Deciding on my wedding day makeup look proved to be a bigger challenge than my hair! I’m just as adventurous with my makeup as I am with hair! I LOVE eye color and will basically try any color on the planet! But, this was a day that going all out in that aspect is a no-no. Achieving a natural beauty look on your big day is the goal so I had to leave all of those outrageous colors at the door!
My budget didn’t have room to hire a professional so I got together with my best friend Raakhee, and she really hooked a girl up! The colors and products she used accentuated my features and made me look as natural as possible but still look like I had makeup on! We went with my usual foundation, applying the primer first to help set it and give it lasting power. She gave my eyes a simple, yet classic smoky look using neutral colors (light brown, dark brown, and black). To give my eyes extra pop, she glued on small, fake eyelashes at the ends of my eyes, finishing them off with black mascara from MAC. The NARS blush gave my cheeks just the right amount of glow. The dark, wine colored MAC lipstick complimented my skin tone perfectly and gave my lips a nice, subtle color (unlike my eyes, I don’t like loud colors on my lips) My makeup lasted throughout the outdoor ceremony and most of the reception (after all the pro pictures were done, a girl got her boogie on!).
Here’s a run-down of the makeup products we used!
Iman Foundation Primer
Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation in Bronze 607
Maybelline Mousse Concealer in Latte
Sephora Lash Flirt-It Lash Duo
MAC Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara
NARS blush in Deep Throat
MAC frost lipstick in Hipster
Wanna see the completed look with the hair, makeup, and dress?? You’re going to have to wait until next week! (cue suspenseful music!)
Photos courtesy of: bonanzle.com, maybelline.com, drugstore.com, maccosmetics.com, marykay.com, sephora.com