It’s day six of our countdown to the most romantic day of the year. Today, we have make-up tips and trends for brides-to-be.
BRIDAL MAKE-UP TRENDS 2013
No make-up make-up
The nude look is traditionally much-loved by brides. However, it’s still one of the hardest looks to achieve and has to be done just right in order for it not to look too plain. This year, the nude look is all about flawless, glowing skin, contoured cheekbones and lots of mascara to enhance the eyes. Some gold or bronze eyeshadow further enhances the nude appeal. Add a peach or nude lip, and the look is complete.
Find catwalk inspiration at:
Barely-there make-up at Elie Saab S/S Couture backstage
Dries Von Furstenberg
Tommy Hilfiger (below left) and Rodarte (below right).
A single focal point
Brides who are a little more daring and want a less traditional look for their big day will enjoy this trend, which focuses on playing up one feature – a beautiful, bold red lip, a defined cat-eye, lush lashes or even drawing attention to cheeks with expertly-blended blusher.
Find catwalk inspiration at: Jason Wu, Christian Dior, Gaultier, Matt Lever and BCBG
Muted smoky eye
While a smoky eye is not a traditional wedding look, this eye make-up application suits many women and really enhances the eyes. For a less dramatic eye, have your make-up artist use browns and bronzes to create the smoky effect for your big day or, for a more girly take, play with muted colours and pastels like lilac, mint green and baby blue, with a touch of metallic.
Find catwalk inspiration at: Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam