Whilst weddings bring excitement, they often bring a little bubble of panic for me alongside it, what am I going to wear, where am I going to stay, how will I do my makeup? Day to day I have my makeup routine down, I have a fairly minimal go too look that makes me feel more preened, without feeling over-made up. Whilst weddings present a great excuse to get creative with your makeup, they also require a lot, I want my makeup to last all day, not smudge when I cry during the vows and look great on camera! I think I cracked my ultimate wedding guest makeup look this month, and so I thought I’d give you a run down!
I spent a lot of time prepping my base on the morning of the wedding, I knew I needed this makeup to last well into the night, so I wanted my skin to be well prepped! After cleansing, I went in with a pea sized amount of my Glossier Priming Moisturiser to hydrate the skin, before putting a little of the Makeup Forever Step One Primer in the centre of my face to smooth out the skin.
I used a dense bristled buffing brush to really buff my foundation into my skin. I went for the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation, because it’s great coverage, gives a flawless finish and lasts really well on the skin. I used a light hand and spent a long time working it into the skin, and built it up gently so it would look as natural as possible. I used a little of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under the eyes and round the nose where I’m prone to redness, and then used my Beauty Blender to bake the areas I concealed. This basically involved me smushing my Beauty Blender into the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, pressing the powder onto the skin in a thick layer, and then brushing off the excess after about 10 minutes. I find doing this really helps the concealer stay put, and helps prevent creasing too!
For cheeks, I used my trusty NARS Laguna Bronzer around the perimeter of my face to add warmth, on the temples, cheeks and under my chin. I also used a little of the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder to chisel out a little more cheekbone than I’m naturally blessed with. I kept blush simple, opting for Tarte’s Exposed Blush a dusky pink that just adds a natural flush, and then hit the high points of my face with Becca’s Moonstone Highlight. Glowy, but natural!
Moving on to eyes, I filled in my brows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, I had a HD brows treatment recently so they don’t need much attention, just a little more definition. I set them in place with the Glossier Boy Brow which I always finds leaves them looking a bit fluffier and more natural.
I wanted my eye makeup to look pretty, but still be quite subtle. I prepped my lids with the Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin, this just helps stop the shadows from creasing throughout the day, and I also find shadows apply more evenly over the top. I used two Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow Palettes, to create the look, I used a pinky nude from the Fantascene palette to create an even base, and then a light taupe from the same palette to smoke up the crease. I used the shimmery bronze from the Lolita palette all over the lid, then went back in with the darkest shade from the Fantascene palette just to smoke things out a little more. I used the Marc Jacobs High Liner Matte Gel Crayon in Brownie on my waterline to create more depth, and added a tiny bit of the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper on the lashline too. Finish with lashings of the Marc Jacobs Volume Noir Mascara, and I ended up using some of the Fleur Loves Eyelure lashes too, because I just love a bit of lash.
For lips I lined and filled my lips with the Bite Beauty Lip Pencil in 22, my every day go to, and then went over with the NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm, which just added a bit of glow and shine to the lips.
I set the whole look in place with a few spritzes of the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, and that was that!
Definitely the most makeup I’ve worn in a long time, but I’m really pleased with how it came out, and it was still perfectly intact over 12 hours later!
What’s your go to wedding guest makeup look?