I’M MARRIED!! I can’t believe the big day came and went so quickly! It was everything I had hoped it would be and more! As I’ve mentioned on previous posts I did my own make-up! After months and months of research and planning I came down to a look I loved and that lasted all day and night!! With no flashback!!! (which was my biggest concern!!) So here are some of my tips and the products I used to create my wedding day look!
So to start I went in with my tried and true favorite, Rimmel Stay Matte Primer. This is truly one of the best mattifying primers I have ever used and it did not disappoint. It is $6.99 at Ulta which you can’t beat. A pea sized amount is enough for my t-zone which is where I concentrate this.
Next I went in with foundation. Foundation was one of the things I went back and forth on the most for the wedding day. What color will look best in pictures, which foundation will last, will it give me flashback? Ultimately I went with the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation is the shade 3.25 ($40.00 at Ulta). I LOVEEEE this foundation, I have it in like 5 shades so not matter what time of year it is I’ll have a shade that matches haha. This is a FULLLL coverage foundation and very mattifying. Controlled my oil all day. I applied it with a Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ($10.99 for a 2 pack).
Next I went in with my Too Faced Born This Way concealer in Very Fair. I love this concealer, full coverage without feeling as heavy as the Tarte Shape Tape (which I’m not the biggest fan of) and doesn’t crease! I like Very Fair because it is light enough to provide a highlight under the eye but not too light to look like Kim K in the early days with the practically white undereye haha. Born This Way Concealer is $28 at Ulta.
The next step was setting the undereye and my face. This was another challenge because we have all seen the horrible pictures of HD powder flashing back and look terrible in photos. I did NOT want that on my wedding day! I did a lot of research and found that Silica (the main ingredient in a lot of setting powders) is a huge flashback causer. The Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder ($38 at Sephora) does not have Silica in it so I was intrigued! The lighter shade “Natural” also has some color to it which also helps prevent against flashback (as opposed to most pure white translucent powders.) I used this to set under my eyes as well as my face as it is lightweight and mattifying. I also put DAB of my day to day favorite face setting powder, Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot ($16 at Ulta), just on my T-Zone to ensure no oil came through. The Soap and Glory does contain silica so I just used the tiniest amount.
For bronzer I went in with the ALL TIME FAV Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer ($14.99 at Ulta) ! I really concentrated this on my cheekbones but also dabbed some around the perimeter of my face to make sure I didn’t get washed out in photos.
For blush I used Wet N Wild – I mixed 2 shades together! Mellow Wine for the cool toned fall feel and Pearlescent Pink for a nice flush! I LOVEEEEE Wet N Wild Blushes they last all day and are only $2.99 on the Wet N Wild site!!!!!!!!!
Lips were ALSO WET N WILD!!!! My holy grail liquid lipstick color “Rebel Rose” from the Wet N Wild Catsuit Collections! I wanted something a little darker than a traditional bridal nude lip but not too dark. I love this color so much and it’s $4.99 at Ulta online! I love that so much of my favorite products are drugstore and they are so good I used them on my wedding day!
For eyeshadow I used the holy grail, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette ($42 at Sephora)!! Can’t go wrong! I wanted my eyes to be defined but not too smokey. I think I achieved that with this warm toned look!
Eye liner was a new one for me… yes I was brave enough to try something for the first time on my wedding day! haha NYX Epic Ink Liner, $7.99 at Ulta. SUPER thin line and waterproof! Which is why I bought it haha Before applying lashes I swiped on some waterproof L’Oreal Lash Paradise, I use the regular formula daily! Makes lashes so fluffy and wispy! Then I applied the Ardell 110 Lashes (4 pack at Ulta for $11.99)! I trimmed a little off the ends to get a perfect fit. I love these lashes, not too dramatic but definitely add to any look! Brows were Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wix in Taupe! ($21 at Sephora)
Here’s some pics of the look and the day of!!! Hope you enjoyed this or it helped any brides to be!!!
Lashes and Musings, Kristen
The process begins … hahah
Because obviously even on my wedding day I needed to take a selfie haha
Photo by Fuller Photography