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What I wore on my Wedding Day: The Makeup Edit






Yes I got married! That's the reason I've been MIA from this blog. But fear not as I am back for good. And this time, we'll ramble about more than just make-up so keep your eyes peeled for that.

As for now, I wanted to give you guys a little peek into how I dressed my face on the wedding day. At first, I thought of being a girly-girl for once in my life and making a Pinterest board of my favourite looks. But then, being the shabby-chic, hippy procrastinator that I really am, I left it all on the 'vibes' I got in the last two weeks from what I saw around me. Also, I remember a celebrity MUA saying how wedding make-up shouldn't be experimental or trend-inspired. It should in fact be just a more glamorous version of the style and colours you've always played around with. 

This led to me to jotting down a few ground rules. 

No peachy tones.
No matte foundation.
No harsh, kohl-rimmed water line.
No neutral lipstick.

Suraiya, an Essex based MUA and conveniently, my mum's cousin did my make-up for me. I had seen her work before and was sure she could do a great job. The one thing I loved about her work based on her Instagram portfolio was how the brides look natural, modern and glamorous. No where near overboard, which is something I wanted.

I asked for a light base, something that would allow my skin to show through and I believe Suraiya achieved the look using MAC Face & Body and later using her powder-packing technique to 'seal' off the foundation and avoid anything from shifting around on the face. As you can see from the pictures, I asked to keep the eyes light and bronze, the eye lashes wispy but semi-natural, As for the lips, I was always clear in my head that I wanted to go for a blue-toned pink. I am pretty sure it was a MAC Lipstick but I'll update the name of it here later. And of course, the cheeks had to have my signature pink flush.

I wasn't a MUA's dream as I was demanding, fussy and knew exactly what would suit my face. But what else would you expect from a beauty blogger if not this, hah. This was the first time I was getting my make-up done by a pro MUA and the result made me feel so confident and comfortable. I felt like myself and can look at the pictures in ten years time without having to laugh at how outdated my makeup looks. 

If you are getting married soon, I would suggest to browse though those uncountable, make-up related hashtags on Instagram/Pinterest for inspiration, create a board just for yourself and then finalise a look. If possible, get it down on one of those face charts MAC uses and unleash the artist in you. 

Most importantly, make sure you feel like yourself, are comfortable in your make-up and can make those pictures look stunning for years to come. 

The pictures are by the talented Slawa Walczak. More on her soon!

Livia Francine said...

Super beautiful look Sheefa!! You look utterly amazing. Many congratulations! xx

Livia

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