For last week’s Oscar de la Renta spring 2014 bridal show, Le Métier de Beauté’s Director of Makeup, Mikey Castillo, was on-hand to bride-ify the lovely ladies who stomped the runway in all manner of ivory and lace. The beauty look he created to pair with each gown was as ‘classic bride’ as can be, and one we’re dying to copy at the summer weddings currently filling our calendars.
Castillo said he wanted each model to embody someone in “the bloom of her beauty,” and while that makes us think of awkward highschool health class just a little bit, we’re going to go ahead and focus on the floral side of “bloom” and bring it back ’round to bridal. He shared the low-down on exactly how he made that happen, with these tips:
Face: That lady-in-love glow is thanks to the brand’s Replenishing Daily Solution followed by Peau Vierge Tinted Luminizer. Well, maybe the ladies actually were in love (have you seen the dresses?). Mikey added a firm smear of cream blush on the apples of each girl’s cheeks, saying, “the cheek color should appear pronounced, but still feminine.”
Eyes: “Use as a shadow base from lash-line to eye-bridge,” Mikey says. He used Dualistic Eye Pencil in Champagne (the perfect color for weddings!), with True Colour Shadow in Chameleon and Rose Champagne layered up the lid. “The important thing to remember,” he explains, “is that the liner must be razor-fine. It must be tight and discreetly placed straight into the lash-line.” He accomplished that with Noir Precision Liquid Liner and a very steady hand.
Brows: He pretty much sums it up: “The key is for brows to be perfectly defined, but still look soft.” That advice transcends bridal beauty to solve everyone’s brow quandaries. Simple and neat, that’s how it’s done, ladies.
The Finishing Touch: We can’t think of a better way to describe the quantity of concealer a bride should commit to, so let’s go right to Mikey’s advice: “Apply Classic Flawless Finish Concealer in chaste amounts, where needed.” Chastity is a great quality for a bride’s beauty look, at least until the reception’s over and she and her hubby retreat to the suite.
See photos from the show and products used in the gallery below, then head to Le Métier de Beauté to snag your favorites. For the time being, you get a special gift with coupon code “Oscar”, and you didn’t even have to register!
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