As much as I like talking makeup, I love doing makeup too. Which is probably why my darling friend Ayesha S. asking me to do her makeup last October for her engagement. I was so excited to oblige, but I still get a little nervous when I’m asked to do it for these big occasions. Luckily, Ayesha (like the other brides I’ve done for pre-wedding parties) was really laidback and open to letting me experiment a little. Since she was going to be the center of attention, I liked her idea of doing a smokey liner and still making her eyes pop with accents of whites and lighter grays. I wanted to keep the rest of her makeup light enough so she can save the dramatics for her wedding.
I think she may have found a new favorite lip gloss from the one I used on her that day, which is a barely-there cross between a nude and light mauve color from Vincent Longo’s Lip Vinyl lip gloss collection called “Divine” ($24).
We originally were going to apply fake lashes, but Dior’s DiorShow mascara in black ($24) actually worked wonders, so we tossed the falsies aside. I also used:
- Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eyeshadow Trio in Evening Star ($24) on her eyes and
- Smashbox’s Bronzer/Blush duo in Cosmopolitan, which is no longer available, but a close substitute I also love is Laura Mercier Bronzing Duo in Coral Bronze ($32). I used just this one compact to contour her cheekbones and add just a slight hint of pink to her cheeks.
That’s Ayesha in white with me above! Isn’t she just a doll?? I’m doing her makeup again for her bridal shower next week! I’ll keep you posted on how that goes, though as you can probably tell, she makes it almost too easy for me.