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The latest trends in makeup for brides-to-be.
Stacy Gittleman I Special
to the Jewish News
akeup artists working with brides
this season must balance today's
trends of natural shades and
barely-there makeup tones against the risk of
the bride looking washed out in front of the
Bridal magazines this year are recommending
clean, muted cheeks and clear glossy lips, or
precision-lined eyes with black liquid eyeliner
and pale lipstick. A hint of color on the eyes or
lips can add drama, but go for one or the other
and not both to keep a soft, innocent look.
Mona Rickart of Farmington Hills, who runs
her cosmetics consultancy out of Salon Edge
on Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield, has
been helping brides prepare for their close-ups
since the 1980s. Rickart said she "just fell" into
the cosmetology industry because she enjoys
working with the public and making people feel
good. She worked at the counter at Germaine
Monteil at Bonwit Teller and then Borghese at
Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy before going out on
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Mona Rickart of
her own in 1998.
wear minimal makeup to exude "inno-
Rickart said that trends in cosmet-
cence and glamour." She said it is OK
from Salon Edge
ics come and go, but one thing that
to have one standout facial feature,
does makeup on
never changes is listening to the cli-
such as a pop of berry lips or a streak
of black liquid eyeliner, which are trend-
Herman of Los
ing for makeup looks this spring.
"I go by what is best for the bride- Angeles.
to-be. Sometimes that look is soft
I "I don't want them to look like they
and natural; sometimes the look is
are going out to a party. I want them to
more sophisticated and dramatic," Rickart said.
feel special and elegant before they take those
"Ultimately, what is most important is making
photos or walk down the aisle."
the bride happy and making her look perfect on
For photos, Rickart may apply a slightly
her wedding day."
heavier application of a blush just to give the
Before clients come to Rickart for a con-
cheeks a glow, but will keep eyes and lips soft.
sultation, she suggests they start with "good
How heavy an application of makeup depends
personal grooming." This means maintaining
on whether the photographs will be shot
a clean complexion, eliminating any facial hair
indoors or outdoors. Once again, Rickart stress-
and shaping one's eyebrows. If the client has
es that the look must appear natural.
neglected the last mentioned prepping step,
Getting The Best Look
she need not furrow her forehead with worry.
Rickart likes to start out with a tinted primer
Rickart is also experienced in eyebrow contour-
or concealer to even out skin tone and conceal
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Rickart believes that it is best for brides to