My Natural & Organic Wedding/Bridal Makeup

12 May 2018

I got married! Yay! I will be sharing a full post with more photos and details from our wedding day but I thought I'd share my wedding day makeup first.

Back in December I had a makeup trial for my wedding with the lovely Lilian Komor. I wanted to have a trial to see the kind of thing that I liked, before hiring a natural/organic MUA in New York for the actual day. Unfortunately there aren't many who solely use green beauty and those who do were out of my price range. I didn't want to risk paying so much without having a trial with the person so I decided to do it myself.
Lilian helped me choose which colours to go for, what products to use and then it was down to me to practice before the big day!

I'll start with the base - I used the Ere Perez Foundation in Chai all over my face and down my neck. I bought this around a month before the wedding as I was originally going to go for the Inika foundation but found it wasn't as high coverage as I'd have liked for my wedding day. I love the Ere Perez one - it has amazing coverage with a lovely glow.

I used my trusty Hynt Beauty Concealer under my eyes, on any blemishes and a little bit as an eyeshadow primer. I then used the RMS Buriti Bronzer to warm up my face a little, followed by the Ere Perez Carrot Pot in Harmony as blush which is such a pretty colour! I finished off by powdering my skin with the Green People Pressed Powder to reduce shine and set my foundation.

I did use a highlighter on the day but I can't remember putting it on! I thought I'd forgotten until I saw one of our photos and I definitely have some on. It was a cream highlighter from Modern Minerals in Moonstone.


Moving onto eyes...I used my favourite Ecobrow in Penelope to fill in my eyebrows. Then for my lids, I used RMS Sunset Beach (43) as a base, followed by a few of the lighter shades in the Lily Lolo Laid Bare Palette and then RMS Tempting Touch (76) on my outer corner. I blended it out with a little bit of RMS Garden Rose (19) in my crease so I had a lovely mix of creams, browns and a hint of pink. I finished off with the Zao Black Liquid Liner for a short winged liner.

I was going to use individual lashes but I decided to get eyelash extensions the week before the wedding. I knew there wouldn't be much time on the day as we were getting married at 11am and I didn't want to risk ruining my eyeshadow if I went wrong with the lashes. I am so glad I got the extensions, they looked amazing!
 
Originally I was going to use RMS Pretty Vacant mixed with Green People's Rose lipstick but then I thought about ease of re-applying throughout the day and decided to find one colour. I chose the Hynt Beauty Aria Lipstick in Pinkbelle and I love the colour. It was easy to re-apply throughout the day as it has a small mirror in the lid and it was moisturising on the lips too.

I loved my makeup on the wedding day! It stayed put, my eyeshadow creased a little bit but it always does. I kept a few essentials in my clutch bag and topped up later on in the day when I needed to but overall it lasted most of the day!

Amber


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