Sunday, 24 June 2012

Wedding Post - Make Up (part 1)

Hi guys!
Many of you know that I got married recently and got many requests about the dress, make up... 
so, I've finally got around to write about my big day - I've scheduled few different post... 
We had a great time and loved every minute, I can't believe it was over a month ago already!!!
Hope you enjoy :)

Let's start with make-up (of course!!)
I got ready in my parents' room - I thought the furniture would suit best for the vintage feeling and taking the pictures.



I did my own make up (and my mum's); at first, I decided to do my make up because I didn't know any make up artists in Italy and to be completely honest I knew I just wouldn't trust somebody else's. I wanted to have control on the products used and the end result, of course.
I must admit that a few days before I started to get very nervous and having second thoughts: what if I was too nervous to cope with the pressure? It could have easily been a disaster... Well, it was too late to change my mind... and luckly, I was pretty calm on the morning and everything went smoothly. :)

Here is what I used:




I started using Clarins Flash Balm as a primer and the foundation I chose is Nars Sheer Glow in Deauville; I used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to apply the foundation - definitely the best brush for foundation, in my opinion.

Concealers - under my eyes: Giorgio Armani Master Corrector in 1 pink, followed by Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer in 07 Warm Light.
To perfecting the skin, I used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-3.

Eyes - started with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in original and then patted Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in 86 Ebloui on the eyelid with my fingers; this product is amazing! I've been using it for some time now and I really like the quality - want more colours (review to follow soon).
Then added a layer of Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Crystal Beige; this colour works well with the Chanel - also, the powder shadow helps to set the cream shadow.
Both are between brown and purple: brown is ideal for a classic look and the purple is perfect to bring out the green of my eyes.
Finally, i brought both under my eyes too.
I used YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Shocking just a thin line to thicken the lashline; I like how glossy this product looks and the felt tip is foolproof to use, even with shaky hands :P
I, also, added a bit of Revlon Grow Luscious Lashliner in 002 Espresso on the upper waterline and bottom outer corner.
I curled my lashes with Shu Uemura and first applied a coat of L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes in Extra-Black (to separate) and a second coat of Clinique High Impact (to volumize). Finally, I used the Clinique Bottom Lash wand for applying the L'oreal to the bottom lashes (the actual product of the Bottom Lash mascara is definitely NOT waterproof - be aware of that!).
In the end, I decided to leave the false eyelashes.

On the cheeks, I used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl as highlighter - Nars Blush in Sex Appeal to sculpt under the cheekbone (I'm not a fan of bronzers).
Then, I applied a first layer of Benefit Posie Tint on the apple of my cheeks and a second layer of a powder blush - I chose Givenchy Sari Glow in 43 Maharani Pink... this product gives the most beautiful radiance to the skin and I don't use it enough!

Lips were, heavily, moisturised with Lanolips and then a touch of Lancome French Touch Lipstick in Sweet Marmalade, for some colour.

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These are the body products that I used in preparation towards the big day:


I brushed my skin everyday, before showers, with the Bliss FatGirl Slimulator to boost circulation.
Collistar Talasso scrub on alternating days and Collistar Intensive Anti-Cellulite Serum twice a day on problematic areas. Also, The Beauty Parlour gel on my chest twice a day.
St Tropez Firming Gradual Tan Lotion three times a week for the last month to get a bit of glow and maintain it - on chest and arms.
PRTTY PEAUSHUN in medium on the morning of the wedding - this is such an exciting product and I can't wait to speak about it extensively very soon!!! This deserves a post of his own!!!

Finally, essentials that I took with me to touch up, during the day:


Chanel Le Vernis in June - actually, this is the nail polish I decided to wear; I decided to go with something special for the occasion and, being the colours of the wedding Sapphire & Coral, this was just bang on theme. I only applied two very thin coats - I only wanted some colour.
Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in medium to keep shine at bay.
Simple Eye Make-up Corrector Pen to touch up any smudges (although, I need to say I didn't have to use it: even with tears, both mascara and liner hold up well).
L'Occitane Hibiscus Flower Hand Cream - everybody knows your hands are at the centre of attention and this is a great hand softener plus smells divine.
Lanolips - of course!!!
Avene Thermal Water Spray to freshen up the make up (used it only once, Nars foundation really didn't need any help - it did a fantastic job!).

... and that's it - I think I mentioned all the products...





I'll follow with a post with my sister's &  mum's make up :)


23 comments:

  1. You look so amazing. I love your hair! Well done for doing your own makeup, I think I'd be too nervous to do my own

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    www.thebeauty-mix.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. You look fresh, beautiful, and happy like every bride should! xoxo

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  3. You look so pretty! You have great skills in make up and I think noone could have done a better job! Congrats on the wedding :D

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  4. wow you did your own wedding makeup that's great and you did a great job you are looking very pretty and I must say your hair look so shiny and silky

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  5. you look gorgeous! I've heard of PRTTY PEAUSHUN but never bought so will look forward to a review! x

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  6. You look stunning! Well done on doing it yourself x

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  7. stunning, hope you had a lovely day x

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  8. You look so beautiful! Your hair looks amazing too xx

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  9. You looked amazing! Your hair looks beautiful too. Looking forward to more wedding posts! x

    www.lottys-luxuries.blogspot.com

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  10. You look beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the Wedding posts x

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  11. Congratulations! You looked so beautiful xxx

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  12. Congrats! Your make-up was huge and you were so nice! :-)
    Check now, I am following you pubicly! So I can enter the giveaway, right?

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  13. Absolutely stunning, Loved your hair :D

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  14. Wow you look great, just the right mix of natural and dramatic. I did my own make up too! It's so much more fun, right? Your hair looks gorgeous too, and you're right, those mirrors in your parents room are so lovely! x

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  15. Oh your make-up desk is sooo lovely :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  16. i love your blog!! cant wait to try out some of these products please follow me - erinkmooney.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. You looked absolutely flawless. Congratulations! xxx

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  18. Thank you so so much everybody for all the lovely comments!! Xxx

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  19. sei splendida, auguroni! x

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