TBH, I’m not really a skin tint or tinted moisturizer kind of girl. I love full coverage bases. But Fenty Beauty piqued my curiosity when they came out with their Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint. I’ve never not loved a base by Fenty, but I waited to get this so that I could watch and read reviews about it and gauge its coverage level (and also, my shade had been out of stock for the longest time on Sephora.ph). I’ve finally been able to test it out and I’m ready to share my thoughts!Continue reading “REVIEW: Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint”
If you really think about it, the classic bridal makeup look doesn’t look that different from a casual, everyday makeup look. Most of the time, they’re pretty indistinguishable—I’ve probably seen people wear more elaborate makeup looks on a night out than in actual weddings. And traditionally, bridal makeup looks are simple, fresh, and natural, so, in theory, a bride who knows how to apply their makeup should be able to do their look on their big day, right?
In spite of this, the bridal makeup industry is one of the most lucrative ones out there. And that’s because makeup artists don’t just know how to apply makeup, they also know how to make sure it lasts, how to make it look good in photos, and how to make a bride feel as confident as possible.
But if you’re thinking about doing your own makeup for your wedding, whether it’s because you want to lessen expenses or because you don’t feel like getting up close and personal with others during a global pandemic, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m going to let you in on some tips us MUAs practice so that you can also create the look you want and make sure it looks amazing on your special day. I’m also going to share with you some bridal makeup ideas that you can easily do yourself.
Practice as much as you can.
This, to me, is the most important advice I can give you. Bridal makeup and hair trials are a thing for a reason, after all. You need to practice to get the look you want for your wedding, and to make sure you’re truly happy with the look you decide on. And if you’re new to things like fake lashes or eyeliner, then you’ll definitely want to practice to get the hang of applying them.
Observe how your makeup wears.
Wear the makeup all day, take tons of photos (with your phone, with your camera, with flash, without flash—basically any possibility!), and take note of how the makeup looks and feels throughout the day. This will help you perfect your look, be quick yet intentional when you do your makeup on the wedding day itself, and add or eliminate products from your roster. Which brings me to my second point…
Experiment with different products.
Sure, a foundation might look good when your first apply it, but it could end up looking greasy or cakey as the day wears on. That’s why it’s important to try out different products when you’re coming up with your wedding makeup look—so you know which products work for you! Try to observe things like eyeshadow creasing, mascara running or getting clumpy, and powders and foundations gathering at lines. These are probably signs that you should switch products or use primers and setting sprays that will help them wear better. Also, try to avoid makeup with SPF. They could reflect light and flashback in photos!
Opt for waterproof makeup.
Waterproof mascaras, liners, and other products will be your best friends on your wedding day, especially if you think you’ll cry, LOL. Waterproof products can also withstand heat, which is especially helpful if you’re having your wedding outdoors or in the summer.
Embrace wear time-extending products.
Make sure you have products like setting sprays, setting powders, lip liners, and primers in your makeup arsenal. They might seem like extra (and unnecessary) steps, but they can make a huge different on how your makeup looks after 5 or 6 hours. On your wedding day, have blotting sheets and your lipstick with you so that you can get rid of shine without disturbing your makeup and reapply your lippie whenever necessary.
If you’re still figuring out the look you want to wear on your wedding, check out these bridal makeup ideas:
Classic Bridal Makeup
This is a look that you might normally see on brides. Defined, shimmery eyes, nude-pink lips, and a lit-from-within glow are just some identifiable features of this look.
Soft Glam Bridal Makeup
This look is similar to classic bridal makeup, but with a bit more oomph. The eyes are a bit darker and more defined and the nude lip takes on a deeper color.
Cat Eye + Red Lip Bridal Makeup
Who said you can’t wear red lipstick on your wedding day? When you pair it with neutral eyeshadow and winged liner, you get a different yet still timeless bridal look.
Natural Bridal Makeup
For those who love no makeup-makeup looks, this one’s for you! It still has fun touches like shimmery shadow and long lashes, but it’s brought down to earth with taupe eyeliner and a MLBB lip color.
Earthy Bridal Makeup
If you want a very low-key pop of color, try khaki green eyeshadow! I tried this on a friend during her bridal makeup trial and it looked really lovely. The best part? The color is still neutral enough to go with any makeup you decide to wear.
Dramatic Bridal Makeup
If you’re someone who likes to stand out, try adding glitter to your eye look (just make sure to use a really good primer and glitter glue)! And who said you can’t wear red lips with a bold eye? The key is to keep the look balanced by going easy on the blush.
These are just some bridal makeup ideas you can try! Feel free to mix and match eye and lip looks and experiment with your complexion. I personally love luminous skin, but you might prefer more matte or satin looks, which is perfectly fine! The right look will make you feel beautiful and confident on your wedding day, whether you’re hiring a makeup artist or doing your makeup yourself. Congratulations and good luck!
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Drawing your eyeliner when you have hooded eyes can be a struggle, especially if you don’t want the liner to disappear when you open your eyes. Personally, I often forego liner to make sure that my colorful eyeshadow can be seen, but sometimes, a good cat eye can definitely elevate a look. Read on to find out how I draw my winged liner on my hooded eyes.Continue reading “How To Do Winged Liner For Hooded Eyes”
One step I never miss when I do my makeup is bronzer, and that’s because it can do a lot of things for your face. It can add warmth to your complexion, sculpt your face, and even correct a base that’s too light for you. Seriously, applying bronzer can take your makeup from pale and flat to sun-kissed and dimensional in seconds.Continue reading “Beauty Roundup: My Top Picks For Bronzers”
Another day, another Rare Beauty review. And it might be like this for a while since I know a lot of people are curious about the brand (and also because I just purchased a lot of makeup from them hehe). In this post, I’ll be talking about the Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation. Other than the Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush, I think this foundation is something a lot of people are interested in. Read on to find out my thoughts about this base!Continue reading “REVIEW: Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation”
Hi guys! I haven’t written a post here in a very long time, but I missed blogging and writing reviews, so here I am, writing about one of 2021’s most exciting blush releases: the Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush. It launched in January, along with liquid eyeshadows and glossy lip balms, and it comes in five wearable shades. I have the shades Nearly Neutral, Nearly Berry, and Nearly Apricot. I also thought I would start writing about Rare Beauty products since they recently launched worldwide, including on Sephora.ph! Read on to find out what I think about this cream blush.Continue reading “REVIEW: Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush”
There’s nothing quite like playing with eyeshadows. I think they’re some of the most exciting things in a makeup collection and can help you achieve a bunch of different looks. Even a neutral palette can test your creativity! Since I’m a makeup artist, I have quite a few palettes (or at least, that’s how I justify buying them LOL), so I decided to film the eyeshadow tag! The tag was created by Samantha March and Allie Glines. It’s basically a bunch of questions about your eyeshadows, and you answer them on camera. This was super fun to film since I love talking about makeup. Watch it below!
I had a really hard time figuring out how to apply eyeshadow when I was just starting out with makeup. No matter how many tutorials I watched, I couldn’t match my eye makeup to those of the beauty gurus. I soon realized that it’s because I have hooded eyelids (and a lot of the YouTubers I watched had almond eyes!). Eventually, I figured out how to apply my eyeshadow and eyeliner, but I know that it’s something a lot of people still struggle with, especially if they have eyes like mine. That’s why I filmed tutorial on how I apply makeup on my hooded eyelids. Watch it below!
Hello, everyone! It’s been a long time since I’ve updated this blog, and since my last post, I’ve started working full-time as a copywriter/copyeditor at a publishing company here in Manila. I love my job, but it takes up a lot of my time, so I haven’t been able to write reviews and articles on my own site. But! I decided that I want to make time for pursuing some of my own passions, so I started a YouTube channel. You can expect lifestyle, beauty, and style content (and maybe even a few vlogs every now and then!). Watch my first ever video below. It’s a get-ready-with-me video where I do my makeup and talk a little bit about myself. Don’t forget to like and subscribe! ❤️
My last day with Make-Up Designory was this past April 3, so this post is long overdue. We were given a break for the whole of February, and I was super excited to start class again because it felt like I was entering new territory. The Beauty Essentials class was great, but since I already had experience with doing other people’s makeup, I wanted more of a challenge and more learning opportunities. The Level 2 classes include Airbrush Makeup, Bridal Makeup, Studio Makeup, and High Fashion Makeup.Continue reading “On Finishing Makeup School”