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The Hottest Makeup from Bridal’s Fashion Runways

From bare lids to berry lips, Linsey Snyder Wachalter of Face Time Beauty explains the subtle face of bridal beauty

I was at the bridal fashion runway shows to report on cutting-edge beauty trends of Bridal Market Spring 2016. I expected the statement lip, the intentional misplacement of eyeliner or blush that would send my creativity soaring and give me inspiration for my next client. My dreams of never-before-seen beauty trends disappeared faster then the Oscar De La Renta clad models who seemed to be sprinting down the runway in a mad dash. One thing was clear: sticking to the classics is a no fail way to get you down the runway – or aisle – with confidence. Here is what I found to be the new face of bridal beauty.

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Shimmer and Sheen

The Marchesa models could have easily been mistaken as little girls playing a pretend game of Princess. Lids loaded with silvery shimmer, top lashes lined with white pencil, and a dash of thick highlighter glossing the model’s naturally jutted cheekbones all felt very fantasy.

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No Nonsense Nudes

I like to refer to a very pale pout as a zip lip. It offers practically everything, yet aesthetically nothing. A neutral lip exquisitely balances an over exaggerated eye, never embarrassingly appears on teeth in photos (gasp!), and stays put during the famed “first kiss” at the altar. But left alone, a palette void of “pop”, can be awfully dull.  At Oscar De La Renta, we saw a modern way to make a bold statement with neutral sensibility.

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Berry Lips and Bold Brows

The models walking down the Galia Lahav runway with deep cherry stained lips and fluffy, dark brows had me falling into a fairy tale. Stained lips are all the rage and rightfully so as they keep color on your kisser. Plus, stains look much more natural than a shiny gloss. Deep browns are a perfect compliment, but don’t go too crazy because there is a very fine line between Brooke Shields beautiful and Groucho Marx grisly.

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Photos courtesy of Marchesa, Oscar De La Renta, and Galia Lahav.

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