The daring bride has no intentions of having a conventional wedding. She's a modern day woman who thinks outside the box and marches to her own tune. Think Sarah Jessica Parker (she wore black), Dita Von Teese or Alabama from True Romance! A daring bride is unlike the princess bride or the natural bride. Her goal is to have the kind of affair that will make her and her fiance happy, not to conform to the customs of tradition.
She may choose not to wear white, she might even skip out on a veil, bridesmaids and an assigned seated reception. The sky is the limit. Oftentimes I hear something like this from non-traditional brides: I'll do what I want, I'll have what I want and I'll wear what I want. This affair could even be a second wedding or something more spur of the moment.
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- Primer: The most important thing about creating a dramatic look is having flawless skin. This isn't the time to skip the primer. Start by applying something amazing like Laura Geller's Spackle Makeup Primer, $25.
- Concealer/Foundation: Next, add some concealer under your eyes and also to anything left over that still looks red or blotchy. I love The Balm's Time Balm Concealer, $16, since it gives you great coverage but it doesn't crease or feather. Then apply a foundation such as Yves Saint Laurent Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation, $50, for full coverage that won't feel overly heavy and that will keep your skin looking hydrated.
- Cheeks: If you are going to go heavier on your eyes and lips then you must keep your cheeks soft. Try something neutral such as Cover Girl Cheekers Blush in Natural Shimmer, $3.
- Highlighter: If you haven't tried Physician's Formula Pearls of Perfection Face Tint in Translucent Glow, $13, you're going to love it. Just be careful that you don't overdo it. Drop the tiniest amount on your hand and swipe a small amount onto the upper portion of your cheekbones for a little bit of glow!
- Brows: Brows need to be strong for this look. Make sure they are groomed and arched properly. Then fill them in (remember, just one shade lighter than your hair color) with something like Bobbi Brown All In One Mini Compact, $35.
- Eyes: You can go dark on the eyes, but you'll want to keep the colors neutral if you are opting for a bold lip. I really love some of the new Spring colors out such as Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadows in Copper Penny (lid), Chocolate (crease) and Tea Biscuit (brow bone) $21 each. Line eyes with either a black or deep brown cream eye liner. Then add a touch of your highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes for some extra pop. To finish your dramatic eyes, first curl your lashes and then apply two to three coats of thickening mascara in black. You might also want to apply false lashes for a more dramatic effect.
- Lips: Begin by applying a pressed powder on and around your lips. Next use a deep liner such as Givenchy Lip Lip Lip Liner in Lip Rosewood, $23, followed by a super rich plum color like Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Ilicit Raspberry, $26. You can leave lips as is or top them off with a high shine gloss such as Givenchy Pop Gloss Syrup Lip Gloss in Raspberry, $22, for deep color with serious shine.