Sunday, 28 August 2016

Bridesmaid Make Up | Face


I was recently a bridesmaid for the first time ever which was super exciting. However, it meant that I had no idea how I was going to do my make up, so I spent the last few months on Pinterest and YouTube checking out all the different bridesmaid make up looks so I thought I'd show you what I used to create my look. As it was such an important day, I used quite a bit of make up, so I thought I’d split this into 2 posts; ‘face’ and ‘eyes’. In this post, I’ll be focusing on the face make up and I’ll be posting and eyes one later in the week.

Before applying my make up, I washed my face with warm water and applied The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream, allowing that to soak into my skin before applying any make up.

Primer – Benefit Porefessional – an old favourite of mine. I knew this would be ideal for the day as it would help keep my make up in place, so I applied this first.

FoundationNARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in Mont Blanc – I bought this foundation a few months ago, with the wedding in mind as I thought it would be nice to have a more high end foundation for the day. My cousin, who is a beauty therapist, told me not to wear a foundation with an SPF in as it reflects the flash of cameras. As all the foundations I owned had an SPF in it, it was another excuse to go out an buy a new one!

Concealer Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral – This is another product I bought for the wedding. Although I love Collection’s Lasting Perfection Concealer I wanted a more special one for the day and had heard great things about this one from Urban Decay and it definitely didn't disappoint. However, I did also use a bit of the Collection Concealer in Warm under my eyes to help brighten them up a little more.

Powder Rimmel StayMatte Pressed Powder in 004 Sandstorm – I couldn’t not use this product, it sets make up so well and gives such a nice look to the skin.

Bronzer Benefit HoolaThis was another product that I bought with the wedding in mind. I’d wanted it for ages, but never had a reason to buy it, so this was the perfect excuse! I love it as it’s so pigmented. I brushed it over my cheeks and forehead to give my skin a bit of a glow and also used an angled face brush to contour my cheek bones and bridge of my nose.

Highlighter MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in LightscapadeThis is a firm favourite of mine so I couldn’t not use it. I used a fan brush to add a glow to the top of my cheek bones.

Also I used a bit of Maybelline Master Contour to add a little bit more definition to my cheekbones and used the highlight side just to add a little bit more of a glow to my skin.

Blush - MAC Powder Blush in Style - I love this blusher so I knew I wanted to wear it for the wedding. It's quite a subtle pink/peach blusher which blends so well leaving a natural colour on the cheeks. 

Lip liner - Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Liner in Sweet Pink - I realised the day before I was leaving for the wedding that I didn't have a lip liner so rushed out to Boots on my lunch break and got this one. It worked really well and I'm so glad I picked it up last minute. 

Lipstick - MAC lipstick in Angel - This is my favourite lipstick and as it's quite a subtle pink, I knew it would be perfect for a bridesmaid look.

Setting Spray - Urban Decay All Nigher Long-Lasting Spray - I used this spray to help set my make up and ensure it stayed in place all day, I love this product!

As the day went passed so quickly, I didn't really get a good photo of my make up, but this below photo gives you a bit of an idea of what the finished look was like.