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Golden-Bronze Bridal Makeover + Kit Faves

Hello, Glamour Dolls :-)

I did wedding makeup over the weekend. I was really excited because I've done smaller weddings in the past and this was my first big wedding! I'm glad I made it through the day without feeling tired or sluggish.

The wedding colors were gold, burgundy and are a few pics of me in action and some of the work I did.

My work area...


My well-used makeup kit :-)

Working on the bride...

This is one of my dear friends, who was also a bridesmaid in the wedding. She doesn't wear foundation, so; I wanted it to be very light and natural. I used the  Mid Marigold color from the Graftobian Hd foundation palette and powder. On her eyes are: Satin Taupe, Woodwinked and Bamboo e/s by Mac. We did a light flush blush on her cheeks.. her brown contacts really made her eyes pop.

The maid of honor was also a friend of mine. She wanted a natural look with some flair. I used the Sienna color from the Graftobian foundation palette on her and the MUFE HD invisible powder. On her eyes, I did a dark to light transition (requested by her) on her lid using dark brown, bronze and gold e/s. I topped it off with some Red Cherry #82 lashes and smoked out liner.

 Maid of Honor

The lovely bride wanted a natural foundation look, with a golden glow. I used Burnt Amber foundation from the Graftobian palette with powder. I added Mac's golden bronzer iridescent powder to give her a nice glow along with Cover Girl's Ebony Bronzer to contour. She wanted colorful glossy lip, so; I used NYX Auburn lip liner and filled in her lips and added clear gloss.  On her eyes, I used Mac shadows: Woodwinked e/s on the lid, Folie and Embark in her crease and Texture e/s as her higlight.

The lovely bride!


I had to go out and buy a few items that I ran out of before the wedding, here are a few faves, old and new, that I couldn't get enough of using:

(New Faves)

1. Black Radiance Creme liner ($4.99)- One of the easiest and inexpensive creme liners to use, it dries fast and smudge proof plus it glides on so easily.

2. Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Shine Control primer ($5.99)-The price really caught my eye, some primers are extremely expensive, but; it effectively did the job.

3. L'oreal LeKohl eyeliner in Onyx ($9.79)- I really prefer kohl liners for the lower lash line, this one glides on really well without smudging. Kohl eyeliners really hold up well when you're sweating and even if you're crying.

(Old Faves)

1. Alcone sponges ($2.50 for 8) The best jumbo sponges out there! They're non-laytex, so; they don't crumble, turn yellow or fall apart. Each sponge is water-based, so; they don't soak up all the product like foundation...I absolutely love them!

2. Mac Woodwinked eyeshadow ($15)-One of the most gorgeous gold shadows, it was really a life-saver on Saturday since gold was one of her wedding colors. It literally looks good on ALL complexions and races. Some gold shadows wash out in photography but woodwinked stays true to color even under harsh flash photography.

3. 91% alcohol ($2.99 for 32oz)- I got this good tip from Makeup Artistry school, I keep a spray bottle of it in my kit, to sanitize my area and kit, wipe down and disinfect cosmetics and to clean my brushes.


Sher said…
U did a wonderful job hun,they all
Look gorgeous! Nice pics as well
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Thanks a million, Sher! It really means a lot.
Shana said…
Great job! I love the alcone sponges also but in a pinch, the ultra wedges from sallys are amazing! Check em out :)
Agent Elle said…
GO GIRL!!! You did a fabulous job. Everyone's makeup looks stunning. Very happy for you!
Runnningstrong said…
You did a great job!! Your building a nice wedding portfolio.
Lily Seymour said…
They all look so pretty!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Shana: Thanks, I will try Sally's ultra wedge sponges... the only thing I don't like about Alcone sponges is that you have to buy them online.

@ Agent Elle: Thanks,'ve always been a big support, girl :-)

@ Runningstrong: Thanks, Jess! I'm hoping to get some photo shoots in my portfolio too!

@ Lily: Thanks so much :-)
CocoagirlD said…
You did a great job everyone looked so beautiful. Great Pics..

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