How could I DIY this make up look?(6 Posts)
I love lurking on this board and thought I might find some help with getting this make up look for my budget wedding - I love how fresh and happy it looks. I haven't worn make up very often since having children so am out of practice and supplies, but I used to enjoy it. Would a BB cream be the way to go for the base? How are her cheeks so dewy? How would I get my eyebrows like that? My colouring is really similar to the model's although my skin is probably ten years older. I think the eyes are the only thing I would be confident in doing at this point. The image is from here but I'm not sure if I can do clicky links www.libertyinlove.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/768x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/e/pearl-and-crystal-linear-drop--earrings-by-ben-amun-at-liberty-in-love---_75.jpg
I'd consider using a dab of lipstick on your finger tips as a blusher to give a dewy look rather than powders. Find a good highlighter that is just at the right end of shimmering glow, not disco fever.
The dewiness is down to highlighter on the high points of the cheek above a v. neutral browny/rose cream blush. Sleek do a v. good economical highlighter palette. I think the Rosie for Autograph makeup line for M&S has a good cream blush in that colour but don't know if it's still available. A dewy setting spray also amps up the glowing look.
Eyebrows look to be a bit of powder and possibly some pencil. Nyx do a really good eyebrow pencil. You can use any old brown eyeshadow for powder as long as it has a bit of a grey tone in it, not red.
Remember if you're doing it for photographs you'll need to put on all makeup slightly heavier for it to show up so a BB cream may be too light in that instance.
Have a look at some of Lisa Eldridge's videos on YouTube, she has a few wedding specific ones (also some on the Lancome channel I believe) that are all v. natural. Bobbi Brown counters also do special bride's consultations for free but you'll need to sit through the sales pitch somewhat but you'll be sure to pick up some custom tips.
Base looks like a sheer tinted moisturiser or BB, plus a lightweight concealer.
There is a liquid illuminator on the high planes of the face (especially along the tops of the cheekbones). Something like MAC Strobe Cream would give you a similar kind of effect.
Brows -groom with a brow brush (an old, clean mascara wand will do if you don't have one) and fill in softly with a matte taupe eyeshadow or brow pencil.
Eyes - Apply a matte cream eyeshadow all over the lid to even it out (eg MAC Vanilla) and then using a blending brush (eg MAC #217), blend a matte warm brown shadow like MAC Cork into the crease of the eye. Follow with a dark brown eyeliner pencil on the upper and lower lash line, smudging a little with a Qtip or pencil brush (eg MAC #219). Finish with black mascara on upper and lower lashes.
Cheeks - Apply a sheer peach creme blush to your cheeks with fingertips and blend. Bourjois do some lovely ones in these sorts of shades.
Lips - the colour the model is wearing is a sheer pinky/peachy nude with a little gloss to it. You could try Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Colour in Ballerina Pink, which is pretty similar.
I've mentioned quite a few products above to give you a specific idea of what you could use. Some products are pricier than others but you can easily find cheaper dupes for many of them if you look around.
I don't think that's a BB cream. I expect something like a By Terry brush foundation with a tiny bit of loose powder on T-zone. That is definitely a highlighter on the cheek as pp said. That's quite a natural blush on the apples of the cheek and looks more pink on my screen like Benefit's Dandelion. Bobbi Brown do similar colours that last well, as do Bourgeois for a budget version. Avoid anything shimmery or sparkly like Nars Orgasm because it will be too much. I think that's brushed on rather than cream.
Eyebrows are nicely shaped and I expect filled in. I know some rate the Maybelline eyebrow crayon but I like to brush into shape and then fill with a nice sharp Shavata brow pencil with a bit of their highlighter underneath.
Wow, this is brilliant and thorough advice, thank you all. I will do some experimenting and try to get hold of some samples.
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