Saturday, October 31, 2009

Reem Acra Bridal 2o1o Collection

Reem Acra is a Lebanese designer in NYC and she perennially creates some of the most gorgeous wedding gowns. In addition to her bridal collections, she designs stunning ready-to-wear and a line of accessories, all of which are often worn by celebrities... and longingly coveted by mortals. (I dream about one of her neckpieces.)

I recently had the honor of keying her bridal presentation for the second season in a row. Last season we went for grown-up sophistication with a smokey eye. This time, Reem wanted a very fresh, young look to the makeup - and hair as well, which was executed by Teddi of Bb. Here is a shot of the final look taken at the makeup test, modeled by the lovely Holland:

The fresh-faced look is achieved with very minimal use of Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage en lieu of full foundation, followed by Lancome Subtle Fluff blush applied to the apples of the cheeks, and 3C Mood Lighting Shimmer Creme in Afterglow on the cheekbones/browbone/chin/tearduct areas. The compliment Shimmer Creme On Fire is placed at the hair- and jawline. Lips were prepped with Karite Lips (always!), and the brightest YSL hot pink lipstick popped into the inner edge at the center of the mouth, with Benefit Lip Plump muting out the majority of the lips to keep the look soft. I curled the lash with a Shu Uemura eyelash curler and applied a dark brown Lancome mascara to the upper lashes only. Finally, MAC Taupe liner went in the lower inner rim of the eyes, followed by MAC pigment in Subtle along the upper and lower lashline. voilĂ !

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