Bridal Fashion Week FALL 2016
Bridal Beauty Trends have a long tradition of simple elegance and wearable glamour. The traditional blushing bride comes to mind instantly and, as a way to avoid looking like every other bride, we can look to the bridal runways as a source of inspiration to create one's own signature bridal beauty look. Here are some of my favorite looks and trends from New York Bridal Week.
The beauty at Pronovias was a stand out for me. The hair is pulled back in a chic, slightly loose and messy up-do and is balanced out with equally chic and sparkling hair accessories. The makeup featured dewy skin and a vibrant pale pink matching lip and cheek and contoured cheekbones. The eyes were defined with a thin black line that winged slightly at the outer comer; while the lower waterline was rimmed with a bright white eyeliner. This technique will instantly open and brighten the eyes. The look was finished with a strong, powder filled brow.
I was smitten by the sleek elegance at Ramona Keveza. The hair was pulled back in a tight, sleek, mid-high ponytail and embellished with dazzling feminine accessories. The makeup was equally sleek. The skin finish was soft and matte with a contoured, slightly bronzy cheekbone and soft highlight strategically placed at the top of the cheekbone. A subtle peachy pink wash of color was applied to the lips and cheeks in a matching hue. The brows we expertly groomed and defined and framed a softly lined eye. A double coat of mascara was applied to give bit of a glamorous finish to the entire look.
Marchesa, Naeem Khan and BERTA all wowed with bridal crowns fit for a queen and the crowns (and earrings) were more of the feature, rather than the hair. The makeup at Marchesa featured a lightly stained lip and a soft, slightly winged eyeliner while Naeem Khan took the stain to more of a berry and featured a golden hued soft, smoky eye. The BERTA brides were true golden goddesses. The dewy skin was set off by very defined bronzed cheekbones and an equally bronzy eye. Their lips were natural, with maybe a hint of clear balm.
The beauty at Claire Pettibone had a playful yet sultry energy. The updos were loose and messy with fallen tendrils cascading down. The makeup was highlighted by a punchy poppy matching lip and cheek with glowing skin. The eyes were a burnished golden on the top while a thicker, smudged brown eyeliner defined the outer lower half of the eye.
Reem Acra and Badgley Mischka brought a bit more drama with the makeup, especially with the deeper berry lips. Reem Acra's brides has a matte berry stain on the lips and boldly blushed cheeks to match. Strong, powder-filled brows were paired with a pale shadowed lid and a bolder, black winged eyeliner that connected with an equally raven-lined waterline on the bottom. Badgley Mischka paired a slicked, center parted hair with a deep, plum berry luster on the lips and a contoured but lightly blushed cheek. The brows were groomed with a brow gel and framed and bronzy smoky eye, done with only eye shadow and no eyeliner.
Ralph & Russo
Ralph and Russo also brought a bit of beauty drama. The hair was long, beachy waves sprayed and styled to perfection. The eyes at this show brought all the sultry drama. A heavier smokey eye, blended upward and outward adorned the eyes of these brides. The center of the lids were a shimmery gold. This keeps the eye makeup from looking too heavy and keeps the eyes from looking small or closed. The cheekbones followed suit with the trend and were contoured and defined while the lips and cheeks had just a hint of natural color.
Overall, Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2016 was packed full of glamour. There was an endless supply of beauty inspiration for every bride to build their signature bridal look.