Earlier this month my hubs and I had the chance to go to a wedding out in Arkansas! Though we were only there for three nights, we had a great time and it truly felt like a getaway, being away from the city for a little (while we don’t live right in the city, it’s certainly busy enough!). The bride and groom of course looked amazing and everything was beautiful!
A little different for me, but I thought it would be fun to document the makeup I used and my overall look from that night. Usually for a formal event like a wedding, I like to do smokier, more dramatic eyes and have a little more fun playing around with my makeup since I don’t wear quite as much normally. Here’s the makeup look I decided to go for:
I recently got into wearing false lashes for occasions like this. They’re fun and truly take your eyes and overall look to another level! I went with E.L.F Natural Lashes and I used Duo Lash Glue rather than the glue the E.L.F. came with. So far I’ve worn these lashes about three times and they’ve held up pretty well.
I used an Avon eyeshadow primer before applying any shadows. This one isn’t too bad, for the most part my shadow stayed put. I do like that it comes in a jar so I know I can get every last bit out!
For my eye shadow look, I used all MAC shadows: Shroom as my base/all-over lid color, Magnetic Fields (Limited Edition and not sure if it’s sold any longer) mixed with a little Cranberry for my crease, and Nylon as my inner corner/browbone highlight:
For eyeliner I decided to use Physician’s Formula Sexy Booster liquid liner in Ultra Black on my top lash line (I winged it out a tad), and on the bottom waterline I used NYX Tres Jolie liner in pitch black (it’s a gel pencil liner which is neat-and stays put on that tricky water line!) I really love both! And on brows I went for a staple: my Revlon ColorStay Brow Enhancer in Blackened Brown.
For under eye concealer, I went with my favorite: Maybelline Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser, and for spot concealing I used Make Up For Ever Full Cover Camouflage Cream.
For Lips I went with something more neutral, another favorite of mine, NYX soft matte lip cream in Abu Dhabi. It smells so good too, kinda like graham crackers!
Now on my cheeks I pulled out some oldies but goodies. You can see that my blush was, uh, well-loved. I don’t see the Sephora Blush Me in Rose Rebelle anywhere online anymore (boo) OR the Flirt bronzer in Sun Kissed. I don’t even think Kohl’s makes the Flirt line anymore! This goes to show how long my makeup stays around! But I wanted to show you guys anyway.
I used Rose Rebelle over the Flirt bronzer. The bronzer has the prettiest subtle sheen! And if you’re wondering why there’s a MAC shadow in there- the highlighter I brought wasn’t showing as much as I wanted and since I left my other ones at home I decided to improvise! MAC’s Nylon works great as a cheekbone highlighter! Love when I can sub products for others!
For foundation, I mixed a little of Revlon ColorStay in True Beige with L’Oreal Infallible foundation in Natural Beige. I mix the two when I’m a little more tan in the summer. For face powder I went with L’oreal’s True Match powder in Warm.
Here is a full-body pic of me, ready to go! Dress is from Loft a few years back (love that it has pockets!), and necklace is J. Crew Factory, also from a few years ago!
Hope you enjoyed this overall look- I always have fun getting glam and stepping out of my normal routine!
What makeup do you use for your formal looks?