- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Alright bee’s! I’m doing a full beauty review from my wedding day–from the best products I used, to my hair extensions, false lashes, everything!
I realized after my third make-up trial before my wedding that I was really unhappy with how other people were doing my make-up and was convinced I could do it better myself. So I watched a few youtube videos (mostly Marlena from MakeupGeek.com) just for techniques and products that I could try out with the 5 months I had before my wedding.
So here it goes!
Best Products Possible For Wedding Day:
- Mac fix+ spray…before applying any make-up products spray this over your face as a prep to moisturize/refresh skin. It’s always way to oily if I put it on top of my make-up and to me, it is not a good finishing spray BUT I got this tip from a make-up artist who works for Seattle Bride and it will forever be one of my favorites.
- Sigma Brushes!! Just like Mac’s but way less expensive and really great quality. I got the 12 pack and it has helped the way I apply make-up SO much.
- Clinique all about the eyes serum, I didn’t get much sleep the night before the wedding and this made them feel awesome and decreased puffiness
- Make-up forever HD primer: oil free, SPF free (works well with photos)
for the bridesmaids I used Revlon colorstay, it really stays put and looks flawless + is inexpensive
I wanted something heavier for myself and I used MAC Studio Tech. It was really heavy but PERFECT. I never used it before and but the day before the wedding I bought it to match my spray tanned skin and it had really great (photo) coverage. I would never use this for every day make-up though since it can look a little cakey. I finished it with MAC select sheer pressed powder and my skin looked the best it ever has. I also used it on my honeymoon in the DR and it kept up in extreme humidity! Highly recommended!
I wanted something natural but a little smokey so I used:
- Urban Decay’s Naked palette which came with the famous primer potion!
- BeneFit’s Powderflage, is a setting powder for eye and under eye make-up, it hides creases that concealer makes
- Loreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes (best mascara for its value that I’ve ever used…and I’ve used everything, Dior, Lancome, Smashbox)
- MAC lash #20, its the half lashes–I always feel uncomfortable with full on big falsies on but these looked nice and gave just enough “glam” to the look
- MAC’s pigment in Vanilla around the eyes, opens them up and makes the peepers look bigger
I used two really great combinations
1) MAC’s lipstick in fabby paired with MAC’s liner in Dervish for my bridesmaids–darker pink that’s sexy but subtle
2) MAC’s lipstick in Hot Tahiti (LOVE!) with MAC’s liner in Spice. I love Spice it looks really great on brides of a ton of skin tones.
Okay moving on!
My hair extensions were my favorite beauty accessory. No one could tell I had them in, and they gave my a boost of confidence! They were an incredible match. I bought them from Sallys Beauty Supply but the brand is: Euronext Remy 18″ Clip-in human hair. They were about $90 and I had some extra in the pack. I got some face framing layers in them so they blended nicely with my own hair.
In these photos my lipstick didn’t blend with the natural creases in my lips–but I could have prevented that if I used a lipstick brush! I spaced on that one.
Finally to set it all, I used Skindivia Bridal finisihing spray and Skindivia no shine finishing spray.
I will tell you guys, I got an airbrush tan (not a spray tan) before the wedding and it made me feel better about myself. It didn’t rub off on my dress until the end of the night when I was dancing, and just on the very top under my arms. Darling Husband had it done too and it made his skin tone look more even.
My final tip for brides doing their own make-up is just to stay calm on the day of when getting ready! Think things through, don’t pile on too much of one product but DO layer different products to get the long lasting effect. Also, it might look like too much but it does wear off and it looks MUCH more natural in photos.