Posted by Alison Rowe 05/22/13 at 02:48PM
"[Kate's] subdued hairstyle lets her dress stand out but also serves as a nice complement to its embellished hemline, providing texture at the top to match that on the bottom," says Sarah Rappolt, Stylist and Educator at Bumble and bumble Downtown Salon in New York City. "Her dress is quite slender and slinky, so a voluminous updo would have looked a bit disconnected."
"If you want to wear your hair down [for your wedding] like Kate, be sure to take the time to do a proper blow dry with ample amounts of product applied to clean, wet hair. It's a must if you need your down 'do to last all day."
"Kate doesn't have incredibly thick hair, so I would start by applying Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray, $26, [when it's] damp, then blow drying with a round brush that's 1 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. This will give volume and add hold.
Next, take a 1-1/2 inch section, apply a mist of a flexible hold hairspray (try Tresemme 24 Hour Body Controlled Bounce Finishing Spray, $4.49), and loosely wrap it around a 1-inch curling iron to give a gentle curl. (Make sure the hair lays flat against the barrel like a ribbon, with no hair overlapping, and avoid using the clamp on the iron -- this will keep it from looking too "done.") Continue all around the head. Once you've finished setting the hair, use your fingers to break up the sections at the root and loosen the look a bit.
As a finishing touch, flip your head over and [use] a dry shampoo (try Cake Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder, $18) to add texture and prevent hair from becoming greasy or limp."
"To compliment Kate's whimsical, bohemian wedding day look, an effortless, natural glow is a must," says makeup artist Daniel Martin.
Start by applying a light moisturizer to create a dewy glow. I recommend a lotion rather than a heavy cream (try DDF Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator SPF45+, $48). This will give you just the right amount of moisture you need without over saturating your skin -- especially during the hot summer months.
Diffuse redness and uneven skin tone [by using] a yellow primer. (We love HD Microperfecting Primer from Make Up For Ever, $32.)
For any bride (A-list or not!), I recommend using a hi-definition foundation like Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation, $62, for a photo-ready complexion. Bonus: It will last from sunrise to sunset.
Simply finish off the eyes with a classic black eyeliner and mascara, such as Too Faced Size Queen Mascara, $21.
Powder on your favorite blush to provide a light flush to your cheek, and finish the look with Dior Addict Lipstick in Beige Dandy, $26.
Want more wedding day tips? See how to give your hair a healthy makeover -- a must for a down 'do like Kate's.
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