Check out these popular wedding hair and makeup trends, and get inspired for your big day.
Are you getting ready to tie the knot? Get the lowdown on what’s hot for wedding looks this year. Whether you’re planning the stylish event of the season, or a small intimate affair, RCS can help make your vision come to life. The best part is, you can use your RCS Card to purchase all of the accessories, makeup and essentials you need to make your special day the perfect day.
PAINT IT PINK
For something fresher than your classic neutral bride look, try a pink eye shadow, suggests Cape Town-based hair and makeup artist Sam Ellenberger. This look was all the rage at bridal fashion week, splashed over eyelids in every shade from delicate pink to vibrant dusty rose. Adapt the hue to flatter your skin tone and eye colour, and create a youthful, feminine look for your big day.
TRY IT: NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow Pink Lady (R99.95, Clicks) OR Inglot JLO Pigment Eye Shadow Silver Dollar (R299, Edgars Beauty)
Full lashes are where it’s at right now. Channel your inner Disney Princess with a look that will both brighten and widen your eyes, and look amazing in photographs. Your makeup artist will be able to achieve your vision with either strip or individual false eyelashes, or for something that will last into your honeymoon, go for Russian Volume or Hollywood eyelash extensions.
TRY IT: Essence Beauty Secrets Fancy Lashes (R54.95, Foschini) OR Clicks Individual Eyelashes Medium Black (R51.99, Clicks)
“A lot of brides are inspired by the royal wedding,” explains makeup artist Monique Swanepoel. Low buns, worn either at the nape of the neck or on the side, put in mind the fairytale wedding of the prince to his duchess. Choose between a sleek and finished look (hairspray is your friend), or something slightly less structured for a style that will be fabulously comfortable to wear on the day.
TRY IT: Mini Hair Doughnut (R49, Accessorize), Wheatgrass Fixing Gel (R160, The Body Shop) OR Gosh Hold Me Baby! Hairspray (R137, Foschini)
MADE UP MONOCHROME
This trend, made popular by red carpet darlings like Rihanna and Zendaya, is now doing the wedding circuit. The idea is that you keep your lids, cheeks and lips all in the same shade range. Pick a variation of beige, brown, pink or metallic (if you’re feeling brazen), for a look right out of your favourite glossy mag.
TRY IT: Naked Matte Eye Palette 3 (R65, Signature Cosmetics), Shimmer Waves – Bronze (R320, The Body Shop) AND Smashbox Be Legendary Petal Metal Liquid Lip (from R335, Edgars Beauty)
That’s right, veils are out and headbands are in, says Ellenberger. Headbands create a look that exudes vintage elegance with a modern twist, and you can tailor it to your taste – whether it’s a delicate, dainty number, or big, bold and studded with sparkles.
TRY IT: Floral Headband (R99, Superbalist), Dipped Leaf Alice Band (R199, Accessorize) OR Crystal Embellished Hair Jewellery (R390, Bride&Co)
MAKE ALL YOUR WEDDING DREAMS COME TRUE
Every girl deserves to feel like a queen on her wedding day. With an RCS Card, you can achieve whichever one of these gorgeous trends that suits you and your special day. Head out to the fashion and beauty retailers within the RCS Shopping Network and get swiping. You can enjoy up to 55 days interest-free on every purchase, and get access to cash with your card whenever you need it. Don’t have an RCS Card? Apply today!
* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.