You've got something old, something new and something borrowed — but have you got something blue? Finding that special blue touch to take you through your big day doesn't have to mean an object, it can of course apply to beauty! We've got 10 lovely options for you, bride-to-be.
Yes, really. White, nude and peach and light pink eyeliner are all colours that make up the secret product arsenal you need on your wedding day to take your bridal beauty look to the next level. By tracing the bottom waterline with one of these fleshy eyeliner colours, your eyes will instantly look wider and brighter. Ask any makeup artist — it's the oldest trick in the book. Shop our favourites, there's one for every budget.
Bridal beauty is all about the glow. You want that luminosity without the shine, and you want it to look like it came from within. While detoxing a month or so out from your big day will help clear your pores and reduce dark circles under the eyes, there's more than a few products that will have you looking so fresh-faced and bright-eyed — everyone will be commenting! But these illuminators aren't just for your face. Think shoulders, collarbones, down the back of your arms. . . to say you'll look slimmer is an understatement. Ready for 10 tips alongside 10 of our favourites?
You can go one of two ways on your wedding day when it comes to skin: sheer and dewy or contoured with full coverage. It really depends on the condition of your skin and how you'd like to look in photos, but for all those brides who want to look flawless, this one's for you. While you might have an old favourite you'll be asking your makeup artist to use, we'd like to showcase a few newbie liquids we've fallen hard for.
So we've gone and done a lot of crying in order to choose our top five waterproof mascaras. All jokes aside, though, your wedding day is probably the one day in your life you can guarantee you will cry, so it's important to turn up prepared. Waterproof mascara isn't everyone's cup of tea day-to-day, but it is the perfect bridal beauty product. We've gone for staying power, volume and a smooth consistency. Click through.
For New York Bridal Week Spring 2014, Marchesa sent models down the runway with a smoky eye fit for a night-time wedding. While most women stray away from anything drastic on their wedding day, Revlon's Gucci Westman revealed the secret to pulling off the look with class. And while the hair by Kérastase seems complex, you can easily re-create it for yourself.
The look: A soft smoky eye, a twisted knot, and sheer pink nails.
Key tips: Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman recommends carrying a hydrating lipstick, concealer, and eye shadow for touch-ups during the wedding reception.
Overheard backstage: Westman also told us a little bit about her wedding makeup and mentioned she might be making an all-inclusive palette for brides in the future.
We've got a message for all you brides-to-be — your makeup on the day doesn't have to be, well, bridal. It can be loud and proud with a punchy lip, but it can also be sexy and smouldering thanks to a well-applied smoky eye. The key to nailing a smoky eye on your big day is balance. If you're going to do it, be sure to pick a bridal pink (dusty, non-committal) lipstick. Or better yet, consider a nude gloss or matte lipstick. We need only look to the recent awards season to see the growing trend of celebeauties rocking sultry, click through to see our favourites.
It's officially wedding season, and we're happily knee-deep in tulle, gazing longingly at the 2013 Fall bridal collections which, may we add, are hitting stores now. Vera Wang and Marchesa brought their signature mermaid silhouettes and intricate beading detail to the inspiration table, and the beauty looks are equally romantic. Vera's bride suits the modern woman, with a voluminous helmet-like up 'do and minimal makeup. Marchesa went big on the hair accessories, with soft satin headbands and angelic, dewy skin. But there's plenty more including Monique Lhuillier, so click through to see the best bridal beauty from the Fall 2013 bridal collections.
It's officially wedding season (are you counting down to your big day?) and we're happily knee-deep in tulle, gazing longingly at the Fall 2013 bridal collections. Vera Wang and Marchesa have brought their signature mermaid silhouettes and intricate beading detail to the inspiration table, and the beauty looks are equally romantic. Vera's bride suits the modern woman, with a voluminous helmet-like up 'do and minimal makeup. Marchesa went big on the hair accessories, with soft satin headbands and angelic, dewy skin. But there's plenty more including Monique Lhuillier, so click through to see the best bridal beauty from the Fall 2013 bridal collections.