7 Beauty trends every new-age bride-to-be should check out now
Time to turn heads
Autumn/Winter 2020 season is upon us once again and we're more than blown away by the copious hair and makeup looks spotted on the runway.
From radical eye makeup that deserve a double take to next-level hairdos that beget a new Pinterest moodboard, these are our favourite hair and makeup looks that can inspire your bridal beauty look. Disclaimer: these beauty trends aren't for the faint-hearted.
Despite the "modern vampire" memo, we're all for the gothic-chic beauty look at Rodarte. The cupid's bow was outlined to perfection, while lips were filled with a deep aubergine hue that brought out the paleness of the model's complexion. The topper? Birdcage veils decked over top knots, replete with both fresh and fake blooms for a touch of spring.
Planning for an outdoor reception or a destination wedding in the springtime? Keep your look fresh, understated and incredibly subtle—like the beauty look backstage at Carolina Herrera. Models sported low, sleek ponytails that hid their ears for a contemporary twist. Skin was given a "post-facial" glow, and some models had coral lip colour for a dash of colour.
Psst: if you're feeling adventurous, rock the ultra mod, polka-dotted veils for your engagement shoot. #win
Pops of colour
We get the wedding makeup memo—classic, flattering, anything that you won't regret in the next 10 years. But why shy away from colour when you can't help it—especially when it's sheer perfection like this look at Ulla Johnson?
The key is to keep everything else in neutral, timeless tones—from your lips to cheeks. If you can't resist colour, this is an excellent way to wear it i.e. line your waterline with a sprightly hue, and keep your smokey eye in complementing shades to really let your peepers pop.
Bring on the bling
Charlize Theron first rocked this trend last month at the SAG Awards, and we're living for it. If your wedding hairdo doesn't include a veil, try bumping up the luxe factor with fancy jewellery that you can decorate on your head. Specifically, your scalp. Models at Alice + Olivia rocked a low ponytail with crystal-dotted hair parts—a testament that you don't merely need your regular arm/neck bling to stand out on your big day.
Headbands too mainstream for your liking? Flip it upside down and wear it on the back of your head instead. Badgley Mischka shows us how it's done with models donning embroidered headbands at the bottom of their heads, giving new meaning to 'business in the front, party at the back' hairstyles. Also, this is pretty much perfect for anyone who's got a pixie cut and don't intend to go for hair extensions.
Another surefire way of looking picture-worthy (while staying effortless) for our fellow bride-to-bes with bobs: part it down to the middle, give your hair a slight curl, and tuck it behind the ears. Bella Hadid's look at Burberry is both class and elegance personified—not to mention, timeless to boot.
Since we're talking about breaking the mould, try your hand at wedding nail art ideas that aren't your conventional French manicures or milky nails. Take a leaf out of manicurist Miss Pop's book by going with a negative-space, wine-hued nail look that will guarantee to turn heads. Did we mention that we love how the burgundy hue stands out against Prabal Gurung's sky-blue creations?
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