Most of you know by now, I am getting married next year. So I have set the wheels in motion and begun preparing. I have already got my dress and shoes (it's a secret!) and thought it was about time to start thinking about make-up...Friends will know I am very controlling and don't usually like having anyone do my hair and make-up (!) but I wholly trusted the Team at Bobbi Brown and let them work their magic. I actually love the Bobbi Brown aesthetic of classic fresh face, rosy cheek and a strong brow. I don't usually wear a lot of make-up anyway and relayed my worries about looking too false, or too natural! And my general fear of eyeshadow...
After every step, the make-up artist let me review in the mirror and add or takeaway. She gave me an HD brow, which was incredible - made them look so full!I went in first thing, to see how long the foundation would hold (which was all day) and whether the mascara was halfway down my face by lunch (it wasn't). I got so many compliments throughout the day, but not "you look like a different person!", more "you look nice...have you done something different?" which I always take as a good sign.
|How I wish this was my make-up table|
|I loved their inspiration wall!|
What I learnt...
I just slap on make-up and don't treat my skin first. This Extra Repair Serum hydrates the skin first and smoothes out any uneven-ness.
A little bit of sparkle goes a long way...this Sparkle Eye Shadow can be dabbed around the cheekbone and outer eye area to add subtle shimmer. LOVE!
If you have invisi-brows like me, a Brow Pencil is essential.
I have previously just put kohl liner underneath my eye by default. But actually, it's way too harsh on my eyes. Instead, I am going to use a Smokey Eyeliner Brush using dark grey shadow under the eys to give a 'smokey' finish...
The Bobbi Brown website is also full of free DIY make-up tutorial videos. See the Wedding make-up classes online here and try it yourself.