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 R.N.A. POWER Radical New Age Cream
Dolce & Gabanna Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation in Creamy 80
Tom Ford Complexion Enhancing Primer
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 Mascara (used below the lashes)
Ardell Individual Lashes Starter Kit (no stripes here, no thank you)
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow – Fair/Medium
Charlotte Tilbury Lipcheat in Pillow Talk