Posted by Total Beauty 05/11/12 at 02:56PM
Backstage at Bridal Fashion Week, almost every hairstylist and makeup artist I interviewed said the same thing: The trend is DIY. Whether you actually do your own hair and makeup or you hire professionals makes no difference; the result should look effortless, simple, and natural -- as if you did it yourself.
Nowhere was the trend more apparent than at Isaac Mizrahi: The models wore dewy makeup and chic chignons. Romy Soleimani for Stila Cosmetics/Beauty.com only used five products to create the face: foundation, concealer, and highlighter to perfect the skin, mascara on the lashes, and Stila Longwear Liquid Lip Color in a combination of Petal and Muse, $22, on the lips. After years of falsies practically being a requirement for weddings, this eye was refreshingly minimal.
The hair also had a relaxed vibe, and it was intentionally imperfect. "We wanted looks that were simple and elegant but not too 'done,'" said Tamara McNaughton for Moroccanoil. She designed these loose, wispy buns, which fit the bill perfectly. She explained that if you're doing your hair yourself, making the style last is the hardest part. To lock everything in place, she used a cocktail of Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream, $24, and Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray, $21, and raked it through the hair. "It adds texture, and it provides hold -- something a bride needs for such a long day," says McNaughton.
RECENT BRIDAL VIDEOS
- Romantic Wedding Hairstyle (2:18) Views: 13436 Comments: 4
- Classic Wedding Hairstyle How-To (1:49) Views: 17040 Comments: 3
- Makeup For Photos (2:01) Views: 40011 Comments: 4