Given that wedding season is well under way, I thought it only apt to make April ‘Bridal Month’, so all the looks posted throughout the month will be wedding and bridal related. By no means are these only looks for weddings, but hopefully they will give brides-to-be some inspiration if they are thinking about what they’d like for their big day.
To get the series started, I’ll be kicking off with this week’s post which is a simple look using mostly browns which are very popular for brides given that they suit most eye colours. Whilst it is a fairly simple look, there are quite a few products as I like to layer products enabling them to last longer, which is essential on your wedding day. By all means substitute certain products with more affordable products or feel free to mix up the look by using different colours. There are no rules in make up, just whatever you’re happy with and you feel suits you best.
Below is a product list that I used for this look to achieve this look and a little information on how it was applied:
Primer – Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – I would always recommend using a primer for bridal make up as it will help the make up last all day (and night)
Buff Make Up Sheer Glow – in Movie Star – this gives a really nice glow to the skin. A small amount applied all over the face with a foundation brush
Foundation – MAC Face and Body – really well buffed into the skin to give a medium coverage. I have used a medium coverage for this look as I still want it to look natural but with a slightly dewy finish to the skin
Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear Concealer – under the eyes, down the centre of the nose, through the brow bone, on the cupid’s bow and in the centre of the chin
Contour – Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel to contour and bronze the cheeks and then a little MAC Harmony just to go over it in the hollows of the cheeks (again layering is key)
Blush – MAC Peaches – this is a really nice matt warm peach colour, applied to the apples of the cheeks and blended upwards towards the ears
Face Powder – MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation – I used this to get slightly more coverage on certain parts of the face, but kept the cheeks and nose dewy.
Highlighter – MAC Soft and Gentle – applied to the top of the cheek bones, through the brow bone, down the centre of the nose and on the cupid’s bow
Base/Primer – MAC Painterly applied all over the lid and up to the brow to give a really even base to work on. This provides a base for the eye shadow to stick to
Eye Shadows – MAC Brule was applied all over the lid where the Painterly had been applied and blended in. On top of this MAC Pattina was applied right the way over the eye and up through the socket with a MAC 217 brush. Then using a MAC 239 flat brush I applied MAC Mulch from the top lash line and pulled upwards and slightly out to create a bit of a winged out effect. This was blended using the 217 brush and applied again for a more intense look. Then taking an angled brush and MAC Carbon eye shadow, I ran this straight across the lash line, pulling it up very slightly to create a softer line. Using the 239 brush again just to soften it a little. A little of what was left on the brush was then used on the outside of the lower lash line
Eyeliner – Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Eyeliner in Black – along the top lash line following the Carbon liner. To make the eyes open up a little I used MAC Naked Liner pencil on the inside of the lower lash line.
Highlighter – MAC Vanilla through the brow bone and on the inside tear duct
Brows – a mixture of MAC Espresso and MAC Omega with an angled brush
Mascara – Maybelline The Flashies in Black on top and bottom lashes
Lashes – Individual lashes – this enhances and opens up the eyes whilst still looking natural
Lip Liner – MAC Sublime Culture
Lipstick – MAC Hue
Lip Gloss – Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie in Rebel
Are you getting married and is this something that you would wear on your wedding day?
Thanks for reading and have a fab weekend.