I wanted to create a wedding guest makeup look because, having been to a wedding a couple of weeks ago, and heading to a wedding in another couple of months time, aside from the dress, how I was going to do and wear my makeup was up there on my stress list. First world problems, I know. For a wedding guest look I want something that is glamorous yet understated, because you want to look good, but not be the centre of attention. That’s the job of the bride. And God forbid you should ever show up the bride on her wedding day.
The look I created was inspired by one eyeshadow and one eyeshadow only; the Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Amber Rush, a stunning, highly metallic, mesmerising, rose gold. I’m ashamed to say that since I purchased it during my trip to New York at the end of last year, I’ve only used it a total of one time. Considering that I’ve been wanting it since the beginning of time (it’s been around for some time) but couldn’t get my hands on it as it isn’t available in the UK (damn you Loreal), that’s a pretty poor performance on my part. But obviously when you don’t have it, and especially when it’s not available or of limited edition, you NEED it that much more or life just isn’t worth living, right?
The shade is stunning and the formula reminds me somewhat of the Makeup Geek Foiled Eyehadows, which are one of my favourite formulations of all time. The Infallible eyeshadows are smooth and buttery and glides on the lids with no effort at all. The pigment and metallic sheen are incredible, and creates the illusion of ‘wet’ looking eyes. I mean, who doesn’t want wet looking eyes? It’s the perfect shade for a wedding because it’s intense in finish yet soft in colour. It’s pretty, feminine and uber romantic. It’s a shade that would work well with all skin colours, from the most fairest of complexions to the most deepest of skin tones. Have I sold it to you yet? I teamed it with neutral shades from the Jaclyn Hill Favourites by Morphe Brushes (surprise, surprise, another limited edition) which keeps the look subtle and also versatile as you can team it with any lip colour your little heart desires. My go to lip of choice for an event that requires formality is a glossy, MLBB type of shade which comprises of interchangeable products yet when combined give a similar effect. The line up this time is composed of: Mac Lip Liner in Soar, Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Buttercup and Gerard Cosmetics Lipgloss in Shimmer of Hope. You just can’t go wrong.
Anyway enough waffling. Enjoy the video.
Products Featured in this video:
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in Y335
Delilah Brow Line Retractable Eyebrow Pencil in Sable
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown
Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel in Espresso
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Anti-Ageing
Kat Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette – Lyric, Subconscious
Jaclyn Hill Favourites palette by Morphe Brushes– ES13 (transition), ES64 (crease) ES74 (Outer third of lid), ES63 (Outer V/Crease), ES4 (brow bone) No longer available but you can still purchase the eyeshadows separately at $2 a pop!
Loreal Infallible Eyeshadow in 892 Amber Rush
Loreal Perfect Liner Super Slim
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
Eye of Horus Smokey Godess Eyeliner
Loreal False Lash Architect 4D Effect Fibres Waterproof Mascara
False Strip Mink Lashes – simialr to Velour Whispie Me Away Lashes
House of Lashes Dark Adhesive
LA Girl Pro Conceal in Creamy Beige
Mac Prep & Prime Highlighter in Light Boost
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in 02
Charlotte Tilbury Rock ’n’ Kohl Iconic Liquid Eye Liner in Barbarella Brown
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in 10
Smash box Step by Step Contour Sticks in Highlight and Contour
Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Randiant Bronze Light
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed X Jaclyn Hill in Champagne Pop
Mac Lipliner in Soar
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Buttercup
Gerard Cosmetics Lipgloss in Shimmer of Hope
Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray