As you guys might already know, I'm getting married in just a couple of weeks. Everything is finally settling into place, I even had my makeup trial with my babe Rachel Toledo and PRIV. I squeezed it in between shows while I was in New York City for Fashion Week (talk about busy brides having to multi-task when planning their big day). For my wedding day, I want to feel ultra-feminine, timeless, and confident. I usually go for a pretty classic look with a cat-eye, and for my big day I'm doing the same, but just taking it up a few notches. I have always thought brides should really look like themselves. It's crucial not to go overboard with new trends or products and to try them all out beforehand.
Without telling too much, my dress is very timeless (and a little dramatic!), so I wanted a really fresh, simple look to keep it young. I wanted super smooth skin with just a touch of peachy color on the cheeks and a shimmery cheekbone to catch the light as I walk down the aisle.
Then, I asked for a thick black liner with a flick, worn with big, voluminous lashes. Lastly, a pretty, nude lip with liner just nudging the outside edges of my lips to pump them up a bit—classic with just a touch of retro vibes.
To prime my skin for the makeup, I started by applying Mary Kay's Intense Moisturizing Cream for dry skin, after cleansing. Makeup always sits better on a properly moisturized face. My makeup artist, Rachel (who fans of Plain Jane will recognize!), then spread on TimeWise Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation—which I love because it's light and can go on in layers, creating a natural look. She followed with the Perfecting Concealer, Mineral Cheek Color, and set everything with the Makeup Finishing Spray.
Wedding makeup tip? Make sure to use waterproof mascara on your lower lashes (and if you're a real cryer, put it on the top lashes, too!) I love Lash Love Waterproof Mascara—it withstands all wedding sniffles! And Ardell's Demi Wispies, filled in with some individual lashes is how I amp up my look. Don't forget that your brows frame your eyes, so give them some attention, too. I use an old toothbrush with a little hairspray on it to brush my eyebrow hairs upwards, to get 'sprouts ' since I am obsessed with this full eyebrow look!