I used so much make-up and so many brushes that I can’t remember so this is not quite going to be a tutorial. That, and I was making it up as I went along to a certain extent! Here’s roughly how I created this pink and mint vintage bridesmaid look.
- Benefit the POREfessional primer applied with a flat foundation brush
- Kiko pearly eye base applied with my fingers
- Bobbi Brown Foundation Sticks in Golden and Warm Almond drawn on my face straight from the sticks (it’s so much fun!) and blended with either my Real Techniques expert face brush or buffing brush.
- Benefit Stay Don’t Stray concealer and eyeshadow primer applied by scooping some on to the back of my had like a palette (I can wash my hands but I can’t wash potential eye infections off my eyeballs) and applied using my EcoTools concealer brush
- Benefit Boi-ing concealer applied and blended out using my EcoTools concealer brush
- A dusting of powder Black|Up Two Way Cake powder foundation in TW01 using my e.l.f. powder brush on my nose to combat oil and the same product to set my concealer using my Real Techniques setting brush
Now this is the tricky part! I think I used the Kiko Inifinity matte eyeshadow in 204 (I think – the shade number has rubbed off) all over the eye area and the Kiko infinity bronze shimmer in 257 on my lid only using my Teez flat stiff brush. I think I then used the darker matte MAC eyeshadow in Embark to contour the crease using my Real Techniques duo-fiber eye brush, making sure I did not turn it into a smokey eye. There was a lot of blending and patience involved, using at the very least my Real Techniques angled shadow brush and No7 eyeshadow and contour brush. I then put a pop of green shimmer from the Sleek Garden of Eden palette to open up and brighten my eyes using the wedding theme as a guide and MAC brush 219. I used the middle of the five greens you can see in the palette.
I also used:
- No7 Intense Volume Waterproof Mascara – three coats on the top lashes and one on the bottom
- Soap and Glory Smoulder Khol in Cocoa Bean waterproof brown eye pencil under the bottom lash line
- Bourjois contour clubbing waterproof eyeliner in 60 taupe of the top, a bronze colour, on the waterline to brighten my eyes (after only having had 3 hours sleep the night before)
- Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Mahogany to define my brows using the angled liner end of my dual-ended Bella Pierre brush
- L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper in Medium Dark brushed on against the direction of hair growth then in the direction of hair growth to set my brows and add some drama, 1920’s style
- Bobbi Brown Long-wear gel eyeliner in Black Ink to create flicked topliner using my MAC 209 brush
I almost didn’t wear the MAC 34 lashes as I thought my black thick-rimmed glasses were a good look but I changed my mind at the last minute and wore them (without cutting them) by applying them with DUO eyelash adhesive.
I filled in my lips using Bobbi Brown lip liner in Pink Mauve then applied a coat of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colour in Lilac 17 using my Real Techniques retractable lip brush to really push the colour into my lip creases. I blotted my lips then reapplied the lipstick straight from the bullet.
Cheeks and sculpting
I used the darkest matte shade in my Sleek Face Form palette in Medium to contour the sides of my nose using my Real Techniques duo fiber-contour brush. I swept on some Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in Nectar, starting on the apples of my cheeks and ending on my temples, gradually building up the intensity. I used my Real Techniques cheek brush to pop my Bobbi Brown blush in Desert Pink on to the apples of my cheeks. I would have blended this out but I can’t remember which brush I used.
My favourite part! My look didn’t really come together until I highlighted my face. I used both Givenchy Mister Light in shade 5 and YSL Touch Eclat in shade 5 but I can’t remember where I put each one! What I do know is I highlighted above my brows to neaten up, and under the brow arch using my Real Techniques detailer brush. I used the same brush to highlight my cupids bow. I then highlighted, probably straight from the highlighter pen, the middle of my forehead, along the top of my cheekbones all the way to my temples, down the bridge of my nose and my chin.
I finished by retouching my powder on the T-zone using my Real Techniques duo-fiber face brush for the lightest of applications. I didn’t want to look too matte. I then sprayed on a couple of layers of Urban Decay All Nighter Make-up setting spray. My make-up really did last all day and night!