September is one of the most popular times for weddings.
Whether you’re preparing for a the biggest event of your life — your wedding day — or another special event, the makeup you choose has a huge impact on your overall look.
The right makeup can make you feel like a queen, but the wrong colors can give the appearance of trying too hard.
If you’re in need of makeup inspiration, look no further than the runway. Here are some of the latest trends that were seen on gorgeous models this year.
The Natural Look
More and more brides are craving that fresh, natural appearance for their wedding day. But very few women can successfully achieve this look without the use of makeup. The trick to this trend is to create skin that glows, barely flushed cheeks, and lips that look like they've just been kissed.
To get the no-makeup look, first make sure your skin is clean, exfoliated, and moisturized. Next, use a light foundation or tinted moisturizer to hide imperfections. Then softly brush blush onto just the apples of your cheeks. Finish it off with a nude lip color.
Lip gloss often gets negative reviews, but the right product can give your lips a luminous, shiny, and irresistible appearance. Lip gloss, especially pink, is all the rage on the runway this season.
To make the most of your gloss, start with a sugar scrub to remove any dead skin from your lips. After that, apply lipstick or lip stain. Followed that with a layer of gloss in the same (or similar) color. Avoid sparkles or metallics, since these make you look like you’re back in junior high.
If you thought winged eyeliner was just for those crazy Saturday nights, think again. When done right, eyeliner with a winged effect radiates elegance. The look works especially well with pale pink shades of blush and lip color.
One important note: Don’t attempt the winged eyeliner method on your own without first practicing — repeatedly.
The Ombre Lip
Sometimes we try to avoid overly trendy looks for special occasions. After all, these are days that will go down in history — at least, social media history. With hundreds of photos inevitably to be taken, you don’t want to look back on your special day and regret following a certain makeup trend.
Though an ombre lip could be considered trendy, the idea of red lipstick is classic. With the right product, this subtle crimson shade screams glamour, especially when combined with the gorgeously timeless Old Hollywood hair waves.
No matter which makeup trend you choose, you want your special event to be perfect. Our talented stylists can create beautiful bridal and special event hair. Make your appointment with The Salon by Lora Brown today.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.