Talk us through your hair and makeup on the day.
There were two main events at my wedding, the tea ceremony and the wedding ceremony/reception.
For the tea ceremony: All I did was mousse up my hair on the day, and used one of those curling tools that suck up your hair and spits out some beautiful bouncy curls. Then I used a brush to give it a more wavy look. A spritz of hairspray later and it held the curls for the entire day.
I kept it simple for the tea ceremony. To give a nice “no make-up make-up” look, I used my concealer, Sephora’s High Coverage Concealer, in the areas under the eyes, around my nose, my chin and the T-zone. I gave my eyebrows a quick brush through with Benefit’s Gimme Brow.
The lips were simple again with just some lip balm and Mac’s Liptensity Lip Pencil in Fresh Clay, and a quick dusting of Wet N Wild’s Colour Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink on my cheeks.
For the wedding ceremony/reception: I actually did my own hairstyling and makeup myself. As for the colour of my hair, I had known what colour I wanted my hair to be for a while for my wedding day. About six months before the wedding I went to Ultra Fade By Rich. I knew they were the only colourists I would ever trust with my hair. So a few days before my wedding, they dyed it to my desirable hue of beautiful rosy pink. I had styled my hair before for the tea ceremony, so all I did was use some bobby pins to hold back the front bits of my hair and the wedding hair was complete. It was exactly what I envisioned as my wedding was more of rustic farm vibe and my wedding dress was not fairy tale, but bohemian chic.
As for my makeup, I spent ages finding the perfect base products from prep to primer to foundation. Eventually I settled with the IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream as my moisturiser, my primer was Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protection Primer and my foundation was Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Foundation. These base products were laid down by my Beauty Blender with some Mac Fix+ sprayed onto it before picking up foundation — it helped the foundation melt into the skin a bit more.
Before moisturising with the Confidence In A Cream, I used a Dr Jart Soothing Hydra Solution face mask about half an hour before to make sure my face was as hydrated as it could be.
On my cheeks was Wet N Wild’s Colour Icon blush in Pearlescent Pink and bronzer/contour was Nars’s Liquid Laguna Bronzer.
To prime my eyelids I used Nars’ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. Sephora’s High Coverage Concealer was used to conceal. This concealer did not crease, it didn’t settle in the wrong places, had fantastic staying power, and I genuinely think it is one of the most affordable and underrated concealers I’ve ever used.
My eye-look was created from the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette. I laid down the shade Desert Sand (maybe a bit of Eden as well) all over the eyelid to begin with. I used a combination of Amber and Oud in my crease, with a combination of Angelic and Blood Moon on the lid. Cashmere was used in the inner-corners of my eyes.
For my brows I used Kevin Aucoin’s The Precision Brow Pencil to fill in the missing hairs of my brow and Benefit’s Gimme Brow to keep them in place.
On the lips was Mac’s Liptensity Lip Pencil overlaid with Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb. I highlighted with Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt.
To set my face, CoverFX’s Pressed Mineral Foundation and finished off with a spray of Mac Fix+.
I got eyelash extensions for the wedding so I didn’t have to faff around with mascara and worry about it running. Eyelashes were done at Amalia Day Spa.