It's been two months since my wedding day and until this day, I still get a lot of inquiries on the makeup I used on myself that day. So I thought of just posting it here in my blog.

Yes, I did my own makeup on my wedding day not because I don't trust the talent of other makeup artists but because I'm just more comfortable in the way I do my own makeup. 

For my bridal makeup, I opted for a soft look with some definition without altering anything. As I always do on almost all my brides, I just enhanced my features.

In terms of skin, the goal is to make it even without overly covering it. I wanted to my skin to look radiant and healthy by having that 'glow' from within. I opted for airbrush silicone formula to make sure my makeup would stay put for up to 16 hours. I played with my bone structure by highlighting my cheekbones, jaw and brow bone. I applied only a little shading / contouring so as to not to sharpen my already strong facial structure. Eye brows were groomed and filled in with an eyebrow colour closest to my hair colour. Eyes were barely coloured but defined heavily with lash extensions and made brighter with contact lenses. Cheeks were left soft with minimal blush and I chose a lipstick that's just one shade brighter than my natural lip colour. 

Brands and products used:

Grooming Tools: Nippon Esthetic 
Primer: Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Gel
Airbrush Foundation: Temptu S/B in 03
Bronzer: Guerlain Terracota Four Seasons in 04
Highlighter: Benefit Watt's Up!
Eyebrow: Make Up For Ever Aqua Brow in 20
Eye shadow: Chanel Les 5 Eyeshadow Palette in Entrelacs
Eyeliner: K-Palette Real Lasting Eye Liner in Black 
Lower Eyeliner: Tarte Inner Rim Brightener
Eyelashes: i-Lash Lash Extension in Medium Thickness
Mascara: DiorShow Mascara in Black
Contact Lens: Air Optix Colors in Hazel
Lipstick: Dior Addict in Spring Ball 343

As for my hair, I asked my hairstylist MJ to do an undo that won't add years to my age. I wanted an up-do that's clean but not tight. Thanks to the fresh Phalaenopsis orchids that my florist provided, my up-do came out fresh.

And for my dinner reception hair, I wanted it to look more relaxed. So we just brought down by up-do and did a loose pony. I didn't want to do 100% hair down as I know I'll be mingling with guests and I didn't want to keep on fixing strands the entire night. 

And thanks to Piandre Greenbelt 1 for my highlights that really brought out the beauty of the hairstyle. It wouldn't have been the same if my haircolor was flat black!