Autumnal bridal beauty doesn't have to be dark and bold. If you're a fan of more minimal hair and makeup, this recent cover look will be right up your street. We're talking soft glam, for a more polished version of you.

autumnal bridal beauty

Hair

“I prepped Kate’s hair with L’Oreal Pli spray and blow dried it into the hair, smoothing out the hairline. Then I created a deep parting, and using my GHD straightener, took small sections and curled in the same direction the whole way around the head. I popped a few Babyliss heated rollers at the top to give volume, making sure to leave the ringlets time to cool (the longer you have, the better as it creates strong curl memory). I used a wide tooth comb to brush the curls out creating the Hollywood wave effect. To finish off, I sprayed the hair with Silhouette hairspray and a spritz of Wella’s Glam Mist for a beautiful shine.” – Róisín of Róisín Malone Bridal, instagram.com/roisinmalonebridal

autumnal bridal beauty

Makeup

“With this look, I opted for a fresh, glowing, long-lasting base. I applied a primer all over, including the lid area. I then used NARS Sheer Glow foundation, set with a pressed powder. A little goes a long way with this foundation, and it has medium to full coverage - a huge plus for bridal. Choosing NARS Orgasm blush, I swept that along the cheekbones for a pop of colour and extra sheen. The overall eye look had a hint of warm browns and gold, keeping everything neutral yet fresh. I used liner along the lash line to create a more defined eye and finished with some individual lashes and a generous coat of mascara. On the lips, I used a gorgeous light pink lipstick and a coat of clear gloss.” – Lara of Lara Ford Makeup, larafordmakeup.com

autumnal bridal beauty

Nails

“For Kate’s nails, I used the Gelish shade Tan My Hide. This is a light, tan colour with pink, creamy undertones. It’s one of our most requested nude shades for brides-to-be, and it works well with all skin tones. The perfect shade for brides who want to keep their nails looking subtle on their big day.” – Catriona Holt of Creative Hands, creativehands.ie

Behind the scenes

Our model, Kate Valk getting all dolled up by our glam squad below. Stylist extraordinaire, Carmel Daly was on fashion duty, on the day, whilst the amazing Lili Forberg shot the gorge cover.

The finished look:

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