My Wedding Makeup

My bridal makeup look

Guess what? I'm married!

My fiance and I planned to get married in June, but as we wanted to do our church wedding abroad, our civil ceremony had to come first. This happened just over a week ago. There was so much excitement as my family flew in from all over the world. They arrived the day before and on the day itself so as you can tell we were pretty busy! 

We did not have much left in our budget as most of it has been spent in preparations for the 'real thing' in June. We got married at our local town hall. Shannon did my hair and I did my own makeup.

I drew inspiration from the stunning tutorial by Sona Gasparian which featured the gorgeous Teni Panosian. Check out the link here. I did not have all the products she mentioned, although I substituted them with makeup I already had.

My bridal makeup look

Here's what I used:

Urban Decay Naked Palette: Virgin (inner eye, browbone), Half-baked (lid)
MAC Texture Eyeshadow (crease)
MAC Brun Eyeshadow (outer crease, eyebrows)
Physicians Formula Eye Liner (lid)
Urban Decay Naked Palette: Creep (to smudge eyeliner)
Kiss lashes
Bourjois Mascara

MAC Prolongwear Concealer NC25
MAC Pearl Cream Colour Base

Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lip Pencil

Setting Spray:

by Chi Chi London - HERE

Taking my time to apply the makeup, this took me 25 minutes to do. I did like the outcome of this look, it photographed really well. I am now contemplating whether I should do my own makeup for the 'real thing' or if I should stick to/hunt down a professional makeup artist...

One of our pre-nuptial shots featuring the London Eye!
Did you do your own makeup at your wedding? What are the pros and cons of doing your own makeup vs hiring a makeup artist?

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  1. I am in love with your makeup and your whole look! I honestly think you should do your own makeup. You are clearly skilled in doing it. I do plan to do my own makeup at my wedding.

    Just make sure you invest in a good HD foundation, I plan on using Makeup Forever HD foundation for my wedding. I already used it when I got my engagement photos done.

  2. Congratulations :) :) You both look really good. May I ask where your fiancée is from?

  3. So happy for y'all! You look so stunning! i definitely think if you're good at doing your own makeup, you should do it instead of a makeup artist... I did my own for my wedding too. I just feel like we all know our own features & likes/dislikes. Congratulations love <3

  4. Congrats! Your makeup is perfect.

  5. Thanks Stephie! You're right, we're more experienced at painting our faces than an mua, I'm leaning towards doing my own makeup now xx

  6. Thank you Chika. He is British of Sri Lankan family origins :)

  7. Thanks for the tip hun! I had a bad experience with MUFE HD in the past but maybe I shoud revisit it. I'm on the hunt for a good primer that makes makeup last, do you have any suggestions? X

  8. mygorgeouspinkcheeks19 April 2015 at 15:24

    Congrats Livia! Stay happy and in love! :)

  9. Wow. Such a beautiful mix between the both of you :D

  10. Thank you hun! Glad to see you back on the blog xx

  11. Thanks hun! Trying to get back into the swing of things :) x


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