Welcome to my new post! I'm glad you're back on my site. I hope you'll enjoy reading, because I'll write a little story about this wedding makeup. Karin, my model for the creation of this makeup look will have her wedding in April. We decided to make a trial makeup, so we had enough time to take some photos which I was allowed to share with you. I took her taste into account to ensure she'll be satisfied with the result. Let's look into it!
The first thing I noticed when she arrived was that Karin already had her foundation on her face. I cleaned her face with Bioderma's micellar water thoroughly before we started the makeup. I don't know, if it's still worth writing, because you may have read it so many times. If it's annoying, please, don't hesitate to write me. :)
The real work began with choosing the best suitable foundation for her skin. She needed a little bit higher coverage, so the best option (from the foundations in my set) was the FauxFilter from Huda Beauty. I applied the foundation with the 104/BUFFER, but had to work carefully with it. The work with the high coverage foundations have to be thorough with attention to detail. If you stress this out and you try to do it quicker than you can, the result won't be nice and natural. The other thing we are trying to achieve with this is to have the makeup look like there is no foundation at all.
The next step is the contour. I used powdery products, because it was mainly about making a trial makeup. If it would be a classic photo shoot, I would have picked the creamy ones. It is also important to note that we needed a long-lasting makeup, which would last the whole wedding. I chose the Natural Face palette from Too Faced this time and I picked up the Sunny Honey shade with the 101/LUXE FACE DEFINER.
After the contouring always comes the blush. I used the same palette and the same brush for this step, but with a different shade. If you own it or you Google it, the Pink Wink may look extremely pink, but believe me, it can be used as a light pink shade, too.
The highlighter is the last product on the face. I opted for the Sun Dipped Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. There're only natural shades in this palette, so I thought it can be a good option for this special occasion. The Tourmaline shade was applied with the 129/LUXE FAN brush.
Karin has thick brows, so I didn't have to draw the missing threads. I just combed out her brows with the #12 brush from Anastasia Beverly Hills and I evened the colour of her eyebrows with the Dipbrow Pomade. To finish the eyebrows I had to comb out the threads one more time with the Brow Set from MAC to get a really natural result at the end.
My favourite part of this makeup. The Eyes! It's necessary to prolong the shades on the eyelids so I started with the Prep + Prime eyeshadow base primer from MAC. I used my fingers to apply it, as I always do.
We wanted to use shimmery shades on her eyelids without any doubt, but at first we needed a darker shade. I used two palettes to get it done: the Naked Smoky from Urban Decay and the Modern Renaissance from Anastasia Beverly Hills. The Smolder shade was the darker shade, which I needed. It's an interesting greyish purple, which perfectly emphasises her eyes. It was needed on the crease and in the outer corner. To get a nice transition I needed another brush for this step. I chose the 227/LUXE SOFT DEFINER brush. I think it was a good idea, because I got the effect I wanted. The Smolder shade was nicely applied and blended out, so we can move to the shimmery shades. I used two of them from the Modern Renaissance palette. The Primavera was applied in the middle of the eyelid and the Vermeer in the inner corner. I worked with a small brush, because I had to be precise. The 237/DETAIL SHADER brush helped me to do a fine job. To get a nice transition between the shades, I needed the 227/LUXE SOFT DEFINER again. This makeup is eye-focused, so I decided to use the Waterproof Créme Color gel liner in brown Sable shade from Anastasia Beverly Hills. It's a dark brown, but it fits better to this makeup than a black. I used the 317/WING LINER to complete this step.
On the lower eyelids I returned to the Smolder shade which I mentioned above. Just a very thin line was applied and blended out with the 226/SMUDGER. I also used a beige pencil on her waterline from NYX Cosmetics.
As a last step I had to glue up the Natural Black Wispies from Ardell with a lash glue from Douglas.
Karin's thin lips were slightly thickened by the Peachy Pink shade from the Lip Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. To finish this part as well as the whole makeup I used a small trick. I applied a thin layer of Lip Gloss from Zoeva. The Join the Dance shade, which I use often. The lip products were applied with my one and only 331/PRECISION LIP.
Karin was pleased with the makeup so the trial was successful. I can't wait to see her at her wedding! To be up to date, please, visit my social sites. You can click on them above in the upper right corner.
P.S.: The brushes I used on her face and eyes are all from Zoeva.