Sunday, 4 May 2014

Subtly Smokey

Recently, I've been researching lots of different wedding makeup as I really don't know what to go for. I decided to try and replicate one of the pictures that I found to see if its a look that I like :)

Here's a step by step guide of how I recreated the look!

1. Prep 

Before I put any makeup on I wanted to make sure my skin was feeling good so I did my normal morning routine of applying my Hydraluron, Alpha H Eye Complex & Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme :) 

After my moisturiser had soaked in a little bit I applied a few sprays of my Urban Decay 'Dew Me' makeup setting spray as I feel like my makeup always holds a bit better if I apply this before!

I then applied some of the Benefit Pore Professional on my t-zone & some Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

2. The base

I then applied my Nars Sheer Glow foundation which I absolutely love! I decided to use this foundation because it doesn't have any SPF which is perfect for a day when there will be a million pictures taken!! After my foundation, I applied my Bobbi Brown Corrector & Concealer under the eyes as well as my Maybelline Fit Me Concealer for any spots or redness!

                                                      Before          After        

3. Set

After applying my face makeup, I set it with this Mac prep & prime pressed powder

4. Eyes & brows

I always do my eye makeup before I do my brows so I started off using a Soap & Glory eye pencil in a brown colour to line my eye & fill in between my eyelashes.

                                                             Before          After 

Next I started to apply the eyeshadow.
 I first used 'sidecar' from the Urban Decay pallet on the inner corner of my eye.

I then added some 'half baked' onto the centre of my eyelid & finished it off by using some 'hustle' in the outer corner. Once they were all on roughly, I blended them together to create a pinky smokey eye :) Before I'd finished the colours off I added a white/ivory colour into my inner corner to brighten it up using my Mac eyeshadow palette pictured above! 

Before I blended them in :)

I then started the mammoth task that are the eyebrows!
I have a love/hate relationship with my eyebrows. I love doing them & can't go out without having done them but at the same time it can be so frustrating when it doesn't go all too well!

I used a brown from this Smashbox Soft Box palette to fill in my eyebrows as well as a Mac 263 brush

5. Eyelashes

After finishing my eyebrows, I apply a Maybelline mascara as well as some 'Tweezerman' eyelash curlers                    

6. Bronze                                 

The next step in my makeup recreation is to slightly bronze my face. I had to be really careful with this as it can go on quite heavy if you put too much on the brush & I wanted to go for the 'natural' look so I lightly brushed this over my face.

7. Lips

Finally, I just wanted a really light coloured lip as I always struggle to keep dark colours on my lips & I wouldn't want to worry about topping it up or checking on it throughout the day

I used this Mac lipstick in 'creme cup'

And here is the finished look…

Here's all of the products that I used

As well as my brushes :)

I hope you enjoyed this make up look! I'm definitely no makeup artist but I thought it might be helpful for any brides-to-be to get an idea of a makeup look! It can be used for non-brides as well obviously :) 

Let me know if you want me to do some different bridal makeup looks!!

Thank you for reading


Dainty Bride xx

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