Claire Danes shows us all how to get the perfect summer glow, Joan Smalls stuns in a red smokey eye, and Lupita Nyong'o rocks the perfect combination of coral and navy.
Claire Danes: To copy Claire Danes's Tony Awards look, summer brides can give themselves a boost in the proverbial glow direction by starting with a faux tan. Go to an experienced airbrush tanner who can ensure your face and body are the same shade and look natural. Then, on the day of the wedding, start your makeup with a lightweight foundation and use a bronze color stick to add more warmth across your cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose. Use a shimmery blue eyeshadow on the upper lids, and then apply several coats of mascara. A glossy, raspberry lip, and you're the perfect sun-kissed bride!
Joan Smalls: Go for a daring bridal, or bachelorette party, look and embrace the color of love á la Joan Smalls. After perfecting your complexion with foundation, use a bronzer along your cheekbones to provide definition. Then, for those dramatic eyes, begin by tightlining, and then get ready to layer. To get that smokey red eye, you'll want to layer purple and reds to get varying depths of color. Work your way all the way around the eyes, keeping the darker color in the outer corners and in the crease, and make sure you apply it in an almond shape, so you have an almost cat eye shape to the shadow. Once you're done, apply individual faux lashes and coat the top and bottom lashes generously with mascara. And be sure to groom your brows flawlessly, as all attention will be on your eyes! A glossy nude lip accentuates the look, but doesn't compete with the eyes for attention.
Lupita Nyong'o: Always one to embrace a bold look, Lupita Nyong'o is excellent inspiration for any bride who wants to add some interest to her bridal beauty look. First, use a matte foundation to ensure you don't have any shine where you don't want it, and then go back in and add a highlighter on all the high points of the face. Opt for a coral blush on the apples of the cheeks, and use a similar shade of glossy lipstick. Tightline the eyes with a navy liner and use a navy or midnight blue shade (depending on your skin tone) of eyeshadow from the upper lash line to the crease. A few coats of mascara, and you're done — this is a fairly low maintenance approach to color!