Love is in the air, and it's that time of year again; bridal season. Whether you're a blushing-bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or just someone that wants a sweet, romantic look with a bit of an edge, then this look is for you! I used colors that are flattering on every skin and eye color, and I will share some tips and tricks for keeping your makeup smudge/sweat/humidity and especially cry-proof on your special day. You can easily tone this look up or down depending on your taste. For the modern bride that's not afraid to be daring, I added a line of metallic silver liner. All eyes will be on you!
The key to flawless wedding makeup is to keep it cry, sweat, and waterproof. I suggest staying away from any face products that contain SPF because it is reflective in flash photography, leaving you ghost-faced in photos.
Prep your face with your favorite primer (I like L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Face Primer ), and follow with a photo-friendly foundation like Makeup Forever's HD Foundation. It gives your skin a nice, soft-focus effect without looking like a wedding cake (let's save that for the reception, shall we?). If you have oily skin like me, try using a very thin layer of Milk of Magnesia on your t-zone and chin to prevent oil from taking over your face. This stuff is magical! Next, follow with a concealer that isn't dry or greasy, but creamy, if needed. Make sure that it closely matches your skin tone as well. Top it all off with a loose translucent powder to set everything in place. Finally, really lock everything into place with a finishing spray such as Urban Decay's De-Slick. This resists humidity, smudging, sweat and yes, even tears.
For the eyes, use a water-proof eyeshadow primer (Lime Crime's Eyeshadow Helper works wonders) to prep your lids for eyeshadow. Apply your shadows as you please, and finish everything off with waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Tie everything together with your favorite flirty lashes and get ready to walk down the aisle!
- L'Oreal Studio Secrets Face Prime
- Make Up For Ever HD Foundation in #115
- Milani HD Advance Concealer in Light
- ELF HD Powder in Translucent
- Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper
- MUG Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma on inner half of lids and brow bone
- MUG Eyeshadow in Moondust and Sensuous on outer half
- MUG Eyeshadow in Corrupt on outer corners and crease
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Virgin on tearducts
- Bobbi Brown Gel Liner
- Wet N Wild Metallic Silver Liner
- Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in Pure White on waterline set with a matte cream shadow
- Cover Girl Lash Blast Water-Proof Mascara in Very Black
- Velour Minx Lashes in Oops! Naughty Me
- NARS Blush in Amour
- Sigma Highlighting Blush in Lumiere
- MUG Lipstick in Delightful
Now you are all set and ready to look flawlessly gorgeous on your big day! If you follow the tips I've given, you should have no problem with your makeup melting away. Put on your something borrowed, something new, something used and something blue, and walk down that aisle with grace and confidence. Good luck, and many well wishes on your wedding day!
I hope you all enjoyed this look; I thought I'd take a (quick) break from bold and colorful looks and cleanse your palette with something much softer. I've been in a creative rut as well, blah.
Also, I have another Makeup Geek review coming up with more eyeshadows and a few of their lipsticks! I can't wait to show you guys, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
Have a fantastic week, and take care!