This Friday marks the 4th year of Diner en Blanc Chicago! The “chic mass picnic” originated in Paris over 27 years ago and now boasts around 15,000 attendees each year! Picnic-goers dress to the nines in all white and bring with them everything they could need for the glamorous urban picnic. On the day of, the location is announced and picnic-goers meet, dine, drink, and dance in the secret location. Needless to say, as soon as we heard about the elegant affair, we were on board. Click through for hair & makeup inspiration for this year’s Diner en Blanc!
We’ve partnered with Cheryl Leahy of All Dressed Up With Nothing to Drink… and Diner en Blanc Chicago to bring you hair and makeup inspiration for Friday’s Diner. Make sure to click over to All Dressed Up With Nothing to Drink… after for outfit inspiration to complement the beauty looks!
Hollywood Glam – For this look, we wanted to find something that drew upon all of the traditions of old Hollywood glamour – red lips, a winged eye, and Veronica Lake inspired waves. To get the style, create a deep side part and roll your hair up into hot rollers. Apply a glowy base, the perfect blush for red lips, a black winged eyeliner + a deep matte brown shadow in the crease + lots of mascara (and false lashes!), and a cherry red lip.
Urban Sophisticate – With a more downtown-inspired outfit, we wanted to keep the hair interesting, yet still voluminous, and the skin glowy and defined. We recommend rocking a bit of contour and highlight, a smoky eye, and matte nude lips for this makeup look, while backcombing the hair to provide volume for a low, texturized ponytail.
Bohemian – The perfect look for a warm summer’s night is one that keeps the hair out of the face in an undone, intentionally messy way. This milkmaid braid only gets better as the night goes on, as does the just-bitten lip color (just add wine 😉 ). Pick a peach-toned blush and lip gloss to match, and don’t be afraid to get a little bronze and smolder-y on the eyes. This palette is our go-to for that kind of look.
High Fashion – Only have 15 minutes to get ready? This runway-inspired one is your best bet (it even works with wet hair!). Slick all of your hair back with a comb, but don’t forget to add some mousse or volumizing spray to the roots so it’s not too harsh. Wet, slicked back hair is all over the red carpet and the September covers these days (thanks, Beyonce), so you’ll be very much on trend with this style. Grab an illuminating primer and EE Cream (we know, we know, an EE Cream? Crazy.), grey liner to smudge along the lashline, and a light pink matte lipstick to dab into the pout. Dust on some bronzer and a shimmering body oil, and you’re out the door!
What kind of look will you be wearing to this year’s Diner en Blanc?
P.S. All Diner en Blanc Chicago attendees can use the promo code, ‘DINERENBLANCCHI,’ when booking your Stylisted appointment for 10% off!