Beauty Make Up

Bridal Beauty

October 26, 2016
Deciding how I was going to wear my make-up on the big day was perhaps the most stressful part of my wedding planning. I’ve never been one of those women who perfectly arches their brows, and has a smokey eye that could stop traffic. I wish I had the skills to to that, but the reality is, I don’t. On a normal day, I’ll throw on some BB cream, some eyeliner and mascara, and if I’m feeling a little fancy, some blush. That’s it.  My wedding day, however was to be the exception. I wanted to look like I’d put in the effort, but not like a distorted version of myself.

I will admit that I panicked a bit when trying to decide what kind of make-up look I wanted on my wedding day. I spent so many hours on Pinterest, searching wedding make-up, and ended up even more confused! Luckily, I discovered that Bobbi Brown does free make-up lessons, so I booked myself onto one (well… two, really) and had a nice long chat with a make-up artist. She helped me fine tune my look and find something that was natural, but also special for the day! From there, it was about updating my make-up arsenal, and adding a few new things too! I thought it would be wise to stick with what I know, but invest in some brand new products that would make me feel beautiful!

I was definitely set on a more natural look. I embellished a bit with a subtle smokey eye and some false eyelashes, and a bolder color on my cheeks for that bridal glow, but even my lipstick was quite neutral. I went for a nice pinkish brown color from Lancôme, which happens to be my favorite place to get lipstick. All in all, I think I achieved my goal of looking natural but still looking like I put in a bit of effort. I don’t wear much makeup normally so finding that balance was really important to me. I look at these pictures and think “I look really pretty!” That may sound a bit vain, but if you can’t say that about your wedding photos, when can you, after all!

what I used:

bb cream, smashbox
eye corrector + concealer, bobbi brown  
spot concealer, mac 
foundation stick, bobbi brown
powder, benefit
naked 2 palette, urban decay 
waterproof eyeliner, stila 
waterproof mascara, benefit 
false eyelashes, eyelure 
brow kit, Barry M 
blush, theBalm 
lipstick, lancôme
I’m so pleased with how my makeup turned out! What do you think?
Photography by Joseph Galvin

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6 Comments

  • Reply shulammitegirl November 4, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    You look heavenly! Have you ever tried NYX lipstick or matte? They are animal cruelty free and are super affordable!

  • Reply Harriet November 20, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    You look so lovely, I love the flower crown you are wearing. Congratulations on your big day! I love your blog and have just followed it on bloglovin!

    Harriet- http://www.harrietday.com/

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 20, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    No I've not, but I know friends who love NYX. I'll have to give it a try sometime!

  • Reply Ghenet Pinderhughes Randall November 20, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you! That's really sweet of you to say! The flower crown I got on Etsy, actually! There are loads!

  • Reply claire mac August 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for sending me this! Your makeup looks stunning & your photos are beautiful. I’m going to have a look at the products you’ve used now.
    Claire | http://www.clairemac.co.uk

    • Reply Ghenet August 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      You’re so welcome, and thank you! Glad you found it helpful!

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