3 Ways to Match Your Hair and Makeup to Your Bridal Style
When it comes to identifying trends for real brides, David’s Bridal is a go-to source. And this time, they’ve let us in on a few head-to-toe pairings that will be taking over the petal-covered aisles next year. Together with NYC-based fashion hairstylist Adam Maclay and NYC-based fashion makeup artist Rommy Najor, they’ve brought to life three stunning dresses and the perfect beauty looks to match. Lust over them below.
1. If Your Style is Boho Chic, Try an Undone Updo
This one is for the bride who appreciates a bit of whimsy. A lace-adorned backless dress is the perfect silhouette for displaying a striking hairstyle like this one, which can be re-created by braiding your hair into a full fishtail and securing it with a clear elastic. Pull out some face-framing pieces to look more casual and carefree, and then add gem-encrusted barrettes and pins throughout the braid for a fairy-like effect that’s still polished enough for your wedding day.
2. If Your Style is Romantic, Try a Natural Glow
“No makeup” makeup is still having its moment, probably because there are few things more impressively chic than a natural fresh face. Achieve this look by using blush that has a warm orangey undertone and a sheer lipstick that enhances your natural lip shade. Gently define your eyes with a brown kohl liner and pull your hair up off your neck for a sophisticated touch. Wear a flowing gown with visible depth in the skirt for your most romantic look (and day) yet.
Get the look: David’s Bridal Collection Style WG3975 ($899); David’s Bridal Collection Style WG3996 ($899), Kosas powder blush in “Papaya 1972” ($34); Kosas lip color in “Stardust” ($28); Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner in “Barbarella Brown” ($27)
3. If Your Style is Glamorous, Try a Bold Lip
This beauty look is the perfect striking finish to a sexy, modern gown. When it comes to nailing it (and trust us, you can), the trick is to keep the lip matte. It makes a statement without being too flashy and softens the whole look—plus, it’s a much more kissable texture. Be sure to exfoliate your lips before filling them in completely with a liner that matches your lipstick. Next, swipe on your matte-finish lipstick, blot, coat with translucent setting powder and then reapply the lipstick. This will ensure the color lasts without being gloppy.