer like the Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer.

Foundation: Use a lightweight, luminous foundation such as the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.

Concealer: For a bright under-eye, apply the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.

Blush: A subtle pink blush like Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain gives a natural flush.

Highlighter: A touch of Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop on the high points of the face.

Eyes: Keep the eyes simple with a light wash of nude eyeshadow and a thin line of eyeliner. Use Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette for soft, neutral tones.

Lips: Finish with a pink lip colour, such as Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk.

Night Look

For the evening reception, Sonakshi is dressed in Raw Mango’s ‘Chand Buta‘ red Varanasi silk brocade saree. She paired it with a heavy choker and matching earrings that complemented the outfit perfectly.

Look Breakdown:

Hair: She retained the sleek low bun with a gajra, maintaining consistency in her hairstyle.


Skin Prep: Begin with a mattifying primer like Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Mattifying Primer to control shine for the night.

Foundation: Opt for a full-coverage, matte foundation such as Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation.

Concealer: Continue with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for seamless coverage.

Blush: Use a deeper blush shade like MAC Powder Blush in Melba for a more defined look.

Highlighter: A subtle highlight with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder.

Eyes: Amp up the drama with heavily kohl-rimmed eyes using Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. Add a few coats of Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara for voluminous lashes.

Lips: Switch to a nude lip colour, such as Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick in Bombshell.

Sonakshi’s transition from day to night showcased her ability to maintain a cohesive yet varied look. Both styles were minimalistic, highlighting her natural beauty while allowing her outfits to shine. This blend of traditional and contemporary elements made her bridal looks truly memorable​.

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