Here comes the bride…

My good friend Erica got married this past weekend and I had the honor of doing her makeup for the big day.  This is now my third time doing a friend’s makeup for her wedding and I seem to get more and more nervous each time…I’m not quite sure why?! Maybe because as my own big day quickly approaches (t-minus 3 weeks) the reality that I’m doing a bride’s makeup for one of the biggest days of her life becomes more and more clear.

To calm my nerves I took stock on Friday before I left for the wedding of the products I would be using on her.  Here are some of them…

Started with Porefessional and Stay Don’t Stray.  She has the most smooth flawless skin I’ve ever seen so honestly I only used a little Boi-ing here and there to even out her complexion and also used Erase Paste (not pictured) under her eyes.  I like to use Erase Paste under the eyes becuase it gives a really dewey finish and never EVER looks dry.  Then came the eyes.  In her makeup trial we did a bit more of a soft grey/taupe smoky eye but at the end of the day, she asked if we could make it a bit more neutral and use browns so we settled on a soft brown romantic eye look using Rich Beach and Dandy Brandy with a soft sweep of Magic Ink and  tons and tons of They’re Real.  And I couldn’t resist adding a few individual false lashes to the outer corners of her eyes to give that extra pop.

She’s a “cheeks” girl so I used a combo of Cha Cha tint, Dallas and a bit of Hoola and last but not least least a very soft pink-ish lip in Lady’s Choice and a light dusting of Honey Hello Flawless.

The official wedding pics haven’t come back yet but here is one that our friend took at the reception.  She’s really into black and white right now so you can’t see the final makeup look but you can see how happy she is!!  (ps that’s me in the foreground)