Hiding your face under heaps of foundation is so 2017, this year has been about glossy skin and fresh faces. Embracing the natural assets and making makeup more wearable and realistic. Beauty saw inclusivity as giant brands showed recognition towards all skin types and that has been a game changing shift in the beauty culture. Although, a number of beauty trends have inflated so far, there are only a few that have echoed with the masses. Razor sharp contouring has been given rest, alternative tricks of the trade are adapted to glorify individual beauty. The summer of 2018 has seen a comeback of colour, be it on the lips or eye – a hint of contrasting hues on the lids and lips give them a new dimension. Importance has been placed in prepping the skin and dealing with all skin types the right way. We’ve listed a number of beauty trends and hacks to add in your beauty routine. Whether you’re a to-be bride or bidding your best friend adieu, these bridal beauty trends will work like a charm.
A) AU NATURAL GLAM
Brides around the globe have started to opt for more natural makeup this wedding season. The cake effect derived out of contouring which requires a lot of foundation has been avoided. You can personally send a thank you note to Anushka Sharma and Meghan Markle who were the torch bearers of this trend. It’s all about looking like yourself, enhancing your strong feature without over-powering your entire look. Clean base, with minimal emphasis on the eye and a nude lip to finish the look.
B) COLOURED EYE SHADOW
Although, the smokey eye trend can never really leave the glamour wagon, coloured eye shadows are making a major statement this season. A pop of colour on the eye instantly elevates the glamour quotient of your outfit. Pink, emerald green and turquoise are some of the impactful shades that are scoring amongst the brides of today.
C) DEWY SKIN
The sun-kissed skin with a natural glow is the look brides are aiming for. The key to this look is lots of moisturizer and less foundation. The avant-garde brides believe in looking radiant and fresh, hence this trend has become popular lately.
D) GLITTER/METALLIC EYE MAKEUP
With every bride trying to create a distinct look; it’s only fair that her makeup plays an essential role in that. Glitter and metallic eye shadows are wildly popular with brides as they create optimum drama that blends well with the grandeur of the ensemble. Accentuating the strong feature with gilded lids and long lashes has become a statement look. Lately, shimmery eyeliners in copper, gold, bronze, and silver are being implemented to create power beauty looks.
E) PREP YOUR SKIN
Ladies, this may not seem as crucial, but trust the wedding fiasco to bring in a few break-outs on your face. Hence, prep your skin well. Indulging in a skin-care routine should be implemented as an abiding rule for every 20-something woman, especially if you’re about to be a bride. Invest in skin products and super foods that will help you attain that flawless, airbrushed skin. Visit a dermatologist about 8-10 months before your wedding, list down the products that will best work for your skin and be consistent with its application.
Renowned makeup artist, Bianca Louzado weighed in on the current wedding season’s makeup trends and shared the cheat-sheet for flawless skin from her book of tricks.
1) BIGGEST BRIDAL MAKEUP TREND OF 2018?
“It is the ‘Ethereally strobed’ skin. There is nothing more flattering than that. It makes for a pleasant sight to see the bride in dewy radiant skin; paired with soft peach to dusty rose pink with a hint of sheen on the lips & dull Gold to Taupe smokey eyes.”
2) WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON THE ‘AU NATURAL’ GLAM THIS SEASON?
“Literally hours after Meghan Markle set a trend with her Wedding Make-up I had so many texts coming through from my brides saying they would like the same as they felt they wanted their make-up to show the real person in them! It’s definitely the norm now wherein all my brides choose to look ‘Au Natural‘ for all their events with a change in lip color & hair.”
3) MUST HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCT FOR THE TO-BE BRIDES?
“The all night fixer spray by Urban Decay and someone with dry skin could use YSL top secrets it’s a hydrating setting spray.”
4) SKIN-CARE TIPS A BRIDE SHOULD FOLLOW?
“Keeping your skin clean at all times is of prime importance this will keep all skin related issues at bay. You can use miscellar water which does a great cleansing job followed by a foam cleanser that washes off all traces of previously used make up and then lastly a soft exfoliant that doesn’t feel too harsh on your skin.”
“A lot of brides battle with large open pores and the best way to constrict these pores is as follows: You could make an ice tray with cubes made from Matcha green tea which acts as an anti-oxidant, lemon Juice which has astringent properties, rose water which is a great toner, potato juice as a brightener, cucumber juice /Tomato juice etc. The benefits of using ice cubes made from the above juices are simply amazing and you would have to try it to believe it!”
5) HOW HAS BRIDAL MAKEUP EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS?
“Beauty bloggers / popular make-up artists & celebrities on social media platforms have made everyone’s lives easier with nailing beauty trends which is being followed my millions of make-up enthusiasts! It’s definitely evolved in terms of the fact that earlier it was too thick and now foundations are more HD & micronized thereby making the skin look luminous all the way!”