Even if you’re a tinted-moisturizer -and-go kind of a woman, your wedding day makeup will undeniably require more planning, time, and products. “You want to have great makeup that lasts all day and night,” Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Executive Director of North America Artistry Kimberly Soane explains. “Bridal makeup is about defining and enhancing your features which will probably take a little bit more makeup than you would wear in your everyday life.”
This month, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics was proud to be the makeup sponsor for the Spring 2017 bridal collections of Marchesa, Jenny Packham, and Carolina Herrera. To help you plan for your big day, Soane breaks the five best beauty tips from this season’s bridal runway shows:
Even if you’re a no-makeup makeup fanatic, you will need foundation:
In your wedding photos, you want flawless skin, and while BB creams or tinted moisturizers might work for everyday, it won’t work for photos. “The formula that we always use for brides is the Skin Foundation Stick,” Soane explains. “You can use it for all over the face or just for touchups. Plus, the bride can carry it in her purse. Most importantly, it’s photo-friendly.”
For your wedding day you need a softer take on the smokey eye:
The Jenny Packham collection was both bohemian and glamorous. While the look called for gorgeous eyes, they needed to be slightly softer and more inspired than your standard smokey eye. Garcia created a slightly undone brown smokey eye, with different shades of brown shadow. The key move was skipping tight black eyeliner and instead smudging Taupe Eye Shadow around eyes in place of liner.
White eye shadow is sometimes all you need
At the Marchesa show, Bobbi Brown lead artist Cassandra Garcia used White Eye Shadow on the eyelids to complement the dresses which were inspired by enchanted gardens. “The white shadow creates a pretty pale nude effect,” Soane explains. Just a sweep of white shadow, paired with mascara gives an ethereal effect that feels very fresh.
Your best nude lip is one shade lighter or darker than your natural lip color.
The Carolina Herrera show, led by Bobbi Brown artist Tia Hebron featured models rocking Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Sandwash Pink. To find the perfect wedding day shade, look for a nude lip color that is one shade light or one shade darker than your natural lips. “A lot of women think nude means whiting out or going lighter than their lip color, but Bobbi always talks about nudes being the shades of tones found in your lips and skin and your eyes,” Soane notes.
Keep the lip gloss for the after-party
Because lip gloss comes off easily, there is no point in applying it while you’re eating. “It’s also not as kissable,” Soane says. Instead, fill your top and bottom lips with a Lip Liner that matches the color of your lips. Then, layer your lipstick—whether you choose a crimson red or soft nude or ethereal pink—on top. Dab it with a tissue, and apply another layer of lipstick on top. Your lips will last all day, kiss included.