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Monday, 8 January 2018

The Makeup I Wore On My Wedding Day...

It's no secret if you're a long time reader of my blog that I really don't experiment much with makeup! In fact a lot of the time now I don't even wear it as there's just no need, whereas I used to no matter whether I was leaving the house or not. I'm a lot more comfortable now with what my face looks like without makeup (though right now my skin is having a major tantrum) and it really does no good for my skin when I wear it all the time so it's pretty much just when people are coming round or I'm heading out, that I actually make the effort. Of course for our wedding I wanted to look nice so I started thinking a few months before of how I wanted my hair and makep and that also gave me plenty of time to add any new products in or pick up anything I needed to repurchase. In the end I pretty much stuck to my usual products but there were a few new additions that I'd got in past Birchboxes and also in Boots when we were last in London so I thought it might be nice to do a post about it as I know I'll want to read back on everything about the wedding one day! As always I went for quite a subtle, casual makeup look so if you're hoping to do the same sort of thing, some of these products might be worth considering.
wedding makeup
Starting with the base I used my trusty Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation. I've not tried another foundation for absolutely ages because I'm worried none will ever live up to this one! It's quite high coverage so really does cover up any spots well and I find it lasts all day. Most of my makeup was applied using my new Real Techniques PowderBleu Brushes and also some of their classic ones, they are my go to brush brand. I then moved onto concealer and the one I picked up especially for my wedding day was the Maybelline Fit Me. This is another product that I can't live without. I've tried several concealers but this is the only one I find really works. It lightens under my eyes, covers spots and blends so easily, it's just the best. For contour and bronzing I stuck with my favourite Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit. This was something else I picked up recently as I had just ran out and knew it was one I would want to use on the day. I'm not massively into contouring and probably don't do it very well, but I find this gives some actual definition to my face and just makes me look a little bit better! I then added a bit of Benefit Hoola Bronzer all over which I find gives me a nice bit of colour and then I used my Rimmel Lasting Finish Blush in the shade Pink Rose on the tops of my cheekbones. The final base products I used were the Manna Kadar 3-in-1 which I use as a highlighter (it's such a fab product, a little bit gives a lovely glow) and then to finish off my Maybelline Matte Maker Powder. I always dust some of this over my face to really blend everything in and just set it all so it stays in place a bit longer!
wedding makeup
Moving onto eyes, I used a standard MUA black pencil eyeliner. Eyeliner is one of those products I can't not use now, it makes my eyes stand out so much and I really do love how it looks. Definitely one of my must have products. I then curled my eyelashes with a Superdrug Eyelash Curler and then added loads of Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. I have a love/hate relationship with this mascara, some days it works so well and makes my lashes look great, other days they just look a clumpy mess. Luckily on the day, it went well! One of the final steps of my makeup was to have a quick brush through of my eyebrows with my Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil.
benefit roller lash mascara
The last thing I did was apply some of my favourite lipstick at the moment, the Max Factor Elixir in the shade Burnt Caramel. I've mentioned this a few times on my blog in the space of a month but it's just brilliant! I'm not a big fan of lipstick as I've just never found the right colour for me before really but this is just it. It's a subtle, pink nude colour and aswell as looking pretty, it also feels really moisturising. I'm so glad I got this and it looked okay because it was perfect for the day.
max factor lipstick
To say I did all of my makeup myself and just stuck to mainly drugstore brands, I think I looked okay! I'm usually quite hard on myself but I do think my makeup looked good and most importantly, I felt good. I'm so glad I stuck with my trusty favourites as they didn't let me down and it all stayed on so well throughout the day. I think I'll always be repurchasing these products now!

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