Because I am a makeup artist, thinking about someone I didn’t know doing my makeup for the wedding made me slightly anxious. I know what tones work and don’t work with my skin and I knew the look I wanted for the day. SO for that reason I opted out on hiring someone and did it myself. Today I’m fixin’ to tell you my favorite products that I used on the big day!
Here is a quick selfie I snapped on my phone after doing my makeup that morning. I can still remember the butterflies from looking at that picture… hahah
(PS got this shirt to get ready in at Victoria Secret so I wouldn’t mess my makeup and hair taking it off, I lovvvve it!)
MAC Blanc Type // for my whole lid and under my brows to highlight.
MAC Omega // for my blending color into my crease
MAC Woodwinked // my main crease color
MAC Brun // to add depth to my crease
Before I left Utah for Florida I had my lashes done. I didn’t know or trust anyone to do them in Florida so I had my friend Makenzie do a full set of Volume lashes. They were fabulous. I’m actually a lash tech myself but I had never had a full set of them before. They’re life-changing and I adored them. I had them done on October 8th which was 2 1/2 weeks before the wedding and they still looked sooo full. Loved them. I did do a lashes no-no with the permission from Kenzie.. I wanted them to look as full as possible so on the wedding day I gave each lash a quick swipe of Better Than Sex Mascara
Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil // The name describes it all. Perfect.
(I use Cool Dark Brown)
Tarte LipSurgence Matte Lip Tint // (color) Warm Rose.
My stellar bridemaids kept it on hand and I reapplied it only a few times throughout the day because it really does last a while. In the tote bags that I had gotten them to carry around all day, I gave them each a tub of Rosebud Salve.
Blushing Bride is something you hear often right? So a good blush is important haha I love NARS blushes because of the long wear. I applied my blush only twice that day which was so nice.
NARS Blush // (color) Doce Vita
MAC Blush // (color) Gingerly
I swept a little bit of this to contour a little bit.
I prepped my face the morning of with my normal skincare routine see here.
I tested a few foundations out for the few months before with samples c/o Sephora. I wanted a foundation that was matte for pictures, with the longest wear possible, since it was a 15 hour day. These were what I decided made for the best options for my skin and needs.
Foundation: Make Up Forever HD Foundation // (color) Golden Honey
Highlight/ Concealer: NARS Concealer //(color) Pale Yellow
For my Birthday my best friend Mckenna got me the perfume Coach Poppy. I saved it to use on my wedding day. Now every time I smell it, it reminds me of that day.
I hope y’all enjoyed reading and have a fabulous day!