Beauty Makeup

Bridal Beauty

October 26, 2016
Ghenet Actually || Bridal Beauty

Deciding how I was going to wear my make-up on the big day was perhaps the most stressful part of my wedding planning. Bridal beauty is a pretty big deal! 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.

Ghenet Actually || Bridal Beauty
Ghenet Actually || Bridal Beauty
Ghenet Actually || Bridal Beauty

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 For My Bridal Look:

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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Ghenet Actually || Bridal Beauty
  • Reply
    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!

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    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!


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    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!

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    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!

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    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 |

    • Reply
      August 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm

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

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