Backstage Bridal Beauty:
Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld

Brides Behind the Scenes, Hair & Beauty

Photo: John Aquino

Easy peasy, with oodles of carefree charm. That was the beauty vibe at Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld's Spring 2013 presentation, and it fit the designer's joyful, gingham-sprinkled wedding gowns to a T.

Conjuring 1930s Cecil Beaton portraits while creating her wispy, imperfect buns, hairstylist Tamara McNaughton for Moroccanoil had a fun-loving bride in mind. "These are girls who have the audacity to not sit in hair and makeup for two hours on their wedding day," she said, smoothing a cocktail of Hydrating Styling Cream and Luminous Hairspray Strong over one of the model's coifs. "We pulled the sides tight and squared-off the volume on top so they don't look too bridal, too lady."


Photo: John Aquino

The makeup, led by Romy Soleimani for Stila /, was equally uncontrived.

"It's very unmade-up," said Jason Araujo, global pro artist for Stila. "Very easy, very fresh. Almost like they did it themselves in five minutes. A lot of times makeup artists overdo it for weddings, and the bride doesn't feel like herself. This is the opposite of that."


Photo: John Aquino

Let me just go on record here and say that the skin looked amazing - probably the best of the week. Per Araujo, the look started with Perfect & Correct Foundation, topped by One Step Illuminate "on the high planes of the face: cheekbones, bridge of the nose, the top of the lip." (He and I spent a good 30 seconds trying to think if there's a specific name for the top of the lip, but then we moved on, thankfully.)

The lips were quite fetching, and given the absence of blush, the only really pop of color. A mix of two shades of Longwear Liquid Lip Color - Muse and Petal - the lip look was also meant to look natural. The very, very prettiest, wedding-worthy version of natural.

View the Spring 2013 Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld collection in our Runway Gallery.

—Dana Wood

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