In this post I breakdown a bridal makeup look with an emphasis on a defined eye using mauve plum eye shadows and a peachy pink muted lip…
What you’ll need:
- Foundation- M.A.C. Pro Longwear Foundation SPF 10 in NW20
- Concealer- M.A.C. Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20
- Powder- M.A.C. Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder in Medium
- Blush- M.A.C. Mineralize Blush in Warmth of Coral
- Cream eyeshadow /allover base- M.A.C. Paint Pot in Painterly
- Lid eye shadow- M.A.C. Eye shadow in Shale
- Crease eye shadow- M.A.C. Eye shadow in Blackberry
- Lower lash line- M.A.C. Eye shadow in Shale
- Upper and lower lash line eyeliner- M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeauxline
- Brows- M.A.C. Eye shadow in Wedge
- Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
- Mascara- M.A.C. Dazzelash Mascara
- Lashes- M.A.C. 32 Lashes
- DUO Eyelash Glue
- Lip pencil- M.A.C. Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit
- Lipstick- M.A.C. Lipstick in Crème Cup
- Lipgloss- M.A.C. Lipglass in Prrr
- Moisturize and use primer to prep your skin for makeup. Using a foundation brush apply your Pro Longwear Foundation from the center of your face, blending downward and outward. Apply concealer with a concealer brush over and under the eyes and wherever additional coverage is needed. Using a large fluffy brush, set your makeup completely with the pressed powder.
- Using a large fluffy powder brush, smile to find the round, fleshy, apple of your cheeks and apply your Warmth of Coral blush, blending softly up into the hairline for a natural flush.
- Using a synthetic bristle brush, apply cream eye shadow in Painterly all over the lid up to the eyebrows as well-this important step will intensify the eye shadow you apply on top of it, as well as make your eye shadow crease proof. Painterly will also act as your brow bone highlight with this look. Using a soft and dense eye shadow brush, apply Shale eye shadow to the lid and slightly up to the crease, but not above it, following the natural shape of the eye socket. You want the majority of the color and product to be on the lid with this look. Use a pencil brush to apply Blackberry to the crease, following the natural shape around your eye socket. Intensify the shadow on the outer corner until you achieve the desired intensity. Using a clean tapered blending brush, softly blend the lid and crease eye shadows together until you achieve the desired color, shape, and effect.
- Using M.A.C. Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Bordeauxline, starting at the outer lashes and working your way in, apply a thin, tight line to the upper lashes. Drawing the line thinner as you reach the inner corner and tear duct. You can go over the line to smooth it out, even out any mistakes, and make a slightly thicker line on the outer edge. Again, you want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye. You really want to deposit the product at the base of the lashes, making the lashes look thick and lush and further defining the eye.
- Use the Bordeauxline eye pencil on your lower lash line, smudging the product into the lower lashes, smoking out the line to achieve the desired effect. You want the most concentration of color and product to be on the outer edge and corner of the eye. Concentrate on the outer edge and draw the line thinly, bringing it in towards the inner corner of the eye. Go over the pencil with a pencil brush and some of your lid color, Shale, to blend and smoke out the two colors together to achieve the desired look.
- Curl your lashes with the Shu Uemura eyelash curler. Get as far back to the eyelid as possible (without pinching!) and pump the curler for ten seconds to really lock in the curl. Apply M.A.C. Dazzlelash mascara to the upper and lower lashes, getting as far back to the root of the lashes as possible for a thick, rich look.
- Using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, carefully remove the lashes. Apply a thin but substantial amount of glue to the base of the lashes, (I apply a little extra on the inner and outer edges) wait twenty seconds for the glue to become tacky, and then apply the lashes. These lashes add a natural yet eye opening effect. You want to place the lashes just on top of your own natural ones; you can hold them in place and give them a moment to set up before you proceed. The glue goes on white but dries clear. Once the lashes and subsequent glue have dried, you can take one more pass with your Bordeauxline eye pencil. Gently apply a thin line of eyeliner just on top of your false lashes; this will help make your false lashes look more natural and blend in with your natural ones.
- Use a synthetic bristle angle brush to lightly fill in your brows with M.A.C. eye shadow in Wedge. Use short, upward strokes- you’re creating a shadow effect, the illusion that there is slightly more hair.
- Line and fill in the lips completely with M.A.C. Cremestick Liner in Summerfruit.
- Apply a coat of Crème Cup lipstick, and top it off with a coat of Prrr lipglass to complete the bridal look.
I think this makeup look would be particularly pretty on a bride with green eyes, like the model in the picture, as the plum eye shadows would make eyes look their greenest.
For more posts on bridal makeup, refer to Blushing Bride, Bridal Beauty-The Prenuptial Agreement and Bridal Beauty-The Reception.
What do you think of this look? Would you choose this for your wedding day makeup?