I am back! A married woman, and finally back on the blogosphere. And i couldn't think of a better place to start than to talk you through my wedding day make up!
Yes in an ideal world, I would have had a wonderful make up artist at my beck and call, creating a look of the rich and famous. Instead I had my trusty sidekick Mags, a suitcase full of brilliant make up, and a few lessons under our sleeves.
So what did I learn? Doing my own make up meant I had a real natural look, when applying make up on ourselves, we are defintely less liberal, and more inclined to layer to ensure no mistakes are made. I also believe that lighting played a huge part. Stood in an awkward mirror in the wrong lighting does no one any favours. And product is key.
A quick run down on the products i used:
* Nars Primer - light and silky, perfect for humid conditions
* Laura Mercier foundation - a shade darker than normal to compliment the overseas location
*Chanel eye shadow - these prove that layering works, and you most defintely get what you pay for!
*Chanel eye pencil - in green, this really complimented my eye colour, and big thanks to Dawn in Debenhams, Salisbury for even suggesting this off the wall idea!
*Liz Earle eye cream - amazing at concealing the dark circles, without a made up look of some concealers
*No7 translucent powder - perfect for setting the make up to last
*A lovely pale pink Chanel lipstick
*And finally a glass of champers, with a bit of confidence, we all let our inner beauty shine through!
This was a brilliant learning curve for myself and Mags, with a combination of make up counters, books and trials at home, we perfected my wedding day look.
So a quick insight for you on how we approached my wedding day make up. I will be talking about some of the products in more detail in future blogs, and look out for some christmassy themed blogs coming soon!
In the meantime, stay beautiful!
24th November 2010