- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2016
I know I have chimed in a couple of times already, but I was thinking of a few things you should try out if you do your own makeup for your wedding day. I am not a professional MUA, but I am an artist and have spent a great deal of time trying out a variety of high-end products, so I feel like I know what works well…
First, get a good primer. My suggestion would be Smashbox Primer or Laura Mercier Primer.
Second, get a good foundation. I love Make Up Forever Photo Finish liquid foundation and use the white HD powder- which locks in your makeup and gives you the smoothest skin ever!!! Some people say that with flash photography, your makeup can turn out white with this stuff, but I have never had any problems. It has a super natural finish, blends really well, and it give you a “dewy” look which is alwyays nice for your wedding day. It has a natural coverage, but it is also buildable if you need a little extra coverage. The fact that your MUA used Maybeline is a huge red flag. I’m not trying to get all snobby about makeup brands, but in this case, I do believe that you do get what you pay for. Honestly!
Third- get some good blush and bronzer. I love using Benetint from Benefit. It’s a liquid which has to be dabbed on, but it gives an amazingly natural flush color, perfect for a blushing bride!! 🙂
Click here for: Benetint
Smashbox also has a great contouring kit-Smashbox Contour Kit
I also think a good highlighter like Highbeam by Benefit is amazing! I like puting it on my brow-bone, cheekbones, bridge of nose, and chin. It captures light really well and gives you a glistening look.
Lipstick- my favorite color is by Laura Mercier in “Peony” which can be viewed here: Laura Mercier Peony, but the bad thing is that it doesn’t last all day. The color is just universally gorgoeous! If you don’t mind reapplying it, then go for it! Your lips will shimmer and won’t be sticky or anything. I might reconsider wearing that color if it were me, because I know I will be kissing my hubby and other people- so a kiss proof formua by some other company might be better.
And then, eyebrows…Sephora has a great eybrow pencil which is super fine and will last all day!
And Last- get yourself some good mascara and eyeliner- My favorite mascara is Lancome Difinicils. Waterproof, of course! Difinicils Waterproof
In the end, you may spend a couple hundred dollars in high-end makeup products, but it will save you on the cost of a MUA and you have great makeup to use after your wedding!
I hope this helps. I wish you the best on your wedding day, ya pretty lady! 🙂