Makeup 101: Bride Kristen


Beautiful Bride Kristen. Hair: Glam by Brianne. Photography: Jennifer Moher Photography.

My brides to begin with are gorgeous, but I love seeing how makeup transforms them into a more glamorous version of themselves. I never want the bride to look like the makeup is wearing her. My pet peeves for bridal makeup are when the brows are too drawn in, when the foundation is too caked on, the shadows look too frosty, or when the fake lashes look too drag or crooked.

The look had a very vintage, romantic look from the dress, to the hair, to the makeup. I chose a peaches ‘n cream look for her which suited her skin tone really well.

Here is a list of my go-to products that I used on Kristen that day:

Face Atelier Foundation
Cover FX Full Coverage Foundation as concealer
Clinique Translucent Setting Powder in #8
CARGO Blush in Cannes and Catalina

Clarins Brow Kit
Cover Fx Full Coverage Foundation on lids set with Clinique powder
Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Longwear Luminous Eye Shadow in Emerveille as a base
Dior 5 Couleurs in Royal Khaki – green shade on the lid
Urban Decay Naked Palette – Naked in the crease, Smog and Darkhorse in the outer crease
NARS Coconut Grove Shadow outer crease and bottom outer lash line
Lancome Liner Design in Black Fishnets
MAC Skinfinish in Shimpagne on brow bone, inner corner and inner bottom
Clarins Wonder Waterproof Mascara
Ardell Lash Accents #305

MAC Dervish Lip Liner – used to shape the lips and not fill in
Dior Addict Lipstick in Jet Set (Summer 2012)
Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balm in Peach Nectar


The photographers from Jennifer Moher Photography captured Kristen beautifully! The pictures are stunning. Be sure to check out their work!


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