Being A Bridesmaid

A few weekends ago, I was a bridesmaid for my oldest sister. The wedding was held at Ellingham Hall, and it was beautiful!

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I was so happy that my sister had asked me to be a bridesmaid for her and her husband to be’s special day. There were six bridesmaids all together, and we all had a different dress. The colour scheme was purple and mauve, so all of the dresses were some variation of those two colours.

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On the morning of the wedding, we all had our hair done by two lovely hairdressers. They did a fantastic job of all of our hair and one of them also did my sister’s makeup – she looked absolutely stunning!

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(This is the only picture I could find of my hair!)

For my own makeup, I did it myself, and I thought I would do a little tutorial of how I created my look. By no means am I a makeup pro, but this is a simple look that I think most people will be able to achieve!

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I began by using the Garnier Makeup Remover Milk, I applied a medium size blob to a cotton pad and wiped my face with it to remove any excess makeup/dirt.

I then moved onto moisturising my face. The moisturiser I use is from Avon, it’s called Anew Vitale Visible Perfection Day Cream. (The one that I use came in a face care set, so the tub isn’t as big as if you buy it separately.) I used my finger to apply dots of this cream all over my face then I used a cotton pad to rub it in.

After my face felt nice and moisturised, I went in with a primer by the brand Smashbox. It’s called Photo Finish Colour Corrector and I have it in the colour green which is meant to reduce redness in the skin. I put a small blob of this onto my index finger and dotted the blob around my face. I focused it mostly on my t-zone, nose and under my eyes. I just use my fingers to spread the primer out.

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Now, onto makeup. Since I wanted my makeup to last all day, I used two different foundations. I went in first with Mac’s Studio Fix Fluid, I don’t wear this on a daily basis as 1) it’s pricey and 2) I feel like it’s too thick – I only use it when I’m wanting a full coverage that will last me all day.

I don’t have a pump with my foundation, so I used my finger to apply dots of the foundation around my face. I blended out the foundation using a stippling brush that I got from Wilko.

After the Mac foundation, I used my everyday foundation which is Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry Skin. This foundation comes with a pump, so I pumped some of it out directly onto my cheeks, chin and nose, then used the same stippling brush to blend it all out.

For my eyes, I didn’t want anything too heavy, but I also didn’t want it too be super natural either. So I found a happy medium by going for purply, pinky, red and brown toned eye shadows from the Makeup Revolution Palette Flawless Matte.

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Using my index finger and colour 1, I set the foundation on my eyelids to prevent creasing.

I then used brush A and colour 2 to apply some colour to the crease of my eyes. I blended upwards and out with the brush.

Taking brush A again but this time with colour 3, I apply it to my crease but focus more on the inner and outer corner of my eyes.

Using brush B and colour 2, I applied the shadow to my bottom lash lines and also the inner corners of my eye.

I then took brush C and colour 4 and applied it to the outer corner of my eyes and took it down slightly onto my bottom lash line.

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With the Kardashian Beauty Khloe’s Kardazzle palette, I used a flat brush and applied shadow X to my eyelids.

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I lined the waterline of eyes with the NYX Slide on Eye Pencil in brown then I also used it on my inner corner, upper lash line. On the outer corner of my waterline, I used the Kardashian Beauty High Eye Q Gel Eyeliner Pencil in black.

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With Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo 24hr in black and a small angled brush, I created a small wing to elongate my eye.

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Before applying my mascara, I removed any off fall from the eye shadow and with Avon’s Ideal Flawless concealer and a foundation brush I concealed under my eye and down to my cheek to add a bit of highlight.

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Using the Volume Colourist Mascara by Rimmel London, I coated my top and bottom lashes with a few sweeps of mascara.

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For my eyebrows, I use the powder from Avon’s Perfect Eyebrow Kit – I apply this all over my eyebrow with a small angled brush. To define the arch and tail of my brows, I took a small and thin flat brush and a dark brown eye shadow and filled in the shape.

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For my lips, I lined them using a nude brownish pink colour from a set of lip liners that I bought off Amazon – It’s called Davis Cosmetics Wood Lip Liner. I then used the Soft Matte Lip Cream by NYX to fill in my lips – I used the shade ‘London’.

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To finish off the look, I took a fluffy angled brush and applied Rimmel’s Natural Bronzer under my cheekbones, around the top of my forehead and down each side of my nose.

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With the Khloe’s Kardazzle palette, I used the white highlighter on my brow bone, cupids bow and also on the very tip of my nose. For some highlight on my cheekbones, I used a different fluffy angled brush and the golden highlighter from the Barry M Get Up & Glow Palette.

Due to being in quite a rush on the wedding morning, I totally forgot to take a picture of my makeup (stupid!) but I did take some (terrible) pictures of my makeup when I did a practice run, so these kinda show what it turned out like!

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(Excuse all of the off fall shmuts)

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While we were getting ready, the flower bouquets were dropped off and I’ve never seen such a beautiful array of flowers before! It’s been two weeks since the wedding and my bridesmaid bouquet is still going strong!

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The wedding was brilliant, so much thought had been put into it. For the nighttime do, my sister and her new hubby hired a band, who also played ceilidh songs. Unfortunately, due to too many shots of tequila, jager and who knows what else, I don’t remember much of the nighttime do, but apparently I looked like I was having a good time!

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