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Friday, April 07, 2017

AKA, All About That Day I Was A Wedding Guest...Twice!


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The weekend before last I had the honour of attending two lovely wedding ceremonies. They were both on the same day, and I had a bridal shower to attend the following day, so it was the longest weekend of my life! Despite it being exhausting, I really enjoyed preparing my skin for the big day, loved the makeup I did and will definitely be following most of these steps again for my brother's wedding this weekend! (No rest for the wicked eh!)

I thought I'd put a post together detailing my skin prep and makeup menu for That Day I Was A Wedding Guest...Twice!




SKIN PREP


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I started the night before to make sure that my skin was ready for the long day ahead. There were dry flaky patches to deal with, pores to clear out and a general healthy radiance to achieve. I opted for a triple masking session and used three Peter Thomas Roth Masks. Firstly the Pumpkin Enzyme Mask to exfoliate my skin thoroughly, followed by the Irish Moor Mud Mask to draw out impurities and finally Marine Algae Hydrating Mask to soothe and hydrate my skin. I went to bed with clear, bright and smooth skin. To soothe and protect my skin overnight I patted on my favourite face balm Mahogany Naturals The Blue Lover.

The next morning I started my skin care early and while I got the girls dressed I applied the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask all over my face and Petitfee Black Pearl & Gold Hydrogel Eye Patches. After 20-30 minutes I removed the patches and washed off the mask and my skin was perfectly plumped up and prepped for makeup application. I decided to do a high sleek bun so while I did my hair I used SooAee Donkey Milk Brightening Skin Gel Mask to seal in all the hydrating goodness and add an extra dose of brightness to my complexion. I also applied the Merumaya Lip Line Restoration Treatment* to make the lines on my upper lip less pronounced especially because I planned to use liquid lipsticks for the following 10 hours or so. Just before I began makeup application I took it off and applied Rodial Glam Balm Lip which is a great lip plumping balm that is great under liquid lipsticks. To moisturise my skin I opted to slather on This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up which is super hydrating without being greasy or slippery at all.


MAKEUP MENU


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Look No.1

Now onto the makeup which I started to apply at 11am. Usually I do my base makeup first but if life has taught me anything, on important days you need to do your eye makeup first to avoid messing up an entire face of makeup. So I spritzed Primark Primer Water all over my face while I worked on my brows and eyes just because its so refreshing and would keep my skin hydrated.

I started by filling in my brows with Too Faced Natural Matte Palette - Sexpresso which is dark enough to fill them and define them and then I set them in place with Benefit Gimme Brow.

Next up I used Urban Decay Primer Potion which I only use if I'm not using any cream shadows as a base. And for this look I opted to use only My Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Quad because a warm brown smokey eye look will forever be in fashion and I knew it would work perfectly with my peach dress. I applied Bengal all over the lid, Burnt Orange in the socket and crease as my blending/transition shade. And then slowly added a touch of Morocco in the crease, finishing off with Fudge in the outer corner for some smokey depth. I came back to my eye makeup after doing my base makeup where I added a touch of Morocco & Fudge along the lower lash line because I wasn't planning on wearing any kohl for this look. To tightline I used Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon to make my upper lashes look even fuller as this look was very top heavy. I then used my beloved Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen to do a thick cat eye winged liner look and then finally applied Maybelline Lash Sensational to both top and bottom lashes.

For my base makeup I started off with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer which is great at keeping my makeup looking fresh all day. Of course I opted for the ever so reliable EsteΓ© Lauder Double Wear - 3W2 Cashew which is a perfect shade match, lasts ALL DAY and is one of the best as keeping my oily skin tamed. I then decided to do something I never really do and that is to layer my concealers first with Mac Pro Longwear Concealer - NW25 which has a pink undertone to correct the darkness under my eyes, followed by NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer - Ginger over top as it is a soft finish full coverage concealer that matches my skin perfectly. To set this all in place I used NYX HD Finishing Powder - Banana which adds a flattering brightness to my under-eye area while ensuring my concealer stays put without creasing. To set my face makeup I used Charlotte Tilbury AirBrush Flawless Finish Powder - Medium which is a beautiful powder that mattifies the skin without making it look flat and gives a blurred airbrush finish to the skin and makeup.


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For complexion colour I bought out my two precious face palettes that I tend to reserve for special occasions. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow - Light To Medium doesn't have the darkest bronzer but personally I love that its quite light because I can never get it looking hideously wrong with this. I applies a fair amount along the hollows of cheeks, around the edges of my head, under my jaw and lightly on the sides of my nose to achieve the most discreet contouring effect. I used the highlighter shade from this palette on my brow bone and inner corner. I then used my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit - I applied Luminous Bronze Light to deepen the contouring a little and add a little radiance to it all, followed by Iridescent Light as my cheek highlighter and along the bridge of my nose and a touch of Luminous Flush to the apples of my cheeks.

Finally onto my lips. I knew I'd be coming back to change my makeup a little for the 2nd wedding so I went for pinky in the daytime. theBalm Meet Matte Hughes - Charming is that perfect rosy mauve shade that works with any number of looks. Its a long-lasting formula that is comfortable, non-drying and I knew I could rely on to stay put without crumbling or settling into lines.

I don't actually know if it does actually help set makeup into place but I have become a little addicted to using Primark Primer Water after completing my makeup too in the hopes that it keeps it looking fresh so I did that. And that was it. Done!


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Look No.2


We came home for about 20 minutes in between to refresh (ermmm...just in case the girls had made complete messes of their dresses - which thankfully they didn't) and I changed into a slightly shimmery pale gold dress. My makeup thankfully was looking as amazing as it did hours before, except for needing a touch of Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot Powder at 4pm on my t-zone and a top-up of lipstick after lunch. So I didn't need to do anything too drastic to my makeup and I just wanted to just add a few bits to suit an evening event.

I applied a healthy dose of ColourPop Super Shock Shadow - Thirsty Girl over the centre of my eye lid because if you're not going to wear some glitter and sparkle to an evening wedding, then really when will you?!? I took a little bit more of Fudge from my ABH Quad to deepen my outer V and lower lash line.

For my face I used a touch of Diffused Light on the tops of my cheek bones and Mood Exposure to the apples of my cheeks from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette.

And the last thing I switched up completely was my lipstick. I chose theBalm Meet Matte Hughes - Trustworthy which has been one of my favourite liquid lipstick shades since I bought it. It is a lovely rusty brown nude shade that flatters me beautifully. Its deep without being dark and looks fabulous with a brown smokey eye.


And that, my friends, was the end of that. I was sensible and made sure to cleanse my face even though we didn't get home till midnight. I was super happy with how well the makeup wore throughout the day. 12 hours later I was shiny, my concealer had started to crease and my lips were craving some lip balm but I can't complain. We travelled 20 miles and back that day, ate two full Asian wedding meals and lived to tell the tale. The next morning I slapped on another sheet mask because I had a bridal party to attend that evening, but I kept that makeup look simple because I was literally a zombie the next day! But that's another story for another time.

I hope you enjoyed reading my long and extended UmmBaby Makeup Menu post. Let me know if you did...


Do you spot any favourites? What skin preps do you do before a big event? What's your most reliable foundation? Have you ever attended more than one wedding/party in one day? I'd love to know...



Sal xxx
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32 comments

  1. Two weddings in one day? That's an insanely busy day, makeups you wore sounds beautiful. I wonder if that primer water is something like Mac Fix+ which you can use as a primer before your makeup and after your makeup to get rid of the powdery look.

    Have a great time at your brother's wedding:) xx

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It was hectic but fun now that I look back. I don't know if it does that but I am just addicted to spraying it xxx

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  2. I bet you looked amazing! Best of luck for your brother's wedding, have a wonderful time xxx

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  3. Wow it sounds like you had a ridiculously busy weekend! Hope you enjoyed the weddings and bridal shower :) 3 masks after each other is quite impressive! I liked the pumpkin enzyme mask at first but it started burning my face after a few uses :( The algae mask is on my wish list though. It sounds so soothing! I remember you chatting about wearing that ABH quad to a wedding in another post :) The color selection is so pretty! I also love the MJ highliner for my waterline. It lasts sooo long. The tom ford liquid liner is on my wish list! It's sooo pricey but I've only heard good things about it XD

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Oh no....I wonder why it started burning?!? I hope that doesn't happen to me...then again, this tube is miniature so not more than a couple of uses left. Hahah! You need the TF liner xxx

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  4. One wedding a year is enough for me never mind 2 in a day! So many gorgeous picks here, I went with EL Double Wear a few weeks ago too for a wedding I went to, no surprises there but it really only looks better the longer you wear it I think!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Hahaha...If it were up to me, one wedding is enough for me too lol! Double Wear never lets us down xxx

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  5. Damn girl, two weddings in one day and with kids? You are a superwoman, I struggle with only one 3 year old. LOL! I love how you prep your skin the night before and on the day before makeup, I guess you need to when you're wearing full makeup for long hours and for two days in a row.

    I still have my eyes on that ABH quad that you did yourself, I am waiting for payday to make my own soon.

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    1. I don't know about Superwoman because ideally I'd have left the kids at home....lol! It was hard for them as much as it was fun. LOL...yes, the ABH quad is amazing xxx

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  6. Wow! Two weddings in one day - I can't imagine! I have been known to take my makeup off & have a nap in between the meal and the evening part of weddings so I re-do all of my makeup but that's mainly because I have pillow marks on my face! lol! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Hahahaha...oh gosh a nap in between would've been amazing!!! xxx

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  7. It's so nice to hear that you had such an amazing time. The only time I've been to a wedding was when I was super tiny, I remember hiding under the food table, you can tell where my priorities were at haha! Skin prep is so important, I love putting on a hydrating mask the night before, such a life saver for my skin. I recently picked up the natural eyes palette by Too Faced and I'm really enjoying it. I haven't thought about it for brows though.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Awwww...I would hide under the food table too. Yes, a hydrating mask is a must for me because my skin is so dehydrated. xxx

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  8. I would have love to have seen a photo of the finished look. I bet you looked amazing! I was in Primark today and couldn't find the primer water - damn!!! I hope they still make it! Xx


    sheergloss

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    1. I know...its so annoying that the primer isnt as widely available...I need a few more bottles xxx

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  9. I've been wanting to try the Res glycolactic mask forever! i really need to pick it up soon :) great picks

    http://claresloves.blogspot.com/

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    1. I highly recommend it. Such an effective mask xxx

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  10. I bet you looked amazing! I really need to get some ABH shadows in my life! I'm obsessed with the CT powder. Its well worth the money xx

    www.lpagebeauty.com

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  11. These are so many similar products to those I used at a wedding last year! I love this REN mask - it just ensures my skin looks its absolute best! You can always rely on Double Wear, the Hourglass powders and blushers and the Balm Liquid Lipsticks to look good and last all day and the Urban Decay eye primer and Maybelline Lash Sensational are products I'd choose too :) great post and hope you had fun!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Thanks love...I recall your post. We really do have very similar preferences ;) xxx

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  12. Wow, you sure were busy that weekend. I have used the Estee lauder Double Wear before, but not for such a long period of time. Skin preparation is key for me as well, and the REN mask is one that I reach for when I want radiance.
    All in all, the effort seems to have payed off. Two weddings and still looking human, that is quite an achievement.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes, it will always be a day I look back on and thank my skincare for ;) xxx

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  13. Wow that sounds so bloody busy, but I hope you enjoyed it Sal! x I love weddings so that's a treat! I especially love dolling my self up for weddings; it feels good! x The double wear, for me, is the perfect wedding foundation.
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie xx
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    1. Awwww thanks lovely. It was memorable...and yes Double Wear is amazing xxx

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  14. Asian weddings are serious work! Great tips and products Sal, seriously your flat lays are actual goals. Hope you are having the best weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Thank you so much Kiran. That's so lovely, it was a great but exhausting time xxx

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  15. Wow, that sounds like a crazy time! You must have looked amazing though, the makeup looks sounds gorgeous! I also like the sound of the masks you used, I will definitely need to try them sometime! Your pictures are so gorgeous, so pretty to look at! Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

    xxxx from Emily // www.diamondsanddachshunds.weebly.com

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    1. Thanks for reading love...yes it was a great makeup look and the skincare preps definitely paid off xxx

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  16. I love all of your makeup picks! I need to try the Primark Primer Water xx

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