Two of my best friends got married the beginning of last month and it was the most perfect day.
I was lucky enough to be asked to be bridesmaid and it was honestly the best day ever. I wont go into too much detail about the day but I thought I would share some of my big day make up essentials.
My talented cousin did my make up on the day (she is a qualified make up artist).
1. The perfect lipstick
I decided to wear Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in Uptight.
I had gold, sparkly eyes, so I thought a neautral matte lipstick would be the perfect match.
I decided on Uptight, which is a warm brown, because I thought it wasn’t too dark that it would over power my face and it wasn’t too light it would blend in my skin. The perfect middle ground.
2. Shimmery eyes
I think bridal makeup should be more on the softer side. Whilst I like a dramatic smokey eye and dark lips for a night out, I think for weddings you want pinky tones and light shimmers.
The Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette is the perfect bridal Palette. The soft pinks and shimmery tones are beyond pretty and matched our flowers really well.
As it was a wedding I thought I would leave the glazed icing look for the cake. A small amount of this goes a long way, and pops just enough.
4. Setting Spray/ Setting Powder
Weddings are a long day, they involve a lot of pictures, a lot of drinking and a lot of dancing. You wanna look as pretty at the beginning of the night, as you did at the start.
I’ll start with the setting powder. I personally don’t like an over baked face, plus you don’t wanna look back on pictures and notice your face is on the powdery side. A small amount in your oily areas are all you need.
5. Scrap the mascara; get eyelash extensions!
If you’re an emotional wreck like me and you cry at everything – from walking up the aisle, vows, speeches, first dance – you need something that is durable.
Mascara would end up running down my face; and if I wore false strip lashes I’d be worried about pulling them off when I was crying.
So I went for a full set of eyelash extensions, I won’t bore you with my love for them, but if you’re interested I have another post with details.
Now to try and convince my boyfriend to put a ring on me!
What are your bridal beauty tips?