Runway beauty looks don’t always translate to real life (though, how cool would it be if we all rocked the sequined eyebrows from Chanel’s Fall 12 show?!). Bridal runway beauty looks, however, are a different story. Designers like Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhullier, and Naeem Khan don’t tend to go the aspirational beauty route when Bridal Fashion Week rolls around each year—a too-crazy makeup look detracts from the wedding gown, after all. Instead, the runway bridal beauty looks usually mimic what you’d actually want to wear on your wedding day—in fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you brought these looks to your wedding day makeup artist and said, “Give me this.”
Now that Bridal Fashion Week has drawn to a close, we caught up with lead makeup artist Daniel Martin (he keyed the makeup looks for Naeem Khan, Christo, Kenneth Pool, and Amsale), and asked him to share the top makeup trends he saw this season, as well as his top makeup picks for any bride. Keep scrolling to see them all!
Seen at: Naeem Khan, Marchesa, Truly Zac Posen
“The overall theme I saw for spring 2016 was individuality,” Martin says. “Bridal beauty was fresh, effortless, and polished.” To get this glowing skin look at home, Martin recommend’s Dior’s Diorskin Airflash Foundation ($56). “For someone who wants fuller coverage and a long-lasting product, this is the holy grail!” he says. “I spray this in the palm of my hand or small cup, and brush it onto the face. This gives me more control of placement and also seamless placement.”
Pictured: Naeem Khan Bridal, Spring 2016
Martin also swears by Laura Mercier’s Silk Crème Photo Edition Foundation ($27) for its extensive shade range and “sheer, buildable finish.” To conceal stray zits or dark circles the day of, reach for Cover FX’s Crème Concealer ($27). Martin calls it a “high opacity, emollient concealer that’s great for under-eye circles and skin imperfections.”
Pictured: Marchesa Bridal, Spring 2016