The wedding industry is busy with a capital “B,” with The Wedding Report estimating that there will be more weddings this year than we’ve seen in almost 40 years. The global health crisis led to a vast majority of 2020 and 2021 being postponed and today, as the world returns to “the new normal,” couples are excited to say “I do” in front of all the people they love. In terms of weddings as a whole, one of the top trends is that of sustainability. The latter has, in turn, influenced wedding makeup, with natural looks rising to the fore. Read on to discover the different looks that will be big in Spring 2022 weddings.
If you are an avid viewer of New York Bridal Fashion Week and other Big Four wedding weeks across the globe, then you may have noticed that many designers (ranging from Yolancris to Eisen Stein) styled their “model brides” up with natural, beachy looking hair and makeup styles. The looks featured nude shades on the upper eyelid and a bare lower lid (which were completely eyeliner-free). Lightly bronzed, matte cheeks were, in turn, married to nude lips and hair was worn in loose, effortless waves.
Neutral wedding hair and makeup does not have to be devoid of color or made up of exclusively nude hues. While it does involve emphasizing the smoothness and soft glow of skin, it does permit the use of hues such as light pink or light peach on the eyelids. This look works beautifully with lash-lengthening (rather than excessively volumizing) mascara, eyeliner applied with a brush rather than a pen, and lipstick in a similar color as the eyelids. Keep skin luminous by using a light-capturing primer and foundation, as well as a subtle highlighter along the upper cheekbone. Keep brows bushy and natural and keep your hair’s natural texture, jazzing up your look with a floral tiara, simple ribbon, or pearl-encrusted clip.
One of the most beautiful eye looks during New Your Bridal Fashion Week was undoubtedly that of Ines by Ines Di Santo, whose brides sported a gentle gray smoky eye. This look is a big departure from the smokey eyes of the 80s and 90s Gone are the heavy eyeliner, cat’s eye on the upper lid, and dark lips. It’s all about allowing the color of the bride’s eyes to stand out against a slightly darker (but almost neutral) background. To take this look to the next level, choose a taupe with a higher gray-than-brown content. Use a brush to lightly line your lower eyelids in the same shade as you use on your upper lids. Wear this color with bronzed skin and matte nude lips.
Natural looks are dominating the wedding scene. From nude palettes to gentle gray and taupe shades, color choices represent a penchant for simple, beachy looks that highlight the wearer’s everyday beauty. If color is your thing, you can still keep it natural by opting for a light peach or nude pink shade on your eyelids. Remember to keep your mascara natural-looking as well. Your lashes should be long and totally clump-free.