Ideas & Advice

Here's how you can update four classic wedding hair and makeup looks

You want to show up at your wedding looking like a bride... but with a little something different. Our hair and makeup team takes on wedding beauty classics and gives them some refreshing spins.
 

Natural Goals 

Makeup If looking fresh-faced is your goal, you can't go wrong with pretty peach or nude-pink shades. Makeup artist Kenneth Lee updated the look with a sparkly touch of shimmery eyeshadow on the  outer corners of the eyes,and creamy gloss on the lips. Then he dusted on a hint of blusher for a natural-looking contour. 

Hair Updos are classics, but there's absolutely no reason not to free your tresses, especially if you have healthy, shiny locks. Give your crowning glory extra bridal-worthy oomph with a pearly hair accessory. 

Pearl and crystal headpiece, GIOIELLI.

See also: THESE 8 REAL BRIDES' LONG LOOSE HAIRSTYLES PROVE YOU DON'T NEED A BRIDAL UPDO

 

Vintage Charm 

Makeup A more intense flush imparts a vintage yet timeless feel. Dab a cream blusher high on the cheekbones, then pair it with a punchy colour in a high-shine gloss, and add a matching coral-hued eyeshadow for a current take. 

Hair Luscious, bouncy curls in a side-swept do are a time-tested look that  frames the face and gives you instant glamour.

Lace and tulle gown, LOVE STORY WEDDING BOUTIQUE. Rhinestone headpiece, hairstylist's own.

 

Cherry Kissers 

Makeup On their own, pink eyeshadows and crimson lips are bridal perennials. Worn together, the combination is an unexpected and beautifully modern approach to wedding makeup. Here, a candy apple-red lip pops even more against a palette of soft peach pinks. 

Hair We love braids -  they add texture, are versatile and keep your hair away from your face. Leave some strands untucked for a soft  and relaxed look.

See also: 9 PRETTY BRIDAL HAIRSTYLES THAT ADD MORE BODY & VOLUME

 

Smoke Show 

Makeup A smoky eye adds sultriness whether you're after a dramatic daytime look or wearing it in the evening. Instead of the usual blacks and blues, update it with this maroon rendition for a less harsh, smouldering look. Pair it with matte red lips and sculpted cheekbones, and you'll need an equally fierce dress and attitude to match. 

Hair A half-updo with tousled locks softens  bold makeup for a striking and romantic feel. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY VERNON WONG
STYLING STEVE THIO
HAIR DEN NG/PREP LUXE, USING GHD & L'OREAL PROFESSIONNEL
MAKEUP KENNETH LEE (HP: 9694-3670), USING ARMANI BEAUTY
MODEL VALNICE YEK/BASIC MODELS

This spread was originally published in Her World Brides June 2019.

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