Wedding season may be over, but Manhattan was brimming with silk chiffon and Chantilly lace for New York Bridal Fashion Week, held Oct. 12-15. Designers showcased their upcoming collections at studios and hotels across New York City, highlighting such trends as illusion necklines, long lace sleeves (à la Kate Middleton) and intricate beading.

Make-up at Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier and Reem Acra was simplistic and ultra-feminine, with nude eyes and subtle lips. However, not all designers took the traditional route. Designers Claire Pettibone, Amsale and Anne Bowen used bold lip colors and dramatic eye shadows to create a dynamic contrast between the edgy make-up and pristine gowns. Below is a summary of the Anne Bowen show, featuring key make-up artist Dani Fonseca for Mehron.

Anne Bowen

Time/Date: 3 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012
Place: Flatiron Hotel
Key Make-up Artist: Dani Fonseca
Make-up: Mehron

Inspiration: The Anne Bowen bride: edgy and non-traditional

Details: There was no clichéd, natural bridal make-up to be seen at Bowen’s Fall/Winter 2013 runway show. “Anne caters to women who are more fashion-forward,” Fonseca said. “Not the bride that does a traditional ceremony.” To achieve an edgy-yet-sophisticated look, Fonseca created a dramatic eye by sweeping iNtense Pro Pressed Powder Pigment in Carbon across the lid and extending it out past the temple. Celebré Precious Gem Powder in Opal was dusted across the lid for a shimmery, smoky eye. E.Y.E Lashes in Fuller were applied and then lined with Paradise Makeup AQ Detailz in Black. Celebré Pro HD Make-Up was used to perfect complexions and Cheek Cream in Shell Pink was used to create a natural glow. With focus on the eyes, eyebrows were veiled with foundation while lips were kept simple and matte with L.I.P Color Cream in Cotton Candy.

Insight: Bowen wanted a look as non-traditional as her collection, which contained everything from silk-organza cocktail dresses to avant-garde gowns. “She wanted [the make-up] to look editorial,” Fonseca said.

New York Bridal Fashion Week: Anne Bowen backstage make-up
Backstage at the Anne Bowen show; make-up by Dani Fonseca
New York Bridal Fashion Week: Anne Bowen backstage make-up, 2
Backstage at the Anne Bowen show; make-up by Dani Fonseca
 New York Bridal Fashion Week: Anne Bowen runway
A runway look for the Anne Bowen show
New York Bridal Fashion Week: Anne Bowen runway, 2
A runway look for the Anne Bowen show