The Makeup Look: The Bridesmaid

If you know me well and I guess many of you do, I'm not much into weddings. But last Saturday I was elbow-immersed in it, I can't imagine myself any longer not becoming a bride, walking down the aisle and celebrating true love with people I care about.

A made everything fantastically beautiful and I love the Moroccan theme of the whole wedding, it's bright, vivacious and amazingly well-executed. But more on that on the next post. Let's talk about my look as one of the bridesmaids.

The gown of each bridesmaid were bright and bold. Mine is a deep teal that complimented my skin tone. And since my gown is making itself the focus, I made sure to keep it toned down on the makeup front and just accentuate my features.

Weddings are always a good excuse to whip out my favorite false lashes, Glambox Mink Lashes. It's the most malleable, easy to put on lashes ever!

One thing to ensure when you have a part in the wedding, your makeup should last. Compared to just being a guest, being a part of a wedding of someone I really care for included bucketful of tears of happiness and of course a lot of running around to help out.

But I won't let my makeup ruin the moment. Here's a few things to keep in mind:
  • Eye shadows shouldn't crease for a least 8 hours. Mine stayed put from 11am to 11pm.
  • Mascara shouldn't run. Use waterproof and sweat-proof mascara.
  • Foundation and powder should provide lasting coverage and shine-control.
  • Cream blush provides a good base to make your blush last longer
  • Do the apply-pat-apply method with you lipstick to keep the color on.

And here are the products I used that kept me looking lovely the whole day... despite the heat, crying and stress from my shoes. :)

Products used:

Benefit Pore-fessional
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Sand
Estee Lauder Double Wear Powder Makeup in Sand
Nars Orgasm
The Body Shop Matte Bronzer

Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette
Virginia Olsen Mineral Eyeshadow in Gold Bars
The Body Shop Baked Eye Colour in Jade
K Palette 24H Tattoo Eyeliner
Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara
Glambox Mink Lashes

K Palette 24H Tattoo Eyebrow Liner
The Body Shop Brow and Liner Kit
Majolica Majorca Brow Colorist

Nyx Antwerp
Avon Ultra Moisture Rich in Blushing Bride Rose
MAC Lipgloss in Gold Rebel

Benefit Bathina Glittering Body Balm

Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Perfume

I had such a lovely time at GP and Aiza's Wedding. They are a couple that really deserves a happily ever after. As her cousin and her friend, I've witnessed their true love for each other and their wedding was the celebration of the 9 years of their relationship and for more to come. 

Being the ate Shen, I still feel like I'm losing the bunso (youngest) we know so well. But when I saw the sparkle in her eyes, the genuine smile and the sure stride in her walk down the aisle, I was so happy to see her finally making her dreams come true with her prince. She deserves this happiness and I'm so glad I was a part of it.

For those of you who feel that your true love will never come, I can tell you right now that it's not true. He will find you and he will patiently wait for you and will love you no matter what. I saw all that happened last Saturday. And it can easily happen to you, too!

Have a happy Tuesday!

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