Doing a Bridesmaid's Makeup

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Last Sunday I was trusted by a friend to do her makeup for her to attend a friend's wedding. I was more than happy to do her makeup and honored that she asked. In this post I'm going to show you the final look and explain what I did to achieve it.





My approach to makeup is never to completely change features and do a 180 on how a woman looks, but to elevate what they have and accentuate parts of her face. As you can see, my friend Dina is naturally gorgeous so I didn't do a lot in terms of correcting imperfections but rather just make her look more radiant and fresh, in a way capture her bubbly personality.

After wiping her face clean with Bioderma, I moisturized using my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. And then I started with the eyes.

I used Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer on her lid. I liked how it has a little bit of color and coverage, but for longevity, NARS is still better. After that I set the eyes using White Chocolate from Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. And then I used Question of Taste, Conched, and Last Bite from Zoeva Blanc Fusion palette to gradually deepen her crease and outer v. On the center and the a third inner part of the lid I used Hazelnut and Marzipan from Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette. I blended more and added more eyeshadows as I go until I'm happy with how it looked. I lined her eyes using Bobbi Brown black Gel Eyeliner and soften the outer corner using Last Bite. I put a natural pair of false lashes and then hid the seam using Kat von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper.

I moved on to the face and used Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer all over and then sprayed a little bit of Fix+ because I felt her skin was a little dehydrated. I mixed 2 shades of Shu Uemura Face Architect to get her shade and then blended it in using my trusty Beauty Blender. I dotted Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer in the shade Light Neutral and Medium Neutral on her undereye and made sure everything blended nicely. I baked her undereye and nose using RCMA No Color Powder, and after wiping the bake off I used a powder puff to apply Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Transparent on her entire face.

I went back to the eyes and applied Urban Decay 24/7 Waterline pencil and used Milk Chocolate and Semi Sweet from Too Faced Chocolate Bar on her lower lashline.

I did a little bit of contour using Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light/Medium and just used the center and left shade mixed together right under her cheekbones, her forehead, and a little bit on the sides of the nose. For blusher I mixed Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure, the blush looked perfect on her! Really fresh and pretty. I added a little bit of highlight using MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle along her cheekbones and bridge of the nose. She told me she liked more matte skin so I didn't put a lot of highlight. I filled in her brows using The BrowGal eyebrow pencil in 04 and set it using L'Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Medium/Dark.

I used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk to line her lips and filled them in. After that I applied Kylie Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lipstick in Candy K on top.

To set everything, I spritzed a lot of MAC Fix+ and Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix to melt the makeup into the skin and remove the powdery look and set everything in place.

It's not complicated right? I think it's very simple and easy even for beginners.

Evaluation time! I forgot to put inner corner highlight and clean up her browbone. If I did I would put either Becca Moonstone or Make Up For Ever on the inner corner and just use White Chocolate from Too Faced on the browbone. I also would make the eyes a little darker so the camera doesn't wash it out too much (the eye makeup is a little darker in real life, cameras wash them out), and add more lashes. I quite like how they blend seamlessly, especially the contour on the forehead just looked like a natural shadow, also tonally, the eye makeup, the blush, and the lips tied together really nicely.

Fingers crossed I get more bookings because I enjoy doing other people's makeup so much!

Much love,
x

3 comments

  1. Kak, jadi MUA deh hasil makeupnya cantik. Aku setuju, makeup nggak terlalu ngubah asli mukanya. Apalagi ini yang dimakeup in kayanya udah naturally gergous!

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  2. Aku juga bahagia banget kalau abis makeup-in orang, its like doing a therapy where I get so pumped and happy afterwards. Btw, hasilnya cantik bgt :)

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  3. Hi Nurul! Terima kasih sudah berkunjung :) Wah makasih ya, aku masih harus banyak latihan nih hehe

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