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Bridal Fashion Week: Cool Girl Makeup at Adam Zohar

Adam Zohar Bridal Fashion Week makeup by Metro Look

Photo: Hatnim Lee

image6 (2)I was fortunate enough to have been chosen as Key Makeup Artist for the Adam Zohar S/S 2019 show during Bridal Fashion Week. Our team was sponsored by ECRU New York and FarmHouse Fresh to create non-bridal makeup looks for the runway show at popular West Village venue, Industria. To compliment his audacious approach to bridal, Zohar’s venue featured a warehouse atmosphere with an open garage door leading onto the street, where onlookers passing by were able to watch the show along with guests seated inside on rustic steel benches. Adam  is  an  innovative  international designer  and  leader  in  bridal  and  evening  wear  that  exudes  femininity  and  elegance.  The  use  of  unexpected  materials,  remarkable  creativity,  plentiful  designs  and  unconventional  cuts,  along  with  a  close  attention  to  every  detail.

 

 

image10 cropThe makeup was designed to convey a no fuss bride, so I appropriately named the look “I Woke Up Like This”. After meeting with Adam and seeing the collection (which included dresses with nipple bearing bodices), I could tell that this wouldn’t be a traditional bridal show. The models at the fitting were styled with white Dr. Martens boots, and some were given nose septums – now that’s edgy AF! We decided that even though the models would be wearing these incredible gowns, we just wanted them to look like cool girls getting married. Adam was insistent that the skin had a slightly wet appearance, I agreed, it complimented his aesthetic.

 

 

 

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A little nipple never hurt anyone :-)

Because great makeup starts with great skincare, the makeup artists prepped the models’ faces with Crow Catcher Serum around the eyes, and Spotted Leaving Lightening Serum all over the rest of the face. We let the serums absorb for 10 minutes, then applied a layer of Three Milk Moisturizer for maximum hydration. The combination of the serums and the moisturizer gave the models a fresh, healthy glow. Whoopie Cream! Hydrating Lip Balm was also used to soften the lips. The artists then used light foundation and concealer to even out complexion and cover blemishes. Next, ECRU New York lipsticks were used as both lip color and blush; their lipsticks come in an array of shades, and are a multi-use product. Two coats of Runway Lash mascara were added to the top lash line only, and the look was finished by adding FarmHouse Fresh Honey-Magnolia Body Oil to the cheeks, nose, forehead, and chin for sheen.

 

 

 

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These white Dr. Martens are lit!

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Photo: Seth London

DIY: Ridiculously Easy Half Up Bridal Hair

Wedding hair tutorial 31916Gorgeous bridal hair does not have to be overly complicated. You can achieve beautiful results without applying the old fashioned tricks that were formerly popular with brides. Today, women want hair that has beauty in its simplicity. Forced waves, crunchy curls, and elaborate designs are now a thing of the past. As a bridal hairstylist, most of my brides tell me that they want effortless-looking locks.  Here is a step by step on how to achieve this textured, minimalist wedding hairstyle in less than an hour.

 

What you will need:

Heat protectant

Volumizing spray or mousse

Medium Hold hairspray

Curling iron or curling wand (1” -1 ½” depending on hair length and desired waves size)

Bobby Pins

Dry Texture Spray or Sea Salt Spray

Hair Accessory (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Spray hair generously with heat protectant.
  2. Apply volumizing spray or mousse to hair concentrating on the roots, and blow dry hair in an upward motion to create lift.
  3. Spray 1” sections of hair with medium hold spray and wrap each section around your curling iron or curling wand in the direction going away from your face.

*Use a 1” for shorter hair or if you want medium sized waves, a 1 ¼” or 1 ½” should be used for larger waves and/or longer hair.

  1. After all of the hair has been curled, run your fingers through the hair to break up the curls.
  2. Spray dry texture spray directly onto the hair or spray sea salt spray onto your hands and rub it into your hair to create lived-in texture.
  3. Take sections of the sides of your hair and pin them in the center back of your hair for a half up/half down look.

*Taking large sections creates a smoother look, and taking smaller sections creates a look with more definition

  1. This step is completely optional. If you want to dress up the style you can add an accessory or flowers in the center back of the head, right above where the hair was pinned – and you’re done.

I told you it was easy!

Birdcage Veils to Die For

One of my favorite trends in bridal right now is that brides are wearing shorter veils. While long cathedral veils are gorgeous, I find that shorter veils look so much more modern – especially birdcage veils. As a single gal who’s not even engaged, I must admit that I’m guilty of looking at veils and choosing which ones I’d wear for my wedding sans fiancé; and no veil has given me more wedding fever than the birdcage. This veil is my personal favorite because it has a vintage feel, it’s not cumbersome, and it can be modified to your personal style. Here are a few of my faves:

Simple tulle birdcage

birdcage tulle 45

Available at Nordstroms, $45

Birdcage with organza flower

birdcage with organza flower 130

Available at Nordstrom, $130

Birdcage with feathers

birdcage with feathers 7699

Available at Affordable Elegance Bridal, $77