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.

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 :)


  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


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

  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

  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

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

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

  7. stunning, hope you had a lovely day x

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

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

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

  11. Congratulations! You looked so beautiful xxx

  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?

  13. Absolutely stunning, Loved your hair :D

  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

  15. Oh your make-up desk is sooo lovely :)

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

  17. You looked absolutely flawless. Congratulations! xxx

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

  19. sei splendida, auguroni! x


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