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,


  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!

  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 :)

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


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