Wedded Bliss

The summer is coming and we all know what that means. Wedding Fever!! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ’‹πŸ‘°πŸŽ©πŸ’„πŸ’—

My family friends Dan and Emma are getting married soon and so we thought we would grab an opportunity to do a makeup trial. After some discussion on what kind of colours Emma usually wears/ prefers, we decided to give it a go. My partner in crime Lauren, always tells me that the skin needs to be prepped correctly. Otherwise, no matter what you put on top, the makeup won’t sit well on the skin.

A bride must always prepare her skin for the big day – making sure she exfoliates and moisturises in a way that is right for her. How do we know this? By really noticing and looking to see how your skin behaves. There is no magic potion or wonder cream, it’s about finding something that works for you. Don’t ever be afraid to ask advice. Ask professionals about skincare, read up on blogs and get swotting up πŸ‘

Emma’s skin was a little dry so I cleansed and moisturised, leaving the moisturiser to soak in for a few minutes. Then I used a ByTerry base in cream beige which has a medium to heavy coverage. On your wedding, choose a base that will last all day. EstΓ©e Lauder Double Wear is another great foundation that is long lasting.

Emma loves browns and earthy tones, so I applied one bronze over the lid and a matte brown to contour from my Smashbox eyeshadow palette using a 217 brush. I then lined the top lid with EstΓ©e Lauder blackened cocoa kohl and set it with a brown shadow for a soft definition on top and a little on the lower lash line. We didn’t have any posh eyelashes with us so I used some cheapie ones just for our test 😯 On the day we will use lashes with a much more delicate lash line so they look more natural. Individual lashes are good idea to keep it soft and natural too as they add volume where you need or want it most.

I then contoured the face with a matte Clarins bronzer with a little mac blush to brighten the cheeks. Cream blush is also a nice alternative for the big day as it smudges on easily giving a healthy glow without looking too matte. A EstΓ©e Lauder nude lippy topped with a Clarins lip perfector and the lips were done. Next time, we will line the lips first for more definition. A sweep of Mac mineralise and a slick of mascara and we were finished.

Until next time…

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New foundation from By Terry (available in Space NK, smells divine)

I applied some of my new By Terry Cover-Expert foundation this morning and found it lasted well all day. I’m not wearing any other makeup other than a bit of blusher in the final pic and you can see the coverage is medium to full. I think I may have applied a little too much in the pic – you really don’t need too much of this product as a little goes a long way! The finish is slightly matt but felt comfortable to wear and would be good if your skin is normal to oily.

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