Monday, August 09, 2010

Dupe this Look: Wedding Makeup

One of my favorite things about summer is that it's wedding season!!! This gorgeous time of the year seems to be a favorite time for many to get hitched. I thought posting a few tips on wedding makeup would inspire some of you attending weddings this season.

For my cousin Julie's daytime wedding, I kept most of my makeup clean with only one or two things only slightly dramatic. It's a good idea to keep makeup basic when attending a weddings for a few reasons. Gaudy and garish makeup tends to be too much at a wedding. Plus, you would not want to wear anything that draws attention away from the bride. Keep it simple and classy by playing up one of your features and keeping the rest of your look clean and simple.

For this look, I used my Bare Escentuals mineral makeup for even and light skin coverage. It is summer after all, so keep your skin fresh and airy by cutting out the heavy liquid foundation. I chose to accentuate my eyes with smokey colors that would transition well from a daytime ceremony to dancing all night at the reception. I am wearing Knight silver eyeshadow on my lid, Club on my crease, Blanc Type on my brow bone, and Carbon on the outer V of my eye (all MAC Cosmetics eyeshadows). I finished  the look by lining my eyes with MAC's fluid line in Blacktrack and a strip of Ardell's false eyelashes to add volume.
I kept the rest of my face neutral, going for MAC's Garb blush on the apples of my cheeks and finished the look with Viva Glam V lipstick and lipgloss.

I always like to keep my lipgloss in my clutch along with some mints and spare tissues or hanky. Keep it simple and pretty and stay classy when trying to catch that bouquet!


  1. Very cute. Viva glam V looks amazing on you!


  2. great look!!!

  3. I also have a wedding to go to in a month, so thanks for the tips. :)