Bridal makeup trends: ‘More brides are asking for a smoky eye’

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Sanni Sorma works on a bride's makeup ©Ian Holmes Photography

Sanni Sorma works on a bride’s makeup
©Ian Holmes Photography

(Relaxnews) – Paris-based freelance makeup artist Sanni Sorma talked to Relaxnews about this season’s bridal trends and how to get ready for the big day.

What are brides asking for this season? 

This spring there are more and more brides asking for a smoky eye. They want to create drama and a sexy smoky eye is easy to carry off no matter what your coloring is. I am seeing a lot of photos of Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian as inspiration photos from the brides.

Do trends change much each year?  

Yes and no. There will always be the classic bridal fresh faced look — “like you but better” — but mini trends do come and go. Last year I got asked to do a lot of red lips, tricky if you intend to kiss the groom!

How close to the day do brides-to-be make up their minds on their look?

Sometimes months in advance and sometimes they are still not sure when I arrive. We often email back and forth leading up to the wedding with photos of looks she likes.

What’s your top tip for a stress-free wedding day when it comes to hair and makeup?

Have a trial if you can. Sometimes it’s also great to visit a few department store makeup counters and just try a few different looks — you might be surprised of what a subtle change can do. It’s good to wake up confident on your wedding day knowing that at least your makeup and hair will look great even if the weather does not cooperate.

What’s the strangest/funniest request you’ve had for a wedding look?

I haven’t had any strange requests but you do learn to do things outside your own remit. Tightening corsets, helping shoes on, fixing bouquets and tour guiding all happen, sometimes all in the same wedding.


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