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.
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.
Zara Phillips — Prince William and Harry's first cousin — wed her long-time beau, international rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh, Scotland yesterday. The bride, who is known for pushing royal boundaries somewhat — she has her tongue pierced — kept things traditional on her big day, opting for a chic chignon that sat at the nape of her neck. It looked as though Zara added some extensions into the style — which was created by Evangelos Tsiapkinis of London salon MichaelJohn — for extra volume as she only has a bob. It was topped with the Greek Key tiara, a loan from her mother, Princess Anne who was gifted the gorgeous headpiece from the Queen in 1972. Makeup-wise, Zara wore a simple palette, teaming her beautifully bronzed skin with a wash of pink blush on the cheeks, mushroom shadow and black liner and mascara to finish the look.
When it comes to wedding makeup, most brides are looking for the same thing — full, natural-looking lips, softly flushed cheeks and defined eyes that sparkle. So whether you're a bride-to-be or simply need a few tips for creating long-wearing, universally flattering eye makeup, you've come to the right place. To perfect pretty peepers, just keep reading.
"For brides, I think one of the most important things is to define the eye without it looking too heavy, and to also define the lips and the cheeks," says Stacy Pearson-Gleason, Becca Cosmetics' national makeup artist. Be sure to check out a few of her tips for keeping wedding foundation long-wearing, but for some great advice on wedding-day cheek and lip colour, here's what Stacy has to say:
- Layer to create last-all-day lips: First, create a base by lining the lips, following up with a highly pigmented, water-resistant lip colour, like the brand's Beach Tint ($42). Bonus: the tint can also be used on the cheeks.
- Gloss it up: For extra splash of colour, top the lips off with a gloss. For longer-wearing results, choose a product that's not too balmy and has plenty of pigment. Stacy recommends Glossy lip tint ($42) in Sangria, a strawberry pink.
- Picking a colour for the cheeks and lips: While it all depends on a woman's skin tone, Stacy says she usually starts by asking the bride whether she has a preference for pink or neutral. When in doubt, "You can [always] do a dusty rose on the lips and cheek or a peachy pink, which goes nicely with most skin tones," she explains. Stacy recommends Beach Tint in Watermelon, a flattering bright pink.