The Perfect Wedding Makeup

The Royal Wedding has been blasted everywhere and I am here to bombard you once more. There’s no doubt that the Duchess of Sussex looked amazing on her wedding day. Her skin was flawless, her makeup was subtle and let her natural gorgeousness shine through, and of course she was glowing with happiness.

But, I want to talk about Lady Kitty Spencer. I became instantly OBSESSED with her look. Her skin is flawless. The soft brown smokey eye makes her light green eyes pop. Blush and highlight are perfectly placed and the pinky-coral lip is a perfect enhancement of her natural lip color. The look is light and elegant, yet very natural. According to US Weekly, her look was created by Charlotte Tilbury. I haven’t tried their products yet but it makes me itch for a trip to the makeup counter. My version is a little darker since I have darker features but I am really loving the result. Also, how have I never tried this blush placement?!

So, what do you think?! I am loving this look. It’s perfect for any wedding on your calendar. Would it be weird to wear this look every day? NOPE! 😉

Face: I started with Benefit POREfessional primer on my face and Laura Mercier eye primer on my lids. Under my eyes I used Mary Kay Undereye Corrector followed by Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Warm Nude. On top of that I used Too Faced Born This Way concealer in Light Medium for the highlight areas under my eyes, forehead, nose, and chin. I know many people love the Beauty Blender but I am just not a fan. I use Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush brush #56 and love the airbrushed look it gives. I set everything with Mary Kay Translucent Powder. Over the highlighted areas, I used Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting powder. It gives a lightly diffused highlighted look without being too bling-y. I love it under my eyes. Using Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzer I very lightly contoured my cheek bones and nose. Right above the contour I used Mary Kay Shy Blush. On my cheekbones and caring it up to my temple I used a powder highlight that I have. It’s been depotted and there’s no name on the back but I am almost positive it’s from Julep.

Eyes: I started with Enlight from the Jaclyn Hill palette all over my lids followed by M.F.E.O. from the same palette on the lid taking the color up to the brow bone and just under the brow itself. I used Winning Ticket from the Color Pop You Had Me At Hello palette (loving this one!) in the crease with a touch of Caramelized from the Too Faced Sweet Peach palette along my lash line. I lined my eyes with Marc Jacobs Fineliner in Truffle. I used Tartiest Lash Paint on my lashes, followed by Benefit Rollerball mascara to lengthen them a bit more.

Lips: Her lips are a great coral-nude color. I used one that is more pink from Bare Minerals: Swag. Looking back, my Julep Lip Oil is Obsession would have been a great color as well.

What was your favorite look from the Royal Wedding?

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Sensationally Sunkissed

That was the name of my very first Ipsy Glam Bag!  Check out the site and how to get your own bag here:  www.ipsy.com

IMG_2627This months pink bag is super cute right?!  I was so excited to get it in the mail and dive right in.

How it works:  Ipsy is a monthly subscription service.  When you sign up, you fill out a profile that will help them narrow down the type of deluxe samples and goodies you will get in your bag.  In looking at past months, each bag averages 5 items plus you get a super cute makeup bag each month that goes with the theme!  The best part:  it’s ONLY $10 per month!  You also usually get 1 full sized item valued at the price of the bag or higher.  I think it’s such a great way to try new beauty products!  Here’s my first Ipsy look using 3 out of 5 items.

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For my eyes I started with bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB Advanced Performance Cream Eyeshadow Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in Divine Wine.  This can be used as a primer but for my skin tone it’s really dark so I used it as a medium base and used a Mary Kay Cream Eyeshadow Brush to blend it all over the lid of my eye.  I used Chocolate Martini for the darker brown in the corner and Heaven for the brow bone, both from the Too Faced Natural Eye Palette.  I lined my eyes and of course added mascara!

IMG_1319Here’s a better close up of my eye shadow.

On my face, for a very subtle contour and some color I used POP Beauty Sunkissed Bronzer.  For my skin tone, it’s the perfect bronze color that looks like I just stepped in from the beach.  On my lips I used the Pixi Beauty Mini Tinted Brilliance Balm in Pretty in Pink.  It’s super creamy and such a fun, bold color.

I also received a small bottle of Hang Ten Dark Tanning Oil SPF 08 that I haven’t had the chance to use yet.  I don’t make it a habit to lay out specifically to tan but I will try this the next time I go on a hike or something.  I also got a small bottle of Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Beach Spray Conditioning & Texturizing Spray.  The verdict is still out on this.  You are supposed to use it on wet hair and mine was just damp so while there were some waves it was inconsistent.  I will try it again!  Here’s what my hair looked like a few hours after it dried:

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I really liked my Ipsy bag this month and can’t wait to see what’s in store for August!  Get your own bag here:  www.ipsy.com  One thing to note about the service:  they do have a wait list!  BUT pay attention to your facebook feed and emails because you can get off the wait list EASY!  I got off the wait list after about 1 week.

What are your favorite ways to try out new products?!

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