This Wedding Wednesday post, I will go over products I used for a bridal trial I had recently. This bride wanted a natural look with a berry lip. As you can see from the before picture, this bride had some hyperpigmentation, and blemishes.I love using my Graftobian HD Crème Super Palette, or any cream foundation for the matter since it is buildable and easy to manipulate. It also works for any skin type. For this bride, I used a combination of my Graftobian HD Crème Super Palette and the new AJ Crimson CCC palette, which was used specifically for contouring and highlighting.
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Amber Lights’ (lid)
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Soft Brown’ (Blending)
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Texture’ (crease)
Urban Decay Naked Palette ‘Buck’
Stila Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Color ‘Black’
Eldora Lashes B182 & Duo Adhesive
MAC Eyeshadow ‘Espresso’
MAC Brow Gel ‘Show-Off’
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer
Ben Nye Banana Powder (reduce oil)*
Graftobian HD Crème Super Palette ‘Pecan’, ‘Sienna’
AJ Crimson CCC Palette #4 (highlight)
AJ Crimson CCC Palette #7 + #8 (contour)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (highlight)
Ben Nye ‘Dark Cocoa’ Powder (Contour)
Model in a Bottle Setting Spray
*This bride suffered from oily skin; therefore, after applying the primer and blotting her skin with tissue once the primer set, I used a powder brush to place a light layer of Ben Nye Banana powder over the oily areas, to absorb excess oil.
MAC Blush ‘Peachy Keen’ (highlight)
NARS Blush ‘Sin’
MAC Lip pencil ‘Chestnut’
OCC Lip Tars ‘Butch’ + ‘Hoochie’
MAC Lipglass ‘Wrongspell’
When contouring and highlighting, blending is imperative to achieving a flawless, natural finish. I used my faux beauty blender I purchased from Avon. When it was available I had only purchased two. Now I am regretting it. It was a steal! I’m talking $3.99 each compared to $19.95 for one. Hopefully, Avon brings them back in another campaign, and then I will stock up!