The Highlight

Runway Recap: Backstage Beauty at Danielle Frankel Bridal Fall 2020

November 11, 2019 Taylor Krupinski

When it comes to bridal, edgy isn’t a word that typically comes to mind. For Fall 2020, emerging designer Danielle Frankel tested the norm and brought an unexpected, cool-girl edge to the bridal world. Frankel mixed traditional feminine elements, such as satin and lace, with tougher materials like chunky belts, leather gloves, and a metallic cone bra. When describing her collection, she said to forget what you think you know about bridal. 

The beauty looks, created by our Artistic Directors, Giovanni Vaccaro and Kelli J. Bartlett, reflected the same rough and rugged, yet light and artful energy. Meticulous bridal buns were traded for perfectly crafted bedhead hair. The makeup was flushed and earthy; the right amount of glow paired with ethereal roughness.

See below for tips and tricks to recreate these looks on your own!


-Apply Glamsquad’s FULL EFFECT volume mousse at the roots to give hair fullness.

-SprayGlamsquad’s THE UNTAMED texture spray to give hair effortless lived in texture.

-Use a strong hold gel and comb and apply product to the sides of the hair to give a modern wet/sleek look. Use creaseless clips to maintain this shape.

-Use Glamsquad’s BEACHY and drench the hair all over to give a hydrated wet look. 

-Finish with a Super Strong Hold Hairspray like Sebastian’s Re-Shaper.

-Bobby pin the top strands into the back to maintain the edgy mullet shape.



-Apply Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, following with an Illuminating Balm.

-Spray on Glamsquad’s Ah Mazing Mist generously.

-Apply moisturizing Lip Balm.

-Curl Lashes well.


-Using a clear brow gel, lift the brows.

-Follow with a Tinted Brow gel for extra fullness. Let dry, and then slightly fill in brows with a brow pencil. 


-Using a fluffy synthetic brush, apply MAC “Bamboom” to the lid and crease. 

-Using your finger, apply a warm champagne cream eyeshadow to the center of the lid. The shade should look very sheer and skin like / slightly oily (no glitter).

-Using a natural-hair brush, apply a matte taupe eyeshadow on the outer lid.

-Lastly, brighten the inner eye using white eyeliner and diffuse.

-Apply a wash ofBobbi Brown lipstick in “Italian Rose” on the entire eyelid to tie in the cheek and lip.

-No Mascara. 


-Apply Glamsquad’s Morning Glow primer to nose, forehead, and chin.

-Spot conceal using a radiant concealer, such as Nars creamy radiant concealer.

-Apply Glamsquad’s Enlightened Highlighter in Moonlit to cheek bones, cupid’s bow, and down the bridge of the nose.

-Layer on a liquid metallic highlighter (NO GLITTER) to make it pop.

Cheek/ Blush :

-Apply Bobbi Brown lipstick in “Italian Rose” as blush. Blush application should look very natural, almost sunburnt. Alt: Nars Dolce Vita Liquid Blush.


-Apply in a wash of color, Bobbi Brown lipstick in “Italian Rose”.