Here’s some unexpected bridal beauty inspiration for you to consider: a bright eye and a bushy tail. This bold eye is worth a try and the ponytail is worth a tale. Blue hues at weddings are a huge American tradition and the shade happens to look amazing on brown eyed bombshells.
You’re going to need ‘something blue’ anyways, why not let it be on your face? A soft wash of turquoise eyeshadow (such as ColourPop’s Ibiza, $5) is a great alternative to a soft smokey eye on your wedding day.
For a slightly more subtle pop of color, lining the lower rims of the eyes in a blue hue is a modern twist for the less traditional bride. Try Nars’ Larger Than Life Long Wear Eyeliner in Barrow Street (as seen on model above), $25.
Bridal beauty junkies, come hither. This one’s for you. Why not go for a blue winged eyeliner look? Retro themed and beach weddings could definitely pull this eye off. Inglot’s AMC Eyeliner Gel in #88, $14 is a soft and stunning shade that won’t distract from your overall bridal beauty look.
Always wished for luscious curly locks but never had the courage (or occasion) to do it? Your wedding day is the perfect excuse to go for it. Clip-in hair extensions are already a major component to amazing bridal hair. Who says you have to be boring with it? For you straight haired beauties, try pre-curled extensions for your ponytail as the perfect contrast to a sleek and classic front. DivasWigs has an array of textures and lengths and are highly affordable.
Now that wasn’t so scary, was it? Pair your wedding day blues with a natural glowing complexion and nude to peachy lip colors to avoid makeup overload. The trick to pulling off unexpected bridal glam options is balance. At the end of the day, your mate just wants to see YOU. Make sure YOU are still shining through.
Makeup: Maria Ortega
Hair: Andrita Renee
Photographer: Eduardo Acevedo
Model: Lauren at Major Models
Andrita Renee is a New York City based creative with over five years experience working in the upper echelon of fashion as an editorial hair stylist and writer.