Top Five Fall Trendy Eyeliners for Bridesmaids

The color of the leaves is starting to change, it’s time for your makeup looks to change too! Use your makeup to add some personality to that bridesmaid’s dress you’re stuck with. You only get to control so much of your look on the big day- take advantage of it and have some fun! Put down the black pencil you’ve had rolling around in your makeup bag the last year and pick up any of these five hot shades!


Rich Purple

Pick a warmer purple with some chunky glitter to create some serious drama to your look. Lay this one on thick as a cat eye to light your eyes up and bring attention to your peepers. A rich purple will make brown and green eyes sparkle in particular. this tone also looks more and more natural the darker your skin tone is.


Electric Blue-aloo

Not big on glitter, but big on the statement look? Go for a sleek blue tone, but keep it thin and close to the natural lash line. That little flash of color could be all you need to bring your eyes out- especially if they’re blue too! Bright blues flatter cool tones- whether it be from your skin or your eyes it’s a hit.


Gritty Green

Fall is great for earthy tones so bust out those fun liners that have been gathering dust since St. Patty’s Day. Green tones are subtle but different and are very complimentary to warm tones. Go light along your lash line and follow the natural curve of your eye to create a soft, romantic look.


Copper Lining

A burnt orange or bronze can warm up your look and reflect the new season perfectly! Instead of lining your top lid, start on the inner corners of your eyes and work your way out without lining the entire eye. Bonus points if you line the bottom lash line with a beautiful bronze and pair it with another of our top five trending eyeliners on top!


Bold Burgundy Bridesmaid

This look is more statement but if you can pull it off it’s fantastic! Try out a red-toned eyeliner on top to create a bold and beautiful look. Deep tones like burgundy or raspberry are spontaneous and sultry. It’ll help you stand out from the lineup and make you look mysterious during the reception.


Top Three Tips for Shopping for a Bridesmaid Dress

After you’ve bought your bridal gown, the very next step is to look for the bridesmaid dresses to complete your bridal party look. Following these three tips will help make your shopping experience easier for you and all of your bridesmaids.

1. STYLE: When you go into a bridal boutique, ask what the popular dress styles are. Consultants can help you find a dress that flatters a range of body types since bridesmaids always vary in sizes. Chiffon is usually the ideal fabric for a bridesmaid dress, as it flows nicely and gives a soft look. You also want the dress to compliment your gown in minute details. If you have a strapless sweetheart top, then match their dresses with the same neckline. If your gown has lace on it, then pick their dresses with a sheer lace top, or one that has subtle lace appliqués. These little details and tie-ins will make the look flow smoothly together.

2. COLOR: Color options for dresses were originally limited to the bridesmaids. Nowadays, brides too can wear different color gowns such as white, ivory, blush, light gold, alabaster, and so on. With that being said, the color choices for bridesmaids can be difficult. Wait to pick your colors after you’ve bought your dress, so that you can match them accordingly. Also keep in mind that every manufacturer has their own names and shades for their colors. When looking at dresses, ask your consultant for the appropriate color swatches, and ask if they apply to all of the sample dresses. Certain manufacturers only make a few dresses in a certain color or fabric, so it is good to be aware. They will usually change the fabric for an additional fee, so be sure to ask your consultant what your options are so that there aren’t any surprises at checkout.

3. TIME: Believe it or not, bridesmaids dresses may take as long to come in (and sometimes longer) than your wedding dress. Most manufacturers take three to four months to get dresses sent out, but they will also accommodate quick weddings for additional rush fees. It is important to start looking at bridesmaid dresses right after you buy your gown to insure everything will come in on time. You want to avoid rush fees if possible, and you want to allow ample time for your girls to receive alterations if needed. Keep in mind too that most bridal salons won’t place your order until all of your bridesmaids have paid and gotten measured. Be sure that all of your girls are aware of the stores policies to avoid fees or additional stressors.

How to choose a dress for the Mother of the Bride

Your wedding day is a special day where you share your love with your closest friends and family. This is also a very special day for the mother of the bride, who wants to feel and look beautiful. What is the best way to find that perfect dress for her? Here are some tips:

  • Brainstorm session: Sit down with your mom and just talk about the wedding. The colors and design of the wedding, the style and colors of the bridesmaids dresses, and other bridal party attire. You want to make sure that she is fully aware of what the overall look you are going for. This is also the time where she can share with you her ideas about the dress.  Once ideas are shared and there is a vision for the dress, the shopping can begin!
  • Shopping: Its nice if you can accompany your mom for her dress shopping day. This way you can see what the dresses look like, provide your thoughts, and also support her at the same. Make it a mother-daughter day!
  • Color: Find out what color your mom likes to wear. The mother of the bride does not have to match the bridesmaids with their colors. However  you want to choose a color which will look good on her skin tone. You want to stay away from white, ivory, cream, or any color which would look to close to the bride’s dress. You do not want to be upstaged by your mother. She can still look lovely, and stunning without having to take away from your big day. It is important that your mother feels beautiful! Just make sure the color does not totally clash with the colors and overall theme of the wedding. So if you are going for a vintage romantic look for your wedding, probably want to stay away from bright colors. Maybe a soft pink or soft yellow color would work best.
  • Style: What style is going to work best?  If the wedding is formal, a long dress is best. If it is a day time wedding and informal, the dress can be two piece top and skirt. Your mom needs to feel comfortable, and herself when she wears this dress. So if she normally does not wear strapless dresses, then maybe its best not to try this style on. However, sometimes you can add a little jacket or shawl, which can work too. Try on various styles and see which one your mom feels most beautiful in. It is your day, so you also need to feel comfortable with her style.