Oh hey there!
It's been a while since I last showed my face over on the old blog - I blame a nasty bout of tonsillitis which left me pretty much bed-ridden for a week (although I did develop a wee obsession with Outlander in this time, burning through the TV series and 2 and a half books in a matter of days!).
But enough of Scottish kilt-wearing burly warrior types, let's move on to all things wedding and beauty! For the longest time I was convinced I would do my wedding make up myself, reasoning it would be a great excuse to treat myself to all manner of luxurious products, while staying true to my usual look. But, let's be honest here - I'll treat myself to products anyway, and the more I thought about it the more I started to think it would be better to have an actual expert step in and make my skin look better and my eyeliner more even!
Enter Louise Goodson, a friend of our lovely cakemaker (Flour Pots Bakery) - Louise is super experienced with shoots and filming, and I loved her portfolio, so decided to entrust my pasty face to her talented hands!
My brief was fairly simple - my main focus is always skin as I have such ridiculous spots and uneven patches! So I wanted clear glowy skin, with a golden smoky eye and a nice bright lip for the evening do (at this point I should interject that I already own said bright lipstick - weddings are such a good excuse for beauty buys...). Louise went straight in with one of my all-time favourite bases, NARS Sheer Glow in Deauville (read my review here), and used a mixture of MAC and Inglot concealers to brighten up my undereyes. Then she used a combination of Inglot and Charlotte Tilbury shadows to recreate one of my inspiration looks found on Pinterest for eyes, finishing off with a scattering of individual lashes at the outer corners of my eyes.
Overall I am so pleased with it, it's truly an amped-up version of my usual go-to look - I especially love that some of my usual routine products were used! There are a couple of things I want to tweak for the day itself - I want to use my own NARS Dolce Vita blush, which I stupidly forgot to bring with me, and I think I'll get my brows done properly so they have a nice neat shape. But otherwise it's exactly the look I was hoping for!
I'm so excited now and so glad I made the decision to get a professional to do my make up, it's taken such a weight of my shoulders and will leave me free to fuss about the decor and my bridesmaids, haha!
What are your thoughts? If you're getting married/ already got married, how did you choose to do your make up? Let me know in the comments!