For some women, the natural makeup looks and romantic updos often described as "bridal" just don't feel right. If you consider yourself a more modern bride-to-be, you likely look to the red carpets for new and exciting big-day beauty look ideas, hoping to find a hair and makeup style that can bridge the gap between edgy and glam.
When we saw a photo of Kendall Jenner at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, we knew we had found just that. From her "wet" hair, smoky eye, and mod nude lip, everything about her look broke the bridal mold. Still, we knew our friends at Facetime Beauty could reinterpret Jenner's contemporary hair and makeup to work on a bride's big day, for your rehearsal dinner, or even on her bridesmaids.
Since Jenner's look is all about breaking the rules, our makeup artists didn't tone down any part it on our model. They first recreated her smoky eye by brushing gradient shades of metallic brown onto the lid and into the crease. After smudging the model's lower waterline with brown liner and blending out with black eyeshadow, they applied false eyelashes and mascara. The Facetime Beauty team polished off her makeup by highlighting the cheekbones and the cupid's bow, but left the lips bare.
For the hair, stylists first straightened the ends before applying a foam mousse throughout the crown. After brushing the model's tresses straight back, they sectioned the hair with clips and let the product dry. When those clips were removed, the hair stayed put, but remained slicked back.
Watch the entire look come to life above, and stay tuned for more celebrity-inspired beauty looks from our brand-new First Look series.