Welcome back to Wedding Wednesday! S and I got married just about a month and a half ago and we have been loving every minute of married life. We feel so blessed to have had the wedding of our dreams and a family that has helped us make the transition so smoothly.
We unfortunately were not able to go on our honeymoon due to a back injury but we know that God has a plan and it is all in his timing. We are so grateful for this change in schedule because we would have been in Florida at this very moment. Not only that but this injury and the following lifestyle changes have brought us so much closer to God and for that we are endlessly thankful. We will now be heading on our honeymoon in February and we will also be celebrating my birthday.
While I’m busy counting down the days, I thought I would share a few most Wedding Wednesday posts to show you bits and pieces of our big day. Being the beauty lover that I am, I thought I would start with my Bridal Beauty look and my recommendations a Glowy, Full Glam.
Leading up to our wedding, I went back and forth on what I envisioned myself looking like but after testing out a couple of different ideas I knew exactly what I wanted! On an everyday basis, I prefer a full glam look. I tend to stray away from anything natural for a more full coverage, fully contoured, highlighted and smoked out face. So I didn’t want my wedding day to be any different!
I left the actual details of the look to my beautiful best friend and makeup artist Jordanna because she knows me inside and out and I knew that I would love whatever she did. I simply told her that I wanted to have seriously glowy skin with a bit of colour and a mauve toned eye. I also gave her a few products that I wanted to make sure were used but everything else was left up to her!
There were a few specific products that I felt so strongly about using on this day, products that were either my absolute favourites or products that had been purchased for my wedding in particular.
Stila Cosmetics Aqua Glow Serum Foundation ($59 CAD) – one of my ride or die foundations for a more lightweight, ultra glowy base that lets your skin shine through. It is an ionized water based foundation that feels like absolutely nothing on the skin but provides buildable light to medium, natural looking coverage. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid and minerals for a hydrating, nourishing wear as well as highly refractive multi-reflective pigments that give you an ethereal glow. I have a full review on this foundation (here).
Smashbox Cosmetics Studio Skin 24HR Waterproof Concealer ($29 CAD) – another ride or die product that I honestly haven’t said enough about! This is my everyday concealer, it’s waterproof (for the watery eyes), hydrating (for the dry eyes), and oil-free with a natural matte finish and medium to full coverage! It’s one of the only concealers with a shade light enough for me to use to highlight under my eyes and to top it all off, there are 9 more shades! It is also formulated with light diffusing spheres to help highlight the eye area and smooth out fine lines.
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($58 CAD) – one of my favourite luxury products, this moisturizing mist is designed to be used under or over makeup. It soothes, hydrates and gives you a serious dewy glow! It is actually a skincare product so it contains botanical oils, humectants, red algae, hyaluronic acid and green tea. It is more of a skincare mist that gives you a glow than a glowy setting spray that will lock your makeup in place (like the CoverFX Illuminating Setting Spray).
Too Faced Cosmetics Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer ($38 CAD) – a staple in my collection, this beautiful bronzer is infused with real cocoa powder and comes in three chocolatey shades for every skintone. The Milk Chocolate shade is gorgeous on light complexions with a neutral undertone that covers redness and adds a beautiful warmth to the skin. It is also wonderful when layered to contour!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush Soft Glow Duo in Flesh & Fantasy ($57 CAD) – a stunning blush that I bought just for this day! A powder blush duo with stripes of an ivory shimmer and a natural bronze tan for customizable colour. Blend the stripes together for a radiant, natural looking glow and a touch of warmth on the cheeks. The powder is silky soft, ultra lightweight and it blends like a dream!
Diorskin Nude Air Luminizing Powder in 001 Nude Glow ($68 CAD) – the perfect luxurious touch to finish off my makeup! I wanted to have one special prestige piece to use specifically for my wedding and I knew it was going to be this highlighting powder. This stunning lightweight powder truly is light as air with a virtually undetectable texture that melts into the skin seamlessly. It is formulated with highly concentrated illuminating pigments that give you a gorgeous glowing, lit from within (to the max!) complexion.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Pure Hollywood ($26) – my favourite everyday nude (pale mauve nude) lip in a gorgeous full coverage liquid formula that lasts ALL day long through eating, drinking and smooching.
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Blackest Black Waterproof ($13.99 CAD) – my current favourite mascara that I knew I couldn’t possibly live without on my wedding day. This beauty gives you incredible separation, volume, length, curl and drama in just two coats. The brush is made of natural bristles that capture and coat each and every lash in ultra black liquid. You can read my full review here.
To finish off my makeup, Jordanna used a mixture of Makeup Geek and Anastasia Beverly Hills single eye shadows in mauve and purple tones. She aimed for a mauve smokey eye with a bright metallic champagne lid. She then lined my lashes and added a dramatic set of falsies. Of course, the final step was to set everything with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (full review here) which means nothing will move or fade on the longest yet most important day of my life!
I was SO SO beyond happy with my final bridal beauty look. I left it all up to Jordanna and I knew she would make my dreams come true. She did exactly what I wanted and then totally exceeded my expectations. It was like she read my mind and came up with something that I loved even more that I could have imagined. She even did my hair!
If you are in the GTA or Hamilton area, make sure to check Jordanna Rose Beauty out!