I've been engaged for a little over two months now, but it's only just starting to feel real now. I just went to try on wedding dresses on Saturday, and I ended up getting my dream dress - it was the first one I tried on! I tried on five or six more, but I knew right away the first one was the one. This weekend we're starting to look at venues, so it's really got me in the wedding mindset. I've been poring over my makeup collection looking for products I'd possibly use on my wedding day, and I think I've found a nice roundup so far.
As far as primers go, my skin responds best to ones that provide hydration. My favorite at the moment is more of a moisturizer, but it perfectly preps skin for makeup. I just can't stop using the Glossier Priming Moisturizer Rich* morning and night - it perfectly plumps up my skin, gives it a dewy glow, and diminishes a lot of my redness. For foundation, I've found the most beautiful combination on my skin is the Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation and the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. Using them both together gives the skinlike finish of the Aqua Foundation while also having the longevity and luminosity of the Luminous Silk. If I'm not feeling so extra on the day (but really when else can you be super extra if not your wedding day?), I'll go for Luminous Silk on its own for sure.
As of right now, I'm without a doubt going to be using the Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No 7 Plush Eyeshadow Palette in The Lover. I already know I'm not going to want a dramatic smokey eye as that's not the kind of look I go for every day, so these lovely soft pink shades will be perfect. These shadows also last really well on me throughout the day with minimal creasing, so I'm thinking it would be a good choice because of that, too.
Since I'm thinking my eyeshadow will be soft neutral pink shades, it's only fitting that my blush would be the same. The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in First Love is just the most beautiful thing. It doesn't look like much in the pan, but it adds the most natural flush to the cheeks. I'll probably get super flushed on the day, since that always happens when I'm the center of attention, so I don't want anything too pink. CT's got me covered. I also want a beautiful glow, and I tried a new combination of highlighters the other day that's already become a favorite. I started with a sheered out layer of the Sephora Collection Radiant Luminizing Drops in Morning Light - I applied a drop to my hand, dabbed a bit on my cheekbones, and then blended it with a Beautyblender. Once it was set, I went over it with a tiny bit of the Jouer Powder Highlighter in Rose Quartz with a fan brush. The result was a beautiful, but still natural/dewy glow.
I really want to make my way back to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab in New York City to create a custom lipstick for the occasion, but if that doesn't happen, my lipstick of choice will without a doubt be the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk. It's such a beautiful pink nude shade that enhances the lips and doesn't make me look washed out. I think it'll complement this pinky look nicely, too. And of course I'd need to use the matching Lip Cheat, too.
What products are your go-tos for special occasions? Do you ever think about the products you'll wear if/when you get married?