Whew! Bridal Fashion Week went by in a flash! But despite the crazy schedule, there were nearly endless makeup, hair and nail looks to love. A few big trends we spotted on the Spring 2015 runways: Bright lips (coral! poppy!), sparkly semi-nude nails and textured hair. (Tons and tons of textured hair, to be precise.) Here's our edit on what really wowed us.
Matchy-matchy corals at Christos:: Makeup artist Daniel Martin's show M.O.? To spring forward. "It's been a really long winter," he said. "We need to see some color." (Peep the pic above to see his handiwork.) Using Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, he worked a soft, coral-pink Creme Colour Concentrate called Newt onto the lids, and layered two of Obsessive's culty matte Lip Tars — the electric lavender Narcissus and the light orange Grandma — for a customized pop of tangerine. "There's coral on the eye and the lip is fluorescent, but the overall effect is ethereal and pretty," he noted. Agreed.
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Photo: Robert Mitra
Mega-ponies at Jenny Packham: In bridal genius Jeanie Syfu's hands, bigger was seriously better at Jenny Packham. Syfu, on behalf of TRESemme, opted for a "low-slung" ponytail that was back-combed and very bouffant. After coating dry hair with TRESemme 24 Hour Body Foaming Mousse and brushing it through, Syfu and her team added clip-in extensions, back-combed to the max, and then ponied on up. "If you do the back-combing from underneath, it's beautiful and full," she said. "And it's important to use mousse, on dry hair. For creating texture, you need mousse."
Photo: Robert Mitra
__"Deconstructed" 'dos at Marchesa: __Two coif looks were on the agenda at Marchesa, but according to hair pro Akemi Tamaribuchi, there was a single unifying theme: Deconstruction. "One look is braided and knotted at the crown, and the other is kind of loose and down," she said. "But they're both really textural and deconstructed." Gorgeous, too, we might add.
Photo: John Aquino
Edgy "kabuki" lips at Naeem Khan: Granted, this vibe isn't for every bride. But we kinda went gaga over the 1920s German cabaret-themed maquillage at this show, especially those over-the-top crimson kissers. Crafted by James Boehmer, director of global artistry for Nars, the look was created with a big stash of yet-to-be-released lipsticks. Can't wait until fall to "go kabuki"? Boehmer says you can use Nars' Semi Matte Lipsticks in Fire Down Below and Trans Siberian until the hot new hues are available. For that tiny bit of glitz on the "cupid's bow" and center bottom lip, try the gold lame shade in the Duo Eyeshadow.
Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichner
Semi-nude dazzlers at Monique Lhuillier: With wedding season right around the corner, we've been inundated with new bridal nail lacquer collections. One of the prettiest: Butter London Sweet Somethings. The shade worn in the Monique Lhuillier show is called Doily. The Butter London describe Doily, which is the "Something Old" in the lineup, as a "light-pink lace overlay." We describe it as girly, and eye-catching, and kinda great.