Posted by Alison Rowe 04/06/11 at 06:08PM
Could there be anything sweeter than a blushing bride in a custom blush pink dress? (Well, no, but -- and we're huge fans of Reese's so this is constructive criticism -- does anyone else think that a blush-colored veil would have been better than the white one she chose? Seems a little odd to us, but heck, we're beauty chicks, what do we know?) Either way, she looks amazingly happy, and she totally nailed her wedding hair and makeup look, which makes her a beautiful bride in our books.
We spoke to hair and makeup artist, Robert Huitron who broke it down for us. Brides-to-be always say to their stylist "I want to look like a princess -- but still look like myself," he says, and "Witherspoon's bridal look is a perfect interpretation. The soft, neutral color used on [her] cheeks, eyes and lips enhance, rather than disguise, facial features, while the dark [eye] liner highlights and defines her beautiful eyes. [Her] carefully blown out, straight long hair and side-swiped long-ish bangs, frame her face softly and help to accentuate her fresh, youthful look," he says. "This approach to bridal beauty has a timeless, effortless look that, years from now, will seem as fresh as her bouquet of roses."
Love her look? Here's how to get it:
"[Her] make-up look is deceptively easy to achieve," says Huitron. "First, [you need a] clean, clear complexion. Regular cleansing, facials, wearing sunscreen when outdoors and, most importantly, a good daily moisturizer are key. For eyes that are defined, yet soft, use Chanel Ombre Essentielles Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Lotus, $28.50 on lids. For long, dark and flirty lashes (try Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara in Black/Brown, $14.50) -- the brown-black hue is a great, more natural-looking alternative to stark black. For healthy looking cheeks, I like Nars Blush in Orgasm, $27. Finally, use Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Baby Darling, $30 to define and shade lips naturally."
"For easy, effortless-looking hair that's shiny and stays smooth all day, like Witherspoon's ... First, coat damp, freshly washed hair with an anti-frizz styling product." Try -frizz-styling-cream-for-medium-to-thick-hair">Living Proof Straight Making No Frizz Styling Cream, $26. "[This] protects hair from aggressive blow drying [and] seals the cuticle, which keeps hair frizz-free and super shiny without weighing it down. Blow dry [hair] with a large round brush [to add] volume while keeping hair straight. If your hair needs additional taming, go over it section by section with straightening iron -- and a light touch. (This will tame flyaways without flattening.) To finish, add a flexible hold hairspray (try Dove Hold Flexible Hairspray, $4.49).
Not a fan of this wedding hair and makeup look? Maybe one of Reese Witherspoon's other red carpet hairstyles and makeup looks will suit you.
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