Updated: Jul 31, 2019
All the beauty inspiration 2019 brides need was walking the runaways this season! Here’s what we took away from the shows.
Whether you're newly engaged or are preparing for your fast-approaching hair and makeup trials, these new beauty trends are just the place to start when it comes to choosing your hair and makeup look for the big day. Unsurprisingly, a few trends this season were inspired by Meghan Markle—ahem, the Duchess of Sussex—and her May royal wedding.
We spied bandeau hairpieces on models at the Reem Acra and Berta runway shows, à la the duchess's Diamond Bandeau Tiara. Luminous skin was also very in, with designers and makeup artists exchanging matte makeup for a gorgeous, allover glow. And if you were thinking of switching up your everyday look for your wedding in an oh-so subtle way, consider trying a center part—one of this season's major hair trends.
So what are you waiting for? You have beauty trials to plan for! Keep scrolling to see our favorite wedding hair and makeup trends from Fall 2019's Bridal Fashion Week. To schedule your complimentary 10 minute phone consultation with Lucky Cat Beauty click HERE!
Is that you, Meghan Markle? It should come as no surprise that following the royal wedding, where the Duchess of Sussex rocked an undone bun, intentionally messy hairstyles are in. "It’s a messy bun, we call it," Markle's wedding hairstyle Serge Normant told Brides. "Messy in a controlled way, making sure it doesn’t become a whole mess after a few hours!"
From windswept locks to loose waves to face-framing tendrils, there are dozens of ways to replicate this relaxed and effortless look for your wedding, as shown by the models of Bridal Fashion Week.
From burgundy to just-bitten berry, washes of rosy hues popped up on the faces of models at several runway shows this season. For example, Inbal Dror featured classic ruby lips and smiles at the Lela Rose presentation were tinted in an ultra-feminine pink. Meanwhile, Hayley Paige had the cheekbones of her models splashed with a punchy hue, and the models at the Willowby by Watters show were done up in dusty rose. See all the pink pouts and flushed cheeks below. We are obsessed with the palette from Cover FX $54 Perfect Highlighting Palette
Above wedding dresses by Lela Rose
Matte foundation? We don't know her. This season, we were practically blinded by luminous complexions. And this isn't just ye olde cheekbone highlight; this is a gorgeous, allover glow. Exchange your pressed powder for a foundation with a dewy finish—we love EllisFaas Skin Veil Foundation Foundation $ 90 available at Lucky Cat Beauty And Amazon.com and —to replicate this trendy, luminous look.
Bandeau Headpieces and Headbands
Another Meghan Markle inspired trend? You don't say. This Bridal Fashion Week, tresses were accessorized with beautiful bandeaus and glittering headbands, which bring to mind the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara that the Duchess of Sussex donned for the royal wedding.
The trend definitely isn't as princess-y as your typical tiara, but these wedding hair accessories definitely have a regal air about them—one that's wholly modern and so 2019. Thinner, embellished headbands were also cropping up this season, giving off sleek and minimalist vibes our '90s hearts couldn't help but love.
Bronze is first place in our eyes. This season, eyes were awash in bronzy eye shadow shades. And whether lids were coated in metallic or matte brown hues, the shadows always seemed effortless, never overdone. Think of it as a smokey eye, simplified. Ever flattering, this eye makeup will complement almost any bride-to-be's wedding day look. Get the look with L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow, Amber Rush,0.12 oz
Dare we say, bangs are back? Face-framing fringe was all over the Bridal Fashion Week runways, and we can't wait to see it start to make its way down the aisle in the coming year. It's a bold, chic look and one that comes in a million and one styles—short and blunt, long and wispy, tousled and boho, all of which were seen at this season's bridal shows. Not ready to take the plunge to the trim? Lucky Cat Beauty offers Balmain Hair Couture and they have a wonderful human hair clip in fringe. Extensions range from $40 and up.
If Bridal Fashion Week is any indication, brides will be channeling Brigitte Bardot in 2019 with flirty winged liner. Whether you go bold with a thicker line or with a subtle, come-hither flick, this eye makeup look is undeniably sexy and striking. Haven't mastered liquid liner just yet? At the Lazaro show, the winged liner look was replicated with easy sweeps of charcoal shadow. Try Beauty For Real 24 Hr Felt tip Liner in Jet Black Don't forget the corner lashes like San Fran Lashes by Lucky Cat Beauty to complete the look.
Excerpted from Brides.com
Aubrie Layne has been featured in Brides.com as Houston's Top Makeup Artist for Weddings