Featured Posts

View Post
View Post
View Post
View Post
To top
1 May


Modern-BeautyandTheBride - Makeup by Darcy-McGrath

By Beauty Editor, Darcy McGrath

Nars Weightless Foundation and CopacabanaLess is more when creating a subtle illusion of timeless beauty. Make Up is the cherry on top and each bride wants to look and feel individual. To achieve Val’s bridal beauty glow, start with NARS New All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, which promises 16 hour paraben free coverage.

NOTE: This exclusive formula has many benefits -“Gold and green pigments in a perfect 4-to 1 ratio optically manipulate how light reflects off skin’s surface, evening the complexion for instant luminosity. Green pigments negate redness on contact, while gold combats dullness. Scarlet Spiderling Root Extract helps reduce the appearance of discoloration and reveals brighter, more even skin over time”.

To highlight her cheeks and decollete I applied NARS cult classic “Copacabana”, then added NARS New Dual-Intensity Blush in “Jubilation” over her cheeks and eyes. For a soft definition to the base of her lashes I used NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in “Via Veneto”.

Nars_Cosmetics blush-pressed-powder_pencil_

Nars CosmeticsLips – NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in “Heat Wave” as a base tone, then blotted and layered with NARS New “Eternal Red” bright orange red lipgloss for that long lasting sheer effect. Finally, to veil the skin without any detectable powdery finish I used NARS Classic light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder.

To learn more beauty tips on how to achieve beautiful skin for your big day, visit Beauty and the Bride™ on Facebook.

NARS Cosmetics available @ Nordstrom Michigan Avenue , 55 E. Grand Ave Chicago, IL. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. 312.464.1515

On a day like no other, you want the most beautiful, sexiest hair without the drama… Here’s how TWOMuchSTYLE’s guest Celebrity Hair Stylist, Bryin Smoot, achieves the look with some of his favorite hair care products by Oribe.

Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo and ConditionerBefore styling Val’s hair for the big day, Bryin recommends Oribe’s Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Hair. Here are some of the key benefits. “Sulfate-free gentle cleanser for color treated hair. Contains violet pigments to brighten and eliminate brassiness. Dermatologist-tested. Formulated without parabens, sulfates or sodium chloride. Color and keratin treatment safe. UV protection for hair. Vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free.”

Oribe Finishing Products For the HairOn the day Bryin begins Val’s hair by using Oribe’s Maximista Thickening Spray. Flipping her hair over, he applies direct heat to her roots for fuller volume. Next he adds Oribe’s Sculpting Cream, twisting the hair in different directions to define the look. Bryin completes her texture with Oribe’s Thick Dry Finishing Hair Spray for that long lasting hold. Now that’s beautiful hair! What else could a girl ask for?

To make an appointment with Celebrity Hair Stylist, Bryin Smoot, visit: www.smootbeauty.com

Beauty Image Credits:
Make Up: Darcy McGrathBeauty and the Bride™ NARS CosmeticsFord Artists Chicago
Hair: Bryin Smoot using Oribe Hair CareFord Artists Chicago
Model: Val D at Supreme Management NYC
Photography: T. Harrison Hillman

Oribe Hair Care available @ Neiman Marcus Michigan Avenue, 737 North Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday, 12:00 am to 6:00 pm. 312.642.590

Fashion Credits for Featured Image (top photo)
VALENTINO lace and silk dress with JLYNCH belt. DELFINA DELETTREZ Magic Triangle Piercing ring with pearl and orange topaz. Available at IKRAM. BIYAN statement necklace with feathers. Available at BLAKE.

Patric Chauvez and Darcy McGrath produced “Modern Bride” for TWOmuchSTYLE. Link to the entire story: “MODERN BRIDE” – Fashion Editorial

Patric Chauvez

Patric Chauvez is one of the top stylist in the city of Chicago and is the pen of this blog. He is a style contributor to the Chicago Tribune Sunday magazine his work has been featured in Elle Mexico , Vogue Portugal and French Vogue. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest , Tumbler and Twitter.

1 Comment
  • The Wedding Filming Company

    The lipsticks / eyeshadows / polishes are the part of perfect bridal look. Thanks for advising the best ones.
    Darcy, you specialise in classic beauty, what mascara can you advise if the girl has very sensitive eyelids and what foudation is better for oily skin?

    September 16, 2016 at 6:09 am Reply

Leave a reply