Like most girls, weddings get me excited. It's generally a pretty experience especially when, like in this case, it's a celebration for two lovely lovely people who I've come to adore over the past few months. The tables were adorned with pine cones, vines, pebbles, and wait for it - jars of sweets! - and the atmosphere was just lovely, especially in such a beautiful setting like the countryside in Wiltshire. It was just heartwarming and extremely enjoyable - congratulations Stuart and Carrie! (Hope you are enjoying Turkey, lucky lucky people.)
Now let's not forget here - I'm a beauty blogger. So of course I thought long and hard about my make-up for that day - perhaps too long to mention without a level of embarassment! I don't have a FOTD for you sadly, but I do have the contents of my make-up bag that I pranced around with that day (literally), and some tips and new products that I've fallen in love with..
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Long-wearing, full-coverage, matte - what more could you want for a long day and a dance-filled, slightly pissed, evening do? This baby did me proud and stayed put, kept the oils at bay and gave me a great canvas for the rest of the face. Granted it has SPF that may cause ghost-face in flash photography, I did manage to avoid most - except for at the summoning of the bride in the 'family photo' - I'm not even family haha!
MAC Studio Fix Powder
For good measure, a dusting of this will ensure an even longer lasting and more flawless base with that extra bit of coverage. I took this with me in case I got oily, but one dusting in the morning was enough to last me!
Let's face it. Everyone needs to prepare for some eye make-up ruin-age at weddings.
CoverFX Powder Brush*
My new love. This is a fantastic brush that is unlike any other powder brush. Basically it picks up product like no other, it's soft like no other, and it is multi-tasking like no other - and I don't just mean multi-products, I mean multi-techniques! A perfect brush for on-the-go, especially for those who like a bit more of a heavy application. More on this in the future, I'm sure!
This has been a firm love of mine for the past few weeks, as it gives a stunning glow to your face, as well as really lighting up your under eye. Sometimes I have to stop myself from just slathering my face in this.. true story.
My undereye concealer of choice recently - I had ridiculous bags this weekend so I wasn't going to cast a shadow with these on the dancefloor! Luckily this lasted quite well, and I didn't need a top up at all.
Dior Addict Lipstick in Miss Dior
Perhaps the only thing that I actually used in the evening out of the whole make-up bag (typical), this was this perfect lipstick. No need for a mirror, just a low coverage peach lipstick with enough moisture to double as a lipbalm. Perfect.
So that was that! For the rest of my face I wore some standard Urban Decay Naked Palette smokey eye, and a bit of Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Blissful! We had a lovely weekend (yes I realise I've said it was today's make up bag haha.. OCD me!), it was a lovely ceremony and I think my boyfriend especially enjoyed being an usher - I enjoyed the pate and the wine, thoroughly. Probably too much as I forgot to charge my phone for all the Instagramming I should've been doing! Very bad blogger, very bad.
And before I go, a quick sneak peak at my nails for the wedding..
Which I will tell you about at a later date ;)
Have you been to a wedding lately? What's your favourite part about them?
*Product received for consideration.