Runway-Inspired Bridal Beauty Looks

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
Katie O'Connor Kash opted for a deep-red lip hue and dramatic eyes.

Runway trends aren't just for fashion. Columbus beauty experts dished on the top trends they've seen on the runway this year, along with ways to incorporate these beauty looks on your big day.

It's out with pale pinks and nudes and in with shades like orange or plum to pretty your pucker. "This is straight runway, but a lot of times brides are scared to do it," says Leigh Ann Ehmann of Alison Feamster. It's out with pale pinks and nudes and in with shades like orange or plum to pretty your pucker. "This is straight runway, but a lot of times brides are scared to do it," says Leigh Ann Ehmann of . "The bride that wants to do it knows who she is." If an orange is too bold, try a coral or peach. Make sure, though, to keep the focus solely on the colorful lip. "Go softer on the eyes if you play up lips, because you want to do one or the other," says freelance makeup artist .

Jaden Chui, esthetician at the Charles Penzone Grand Salon in Dublin (and the makeup artist who worked her magic on our cover model), says strong brows are making a comeback. "Get them cleaned up using threading, or have them waxed by a professional," Chui recommends. Then, fill in brows to finalize the look. "I like to fill in everyone's eyebrows to help frame the eyes and the face," Feamster says. "We're not changing the shape, just framing." For an added pop, couple the brow with a bold lash to make eyes stand out. Jaden Chui, esthetician at the Grand Salon in Dublin (and the makeup artist who worked her magic on our cover model), says strong brows are making a comeback. "Get them cleaned up using threading, or have them waxed by a professional," Chui recommends. Then, fill in brows to finalize the look. "I like to fill in everyone's eyebrows to help frame the eyes and the face," Feamster says. "We're not changing the shape, just framing." For an added pop, couple the brow with a bold lash to make eyes stand out.

To achieve that "glowing bride" look, Chui relies on contouring and highlighting, which she says has turned into an industry of its own. "Use a bronzer and highlighter with a little bit of shimmer to highlight the center of your forehead and the tops of your cheekbones," Chui says. To keep the face fresh, Ehmann uses minimal color, shadow and blush. The minimalistic approach adds to the no-makeup, dewy effect. "It's pretty, moisturized skin," Ehmann says. "Ultimately, what you do depends on your features and what you want to play up. It's nice to play up what feature you love the most."