So last week, I shared what all I packed to be too-prepared for any wedding makeup needs. Today, I’m sharing what I actually used. You’ll notice that the photo still has a LOT of that stuff, but bear in mind that I didn’t use all the brushes in the Coastal Scents set, all the shadows in each palette, etc.
- Benefit POREfessional – Nose area, between eyes. My pores are most noticeable here.
- Hourglass Veil Primer – Everywhere else, including lightly on top of the POREfessional.
- NARS Sheer Matte Foundation in Punjab (Sephora sample, not pictured)
- Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light – Eye concealer. Yes, it is worth the hype.
I can’t believe I waited so long to try it.
- L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon concealer – For the scar on my chin.
The Eye concealer is about a a shade or half-shade lighter than me, but this matches my foundation. I can’t see it in pictures!
- Hard Candy Glamoflauge – Blemish concealing
- Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Setting Powder – Set ALL the things!
- Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Honored – This is like a rosy nude shade, looks very natural and flattered my complexion.
- Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer – I did the most subtle contour in the world.
I actually used this more as eyeshadow for socket definition.
- UDPP – We aren’t savages, here. (I didn’t use the Lorac primer, though).
- UD Naked Palette – For shades Half Baked, Smog, and Darkhorse.
- Lorac PRO Palette – For Lt. Bronze, Espresso.
- Lorac PRO Palette 2 (basked in its glory in this post) – For Buff.
If this would have come out sooner, my eye look may have been all from this. I swapped in Buff instead of Cream from the first PRO.
- Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Blackest Black (wrote about it here).
- bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara – Holy Grail. Splurged on it because, you know, wedding.
- Nyx Brow Kit (powder) in Blonde (not pictured because I am an airhead)
It isn’t THAT light. I feel more comfortable with powders and brushes, still, than pencils.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel (not pictured, again, because I am an airhead)
- MAC Soar Lip Liner
- MAC Cosmo lipstick
- MAC Brave lipstick
- Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Now for tools – these ARE in order of appearance:
- Coastal Scents Elite Brush Kit
- BeautyBlender – To blend and help tone down my already-applied foundation.
Nars Sheer Matte is THICK. I had practiced with it, but it still didn’t hit me how thick it is.
- Sonia Kashuk Eyelash Curler
- EcoTools Fan Brush – To apply setting powder.
- Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki (unboxed it here) – To apply my foundation.
- Real Techniques Retractable Lip Brush – To mix and apply Cosmo and Brave.
- Real Techniques Shader Brush – Actually works better for blending shadow, concealer.
- bdellium Tapered Dome (785), Blender (776), Pencil (780), and Flat Definer (714)
Respectively: for blending, more blending, precise application, and detail work. I used the last one to help sculpt my brows.
- Sonia Kashuk Angled-Bristle liner brush – Holy grail liner brush.
- Urban Decay flat shadow brush (came w\ Naked) – Pack on ALL the Lt. Bronze!
- Sonia Kashuk Lash Curler
So, like I said, this list still looks massive. I know what you’re thinking, “Really? You needed THREE concealers?”
Yes, in fact I did. The consistency of the first is light enough that it doesn’t settle into lines and crease. The second is perfect for hiding a scar I have on my chin. The third is thick and opaque, good for spot/blemish concealing…which I needed, because I had a couple pop up that week (thanks, stress).
“Three PALETTES, though!?”
Yep. You’ll notice that I only used six shades total plus my Chocolate Soleil bronzer for my eyes.
De-potting palettes is against my religion. Besides, my friend was able to get use out of one of them, even if my bridesmaids got their makeup done.
“An entire brush kit?!”
The brush kit IS kind of gigantic, but I didn’t use many brushes from it. I just like to keep everything together, and I wasn’t sure which ones I would want to use day of until I was sitting down playing Bob Ross.
Don’t be afraid to over-pack for events like this; it is far better to have too much stuff with you than not enough and then flying into a panic because, “DAMN IT I left my eyeliner at home!” or something like that which could lead to a meltdown that you don’t need right before your wedding!