Bridal Beauty: Marchesa Spring 2015
The Show:Marchesa Bridal
The Hair: Akemi Tamaribuchi styled multiple hair looks, depending on the gown each girl wore. But they all started with a generous amount of Kérastase’s Mousse Bouffant from root to tip on dry hair before blow drying and tousling the strands to create a rope-like texture. She then blasted the strands with the Powder Bluff for added gauzy texture. For the long looks, the front section were pulled away from the face and pinned to a braided anchor at the nape of the neck with the rest of the lengths drawn towards the back. The shorter styles featured a rosette crown braid that wrapped around the head, following their natural hair lines, or a standard three-strand braid with a string of embroidered petals weaved in.
The Makeup: Gucci Westman crafted a darkly ethereal bride by first creating fresh dewy skin, dappling a blend of Revlon’s Cream Blush in Charmed and Flushes as well as a variety of Skinlights Face Illuminator shades. A subtle smokey eye emerged from layering the ColorStay ShadowLinks in Charcoal, Greige, and Chocolate in the crease, diffusing it down to the lash line. For definition, she lined the bottom lash lined with the ColorStay Eyeliner in Black Brown. To brighten things up, she added the Illuminance Crème Shadows in Not Just Nudes to the inner corners of the eye with a few swipes of mascara for good measure. Westman topped the eye look with lip balm for a lived in look. For an added gothic touch, she created a stain with the Colorburst Lacquer Balms in a mix of Coy and Enticing, depending on the models’ skintones.
The Mani: Two easy coats of Revlon’s Nail Enamel in Sheer Petal.