Timeless Thoughts: My wedding makeup
Timeless Thoughts is a monthly linkup hosted by Georgie and Tara, where bloggers write about something from their past – it could be an item, a place, an event – anything that evokes a trip down memory lane. Timeless Thoughts is held on the first Saturday of the month, and runs for two weeks.
My mum did my makeup for my big day. 👰🏻 I can’t remember how the choice came about, but with my mum’s experience in skincare and makeup I felt that I could trust her to do mine. I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis and I don’t feel comfortable doing it, so I didn’t just want to trust just anyone with my makeup.
I was concerned about looking caked up or completely different from myself. My mum had told me that I should look different, but not in a bad way. She said that people should be able to tell that I am wearing makeup but not think that I look like a completely different person. To each their own of course, but as someone who doesn’t wear makeup a lot, I knew I’d feel wrong if I had makeup on that made me look different. I just wanted my makeup to accentuate my features.
My mum trialled makeup on me several times. Although she has a range of products, she had to make sure the foundation was the right colour to match my skin, the eyeshadow didn’t look too heavy, and basically overall she had to make sure that I looked good! I had to be pretty patient, and let’s face it, I’m not always patient, haha.
I think my favourite part is the contouring. I have to admit I know squat about contouring (or makeup at all really) but the shadows on my face look really good? I don’t even know how to explain it. I also like the subtle shade of lipstick. I had always wondered how brides wear their lips on their wedding day because it has to sustain some kisses. And I was super concerned about leaving lipstick on Nick, ha! 😂
Although nothing went seriously wrong, gosh, I have to say, those false eyelashes were giving us a bit of grief. The lashes on my right eye were getting droopy during the day. 😞 I think it shows up in some photos but I don’t think it’s super noticeable until you know and until I point it out! 😜
Honestly I was really happy with the end result, and although I felt like I had “heavy” makeup on my face on the day, the makeup looked beautiful in photos. My mum did an amazing job. ☺️ I know she was really stressed that morning because we didn’t have a lot of peace at home (I had so many relatives visiting from overseas who were over at my place that morning!). But she did a great job and I got a lot of compliments and I know a big part of it is thanks to her. 💖
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