Here’s All that You Need to Know About Mickey Contractor’s Bridal Makeup


Mickey Contractor, one of the top makeup artist of India, has been catering to Bollywood since the late 70s. And now, he is the MAC’s Director of Makeup Artistry for India.

Now, when it comes to bridal makeup, Mickey is very particular about it. He understands the requirements of today’s modern brides and accordingly uses his magic wand. He is also known for doing the bridal makeup for Aishwarya Rai on her wedding.

These days the urge for getting traditional bridal makeup has boomed. However, brides are also preferring makeup which is slightly inspired by Bollywood.

Here is how Mickey Contractor create bridal makeup with a glowing skin complexion, soft eye makeup and red lips-

(Based on a bridal tutorial by Mickey Contractor)

To begin with, he applied a brown fluid line to line the eyes and then blended it with a pencil brush.

He prefers to use a gel liner instead of a pencil because it is easy to blend. He says, using waterproof products are mandatory for brides.

He applied a golden brown eyeshadow using a fluffy brush.

Since the Indian brides wear a lot of gold jewellery along with the gorgeous attires, Mickey Contractor suggests keeping the makeup simple and fresh. ‘Relax with the makeup a bit”

After finishing with the brown eyeshadows, he applied a little bit of highlighter on the eyes.

For the outer corners he prefers to keep it a bit more darker; he applied ‘dance in the dark’ and smudged it.

Then, while finishing up with the eyes, he used the following products-

Kajal pencil for the lower eyelids. 

Mascara to blend the real and the fake eyelashes together

‘Dance in the dark’ to rim the eye on the lower lid very lightly

In order to avoid getting dark, he did a bit of contouring on the outer side

He says the brides should not look like an oily mess and hence, he applied a bit of ‘Hush’ for the bridal glow.

He used the ‘plum pencil’ for the lip and then filled the lips with ‘ruby woo.’

Finally, he applied a bit more gold in the centre of the eye.

Simple yet elegant! 

That’s the look we all look for after getting inspired by Bollywood.


Mickey Contractor is that man, for whom the Indian beauty trend is brought to the international stage.

To know more about Mickey Contractor and his makeup techniques, make sure you check his profile at Xpert. It is the platform that helps you to learn and follow his makeup tricks directly. Xpert is the Q&A platform with a database of all that our idols speak about.

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