Today is my sixth wedding anniversary!
So I was just looking through some of my wedding photos and reminiscing about the day and of course my hair and make-up! I was thinking about the long process of doing the wedding make-up myself on the day and feeling rushed to apply my eyeliner and lashes! Being a make-up artist myself I was keen to do my wedding make-up myself as I did not want to “boss around” anyone else. This, on reflection was not such a great idea, the pressure to get it right and the anxious nerves as I saw the time slowly melt away got me into a real panic and it was almost as if I had forgotten everything I knew!
I did manage to snap out of it with enough time to feel happy with my application however if I could re-play the day I would definitely have sort a colleague to lend a helping hand- or brush!As for the make-up itself
I have to say it is a look that I wore regularly for a time after that day especially on nights out during our honeymoon. I would suggest asking your make-up artist to show you how to do this so you could also re-create your look while your away!
Time moves on and products, tools and trends change and I have also changed the way I apply my make-up and the products used.
Thinking about those products used on the day, the key face products no longer exist!
My base consisted of an oil free Bobbi Brown foundation and the Bobbi Brown foundation stick both products have now been updated. An Elizabeth Arden blusher in Pink glow. I believe this has also changed. I had used a small amount of self tan by Clarins and the Bobbi Brown Bronze shimmer brick which I am pleased to say you can still buy these products.
As for my eyes I went for a look that I have just started wearing again! Although with slightly different products.
I used two Mac pigments which were in a Christmas set and limited edition. The Bobbi Brown gel liner in black, YSL false eye lash mascara,Eyelure false eye lashes in 116 and Clinique Eye shaper in Diamond Black. All of which are, I am glad to say, some of my favourite products.
I used quite a bit of dark liner to define my eyes so I kept my lips neutral with a Bobbi Brown creamy lip colour in Crystal Pink. This shade has now been discontinued however my new favourite is a Mac lipstick in Fan Fare.
My hair was kept quite simple as I prefer wearing my hair down. I just wanted it swept off of my face a little. A colleague of mine added hair extensions(my hair was only just past my shoulders then) and pinned the sides back. She added a few very loose waves some and my tiara to complete the look.