By Erin Williams
The Classic/Modern bride will wear Vera Wang or Carolina Herrera and her hair pulled back in a chignon. Think Princess Grace and Caroline Kennedy. Tight bouquets of Lillies of the Valley and tea roses. Timeless, feminine and always in style. When picking makeup colors concentrate on simplicity and one or two fresh, light color statements.
Apply a few washes of classic color from Chantecaille’s versatile Painting in Venice palette ($125; http://www.neimanmarcus.com) to eyes. This chic, chrome palette doubles as a mirror, and comes with seven shades of wearable matte and slightly metallic long-lasting eye shadow colors and one classic pink blush, plus, a high-quality eye shadow brush.
Add one coat of Orlane’s wonderfully glossy Lengthening Treatment Mascara ($25; http://www.orlaneparis.com) as a final touch. This amazing French formula never clumps and actually strengthens lashes as you wear it.
For a more moisturizing and dewy finish than traditional powder formulas can offer, try Too Faced Blushed Bouquet Gel Blush Sticks ($21.50; http://www.toofaced.com) in Rose Petal. This dewy, rosy pink shade contains the moisturizing and aromatherapy benefits of rose extracts and can double as a sheer wash of lip color. This product smells just as good as it sounds! Be sure to start with a light wash and don’t be afraid to blend…this gel blusher blends better than others that tend to leave an initial permanent stain.
Classic lips are all about sheer washes of glossy color. Laura Mercier’s Lip Kisses in Seashell ($19; http://www.lauramercier.com) which is an all round great brownish shimmery pink. Lip Kisses smell divine and are lighter than lipstick and yet more matte and provide more coverage than standard glosses.
If more traditional lipstick is what you crave, then try the super moisturizing Lip Stick from Chantecaille in the infinitely wearable shades of Narcissis, Darby Rose or Petunia ($21; http://www.sephora.com).
Mark Jacob’s classic cult status designs extend beyond the rack with his timeless Gardenia based signature perfume ($35-80; http://www.sephora.com).