PIC­TURE PER­FECT

As a blush­ing bride, you’ve al­ready got that glow... now find the ideal hair and makeup style to com­plete the look.

Fairlady Bride - - Contents - Beauty editor Kelli Clifton Pho­tog­ra­phy Anèl van der Merwe

Take your pick from six of the most gor­geous hair and makeup looks

The ever-evolv­ing cat eye is still one of the hottest, most flat­ter­ing trends. It’s more sub­tle than a smokey eye and def­i­nitely more wearable – plus, it adds ef­fec­tive em­pha­sis (re­gard­less of your eye shape). From a choice of liq­uid, gel, cream or pen­cil, we rec­om­mend gel liner, as it’s eas­i­est to use and long last­ing. Pair it with a nude lip to al­low your eyes to take cen­tre stage. If you aren’t a fan of a com­plete up­style but want your hair out of your face, opt for a tou­sled side pony­tail with some waves or vol­ume to take it from schoolyard to red-car­pet wor­thy.

Darker skin tones and gold­en­bronze makeup go hand in hand. A me­tal­lic wash on the lids, com­bined with dewy, glow­ing skin lit up by il­lu­mi­na­tors make this an ideal look for sum­mer wed­dings. To keep the look as nat­u­ral as pos­si­ble, ap­ply bronzer ex­actly where the sun would fall on your face, with a light sweep across your fore­head, tem­ples, chin and the bridge of your nose. Add some high­lighter to cheek­bones and opt for a nude, creamy lip­stick with a shim­mer to com­ple­ment the light re­flec­tors in the bronzer and eye­shadow, giv­ing you a youth­ful, all-day glow.

Com­plete your bronze god­dess look with an up­style topped by a crown that matches your makeup.

This look is def­i­nitely ‘out there’, but we can’t get enough of this vampy marsala lip and For­tiesin­pired hair­style. Be sure to experiment with dif­fer­ent berry shades to find the right lip­stick for you, and test them out for the day to see how well they last. If you pre­fer some­thing less in­tense, try a bur­gundy in a lighter, less pigmented for­mula. Re­mem­ber the golden rule: creamy lip­stick adds more mois­ture to lips but isn’t as long last­ing as matte. So if you’re us­ing a matte lippy, en­sure your lips are well mois­turised be­fore ap­pli­ca­tion. Go­ing all out? Dust a cop­per-coloured shadow onto lids and line with liq­uid black liner. We love this dra­matic vintage look for a win­ter wed­ding.

Chan­nel your in­ner Daisy Buchanan with this Twen­ties-inspired Great Gatsby look. Ideal for blondes, it works on short or long hair, which can al­ways be ma­nip­u­lated and pinned up. The key in­gre­di­ent? A state­ment hair ac­ces­sory to en­sure your hair­style is a real head­turner. If you are get­ting mar­ried in sum­mer, this look is made for you, as your hair will be off your neck, en­sur­ing you stay cool. Keep your makeup fresh-faced and nat­u­ral – think pinched cheeks and a coral lip for a fresh take on the clas­sic red or deep berry. Match your nails to your lips to com­plete the ef­fect. This is ideal for brides who pre­fer sub­tle but fem­i­nine makeup.

Choose an eye­shadow and blush with hints of coral (per­fect if you have blue eyes, as it will make them pop).

Red lips will make your photos look sen­sa­tional but will re­quire a lot of touch-ups, es­pe­cially if you’re sip­ping on cham­pers and kiss­ing guests all day. Also, the last thing you want is to have your new hus­band sport­ing red lip­stick stains af­ter you’ve said ‘I do.’ Our sug­ges­tion? Go for a sub­tle nude for the cer­e­mony and ap­ply some red lip­pie be­fore your photos. Make your lip­stick last by first ap­ply­ing a li­pliner in the same shade of red all over your lips, then blot with a tis­sue. Af­ter that, dust a translu­cent pow­der over your lips and ap­ply lip­stick. The li­pliner helps the lip­stick stay on longer and the pow­der pre­vents the colour from rub­bing off.

If you want stay­ing power with­out the in­ten­sity, opt for a lip stain over a lip­stick – it’s as ef­fec­tive!

If you’re com­fort­able rock­ing a smokey eye on your wed­ding day, then do it! It’s clas­sic, as well as in­cred­i­bly sexy. Just give your­self plenty of time. Start with your eyes and then go back and do your foun­da­tion later as there is likely to be an over­spill of eye­shadow on your cheeks. Also, find an ef­fec­tive eye­shadow primer to en­sure your shadow stays put into the small hours. The num­ber one se­cret to smokey eyes is blend­ing – you shouldn’t be able to tell where one shade be­gins and another ends. Go for browns, bronzes, greys and greens, but avoid black, and lighten the look by us­ing pinks and neu­trals on your in­ner lids.

SPENCER DRESS (R24 066,64) MAG­GIE SOT­TERO AT EVE’S BRIDAL, RING (R150 FOR SET) LO­VISA, SIL­VER TOPAZ EAR­RINGS (R595) KAY’S AN­TIQUES

BEAUTY AS­SIS­TANT: JANA WES­SELS. MOD­ELS: OLAYINKA @ MAX MOD­ELS; MADELEEN @ BOSS MOD­ELS; LERA K @ OUT­LAWS. MAKEUP: ALET VILJOEN @ SU­PER­NOVA. HAIR: DALE TI­TUS @ ONE LEAGUE. SHOT ON LO­CA­TION AT CEL­LARS HO­HEN­HORT, CAPE TOWN 021 794 2137

EM­BLA DRESS (R22 022) LA SPOSA AT EVE’S BRIDAL, SMOKEY QUARTZ AND 18CT GOLD VER­MEIL EAR­RINGS (R1240) KIRSTEN GOSS, WHITE GOLD AND AMETHYST RING (R6 999) ARTHUR KA­PLAN

BLUSH DRESS (R32 000) VES­SELINA PENTCHEVA, ROSE GOLD PLATED LEAFY CROWN (R1 200) LOREAN JEW­ELLERY, 18CT ROSE GOLD OVAL MOR­GAN­ITE DIAMOND HALO RING (R19 999) AND 18CT ROSE GOLD MOR­GAN­ITE AND DIAMOND DROP EAR­RINGS (R39 999) BOTH ARTHUR KA­PLAN

GALANIA SIG­NA­TURE WED­DING GOWN (R13 800) VI­OLA CHAN AT BRIDE & CO, EAR­RINGS (R1 200) LULU BELLE

HARTWELL DRESS (R18 673) BLUE BY EN­ZOANI, BAN­GLES (R225 FOR SET) LULU BELLE, CAGE VEIL (R549) BELLA CHIARA AC­CES­SORIES, CLEAR TOPAZ RING (R425) KAY’S AN­TIQUES

BRANDY DRESS (R24 807,15) MAG­GIE SOT­TERO AT EVE’S BRIDAL, HAIR CLIP (R169) MON­SOON AT AC­CES­SORIZE

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