It’s funny – for all the planning in the world, on my actual wedding day I wasn’t half as anal about my make up I thought I would be.
Don’t get me wrong – I packed things I knew I liked to use, and didn’t overwhelm myself with tons of choices so that I could be quite focused on the morning. To be honest when the time came, I just wanted to get going rather then spend hours faffing around.
In the end I really didn’t use THAT much considering. I don’t know how but it stayed put until the bitter end, which I didn’t think it would with all the blood, sweat and tears!
I WILL REVIEW THE BELOW ITEMS! Soon!
Banila Co Prime Primer (Hydrating) – it’s a cross between a hydrating cream base and a silicone-y one. You have to be careful with this, with some foundation’s it looks cakey but with the right one, it works really well (usually a foundation with quite a runny texture).
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 – can’t beat some Bobbi Brown when it comes to bridal. This is lighter coverage then my usual base but it’s really natural and can be layered.
MAC Pro Longwear concealer under the eyes and on any red bits.
Sisley Pressed Face Powder (Matte Finish)
Sisley Sun Powder No. 1 (bronzer)
Sisley Blusher in Peach
I kept this so simple, I used the new Bobbi Brown Twilight palette (just the cream and mid toned matte brown) and some black liquid eyeliner (Koji).
I didn’t use mascara (I had lash extensions in).
I put on Bobbi Brown pale pink lipstick but then realised it looked TOO pale for photos, so I grabbed the most pigmented thing I had around, a Urban Decay pink lip pencil to add more colour. To top, I used Chanel Bagatelle Lip Gloss.
I also fixed my face with Clearlast spray, which is amazing.
I nearly went for good old Chanel, then decided to go for something unusual that I wouldn’t normally wear so that when I smelt it again it would specifically remind me of the wedding day.
I used Jo Malone Orange Blossom which was apt as it was a beautiful sunny day and I have been craving oranges badl for the last few months mixed with a few spritzes of Grapefruit.
The result wasn’t sickly, it was fruity (obviously) and quite fresh and floral. Something a bit different I think. The only thing is, I found it didn’t last as long as I liked although I did have some sprayed into my hair (A Charlotte Lipglossiping tip!).
Some people will definitely prefer to hire a make up artist for the day, but I am really used to doing my own make up looks and also, I am quite specific about how I like to do my eyes etc. Me personally, I didn’t want too many strangers in my room in the morning when you’re getting ready it can be a bit stressful.
I’ll get round to reviewing the various bits and pieces I used, if I haven’t reviewed them already!
If you are married, who did your wedding make up and how did you have it?