With 2019 wedding season well under way, I'm noticing a few bridal makeup trends popping up. I'm also conducting a lot of trial runs for the 2020 season. Between the two, I am seeing some fun and inspiring looks come to life!
Skin looking like skin: The BIGGEST thing I am seeing right now is the request for skin to look and feel like skin. A lot of brides come to me who typically don't wear a ton of makeup in their daily life. Because of that, they're not wanting to feel or look totally different on their big day. Having a lightweight feeling on their wedding day is most important to them. I use a series of luxury skin preparation and techniques to blend the foundation and concealers perfectly into your skin.
More blush less contour: Don't get me wrong, contouring has the right time and place, but some people simply don't need a ton of it. They may have naturally carved out features that simply already accentuate their face. Adding more blush and less contour has come up a few times this season, and I love it! I think adding that rosy flush to create a supple and soft bridal look is one of the most elegant things to do. I use a combination of cream and powder blushes to achieve this desired look.
Statement lip color: Keeping the rest of the face simple, and adding a bold lip statement is popular with a lot of fall and winter weddings. Often, hints of red or burgundy to match the wedding color palette is requested. I think this is a great way to tie in your floral colors, or colors of your bridesmaid dresses. I have some great matte lip options to ensure the bold color stays put throughout the evening.
Lashes: Although many clients come to me having only worn false lashes once or twice, I always encourage them! I use brands that have a small, comfortable band on them, so you barely know they exist! Lashes make a huge difference in the overall finish and polished appearance of the look. Not only do they complete the look in person, they make the biggest difference in photographs. I will work with you to find the perfect ones to fit your style, face, and eye shape.
Hillary Fay, Vermont Makeup Artist.