By Erin Williams

This bridal look is more avant-garde and full of fun, unexpected details. The Funky/Bohemian bride might wear Cavali, YSL or a colored unconventional wedding dress complete with gorgeous, unique details. Makeup should fit with the theme of expect the unexpected yet beautiful.

Play with a distinctive 10-color gel eyeliner palette, from Madina Milano ($30; This palette which strongly resembles a watercolor set from elementary school, is everything but elementary. Full of wearable browns and a perfect black as well as out-there shades such as hot pink, orange and green this palette will take care of any color whim. The only drawback is that you may be late for your big day as you play with all the colors!

A fun and funky option that is sure to dazzle and add offbeat sexiness to your look is Urban Decay’s Stoned false lashes with crystalline beads attached ($11; If false lashes are too extreme try Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara in black ($25; 866-775-3896).

When playing with funky eyeliner and lashes it is good to keep the eye shadow color simple and understated. Try applying a fine wash of Nars Single Eye Shadow in Night Star ($18;

Stick with a simple understated blush of color when making big color commitments elsewhere on your face. Try a simple powder blush such as Giorgio Armani’s Sheer Blush #2 ($34; Saks Fifth Avenue 800-347-9177) provides a fine mist of warm pink. Or to add a little sparkle but still maintain an understated look try Stila’s All Over Shimmer in shade #5 ($28; a warm tawny shimmer.

With the color focus centered on the eyes, lips should be sheer hints of burgundy and berry. Some of my favorites for this look include the wet-look of Estee Lauder’s Lip Vinyl in Vinyl Berry ($20; Urban Decay’s wonderful feeling, infinitely sexy XXX Shine Cooling Lip Gloss in Love Junkie ($15; and Stila’s yummy smelling, super glossy Lip Glaze in plum ($24; will be a big treat on the big day. Stila founder Jeanine Lobell initially created Lip Glaze for Cameron Diaz’s character in Charlie’s Angels and she liked it so much that we get to enjoy this easy to use fruity, shiny gloss.

Escada’s Ibiza Hippie ($ 25-68;, a sugary, sultry combination of fruity and floral notes will satisfy all your boho tendencies while still remaining extremely feminine.

Also the Funky/Bohemian bride smells exotic in Angel Innocent ($20-70; a lighter version of Thierry Mugler’s signature vanilla/chocolate scent.

Originally published June 2003
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