Hair & Make-Up Ideas For Summer Weddings

Radiant skin, flushed cheeks and elegant up-dos are the key elements of a classical bridal look, but if you are planning on having a summer wedding, why not add a modern twist to your hair and make-up and include some exciting beauty trends such as bright colours or bohemian style!

Blue Eyeliner

Blue Eyeliner

If you want to add a pop of colour to your bridal make-up, you can define the eyes with a bright-coloured eye pencil. We love the bright ‘blue-eyes’ make-up seen at Elie Saab’s spring/summer 2015 show and it is a great and simple way to add “something blue” to your bridal look.

Make-up artist Tom Pecheux used a fabulous MAC Chromagraphic Pencil to achieve this look and applied different azure shades to top and bottom eyelids. While a vibrant light blue colour was applied underneath the eye, slightly darker blue was used for the upper lid topped with a generous coat of mascara. To create effective contrast with a bold eye, Pecheux used muted colour for the lips and opted for elegant nude nails.

Burgundy Lipstick

Burgundy Lipstick

A pop of colour on the lips is a great idea for summer weddings and we adore Dolce & Gabbana’s fabulous summer make-up look inspired by Spanish influences in Sicily. There is nothing that screams love and romance more than a sensual red lipstick and Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream Lipstick in Ultra and Amethyst shade is a fantastic choice for your wedding day make-up.

Apart from a good foundation, a bit of blusher and a few coats of mascara, this look doesn’t require too much effort and yet it looks very stylish and elegant. Make-up artist Pat McGrath used peach colour for the cheeks, applied bronze eye shadow and black eyeliner on upper lids and finished off the look with a bit of shimmer.

Defined Eyes

Defined Eyes

Another way to add a twist to natural make-up is to use eyeliner to encircle the eye with a thin line. This look works best with a perfectly natural nude lip and groomed eyebrows as seen at Dennis Basso spring/summer 2015 ready-to-wear show.

Make-up artist Jamie Greenberg used Avon products to create this gorgeous look and further defined eyes with false lashes applied over a generous coat of mascara. With easy-to-use Avon Super Shock Gel Eyeliner you can easily re-create this look at home and it is a great solution if you want to do your own make-up for the big day.

Beach Waves

Beach Waves

Beach waves is a great hairstyle for summer weddings and it is a style you can do yourself at home. Hair stylist Paul Hanlon did braided waves for the Narciso Rodriguez catwalk show and used TRESemme 24 Hour Amplifying Mousse to define the locks.

To re-create this look you can start by dividing wet hair into two or three loose braids. When the hair is dry undo the braids, use curling iron to define the shape of the waves and finish off the look with a hair spray. We love this relaxed hair style for bohemian-inspired wedding parties which are very trendy this season and it works great with a natural, sun-kissed make-up look.

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