Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our wedding: My Bridal Makeup

One year ago today, we were married in the most romantic place in the world, Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Lake Como, Italy.


I've never had a good experience with makeup artists and considering I'd have no interaction with the makeup artist in Italy until the wedding day, there was no way I was going to take the risk of looking like a drag queen.

Hence, I pulled a Kate Middleton and instead of spending potentially hundreds of dollars on a makeup artist, I splurged on my own makeup and DIYed my bridal day look.

The theme of the wedding day was "Romantic Glamour" so it was a pretty simple look: fresh dewy skin, coral pink lips and my signature black swept cat eye.


1. Apply lotion Sephora Night Moisture Recharge Light (Best to avoid SPF because of its reflective value - bad for wedding day photography)
2. Apply a light layer of Makeup Forever Primer (I used Blue for my tawny skin tone)
3. Foundation layer: I mixed two types. Makeup Forever HD Foundation
5. I dabbed on Bobbi Brown's Tinted Eye Brightener as a highlighter on the tips of my cheeks, my nose bridge, and under my eyes
6. For powder I used Lancome Traslucence Pressed Powder

7. I avoided any glitter because it can be too reflective for pictures. I chose instead a soft rosy-coral glow using Bobbi Brown blush Nectar

8. I used my fingers and dabbed my eyelids in one shade, Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Cement. For the eyeliner, I have always found that eyeliner gels were too harsh looking, so I always used a sharp pencil. But while at the Bobbi Brown counter, I was introduced to this amazing Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner. Apply it with a eyeliner brush and you will get the best black cateye flick ever! There is a reason why its an award winning eyeliner.

9. Applied with lip brush, Bobbi Brown Cream Lipcolor in Tiger Lily. I also combined this with the lip color palette from the Chanel Romantic Destination Travel Palette (old edition)

10. I went the non traditional route and really wanted an pop of color that would be very "me". The day before I painted my nails with Chanel Nail Polish in Orange Fizz


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