Look Smart: Simply Radiant
From the inside out, the latest beauty looks, products, and spa treatments leave modern brides positively luminous.
Say goodbye to bronzers. A fresh monochrome peach palette warms up your complexion for sunset-hour brilliance.
Models at Jenny Packham’s spring 2016 Bridal Week show walked the dreamy, impressionist runway with a rose-gold glow and loose, off-kilter waves. “The look embodies the genre of the fresh, current bride,” says hair and makeup artist Hannah Bush of Urbanista Weddings (urbanistaweddings.com). “It’s a clean, warm, dewy peach—and the rosy cheeks with apricot undertones really elevate the makeup style.” She suggests using a golden-hued primer to prep the skin and a matte nude shadow on the lids. With the focus on the cheeks, use your fingers to apply a cream-to-powder blush (Bush likes Colourpop’s version in “Trickery”), building from the apples up and out toward the hairline.
As for the hair, “It’s very fashion forward but not so over the top that it can’t be worn at a wedding,” says Bush, who recommends starting with a smoothing balm to tame potential frizz. Achieve the updated boho style by sectioning out the hair and sliding a flatiron down from the roots, pausing just above the jawline to rotate the tool up, hold for five seconds, and then continue straightening the ends. Depending on the length of your hair, add another kink or two, then finish with a light hair spray.
RED CARPET TREATMENT
Planning an all-star affair? Why not give your face the same celebrity treatment. Hailed by the Paltrows and Pitts of the world, the Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial—now on the menu at Fremont’s Deity Skincare spa (deityskincare.com)—uses oxygen under pressure to deeply infuse skin with a cocktail of hydrating vitamins and other effective botanicals and antioxidants. Skin is almost instantly firmer, smoother, and healthier, making for a quick photo-ready fix prior to the aisle. Bring your crew to Deity for a private party; for $900 up to six guests receive the transformative facial and the host takes home a special product pack.
Seattle-based Herbivore Botanicals’ emerald-tinted Lapis Facial Oil is formulated with all-natural blue yarrow and blue tansy, German blue chamomile, and jojoba oils for a soothing, anti-inflammatory blend ideal for reducing prewedding redness. “For both brides and grooms, it’s great for fighting stress-related blemishes, improving texture, and generally getting skin into top shape for the big day,” says cofounder Julia Wills. Why choose oils over traditional moisturizers? Concentrated oils, particularly those from Herbivore Botanicals, are higher in effective ingredients and form a natural lipid barrier to seal in hydration. For best results, apply the lapis oil twice a day: once in the morning (after cleansing) and once just before bed each evening. $26–82, herbivorebotanicals.com