Glossier's perennially stylish, ever organized Product & Operations Manager Linda Bui (get acquainted here and here) got married this past fall. The ceremony took place in upstate Vermont—slightly too far away for a company-wide retreat. The reception, however, was several days later in Brooklyn. So we invited ourselves. Here's more on what she wore (on her face on the rest of her), from the bride herself:
'We wanted the ceremony to be a bit more private than most, so we did it in Vermont with just our family. The actual wedding was right on the Green River Reservoir and the beauty look was a bit more woodland creature with nude lips and a crown braid that we did with extensions. Today, though, is a party look—a cat eye and red lips. It's definitely more me.
The dress I wore to the ceremony is from Bona Drag—I bought it even before we were engaged. They had this bridal collection that was just kind of dark and cool. I was browsing it one night and I saw this dress on sale. I told Maurice, ‘The dress is on sale.’ It’s a wedding dress, so I said, ‘I think I might hem it and turn it into a summer dress.’ It’s tie-dyed with a little bit of light green and pink. He already knew that if I was going to get married, I was going to wear this dress, so he said, ‘Buy it.’ I was like, ‘Are we getting married?’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ I was like, ‘OK.’ Then I got it. It's hard to explain that proposal...
Then, when we were planning the wedding last season, I saw this Rachel Comey jumpsuit—having the party in Brooklyn is a good excuse to have two outfits. I bought it as soon as it came in stock. The girls at the store knew who I was, and they knew that as soon as it came in, they had to call me.
Most days there's nothing on my face besides Boy Brow in Black, some mascara, and a good red lipstick. I started wearing red lipstick for my first job out of college when I was 22. I went to this Sears retail management program where you cycle through all the departments and learn how to manage everything. It was in the Chicago flagship store and I was managing people who were twice my age. They would always say, ‘How old are you? High school?’ Right then, I went out to the MAC store and I bought Russian Red and started wearing it every day. Now I have a lot of reds. Today I'm wearing Sephora's Cream Lip Stain in Always Red— it's $5 and stays on forever. It's not too drying either, but that also might be because I use a fair amount of Balm Dotcom every day.
I booked a Glamsquad appointment for hair and makeup but it's still a low-key look—the whole thing maybe took an hour. We used a lot of Make Up For Ever because it's so reliable. Usually I'm dewy—and I wanted to keep that look—but because of the photos we used the HD Microfinish Powder. On top of that, there's HD Cream Blush because it's more long-lasting than powder...it sort of sits into the skin in a really nice way. And I think that creams just look more natural than powders. I used a MAC Lightscapade Mineralize Skin Finish right on the cheekbones as a highlighter. Again, not too matte.
My eyeliner is Make Up For Ever Aqua Black—very dark and very waterproof. Then I curled my lashes with Shu Uemura's Curler that I bought in Japan last year. Usually I use Benefit's They're Real Lengthening Mascara but today we used L’Oréal Voluminous Mascara to keep the curl better.
My hair never takes me too much effort—I usually wear it down and just put a bunch of Bumble stuff in it to add lots of texture. The first thing I decided when we got engaged, though, was to start growing it out. Back when I worked at Bumble, everyone would color their hair...it was the thing to do. But when I was done with that, I just cut it short—it's been a process. I kept my extensions from the ceremony and we're putting them back in to add volume for the bun. Then it's just a simple, messy knot with a bunch of texture.
After planning the wedding, we realized we should have just gone to City Hall, so that would be the ideal wedding at this point. Basically, I just want everyone to have fun. I want it to be super easy and effortless and I want everyone to be happy. Lots of dancing and drinking.”
—as told to ITG
Linda Bui photographed by Tom Newton in New York.