If your hair is in that awkward in-between stage, you just made the chop, or have shoulder-length hair, it can be difficult deciding on what type of updo will work best for a date night or even your wedding. We figured out a gorgeous style that works perfectly for hair that brushes your shoulders. On Kirbie: Finders Keepers dress.
When you imagined having your nuptials on the beach, we're sure windblown frizz and melting makeup were not a part of the idyllic picture. To make sure your seaside wedding is more blissful than stressful, we're giving you a cheat sheet to making your wedding day beauty last, even through the heat, humidity, and sand.
For hair: Backstage at Marchesa's bridal show, Kérastase stylist Akemi Tamaribuchi revealed a few tips for brides styling hair for a windy oceanfront setting. "If her hair doesn't do well in humidity, she should go for an updo. If she's a dancing machine and plans on being out all night, go for an updo," Tamaribuchi said. "If she's just going to glide along the beach, wearing really secure waves is an excellent option. The hair needs to represent the woman," she said. If you do decide to wear hair down, curl with hot rollers instead of just an iron for added holding power. Be sure to seal with an antihumidity hair spray like Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hairspray ($18).
For makeup: A beach location is unforgiving when it comes to shine, because the blazing sun will only maximize the glare in photos, so it's best to opt for a matte complexion. To keep shine at bay through the ceremony and photos, apply MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Powder ($24) on top of makeup before swiping on a tinted pressed powder that complements your skin tone. And just like any other day, make sure sunscreen is in your plan for face and body.
For nails: Walking the aisle barefoot is one of the many benefits of a seaside affair, but that means you'll want to protect your pedicure from chipping on the rough sand. A gel manicure and pedicure will last you through the honeymoon, and the color will remain vibrant, even if you take a dip in salt water.
Bridal beauty trends come and go, but there are a few women whose trips down the aisle are constantly recalled for inspiration. Whether they're soon-to-be princesses or marrying rock legends, their bridal looks are more than memorable. Nab some inspiration (or nostalgia) with our retrospective of the most iconic bridal moments in history.
If you're looking for something a little more fun than the traditional french manicure for your bridesmaids, you're in luck. Bright, colorful nail polishes are not as taboo as you'd think . . . especially when paired with the right dress. Flip through to see 10 gorgeous bridesmaid dresses and the rainbow of colors that complement them.
In the midst of all the planning and stress that goes into a wedding, there is one high point: the bachelorette party. What better excuse to get together with your best friends for a night of fun? Whether your bride-to-be is more sweet than sassy or you're hosting a girl who likes to let her hair down, we've got the perfect beauty gifts for the bride on her last hoorah. Just keep clicking.
Whether you're the bride-to-be or just a helpful bridesmaid, it's always important to keep a few things packed with you before you stroll your way down the aisle. You should also pack up before your wedding week, so you don't miss some of the more important items — you know, the ones you never thought you'd forget. We've checked off every little necessity you might need (and could potentially forget) for the ultimate wedding beauty survival kit. On Kirbie: Forever 21 dress.
Your wedding is a huge milestone in your life, and preparing for it can turn from exciting to stressful with the snap of a finger. No need to get too frazzled, though. Prioritize your various beauty appointments with our handy bridal beauty checklist. It includes everything you need to help make your big day even brighter, complete with a timeline and a few modern twists. Let the countdown begin.
Summer has just begun and we're smack-dab in the middle of wedding season. So whether you're tearing up the ocean or tearing up at a touching ceremony (you have to love homophones), you're going to need a resilient, long-lasting waterproof mascara. There are lots of great ones out there, but to help you narrow them down, here are five top picks.
We saw a sneak peek of Bella Swan's wedding hair in Breaking Dawn, and now that the trailer for the film is out, we can see exactly what her makeup looks like at her nuptials to Edward Cullen. It's a simple but very pretty palette, and if you're interested in getting it for yourself, we have a few tips. (Be sure to read our interview with Kristen Stewart's makeup artist, too.) To see what you'll need to create the look and what products are a good match, just keep reading.