Sunday, 8 April 2012

HerUni: Wedding Wear - Hair & Beauty

This is the long awaited second part of Wedding Wear. The first part was all about the wedding day outfit combined with the accessories to go with it which you can find here. In that article, I showed you what to wear if you were boho, girly, classic, sporty, or edgy complete with shoes and accessories! In this post, you will find what I think you should wear above your shoulders aka your hair and your makeup. These are inspirational ideas that you can play around with in order to be the perfect guest (which suits your personal style) without upping the bride!
With the floaty dress, and arms full of accessories, you need to put your hair up in order to get the full effect of the entire outfit. Normally when you think boho, you think long wavy hair with flowers in. For any other day, you can do this, but for a wedding, it is a no go area. As a wedding guest, you want to show sophistication in your cool, airy style, so braid your hair in lots of mini braids at the front. Make sure they are all different sizes to create a magical look, Put your hair up at the back and you are done! You can find a larger image of this look at the following link: For your makeup, paint your pretty eyes in green for an elfish sparkle. You can do smoky eyes, light green eyes, dark green eyes, any shade that you want. TOP TIP: Line the eyeshadow underneath your eye also so that you create sparkling eyes wherever you go!
If you are going mega girly to your relative/friend’s wedding, complete your look with ’Halo Hair’ (as inspired by Donna Karen at her SS12 show). You will probably need the help of your hairdresser, so print this off and take it into the salon in order to get it perfect! This style will not only keep your hair off your face, it will also keep it neat and tidy for the entire day and night, so you probably wouldn’t have to even think about it, let alone worry. Bonus! For your makeup, take a tip from Camilla Belle (and and go for hot pink lips with natural eye makeup. TOP TIP: Line your lips first so you don’t look like a clown!
For the classic retro look, deep part your hair and with heat rollers, carefully wind large sections of your hair into the rollers and leave to set. This will create the classic look. Once finished, carefully brush out the very curly pieces and spray your hair with extra hold hairspray (incase the rain/wind comes out to harm you!). To get the Golden Hollywood look, go for gold like Diane Kruger, and make your eyes and lips shimmer with sparkles! This will not only make you look a little bit more tanned, it will also complete the classic look perfectly and compliment all the colours of your outfit! TOP TIP: For the classic look, opt for a slight tan to enhance the golden makeup.
In order to keep that sporty look, but make it a bit more eligible for a wedding day, wear your hair in a fishtail braid. It is a tiny bit more feminine than a normal Lara Croft-esque braid. This braid will keep the hair off your face so you won’t have to keep tucking your hair behind your ears, and you can just wear your hair without worrying. Although, TOP TIP: Do keep hair pins in your bag in the case of flyaways! In order to keep in line with the sporty style I created for you, your eye makeup is purple. Wear plum purple to make your eyes pop out against the pastel colours that you will be wearing. Or, wear light purple blended into dark in order to create a smokey look that isn’t grey and black.
This is definitely for all you confident rock chicks out there! Or, just all you confident chicks who want to try something a little bit new and a little bit different! For the hairstyle, you might need to grab that hair fanatic friend to help you along the way, or pop down to your hairdresser and show him/her this image of what you want. Warning: They may not be able to attach the small hoops. You don’t need them anyway. Maybe, instead of the hoops, add a black or silver piece of ribbon to braid through. You will also need a lot of hairspray and a (or a few) backcombing comb(s). The makeup is the classic smokey eye, with grey and black. Wear the lighter colours on the inner corner of the eyes, and the darker on the outside. Remember to wear your eyeshadow underneath your eyes as well as on top. TOP TIP: Try making your smokey eyes winged on the outer corners to create a completely new look.
Enjoy dressing up in a new way for your style, or try a new style for that wedding that you have been invited to!

faye xoxo

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