Wedding Make-up – What I Wore
Saturday the 18th of May was a big day for my family; my oldest brother got married! After what seemed like the longest wait in the world I was finally able to put on my pretty dress and begin my bridesmaid’s duties (posing and eating cake.) The whole day was perfection and everyone had a great time, I’m so happy for my brother and his beautiful new wife.
My make-up was something I’d thought long and hard about. I wanted to look fairly natural and glowy but I still wanted my make-up to be visible in the photos.
I started with a fairly heavy base of Make Up Forever HD Primer (the green one) Urban Decay Naked BB Cream, Collection Lasting Perfection concealer under my eyes, MAC Studio Sculpt on a few stubborn blemishes then my Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. I added my MAC Prep + Prime setting powder, Benefits Georgia to give an all over glow then Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Sugabomb blusher as well as my MAC Soft and Gentle highlighter across the tops of my cheeks and brow bones. (Bet you didn’t think you could fit that much make up on one face right?!)
For my eyes I wanted to steer clear of any pinky colours since our dresses were red so I went for the golden colours Smog across the lid and Snakebite in my crease from my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette. I used my trusty Browzings for my brows. I finished my eyes off with black 24/7 kohl pencil from Urban Decay and my Maybelline Falsies Mascara.
For my lips I wanted something natural, pretty and long lasting so went with the new L’Oreal Glam Shine Stain Splash in 103. This was gorgeous and really lasted as most L’Oreal lip products do - I barely had to top it up so was perfect for a busy day.
Let me know if you have a big event coming up and how you plan to do your make-up x
I decided its finally time to have a clear out! Payment is accepted via paypal only as a gift and postage is £2.20 then +50p for every extra item you may wish to buy. (Shipping to outside the UK may be more) Let me know via a message if you want anything. No returns. Please let me know if you would like more detailed pictures of anything.
Face and body foundation N2 about half full £5
LIMITED EDITION Semi preious rose quartz MSF used a few times £12
LIMITED EDITION Purple 190SE foundation brush barely used £8
LIMITED EDITION surf baby suntints liquid lip balm in pink tinge. Half used with box £4
Moisture drench lipsticks all used a few times in starshell, waterlily and iced pink. £3 each
Face and body brush £2
Fanomenal lashes mascara used once £8
Fanomenal lash palette swatched once £4 or free with mascara if still available
Mineral make up in Nirvana. Just over half left £6
24/7 shadow pencial in clash. Used a couple of times. £6
Benefit Dr Feelgood primer about half left. £5
Benefit badgal pencil used a few times £6
Loreal chrome shine shadow in silver brown swatched once £3
The Body shop baked blush in coral used a few times £6
Loreal lumi magique primer used 4 times £5
Bourjois turquoise eyeshadow. Flat spot on top £3
Eyeko cream used a few times £4
Fake bake faux glow with box and instructions used twice £8
Fake bake bronzing gel with box and instructions used once £15 (RRP £25)
St Moriz mousse in medium used once £2.50
St Moriz mist never used £3
Rimmel sun shimmer medium matte used twice £3
Toni and guy beach curl spray used twice £5
The body shop coconut shimmer body butter STILL SEALED £9
£2 each and £1 postage
Barry M polishes in silver foil, pink crackle and blue crackle each used about twice
Nails inc polish in savile row (burgundy) used about 3 times
Barry M dazzle dusts in 80, 23, 86, 2, 93 and 65
Loreal infallible shadow in hourglass beige used twice
Me me me radiant minerals foundation in biscuit
Lush light yellow colour suppliment used a few times
Loreal contour kohl in denim and brun chrome each used a few times
Barry M kohl in lilac, bluey silver, navy and silver
I love Haight. Possibly because I love turquoise. This is actually a little lighter than it looks in the picture and has a beautiful shimmer to it.
Maui Wowie (top marks for cute name) is a light gold with bucket loads of shimmer. Nothing like Half Baked from the naked palette though, its far paler.
I swatched Smog and sat thinking I REALLY recognise this colour before realising oh yeah that’ll because its the same Smog that’s in my naked palette! It is a beautiful deep bronze though and i’m pleased to have it twice!
I can’t make up my mind whether Bordello is pink or purple but I love it either way and this is coming from someone who thinks pink eyeshadow is a thing of the devil. I think i’d describe it as pink shimmer with a hint of lilac.
Radium is similar to Haight but is slightly more of a deeper blue and has far less shimmer.
Snatch (haha!) is a pale pink/ nude shimmer and is like a truly pink version of Bordello (which then makes me want to call Bordello purple!)
Suspect is a light bronze with a hint of glitter. Almost an exact dupe of Sidecar.
Psychedelic Sister is the main colour I used for my purple smokey eye and it is just so beautiful. A perfect mid tone purple with enough shimmer to notice but not enough to be overpowering.
So there we have it! I really hope my swatches have been useful, please let me know if you liked them!
The shadows of course glide on beautifully like all Urban Decay shadows do. You get 16 eye shadows in total as well as a mini primer potion, zero UD’s standard black eyeliner and a purple eyeliner called Ransom (…which I forgot to swatch but its pretty!)
Starting on the left of my arm we have Perversion which is a pretty standard matt black.
Uzi is next which is a really really frosty white with silver glitter. This looks gorgeous as a bright highlighter in the corner of the eye and really makes your eyes pop.
Then we have Loaded which looks like a deep emerald green in the palette but swatches as a deeper black then Perversion. Probably the most disappointing of the colours.
Kush is next which swatches almost exactly as it looks in the palette. A bright mint green with a subtle green shimmer.
Midnight Cowboy Rides Again is just beautiful and reminds me a lot of Sin which I have from the naked palette. I can see i’m going to end up wearing this one with everything.
Last Call is quite an unusal colour kind of a pinky browny burgundy with a Sin/ MCRA shimmer to it.
Rockstar is a deep purple burgundy which looks beautiful on the outer corner of the eye. A lovely staple colour.
I’m pretty excited about Money because i’ve never really tried a colour like this. Its part blue, part green, part grey and part white. It catches the light beautifully and i’m obsessed with it already!
I’ll do the nest 8 shadows in a seperate post.
That Urban Decay are having an amazing sale and I CAN’T BUY ANYTHING BECAUSE I LIVE IN THE UK!
Seriously Urban Decay is hard enough to find as it is over here. I really really want one of those beautiful baked bronzers but I can’t afford to pay £20 especially not on my new frugal student budget.
-10 cool points for Urban Decay.
Products such as the new version of Maybelline falsies mascara, loreal true match foundation and in the next month hopefully a MAC powder, lipsticks and the new Urban Decay lush lash system. If there’s anything anyone particularly wants testing feel free to let me know and I’ll see what I can do :)
Autumn seems to be all about nude. Nude jackets, nude nails and nude make up.
Nude at Armani Prive -
Nude nail polishes are appearing from Dior, Revlon and O.P.I
Urban Decay have just released a gorgeous ”naked” eye palette.This doesn’t seem to be available in the U.K yet (my bank balance is pleased however I am not) but I’m certain that it is in the U.S. Buy it now before its sold out and use it all winter long (and while you’re at it post one to me too!)