Photo: Courtesy of Mansur Gavriel, Suno and Kate Spade
While New York Fashion Week had its fair share of outlandish beauty trends (we're looking at you, Marc Jacobs) there were also pretty, whimsical ideas that were practically tailor-made for brides. Here, three favorites you'll love to try for your wedding day beauty look.
1. Hair ribbons
Peter Copping started it last season at Oscar de la Renta, and now the trend is in full swing. Mansur Gavriel, Suno, and Kate Spade tied dark ribbons around ponytails and braids, each creating a different effect. At Mansur Gavriel, hairstylist Laurent Philippon used Bumble and bumble Surf Spray to rough up "bourgeois braids," as he called them, while hairstylist Odile Gilbert wrapped velvet satin ribbons around low ponytails for a modern vibe (she used Kerastase's Laque Dentelle hairspray to ensure the ponytails stayed sleek and in place), and hairstylist Recine created perfectly unpolished ponytails at Kate Spade using Phyto's Volume Intense Mousse.
Photo: Courtesy of Brother Vellies
2. A twinkle in the eyes
Shimmery eyes are a bridal classic, but Zimmerman, Jonathan Simkhai, and Brother Vellies gave us three new ways to wear it. "Mirror Mirror" was the inspiration behind Zimmerman's collection, so makeup artist Jodie Boland used Duo Eyelash Adhesive to secure hand-cut pieces of silver foil on the top lids. She enhanced the look with Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow + Liner in Secret Boudoir, a shade of beige. At Jonathan Simkhai, makeup artist Erin Parsons went the ethereal route with frosted eye lashes. She used Maybelline New York's The Falsies Push-Up Drama Mascara in Brownish Black, but wiped the product off of the comb before applying it to the lashes to keep it toned down. She then applied snow dust (actual theatrical snow dust that's used in movies), but you can get the look using just a little glitter (try Makeup For Ever's Glitters). Gold lids were the statement at Brothers Vellies. The look here was warm, sunny, perfect for a Grecian-inspired destination wedding. Makeup artist Helen Phillips used Kat Von D Metal Crush Eye Shadow in Static Age and Make Up For Ever Metal Powder in Sunflower Gold 1.
Photo: Courtesy of Cushnie et Ochs
3. Subtle nail art
If you thought nail art was on its way out, think again. Jenny Packham, Cushnie et Ochs, and Baja East just made it super chic. At Jenny Packham, manicurist Michelle Saunders used Essie's Good As Gold to freehand a small star on two fingers on each hand, while at Baja East, manicurist Rita Remark used the same shade to monogram the brand's initials, —B.E.— on the ring finger and middle finger. How cute would this be for your wedding, or bachelorette party if you're keeping things classic, using your fiancé's initials? At Cushnie et Ochs, manicurist Alicia Torella created a modern, split-color French manicure, using Christian Louboutin's Sweet Charity as the nude base, and Lady Page and Kohl for the tips.