Thursday, 7 August 2014

FOTD - Recreating my wedding makeup look

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun? Today we're celebrating our wedding anniversary and although it feels like we got married only yesterday, it's been 5 years already. Traditionally 5 years is considered the Wooden anniversary - maybe that means that Him Indoors will give me a couple of acres of Amazon forest...  Since it's our anniversary I thought it would be fun to recreate the makeup look I was wearing on my wedding day and even though I won't be using exactly the same products, the colors will be very similar.

At the moment I have much more of a tan than I did at my wedding and for an every day look at this time of year I normally wouldn't even bother with foundation, but since I'm making a bit more of an effort with this look I applied the No 7 Instant Radiance Foundation (£12.50) in Wheat. In my opnion the No 7 foundations don't get nearly enough credit and mention in Blogiverse. Not only are they great value for money, but the matching service means that you will definitely get a shade that is as close to your skin tone as possible for a perfect seamless match. The radiance foundation is a lovely and light medium coverage foundation that adds a nice warm and natural glow to your skin but without that heavy, caked feeling on your skin. It's fairly long lasting so it should stand a fair chance during these hot sweltering days we've been having lately. Now, I know that a lot of wedding looks are quite soft, natural and paired down, but I like a defined eye - always have and always will and it's a look I wear most days of the year. So for my wedding makeup I didn't want the complete opposite or something totally out of character since after all, this is the day of all days to feel comfortable and great about yourself, so my makeup artist and I decided to do a lighter version of a defined eye that was still in keeping with what I would usually emphasize, using slightly softer colors
For the eyes I used Avon's True Colour Eyeshasdow Quad Nudes (£9) in Barely There. All of the shades have surprisingly strong pigmentation and the formula is soft and creamy that allows for gradual building up of the colours, which will last the majority of day before you start seeing them fade. As a base for the entire lid I used shade no 2, which is a beautiful muted, dusky rose colour which blends so well with shade no 4 - an intense sepia brown, and on the middle of the lid I added a light sweep of shade no 3, a chamoisee with a beautiful subtle shimmer. I also used shade no 1 as a highlighter and in the inner corner of my eye, and the pale but warm cream colour is a nice contrast to the other colours. I really like these Barely There shades and even though they definitely are on the nude side they don't disappear into the background and are anything but bland. To add some depth and eye definition I applied Rimmel's Soft Khol Kajal Eye Pencil (£2.99) in Sable Brown on the lower waterline. It has a wonderful soft and water resistant formula that stays in place even on the teariest of days, so if you've got a special occasion coming up - give this one a go!

The only mascara for me at the moment, which you'll probably remember from my July favourites,  is Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara (£9.99). Already from the start it has just the right texture, as if it's been used for a while and the wide, firm brush makes it very easy to apply layers upon layers to quickly volumise and shape the lashes as much as you want in a few seconds and the effect is amazing. It's very long lasting but also easy to remove in the evening. I'm very lucky with my eye lashes and even the bottom ones are fairly long, but these days many mascaras with their wacky and strangely shaped wands make it tricky to get a nice and smudge free application. The solution to that issuette is the famous Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara (£13) which has the tiniest brush I've ever seen, making messy lines under your bottom lashes a thing of the past. I prefer to use the shade brown since I personally am not a fan of the lower lashes being too distinct and spider leggy and I think it works well, even with black mascara on the upper lashes.

For my cheeks I used my beloved Sleek MakeUp Blush (£4.49) in the most stunning shade ever - Rose Gold. I love this romantic coral shade with its golden shimmer, that makes your cheeks look so dewy and glowy making it perfect for a romantic occasion. The consistency is silky smooth and blendable and the blusher is so richly pigmented that you only need to dab your brush in it to get enough product for both cheeks - in the photo I've literally just lightly swept the brush over the apples of my cheeks, and as you can see that's more than enough for a radiant finish. When I tried to recreate my wedding day look I wasn't surprised at all to see that I had almost identical shades for all the products but one - the one item that I had to rummage around for was a lip colour and the closest I could find in my stash was the L'Oréal L'Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick (£8.99) in Rose Symphony. This is supposedly a dupe for the fantastic YSL Glossy Stains, and there are definitely a lot of similarities. Let's look at the formula; it's soft, moisturising, silky, non sticky, intensely pigmented and with a brilliant glossy shine and it comes with a great flexible doe foot applicator. It's long lasting and when the shine has faded you're left with a noticeable stain that lasts literally ALL day. It's an excellent product and definitely a more affordable option to YSL. Rose Symphony is a warm vermillion pink shade, and although the colour I wore on my wedding day had more coral in it and the finish was not quite as glossy, the overall look is very similar. I had so much fun recreating the look again and now I'm off to pack a bag since apparently I'm going away somewhere, and I mustn't forget to take all these items with me so I can create the same look for this evening.

92 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary hun! I've been married 5 years as well but we had our in January:) Your make up looks very pretty! The L'Oreal liquid lipstick are my fairly recent discovery and I love them! xx
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    1. Thank you so much Dagmara, that's so lovely of you and you've put a huge smile on my already smiling face - LOL. Have a wonderful day! :o) Xx

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  2. What a stunning make-up look! And happy anniversary :) what a lovely way to remember your big day! Thanks for sharing it with us :) xo

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    1. Thank you so so much for the lovely comment! :o) Xx

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    1. Aww, thank you very much that really means a lot! :o) Xx

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  4. Awww, I love this idea! Congrats. :) This is such a sweet but pretty look! <3

    Tara x

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    1. Thank you so much Tara, I thought it would be fun idea to try :o) Xx

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  5. You look so gorgeous! I love the Rose Gold blush by Sleek!
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    1. Thank you VERY much, I really appreciate that. Absolutely - Sleek blusher's for me are the best and I don't think I'll ever splurge on a blusher again :o) Xx

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    1. It's a great palette and it's available in lots of pretty shades :o) Xx

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  7. Happy Anniversary. It's my Auntie (in-laws) - if that's even a thing. They celebrate 4 years of marriage :) x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  8. love your neckpiece girl <3
    I am sure you looked like a princess that day...you still do ;)

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  9. Happy Anniversary! Beautiful look- I especially love that lip shade. I love the formula of the loreal liquid lipsticks so I will definitely be picking up rose symphony.

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  10. Happy Anniversary :) This is such a lovely post! x

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  11. Beautiful makeup, I really want to try Sleek Rose Gold it looks lovely xx

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  12. Congratulations on your five year anniversary! Lovely makeup, I bet you looked beautiful on the day!
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  13. Grattis på er bröllopsdag!! Och vilken otroligt vacker makeup på en väldigt vacker tjej. ;-)

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  14. Happy anniversary! Love the product you use!
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  15. Happy anniversary! :D Love this post, you are gorgeous and this is a perfect bridal look. I got married 3 months ago and have yet to post my "what I wore" since I did my own makeup. Whoops! Maybe I'll do it for the one year anniversary, LOL! Congrats again on 5 happy years!

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  16. So, so beautiful my dear!

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  17. You look so pretty! I love the look!

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  18. Gorgeous look Charlotte! Happy Anniversary!

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  19. So, yesterday was my 4th wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary to us!! :)

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  20. Congratulations, it's a beautiful look and a beautiful day! xx

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  21. That eyeshadow palette is gorgeous!

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  22. Happy anniversary!! you look lovely:)
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  23. Happy anniversary! I love your wedding look! I wore a similar blush shade on my wedding day. That peachy pink is the perfect wedding blush.
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  24. You look beautiful! I should also write a similar post! :)

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  25. I haven't tried any makeup from AVON, but that palette looks amazing!

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  26. Happy Anniversary! Here's to many more happy years for you both :)

    You look beautiful by the way, lovely natural but glowing make up look!

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  28. Congratulations on 5 years of marriage! Hope you had a lovely anniversary xx

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  29. Love the eyeshadow palette and lip colour, what a pretty look for your wedding!

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  30. What a lovely post - you look beautiful!

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  31. Happy anniversary all good choices. I used to use a no7 foundation moose was brilliant and then they changes the formula. Maybe it is time to give them the benefit of the doubt and try them again. The mascara sounds good and the eyeshadow lovely colours Lucy x

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  32. Loved the look dear ! you look very very pretty
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  33. Hi Charlotte, it has been a while since I was last on here - sorry real life been really hectic. I hope you are well and I missed all your beauty blog post.
    Congratulation on your wedding anniversary. <3

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  35. That lipgloss looks gorgeous!! X

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  36. Happy belated anniversary hope you had a good celebration! lipgloss looks lovely!

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  37. Such a gorgeous look!!! :)

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  38. The make up looks great on you!

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  39. I love that Sleek blush - its one of my favourites too! So glad it came in a Blush by 3 palette, any excuse to have more blushers!

    Love Zoe x
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  41. I LOVE this post and your photos are great. What camera do you use?

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  42. Aww you look so beautiful!!
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