& Why I’m Considering Neutral Colours
Having been engaged for almost a year and a half, I’ve thought about every aspect of a wedding. From large to small, lively to quiet, even debating whether or not to go abroad or stay home. It’s tricky. Whilst there is a venue that we’ve fallen in love with, the fundamentals are still being decided. The easiest part to plan though is the beauty and the dress. For me, I’ve toyed with a deep red lip but keep coming back to a more neutral, feminine look. After numerous chats with make up artists and literally hundreds of products tried and tested, here’s a look I’m loving at the moment. The best part is that it’s super quick and fuss free.
The Base & Eye
So to begin, all you need are the essentials. A primer, a foundation base and some lash lengthening. Personally, I’d much rather individual mink lashes for the actual day but strip lashes are fine for a quick trial. As you’ve probably read before, I’m a huge fan of the Givenchy Mister Radiant Primer (£29, Harrods) as it lives my skin looking completely blurred and prepped for foundation.
This new Perfectionist Serum Compact Makeup (£43) from my favourites, Estée Lauder, is great for a Spring wedding as not only does it offer a dewy finish, but there’s also SPF 15 added so you can be confident that you’re safer in the sun. My choice of colour is Desert Beige – the same that I’d use if I were wearing Double Wear foundation.
Then, again from Estée Lauder I’m using the amazing eyeshadow palette, Sultry Nudes (£44). The palette has 16 shades from lovely neutrals to smokey browns and forest green and is well worth the investment.
During a recent trip to America I absolutely fell in love with Anastasia Beverly Hills makeup. I’d seen numerous videos before hand on Instagram so already knew a bit about the brand but in the department store fronted with the entire ABH collection, I literally didn’t want to leave.
Known for her contouring kits, brow game changers and matt lipsticks, Anastasia Beverly Hills can be bought on Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty here in the UK. Maybe other places too but these are my favourites.
In shade ‘Lovely’, this colour is a nude/pink tone which really makes a brown eye ‘pop’. I love it for enhancing my lips, helping them to appear bigger and also the matt is not drying like most lippies.
To Use Or Not To Use
Liners for me I can take or leave. Whilst with certain lipsticks (like this Charlotte Tilbury one) a liner is needed, with the Anastasia Beverly Hills matte lipstick there’s really no need.
Another favourite from Estée Lauder (The Estée Edit), is this bronzer. Beam Team Bronze, Hydrate & Glow, (£34).
Cleverly designed to give a hydrated bronzed look from a gel consistency in the bottle there is also a tab to open on the top with a ‘bronzing brick’ which you can apply for a glow effect.
The formula itself has Hyaluronic Acid for lightweight moisture. There’s also the warm beige pearls which cast the complexion with subtle all-over illumination. For me, I like to use across my cheekbones and cupids bow and sometimes under my eyebrow.
Now I’d like to finish there as this is a wedding makeup look, you don’t want anything OTT and you definitely don’t want to look caked in makeup. Perhaps a quick defining of the brow (my favourite here) and you’re ready for your hair piece.
And there we have it. What do you think of this wedding makeup? Xx