I get married on July 10th at 3pm, and I’m going to post this video and blog post on July 10th at 2pm. So if you are reading this around that time, I’m either getting married right at that moment, or am already Mrs. Carly Becker! I am doing my own makeup for the wedding, so I wanted to share my bridal makeup that I will be doing the day of. You can watch my video tutorial on my YouTube channel, or keep reading!
On the day of, I plan on cleansing with my Drunk Elephant Juju bar and Olay spinning brush. These are great at exfoliating and making my skin so soft and smooth.
Then I will use a Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel. These are also a great exfoliant and I love how they make my skin feel.
I’m doing a Ole Henrikson 7 Day Transformation with the 3 Little Wonders kit I got as a 250pt perk from Sephora, so I will use the Truth Serum and the Sheer Transformation Moisturizer on the morning of.
In my video I talked about using my Drunk Elephant Rise + Glow (C-Firma Day Cream and B-Hydra Intensive Hydrating Gel) and the Clinique Pep Start moisturizer, but I’m going to do this 7 day challenge now.
I plan to prime my skin with my NYX Pore Filler, which is my favorite primer right now. It does a great job of smoothing out my acne scars.
I will apply it heavily to my cheeks where my scars are, and then blend it out onto the rest of my face in a thin layer.
Bridal Makeup Foundation
To start my bridal makeup, I’m going to go to foundation. My favorite foundation right now is Teint Idole Ultra Wear, so I will use it on the big day. I will blend it in with the largest of my oval Hanza brushes. I am in love with these oval brushes, especially this one for foundation. It creates such a smooth, even, flawless base and it takes no time at all to do your whole face due to the large size of the brush.
You can pick up the Hanza brush set that I got on Amazon for $18.99 right here:
To conceal under my eyes, I will apply my Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage concealer in Buff in a large triangle under my eyes, and then blend it out with a damp beauty blender.
I will bake my face for my bridal makeup on the day of by applying a lot of Laura Mercier Translucent Powder to the areas where I added concealer and letting it sit while I do some of my other makeup.
For contouring, I’m going to start with the cream contour shade from my Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow palette. I am obsessed with this palette, you can read my review of it here. I’m going to use my Sigma F57 Emphasize Contour brush to contour the hollows of my cheekbones. This brush allows you to be so precise and defined.
Next I use the Sigma F04 Extreme Structure Contour brush to use the same cream contour shade as above on my temples. This brush is perfect for applying in that area.
I want my contour to last all day, so I am going to go back over it with my Sigma F23 Soft Angled Contour brush with the powder contour shade from the palette. I used a defined, structured brush for the cream underneath, and then a softer brush for the powder to create more of a diffused effect.
The final contour step is my nose. I use my Sigma F77 Chisel and Trim Contour brush and the cream contour shade along the edges of my nose.
My first highlighting step is to use the Sigma F56 Accentaute Highlight brush to apply the matte highlighter shade from the Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow palette under where I just contoured my cheekbones. This will really make my contour stand out. I also took this shade and the same brush onto the center of my forehead.
I used the Sigma F77 Chisel and Trim Contour brush again with the cream Glow product from the palette and went down the center of my nose and on the tip.
For my final highlight step, I took the Sigma F03 High Cheekbone highlighter and the Glow powder from Sculpt & Glow (this is my favorite shade from the whole palette!) and went over the high points of my cheekbones.
Bridal Makeup Eyeshadow
As for eyeshadow, I used my new favorite palette: the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette! I am in love with this palette, it really is worth all the hype!
I don’t want to bore you with every detail of how I did my eyeshadow, but here’s a break down of the shade I used, what brush I used, and where I applied it:
Silk Creme, Sigma F59 Wide Shade, all over eye area.
M.F.E.O., Morphe crease brush, transition shade in the crease.
Firework, Morphe crease brush, main shade in the crease.
Hillster, Morphe defined crease brush, straight line technique. This technique is great for hooded eyes: you start with a darker shade in the middle of your crease and draw a straight out towards the tail of your eyebrow, then down to the corner of your eye, and then connect all the lines to create a triangle and fill in the middle. This will really make your downturned eye appear lifted.
I tried to use 24/7 with the Morphe defined crease brush, but it wasn’t dark enough. I moved over a shade.
Chip, Morphe defined crease brush, focus on the outer corner.
Sissy, Sigma E57 Firm Shader, outside half of eyelid.
Faint, E57 Firm Shader, inside half of eyelid.
Enlighten, E57, inner corner and brow bone highlight.
I used Dior DiorShow Waterproof Mascara for my lashes. I used Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper for my eyeliner. For falsies, I used Eyelene Kick Some Lash false eyelashes.
I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow pomade in Auburn with a Sigma E65 Small Angle brush to do my brows. I started on the bottom, focusing on the middle and outer tail, and then drew a line over the top, and then filled in in between. Finally, I applied a small amount of product to the very inside of my lashes, because I like them to be lighter there.
Final Eye Bridal Look
Here is the final look:
It looked more pink and rose gold in person, but it washed out a bit in the photograph.
The final step is lips. I used my all time favorite lipstick, Maybelline 24 Hour Color Stay lipstick. This is a two step lipstick: you apply the liquid lipstick with a doe foot applicator, wait a minute or two for it to dry, and then finish it off with a twist-up chapstick-like applicator. This stuff really does last all day, and you can eat, drink, and kiss with it without it transferring or fading. I own like 7 shades of this lipstick and never use anything but this stuff.
Final BridaL Makeup Look
The final look for my bridal makeup was a flawless base with rose gold cheeks, a softened contour, rose gold eyes, and a soft pink lip. I’m really happy with it overall. Let’s just hope I can recreate it on the day of! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think about the look!
Check out some of my other blog posts, such as my e.l.f. Full Face tutorial or my Limelight by Alcone Botanical Foundation Review.