He put a ring on it, and now it’s time for your big day! Or maybe you’re a bridesmaid…or just have a zillion upcoming weddings to attend. Either way, here is a look that is perfect for a wedding. It will look great in photos and last all day and night! In this particular tutorial, I’ve used some of my favorite high end brands, but never fear! I’ll be recreating this same look using only drugstore products for brides on a budget. Hope you enjoy, and be sure to keep reading to get a peek at some photos from my wedding!
Arbonne Makeup Primer
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (200 Soft Beige)
L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon Concealer (W1-2-3)
L’Oreal True Match Powder (W3)
Sigma Eye Shadow Base (Persuade)
Sigma Eye Shadow Base Kit (Bare)
Urban Decay Naked Palette
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Perversion)
MAC Fluidline (Blacktrack)
L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara
ybf Auto Eyebrow Pencil
Andrea False Lashes (53)
Duo Darktone Adhesive
Benefit Fake Up Concealer (Light)
Too Faced No Makeup Makeup Palette
Christian Dior Shimmer Brick (Amber Diamond)
Maybelline Color Sensational Lipliner (Pink)
Maybelline Lipstick (Born With It)
MAC Lustreglass (Flusterose)
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Sigma F60 Foundation Brush**
Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush**
Sigma F70 Concealer Brush**
Sigma E25 Blending Brush**
Sigma E55 Blending Brush**
Sigma E40 Blending Brush**
Sigma E65 Small Angle Brush**
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
Sigma F30 Large Powder Brush**
Sigma F40 Large Angled Contour Brush**
Real Techniques Blush Brush
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“Island Love” by Dennis P. Coronel
Waterproof, sweat-proof, tear-proof makeup is a must on your big day. Even if you don’t think you cry, you probably will. I was doing just fine until we handed our moms roses during the ceremony and she started to cry. I literally handed her the rose and instead of saying something sentimental and sweet, I said, “Stop crying! You’re going to make me cry!” Primers, long wear foundation, and waterproof mascara need to be in your wedding day makeup bag.
The key to looking and feeling your best on your big day is to look like “you.” However, if you normally skip makeup completely on a regular basis, use this special day to treat yourself. This look is designed to enhance your natural beauty, make you look amazing in your photos, but not be too overwhelming. If you normally wear this much makeup every day, then intensify the eyes with a little bit of black shadow in the outer corner and add some more eye liner to make it more of a smoky eye.
And now, I thought I’d share some of the photos from our wedding so that you can see what I looked like on my big day!
My dress was a sweetheart strapless dress with rouching and this amazing beading that continued on to the train.
My bouquet was amazing! Cream and blush roses with anemones and black calla lilies.
Our photographer caught this awesome shot of me putting on my lipstick. I thought I should include this one since this is a beauty blog after all.
My veil had beading along the edge that matched my dress perfectly even though they were not made to be worn together.
Kyle and I both play guitar and love music, so our guest book was this guitar that our guests signed in silver sharpie. It’s now hanging along side two of Kyle’s electric guitars on our “guitar wall.”
Our life size recreation of ….
Our cake toppers! My parents put these in our stockings the Christmas after we got engaged. So perfect considering I really do have my own bat (not pictured) and batting gloves (pictured) and an obsession with hitting.
One of my absolute favorite photos from our wedding. This was taken in the gazebo during the cocktail hour at our reception.
Best & Blessings,
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