The hunt is over – Makeup & wedding

3 Aug

I feel like i’ve been out of touch for years and i’ve only had a week away! However my lovelies if you’ve been following my post series titled ‘The Hunt is On’ you’ll know where i’ve been!

Some friends of ours were getting married in Cornwall and invited us along for a weeks worth of preparations and celebrations! I had the dress, shoes, hair and accessories all sorted. So was feeling pretty confident that nothing much could go wrong!

On the day of the wedding I started off by exfoliating and giving my face a deep cleanse and a moisturise. My hair i’d washed the day before so it was clean but already had loose waves in from sleeping on it damp. I started my hair off by curling it with large barrelled straighteners and setting with hair spray as I went. After that I braided a section of hair by my temples and started to sweep it to the side to pin in place for my boho up-do.

It took a lot more effort and patience this time! My hair was a lot smoother and cleaner then the previous attempt so it was a bit more rebellious!

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After the hair was completed, I went onto the makeup for the day! Here is what I ended up taking…

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Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 100 Ivory// Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum in Light Vanilla 51// Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Translucent// Benefit High Beam highlighter// GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer// Bourjois Bronzing Powder in 51// Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks in Peach Melba// Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair 1.Picture 575

Sleek Divine Eyeshadow Palette in Au Natural 601// Benefit Instant Brow Pencil in Light to Medium// Natural Collection Clear Mascara// Benefit They’re Real Mascara in Black// Markwins Eyeshadow Palette in 00512// Mememe Cosmetics Dew Pot in Silk Dust 11// Topshop Engraved Magic Liner in Black.Picture 576

Makeup Bag Past Times// Revlon Super Lustrious Lipgloss in Kiss Me Coral// Fraulein Spoolie Brush// Revlon Shadow Contour Brush// Real Techniques Stippling Brush// QVS Stippling Brush// Dirty Works Eyeliner Brush// Dirty Works Smoky Eye Duo Brush. 

First step was to prime my skin, for this I used the GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer. After applying that liberally to my face and neck and letting it settle I went straight in with my Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation. I wanted a semi matte/dewy finish and I think this lasts slightly better on my skin out of the two choices I took. I buffed that in to my skin with my new Real Techniques Stippling brush and after that just touched up any other imperfections with my Collection Lasting Perfection concealer.

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After creating a flawless canvas I started with the eyes. I applied a base using the Mememe Cosmetics Dew pot to give my eyeshadow staying power and longevity. I applied my all over lid colour and the crease colour as so… I then started to blend the crease colour using a windscreen wiper motion until all the harsh lines disappeared. Carrying on applying colour then blending to create the desired gradient and depth I groomed my brows and applied mascara.

Picture 628Time to sort out the cheeks! As i’d caught the sun quite considerably on the first day there I wanted to bring some warmth to my complexion. Using Bourjois Bronzing Powder I swept this lightly across my cheek and back into my hair line. This helped define my freckles and brought the desired bronze glow. I picked up a blusher from Natural Collection before I went away and used this to bring a flush of colour to the apples of the cheeks. Finally I highlighted my brow bone and the highpoint of my cheekbone using High Beam from Benefit.

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Finally the lips got love from my new favourite Lip Gloss from Revlon Kiss Me Coral!

Picture 627I hope you like how I did my makeup for the big event! I went for quite a neutral palette in the end to not take away from the amount of colour I was wearing! A snap of me and my fella from just after the ceremony! Please excuse my brolly in the shot but if you look at the weather behind us you’ll understand!

See how sunburnt we are! This is not actually a very flattering photo. Oh and just to give you a giggle, I was so taped into this dress that it took nearly an hour to get out of it!!!

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Finally a lovely shot of the happy couple! Didn’t they both look gorgeous!

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Much Love x



13 Responses to “The hunt is over – Makeup & wedding”

  1. Megan August 3, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Aw, El! You looked amazing! And that dress is gorgeous on you! I especially love that hair-do you created! It looks so beautiful and complicated and I’m just fawning over it! Just absolutely stunning, babes! xx

    Megan | Little Miss Average

    • Little Red August 3, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      Thanks hun! I think the hairstyle was more luck then anything else! Haha xx

  2. theunicahija August 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Oooh! You’ve just reminded me of how much I loved the GOSH primer! But anyway, you look absolutely gorgeous. I adore weddings, huhu, this post makes me happy. :’)

    • Little Red August 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      It’s a real little bargain isn’t it? My makeup didn’t shift an inch till I scrubbed it off hours later! Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂 xx

  3. Natalie Johnson August 3, 2013 at 9:18 pm #

    You look lovely and i love how you did your hair! 🙂

    • Little Red August 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

      Aw thanks BFF! It took forever to make it look semi decent! xx

  4. Rebecca August 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    You look lovely, I really like how you’ve done your hair!

  5. glamgirl2014 August 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    You are so pretty!! So glad I saw your bblogger tweet and stumbled upon your site! Also, that dress is a great color on you!

    • Little Red August 4, 2013 at 7:01 am #


      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave such a lovely comment! The dress took ages to pick but I was so pleased with it in the end 🙂 x

  6. Daphne August 4, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    You look so pretty Red! I love your makeup and the peacock feather design on your makeup bag! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

  7. Nicki August 4, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Aw the whole look is gorgeous! The hair style is amazing! I love a wedding, wish I had one to go to. Think I might have to pick up that Sleek palette tomorrow =)

    Nicki x

    • Little Red August 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Thanks Nicki,

      It really is a great little palette! I do love it and have used it to death! x

  8. Jess August 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm #

    Really pretty look

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