This look is requested by dear Joey. If you guys didn’t know, she’ll be getting married. I want to give her a shout out, because her wedding is today itself!! Congratulations, beautiful Joey. Hope your wedding today was a blast!
My own wedding look was very simple and defined so I shall go with that. When it comes to wedding photos, I want something classic and timeless so that when I look back at them 20 years down the road, I don’t regret it. Timeless for me means natural looking, with a little glow. However, there will be lots of photo taking and flashes, etc… so it’s important to use something that is flash friendly. Choosing the right products is important.
For base, I always count on Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. There isn’t flashback and it makes my skin look good. Since it’s gonna be a long day, a good primer that suits your skin condition is a must. For powder, I use Dior Nude sculpt powder for a little more coverage. I also used a light reflecting concealer like Clinique Airbrush Concealer under my eyes and at the sides of my nose. For a little bit of highlight, I went with Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl.
I find that layering also helps with staying power, so for the cheeks, I used Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Calypso Coral under NARS Deep Throat blush. This combo brightens my face in real life and in photos, it still shows but more subtly. Contouring might help with better photos, so that there is more dimension to the face. I use Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Summer Tan to sculpt, followed by Dior Amber Diamond on top.
For eyes, I stick to something light and neutral. Bobbi Brown recently launched their Bridal Collection and it was timely that I received the Luxe Eye Palette, so I decided to use it. I think Chanel Prelude is great for natural and contoured looking eyes too. Lashes do add something extra to a look, and since the lashes are still stuck on my eyes, it’s not in the photo. I used a natural criss cross one from The Face Shop. I also used MAC Macroviolet to subtly smoke out my eyes before lining my eyes with Diorshow Art Pen. What I did was layering. After applying Cream, I layered Oyster Grey over it. I used Espresso to define my eyes, and after that, I pat some Pink Pearl at the centre of my lids. MAC Macroviolet was used on my lashlines, a little thicker and smudged out, and then I drew a very thin line using Diorshow Art Pen to define the eyes further. For the lips, I layered Rouge Dior Nude in Grege over Dior Lip Maximizer.
Here is my final look…
And of course, how can we forget some accessories…
I hope you enjoyed this look I came up with. I didn’t have any props for a wedding (mine was ages ago!) so I made do with whatever I had in the room. If you knew what was going on behind the scenes, you’d probably snort with laughter. LOL!
Do remember to check out Joey’s and Teri’s version. Also, I want to take this opportunity to introduce Lilit of Makeup and Macaroons. She will be doing the induction post which is Nude for New Beginnings. Please give her a warm welcome 🙂 Until the next Femme Boulevard…