@AnneTossy: Aww thank you! I just wished I knew how to make these pics smaller, but I guess since we’re on the topic of makeup, its probably ok!
I feel your pain on the foundation problem!! Its been a life long battle for me. Everytime I get my makeup done at counters in the mall, I end up all cakey in the rough spots. Because of this I was determined to do my own wedding day makeup. In the end, I really wanted to be relaxed so I had a trial and made it very clear to the MUA that I am VERY particular and that they would need to apply the makeup just so. She was very understanding and followed my instructions exactly. The trial went well, so I decided to go for it and have someone else do it. It turned out pretty good – but I can’t say I was 100% relaxed as I was constantly picking up the mirror 😉 Poor woman!
Here’s a list of what we used:
Daily moisturizer: I’m old school and stick with Olay products (has worked wonders for my mother & grandmother’s skin). I occasionally buy some other things to try out..e.g..stricvectin, some retinol cream….etc. But I use Olay products daily.
Also – get a clarisonic!!! I cannot say enough about it. I got one several months before my wedding and it really helped to cleanse, exfolicate and smooth things out. Best money spent!!
LM moisturizing primer
BB corrector and concealer
BB moisture rich foundation, applied as described above.
Eyebrows: filled in with MAC eyeshadow in Brun color (I use this everyday)
Eyeshadow primer: Urban decay eyeshadow primer – love it!!
Eyeshadow base: I’m pretty sure we used Blanc Type (it was a combo of my makeup and my MUA’s stuff) Either way, you’ll want to cover all of lid with something light like Mac’s vanilla or Blanc type.
Eyeshadow: We primarily used MAC’s Trax (I think its called) as the purpley color you see. I know we used another color as well, but I can’t think of the name. I would guess something a little lighter like a taupe to blend. I’m not sure what highlighter color we used, but I would probably recommend something with a little shimmer like MAC’s Shroom.
Eyeliner: MAC’s black track liner. Laura Mercier also makes a good one. But I was happy with MACs. I also use MAC’s carbon black eyeshadow to help set. I use this as eyeliner pretty regularly as it doesn’t run like a pencil does.
Mascara: I’ve tried LOTS, but also come back to Cover girl’s LashBlast in black. Also, I had on false lashes for the wedding.
We did use some kind of bronzer. I’m not sure what tho! I use Physican’s formula brozer on a regular basis. I’m not sure what blush she applied, but I use MAC blush in varying shades depending on season, mood…etc.
We did set everything with translucent loose powder. I used Laura Mercier’s powder for this. AND then we gave my whole face a spritz of MAC’s Fix + finishing spray. Actually I believe we sprayed this on to start as well….it calms skin (which is what I need when I’m stressed or I’ll turn all red!) and it helps to set makeup.
Lips: This was a combo of what the artist had (MAC stuff, liner and gloss), plus my own stuff that I applied later throughout day. I recently helped a friend with her wedding makeup and we used Bobbi Brown’s high shimmer gloss in Maked Plum #7. Its beautiful! I use it daily right now.
….as you can probably tell, I love all things makeup 🙂 let me know if you have any other questions.