I was recently contacted and asked if I would like to create a makeup look that would complement a wedding gown. It was not in exchange of sponsorship or products, but the idea still appealed to me because I had never posted a bridal inspired look on my blog. It thought it would be fun to create one so here it is! I was sent three images of wedding gowns to choose from and the one above was my favorite. The company that contacted me is Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration/planning website.
If I were to get married tomorrow I would, without a doubt, use NARS Sheer Glow as my foundation. It photographs beautifully because of its lack of SPF, it covers well, and lasts long on me. Of course, I wouldn't dare not use a primer on a wedding day. My go-to brand for face primers is Laura Mercier, the oil free version is amazing. NARS doesn't disappoint when it comes to complexion products so my concealer of choice is also from them (the Radiant Creamy Concealer). As far as setting powders go, the one with the best texture is the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent.
Moving on to the eyes... eyeshadow primer is a must. So is waterproof mascara (the one above isn't, though). I wanted to bring some warm rosy vibes into the look so I only used eyeshadows from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette (see review). I started my applying the shade Strange underneath the brow bone. Then I swept Buzz all over the lid followed by Factory on the outer corners. I also took Factory and smudged it along the lower lash line. Finally, I used Nooner to transition the colors on the crease. My brow product of choice was the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade because that thing does not budge.
Lastly, I highly recommend using a lip primer and a lip liner to maximize the longevity of your lip color. Even though they're the quickest fading finish, I suggest going with a creamy and somewhat glossy lipstick that will fade flatteringly and will not accentuate dryness. I used a soft warm pink by Paul & Joe Beaute called Pret-a-Porter.
What makeup would you wear for your wedding/a wedding?