How do you let your dress standout through your makeup? Fresh. Simple. Glowing. That is the key. In my opinion, when you are wearing a plain and simple dress, this is the time you can go strong on your makeup. But when you want your dress to do the talking, keep everything else simple. Here is a makeup tutorial on how I did my look.
- First, I used the new Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer as a makeup base for a more radiant glow. I have been a fan of the classic Benefit Porefessional Primer, but this one does something else. If you have not read my review, here it is: https://lushangel.com/2018/01/15/benefit-the-porefessional-pearl-primer-review/
- When attending weddings, long-wearing foundation is a must! Also, remember to avoid using a foundation you have never tried before if you are attending a special occasion. Stick with your trusted foundations since you wouldn’t want the risk of melting makeup during an event. I used Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation here. It is known to last from day to night. Plus, it is buildable so you can go from light to heavy coverage. I did a medium coverage here and just spot conceal some areas.
- When I need to look fresh all day with minimal to no retouch, I make sure to “bake” the under eye area. So in case you’re not sure what baking or cooking is in the world of makeup, it is letting translucent powder sit on your face for a couple of minutes, which allows the heat from your face to set the foundation and concealer, and then dusting it off your face. This process leaves skin looking flawless. I’ll do a separate tutorial on this, but yes, I swear by this process when I attend occasions like this.
- For the eyes, it is a simple smoky eye makeup. I started with a dark brown (MAC Espresso) eye shadow close to the lashes and feathered it out. On the edges, I used a pinkish brown shade (MAC Haux) to match my dress. I made the eyes soft since the goal is a fresh makeup look for the dress to standout. TIP: If you want to create soft smoky eye makeup, go for brown shades instead of black. To add a little sparkle to my eyes, I just dabbed shimmer eye shadow on the center of my lids. I used Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove Eye Metals here.
- For the cheeks, I used the contour and blush powder in MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Jessie J. Artist Face Color Palette. I layered the blush with my favorite Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Telluride for a more radiant look. And for an even more eye-blinding shimmer, I added highlighter above my cheekbones using the Sleek MakeUP Highlighter Palette Distorted Dreams.
Here is the full list of products I used for this look:
Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil
MAKE UP FOR EVER Brow Gel
Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
La Mer Concealer
MAKE UP FOR EVER Super Matte Loose Powder
La Mer Sheer Pressed Powder (for retouch)
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Telluride
Sleek MakeUP Highlighter Palette Distorted Dreams
MAKE UP FOR EVER Jessie J. Artist Face Color Palette
MAC Lip Primer
Tom Ford in Indian Rose
MAC eye shadows (Haux and Espresso)
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Bitter Clove Eye Metals
MAC Bold and Bad Lash Mascara
Kpalette Liquid Liner in black