Annie's Wedding Makeup Breakdown

Annie's Wedding Makeup Breakdown

10.05.2016    |    
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There are two things that you need to look for when choosing a makeup artist for your wedding. First, they need to be good listeners. I hate it when makeup artists disregard what you are saying and just “do their thing” because they are the professionals or whatever. No. You need to tell them exactly what you want or what you are looking for. Also, you should really do your own research and come to them with ideas and inspiration. And it’s their job to hear you and work with what you are saying.

Secondly, they need to be skilled. Your wedding is NOT the time to mess around with someone who isn’t capable of giving you what you want. You want to feel the prettiest that you have ever felt before in your life – otherwise your whole night is going to be off, because you will be thinking and saying to anyone will listen, “Do I look ok?” This is certainly not what you want.

I was lucky to find someone that I really loved, Jaclyn, who works for Charlotte Tilbury. We worked together to create my wedding look which was inspired by Black Swan. My dress was rather Black Swan-esque and my hair complemented the whole ballet look as well. I wanted Cate Blanchett SK-II-esque translucent skin, no blush (because I always feel like I look so “done”), stained matte lips and some sort of pink eye. I initially thought I wanted black eyes but in the end, I decided on something softer, more etherial and fairy.

This is exactly what we used to get the look. For more pictures from my wedding day, you can check under the hashtag #thebodmers.

SK-II Facial Essence

SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence

SK-II R.N.A. POWER Radical New Age Cream

Verso Eye Serum

Sk-II Mid-Day Essence

Dolce & Gabanna Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation in Creamy 80

Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer

Nars Concealer in Vanilla

Charlotte Tilbury The Retoucher in 1 Fair

Tom Ford Cream Color for Eye in 09 Pink Haze (bottom)

Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in 03 Golden Peach (this was patted on top of the Pink Haze)

RMS “Un” Powder (just around my nose and t-zone)

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro-Powder 1 Fair (dusted all over)

Charlotte Tilbury Eye Liner

Charlotte Tilbury Mascara (used below the lashes)

Ardell Individual Lashes Starter Kit (no stripes here, no thank you)

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift

Glossier Boy Brow

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow – Fair/Medium

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

RMS Beauty Master Mixer

Charlotte Tilbury Lipcheat in Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Dolce Vita

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  • liz

    These all seem like amazing products – I love Charlotte Tilbury’s mascara and Nars concealer. I think another product I’d personally incorporate into my wedding would be Caudalie’s skin elixer – it’s super refreshing and literally makes your skin glow like no other.

    • anabel_atkinson

      Charlotte Tilbury is one of my FAVE brands! So good.

  • liz

    Also, I’m currently having an Urban Decay giveaway – you should come check it out!

  • emily

    What color exactly is the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick you wore?

    • anabel_atkinson

      I wore Dolce Vita lipstick and lip liner in Pillow Talk!

      • Sarah Noda

        Annie, I’ve been trying to track down the lipstick and it looks like there’s one from the Dolce Vita makeup set, but the lipstick itself is named Penelope Pink, not Dolce Vita. Can you clarify?

  • Your suggestions on choosing a makeup artist for your big day are on point. As a bridal makeup artist, I always ask the bride what it is that she is looking for. From a makeup artist’s stand point, when you, as the bride, come to the makeup artist with looks that are unrealistic, particularly, when they tend not to wear little to no makeup, I have to advise that bride of what they are actually signing up for. I see the bride/makeup artist consult as a collaborative effort. I have saved many ladies from “self-destructing” their looks on their wedding day.

    • anabel_atkinson

      Yes, it’s SO important for a bride to look like herself on her wedding day! And to find a makeup artist who is looking out for her!

  • Swati

    Love! This post is very helpful and the products u mentioned are amazing! 🙂 Also, we are having a giveaway, click to win an exclusive pack of 15 Estee Lauder lipglosses >>

    • anabel_atkinson

      Thank you! These are just my fave products.

  • Wedding planning is so stressful! I’m starting the process myself and every time I think about it I’m back to square one. Thanks for the post and the product suggestions! #letsgethealthy

  • Antoinette Wasylyk

    Could you share Jaclyn’s contact? I love your makeup and would love to have her do my own for my wedding in April. xx

  • Love this! And love your blog – obsessed! 🙂

    Question – sorry the the detail just think your wedding makeup was so perf so trying to see how you got there exactly. is this all the products you used in order? I don’t think so, right? Also, what was your morning facial skin routine on that day of your wedding? Was it just the essence, serum and that lotion above…also curious how long you waited to begin your makeup after your skin routine (assume you wanted your lotion to set first?