I finally got round to doing the bridal makeup trial and we are overall very happy. I'm doing my own FYI. Read on for the deets.
Base... The Laura Mercier Original foundation primer and Estee Lauder Double wear with a dusting of Charlotte Tilbury Powder and a finishing spritz of mac fix plus is a win. 12 hours later my Base, aside from my chin area because it's a bastard, was still great. Aside from being a tinsey bit shiney. I didnt even need concealer with this. But I've picked the LM secret camouflage anyway and I want to brighten under my eyes so I'll pick up a brightening concealer pen thing too.
Face... The Charlotte Tilbury Film Star Bronze and Glow palette is amazing. Paired with the tan de Chanel cream bronzer I had sculpt and glow that lasted!!! I might add in my becca shimmering skin perfector to "strobe" and Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder to define further... Blush of choice was of course my old faithful Estee Lauder bronze goddess from years back; which gives a lovely subtle pink flush but considering the powerful Charlotte Tilbury powders I'm thinking maby a swish and pop is the way forward... Maby I need the new universal palette that is making waves in blogger land..
Lips... OK first things first the Charlotte Tilbury Matt Revolution lipstick formula is superior to their K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula. It's more comfortable on the lips and wears beautifully. My shade of choice was miss Kensington and it came up really pink on me... Too pink? I don't know but teamed up with CT's lip cheat in pillow talk it stayed on forever and faded down evenly throughout the day.
Eyes... The key to the look. First mascara. The Maybelline water proof volum' express stayed on all day without smudging hooray. But there wasn't any vavavoom so I'm thinking looking else where? I amped up the look with Fleur de force's 3/4 lashes. I found that they need to be put on properly to begin with otherwise there's drama. As my left lash was hanging off weirdly by 3 o'clock and they needed reapplying. I used smog urban decay 24hr liner. It was great. Transfered a bit on the left eye (pattern forming here) I noticed when I inspected this before bed. For eye colour I used the film star bronze and glow to shade and highlight and then went over the lid with Illamasqua cream pigment in solstice and Barry M gold glitter. I think it worked and the eyes stayed on all night but I'll keep playing around with ideas.
So woop I think the Base is sorted I'll probably stick with the lips too but the eyes need a little bit more consideration. Hooray! Wedding makeup is shaping up. Watch this space. Xoxo