Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Here comes the bride...

If you follow me on twitter or if you remember some of my previous posts you may know that two of my very good friends got married this summer. Apparently I tweeted a lot about weddings in general because klout now thinks I'm influental about them, ha! Anyways, because both of my friends know that I'm a little bit coo coo for makeup they asked me to do their makeup on their wedding day. Gulp! I know how to put makeup on my face but I'm not a makeup artist and I can be a little bit clumsy at times so I admit, I was scared. Luckily I practiced on the brides beforehand and both of them are already naturally gorgeous so I didn't have too hard of a job.

So today I'd like you to meet one of my friends, let's call her A:

Hello, Gorgeous!

First I prepped the skin with the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15, applied Malin+Goetz lip moisturizer on her lips and put some Too Faced Shadow Insurance on her eyelids.

For foundation I used the Bourjois Healthy Mix (I mixed the colours 51 and 54) and I concealed any little blemishes with the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-2 and used the Clinique Airbrush Concealer in No. 04 under her eyes.

Then I moved to the eyes - all the eyeshadows that I used were from the Urban Decay palette - Sin on the inner half of the lid, Toasted on the outer half of the lid, Smog and Buck in the crease and Darkhorse on top of the Bourjois brown eyeliner on upper and lower lashline. I also added some Virgin on the browbone and then put the Max Factor False Lash Effect (the Waterproof version) on her lashes.

On the cheeks I've used the Becca Beach Tint in Guava, Rouge Bunny Rouge blusher in Habanera, Shiseido Luminizing Satin blush in Carnation on the apples of the cheeks and Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid in Sea of Showers just on the top of her cheekbones.

I lined the lips with the Bourjois lip liner in Framboise Exquise, blended it in with a lip brush and applied the Dior lipstick Rouge Dior in Elegant Pink on her lips.

As a last step I applied the Chanel loose poweder in 25 (Peche Clair), focusing on the t-zone.

The funny thing was that when we were practising we always took our time and we assumed that we would have one hour for makeup but then on the day of the wedding we had very little time  but according to her she loved her wedding look the best. The makeup didn't budge at all (from 11am to 5am the next day), we only reapplied the lipstick and powdered once again during the day.

We were both very pleased with the end result and she looked beautiful both in person and in the photos.


  1. I've been looking forward to this post since I heard you mention it on Twitter! She looks beautiful and what a honor that she asked you to do her makeup, that's some vote of confidence right there! I love the shot of you applying her lip stick too!

  2. Congrats to the lovely bride, and congrats to you Klara! You did an outstanding job :))
    I think it's just wonderful to have a friend do your makeup on the big day, there's something so intimate and bonding about it...
    Well done!
    Nina x

  3. Beautiful look! She looks gorgeous! Your friends were in good hands!

  4. What a beautiful bride! She's lucky to have you as a friend. Great post. New career in the making perhaps ;-)

  5. Thank you Jenn! I was very excited to do her makeup! She doesn't really wear makeup on an everyday basis so it was even more interesting to see the makeover. x

    Thank you for such kind words Nina! You're right, the atmosphere was very relaxed and I knew that if she wouldn't like something she would have said it, so we were both very comfortable. x

    Hvala, Biba, ji bom posredovala komplimente :) x

    Thank you for such sweet words, productdoctor. x

    Thank you Christa! I'm not really sure about new career in the making, lol, but I have truly enjoyed it and would love to do it again - luckily there are still a few friends that are next on the hit/wedding list ;) x

    Thank you Christa

  6. thanks to my sweet Klara my make up was perfectly done and my wedding day was perfect! Klara, thank you, you made me feel so beautiful:)*

  7. It must be an amazing feeling to help someone look beautiful on their wedding day. She looks gorgeous! I'm definitely not brave to do anyone else's face, I can barely handle my own =P

  8. Your friend looks absolutely beautiful, I think you did an amzing job! I would definitely consider a little career on the side doing bridal makeup. The collection of products you used are perfect and I love the photos. I always knew you would do a wonderful job but I am taken aback at just how fabulous the photos are.

    I am so nervous having to have my makeup done by someone else on Saturday but if it is a fraction as good as yours I'll be happy xx

  9. Hi Tina! Thank you sweetie, you're making me tear up again ;) x

    Thank you Dovey! It was great to see how beautiful she looked and how happy she was with the makeup. I think the key was that I practiced quite a few times doing makeup on her so I was much more relaxed :) x

    Thank you Jennifer for such kind words! I have to say that having the Urban Decay Naked palette myde my job even easier and it has become my staple for my everyday makeup.
    Don't be too nervous about having your makeup done by someone else - I'm sure they'll do a great job. Hope you have a lovely weekend and I can't wait to hear back from you. x



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