Austin and I got married last summer, and the spring prior to it, we lived in Los Angeles. I can tell you I spent several hours at Sephora and Ulta that semester.. : ) I basically renewed my entire makeup collection and I love every product I bought! I will list almost all the products in this blogpost. Enjoy!
Austin och jag gifte oss förra sommaren, så förra våren när vi bodde i Los Angeles kan jag väl säga att jag spenderade ett ordentligt antal timmar på Sephora och Ulta.. Jag bytte ut nästan hela min sminksamling och jag älskar verkligen varenda produkt som jag köpte. Så här kommer ett inlägg med alla produkter som jag använde för min bröllopssminkning!
Primer – Smashbox Photo Finish
Foundation – Make Up Forever HD Foundation, color N120.
Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear color NW20 (lighter) and NW25 (darker). I get the perfect shade by blending these two!
These three are some of my absolute favorite products ever. (I might say that again in this blogpost.. bare with me). I have only tried BareMinerals primer prior to this one, and I love this one so much more. It truly even outs my skin and makes it feel like a baby butt. The foundation is amazing too. Unfortunately I’ve used all of it so I’m gonna have to restock that one, as well as the concealers. Seriously. They are SO. GOOD. I always have dark circles under my eyes and this is the only concealer that truly does anything. I love love love it! Go get it if you haven’t tried yet!
Blush – Benefit Sugarbomb
I really like this blush! It’s a little bit older, as you can tell. I’m not sure if I will restock it though, I’m up to try something new! But I would absolutely recommend it, it has the perfect amount of shimmer without being glittery at all.
Bronzer – Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder, color Gold Digger
Contour kit – Make Up Forever Sculpting Kit, shade 2.
Highlighter – BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector, color Moonstone
Transparent Powder – Make Up Forever HD Pressed Powder
I like the Bobbi Brown bronzer because it’s absolutely matte. The MAF contour kit is great, I originally purchased the Anastasia one, but I thought the contouring shades were way too warm for my skin. This one from MAF though has a bit of a cooler tone which I prefer! The highlighter from Becca is absolutely amazing. I tried SO many highlighters last spring, and at the end it was between this one and one from Hourglass. It fell on this one because at the time I was at Sephora for the millionth time, they had a representative from BECCA in the store so obviously she sold it to me! The transparent powder is also SO good, as you can tell I’ll have to repurchase that one pretty soon. You use transparent powder for setting your foundation and concealer, and to make bronzer and contour go on seamlessly. If you do a tinted powder it’ll look more cakey than a transparent powder.
Eyeshadow – Make Up Store Microshadow, color Deadly
Mascara – L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
Highlighter – BECCA Cosmetics Under Eye Brightening Corrector
Waterline Kajal – Isa Dora Inliner Kajal, color 56 Blonde
Kajal – Make Up Store, not sure about the name of the color..
Eyeshadow Palette – Urban Decay NAKED2 Basics
Eyeliner – Make Up Store Cake Eyeliner, color Black
I’ve had the MUS eyeshadow for SO long, because I never use much of it. It is a very cool dark tone that I think works great with my eye color. The eyeshadow palette from UD is great too. I’m not sure yet if I would buy it again, I’d rather have some more cool tones too. I will probably buy Make Up Geek shadows next time that are so affordable yet so pigmented. And maybe it’d be fun to wear not only matte shadows, too ; )
As mentioned earlier, a representative from BECCA was at Sephora once when I was there. She also managed to sell this undereye highlighter to me. It’s kinda fun, I guess, but I could might as well use a normal highlighter where I use this one (in the inner eye corner).
False Lashes – Velour Lashes, style You Complete Me
These lashes are amazing! I loved wearing these for my wedding. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to do lash extensions or false lashes, but I tried extensions and I found it pretty difficult to do my makeup with them on. The eyeliner wouldn’t go on smoothly and even worse was to try wash the eye makeup off. So it just didn’t work for me at all. So I’m super happy I decided to go with these! They are so light weight because they are mink lashes (and I also think mink lashes look much more natural than synthetic lashes). I would highly recommend these if you want to wear false lashes on your wedding!
Brow Pencil – NYX Micro Brow Pencil, color Taupe
Brow Gel – Make Up Store Brow Set Fix, color Clear
I used Anastasia Brow Wiz for the wedding, but last time I ran out of it I decided to try NYX instead, it’s half the price of the Anastasia one. Honestly, I think it does the job just as well!
Lip Liner – Lancöme Le Lipstique, color Bronzelle
Lipstick – Make Up Store, color Wobble Sheer
I realized after I took this picture that this wasn’t the lip liner I ended up using for the wedding.. Very last minute, I decided to use my sister’s lip liner from Make Up Store, and I can’t remember the name of it right now.. But I’ve been wearing this a lot and I think it’s a great nude color!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Foundation – BareMinerals, Perfecting Face
Concealer – BareMinerals, Max Coverage Concealer
Eyeliner – Make Up Store, 113
Eyeshadow – Make Up Store, 106
Eyeshadow – It Brushes for Ulta, can’t find the name of the style on the website
Eyeshadow – EcoTools, Shade and Define
Eyeshadow – EcoTools, Blend and Smudge
Sculpting – EcoTools, can’t find the name of the style on the website
Powder – EcoTools, Bamboo Powder Brush
Contouring – Real Techniques, Expert Face Brush
Highlight + Powder Setting – Real Techniques, Setting Brush
Blush – Real Techniques, Blush Brush
Blending Sponge – Real Techniques, Miracle Complexion Sponge
I like all of my brushes, but I’m not crazy about any of them. Well, my favorite would probably be the blending sponge. I use it to blend out my concealer. I want to try Sigma and Morphe brushes, is there anyone who’s using these brands?
Setting Spray – Urban Decay All Nighter Make Up Setting Spray
I LOOOVE this product!! I’m absolutely sold on it. It sets the makeup and somehow I always feel like I look so much better after spraying this on! I definitely recommend this product if you feel like your foundation wears off easily or if you want a little more dewy finish on your skin.
That was it! I hope this post helped some of you. I couldn’t specify all the details about all these products because that would be too long, but feel free to ask any questions in the comments and I will reply to them as good as I can! I am not a makeup artist in any sense, so I can only talk about the products from my experiences. I hope you enjoyed this post!
Sådär, jag hoppas detta inlägget kunde hjälpa någon där ute! Det är såååå roligt att handla smink för bröllop, jag har ägnat alldeles för många timmar åt att researcha, läsa reviews och kolla YouTube-videor.. Men jag lyckades med att inte göra några dåliga köp tack vare det! Jag kände inte att jag kunde skriva ut alla detaljer eller vad jag tyckte om alla produkter eftersom det hade blivit alldeles för långt. Så ställ gärna frågor i kommentarsfältet så ska jag svara så gott jag kan! Vill bara understryka att jag inte är någon makeupartist på något sätt, så jag kan bara svara utifrån mina egna erfarenheter. Puss och Kram!