Bridal / Wedding Makeup

Following on from my 'The Wedding' post I thought I would share with you all the products I used to do my Bridesmaid makeup. We all did our own makeup on the day, -which I know is pretty unusual - but between us we were a super-beauty-obsessed bunch and knew that we probably trusted ourselves enough (and had enough makeup stash and skill between us) to ensure we looked wedding-ready....

I started by prepping my face by using the La Roche-Posay Effeclar-Mat Moisturiser all over my my face, followed by Benefit the Porefessional primer on my nose and cheeks. I then dabbed a small amount of Makeup Atelier's Base Eclat Skin Perfector across my temples, cheekbones and eye area.

I opted for a light, well-buffed in application of Diorskin Nude BB Cream in 002 applied with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush followed by MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC25 on the areas that needed more coverage (my chin and nose and I added a tiny bit to my temples and cheekbones). I then applied MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC25 under my eyes, followed by Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in true ivory which I then blended using the Real Techniques Setting Brush and set it with Laura Mercier's secret brightening powder. For a finishing powder I used Chanel's Les Beiges Healthy Glow Powder in N20.

I kept my eyes relatively simple and used the Urban Decay Naked Palette, sweeping 'Virgin' over my entire eye area (right into the inner corners and up to the brow bone), 'sin' across the entire lid and a mixture of 'sidecar' and 'smog' blended into the crease, along the lower lash line and underneath my lower lashes. I then applied my trusty waterproof mascara from YSL, Illamasqua's eye pencil in 'elate' along my waterline and two pairs of false lashes: Ardell Lashes in #105 followed by Eylure 116 lashes which I cut in half and applied only to the outer corner of my eyes and another lashing of my YSL mascara to cover any whiteness from the Illamasqua pencil and to ensure the falsies were properly blended with my own lashes.

I applied my Bobbi Brown Bronzer in medium lightly all over my face and neck with the Real Technique Stippling Brush, then applied (lots of!) Nars Laguna Bronzer to my temples and cheekbones. 
Cheeks and Lips were kept pinker-than-pink to match the colour scheme so for the cheeks I opted for MAC's 'Well Dressed' swirled onto my apples using the Real Techniques Blush Brush and 'Dainty' swept lightly over my cheekbones and temples using the Real Techniques Setting Brush and for the lips I paired my MAC Lip Liner Pencil in 'In Synch' with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Roman Holiday' , set it with a slick of Lipcote and topped it off with a dash of Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss - aptly named 'Love' - how fitting!

In my teeny tiny Bridesmaid clutch bag I could only fit in the absolute essentials which were (apart from my trusty iPhone!) the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 'Roman Holiday'Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss in 'Love', MAC Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and some Eylure eye lash glue in case I cried off my falsies.

Alas my tan was not of the natural kind (although the freckles are all my own) and I had a fabulous Sienna X spray tan the night before in the comfort of my own home for £25 by the wonderful Emily at Surrey Spray Tan.

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