Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wedding Makeup

So I think I nailed down my makeup artist for the wedding!

I found Karla Patrica via facebook, sent her an email and she responded within a few hours. Good feeling #1 about her. The handful of makeup artists I've reached out to in the past few months have been non responsive- what is up with that?!

this is me..sitting at my computer waiting for responses from said makeup artists ;)

 I have heard a lot of other bride-to-be's complaining about the same thing as well so I know its not just me!

Being on the time constraints that I am on, I was even more thrilled when she was available to do my makeup trial in 2 weeks when I head home to the East Coast for our friends wedding. 
It couldn't have worked out better, her studio is actually on the way from the airport to the wedding, which is in New Hampshire. 

Here is some of my wedding makeup look inspiration:

I am by new means talented in the makeup department, but I am a makeup junky. I am pretty conservative money wise when shopping for clothes but this does not apply when I am in Sephora. It's very hard to leave that store without a good chunk of my paycheck wasted away!!
Here are SOME of the things I am loving at the moment!

Pur Minerals 4 in 1 pressed powder.
 I am REALLY loving this stuff. I bought the trial kit at first which comes with a brush, 4 in 1 pressed powder, bronzer and blush. I don't plan on buying the bronzer or blush again but the pressed powder gives SUCH great coverage, and is so quick and easy to apply in the morning!

Urban Decay Naked Eye Palette (I don't think I'm alone in loving this one!)

Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. This stuff had me kick my longtime fav Benefit Bad Gal Lash to the curb! Gifted adds some serious length and volume to my lashes!

Benefit's High Beam. This stuff is redic, it makes my cheek bones pop with just a few dabs! Every girl NEEDS this little bottle!

Benefit's CORALista is also another cheeky must have! I haven't purchased the full size yet but plan to as soon as I use up my sample! It gives my cheeks such a pretty peachy pink color.

Benefit's Boi ing is the ULTIMATE concealer. I just restocked and ended up getting 01 light instead of 02 medium, I don't hate it enough to exchange though.

I was hating the way my face looked by lunchtime so I bought this stuff in hopes my makeup would stay fresh. It keeps my makeup in place and makes my face feel so fresh and moisturized, I just love the feel of it on my face!


  1. You seem to love makeup as much as I do! I'm a complete junkie :)) I just discovered the Pür 4in1 powder and I love it! And the Naked palette, how could you not love that! I love your inspiration pictures!

  2. All the looks are so pretty!! You'll look gorgeous with any of them :) And omg i really wanna try out the naked palette! It's a little too much for my budget right now, but i definitely wanna get it sometime when i have the money!

  3. getting the right make-up chick is a MUST. loved my girl! good luck!

  4. Oohhh I am using the coralista sample currently and I lOOOVE it...sephora is my fave!!

  5. i love Hayden's look, soft and a bit smoky, perfect for pics

  6. i loved this section!
    thanks for the make up tips, i was eying benefits high beam the other day, and was'nt sure if i should invest? ill have to try it now
    and def go with blakes makeup! stunning- yet natural at the same time... hate brides who go toooo simple on the make-up!

  7. New follower! I love your blog! Congrats on planning your wedding! I've always wanted to try benefit make-up, I got a test try at the mall one day and fell in love with it! has a ton of cute wedding ideas too :) Can't wait to keep up with the progress!

  8. Great pics for inspiration! I need some of that stuff in the last pic!!!! Does it work well?

    I'm having a give away if you'd like to enter! Have a great week!

  9. nice list! the only thing i have is high beam, which of course, I LOVE. excited to try some of your other faves!

  10. great suggestions, I'm going to have to try some of these items out.

  11. You are going to look beautiful! I love the emma stone look, too!