The Morning of Your Wedding

Before The Wedding Flowy
The caterer is setting up, the photographer is already snapping shots, and your groom is hidden away with his boys getting ready for your wedding. Those few hours before your ceremony starts and your girls lead you down the aisle are crucial. You’ve planned, prepped, and Pinned every detail and the show is about to start.

The last thing you need is to deal with small snafus and messes… like wiping fresh eyeliner all over face when you’re getting dressed.

A simple step to avoid makeup on your shirt or your hair being messed up is to get ready in an easy-off shirt. Choose something you can zip off or pull up that won’t even touch your flawless winged eyeliner or pinned up curls. Customize a before the wedding design on any of our zip-ups or loose-fitted flowy shirts like the flowy tank top or a flowy lightweight top.

Before the Wedding

Other tips and tricks to make the morning of the wedding run as smoothly as possible:

  • Have each bridesmaid assigned to a vendor. Sarah will answer any questions or deal with concerns from the caterer. Kirsten will help the photographer get all the right shots. Laura will make sure hair and makeup is on time. And so and so forth.
  • Have a written out list of the shots that you absolutely want from the day. And make sure Kirsten has it to give to the photographer.
  • Have checks for all of the vendors ready (including the tip) and put in separate, labeled envelopes.
  • Round up extra extension cords from the house or home improvement store the week before the wedding. Bring them to your venue because who knows if the caterer might need one, or your curling iron or your stringed lights will reach the available outlets.
  • Pack an emergency bag just in case. Scary truth is that any number of things can wrong at the last minute. Be prepared with a bag dedicated to extra needle and thread, an extra bottle of nail polish, bobby pins, lipstick, eyeliner, bandages, tape, flip-flops, and some pain relievers.
  • Make a playlist! Put together a few hours long playlist with upbeat music and some oldies for you and the girls to get ready to.
  • Give yourself enough time. Either start your ceremony in the later afternoon or plan to get up early, just be sure to schedule yourself plenty of time to get ready. Most wedding day horrors can be cleared up before guests arrive if you just dedicate a couple of extra hours for mishaps and messes.

Get the Look~Spring 2009 Smoky Cat Eye

cat eye

For this look, the skin was smooth and flawless. Start by applying PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER all over using fingertips, then apply HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION using FOUNDATION BRUSH #13. Warm CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION on the back of your hand, then blend under eyes and over any imperfections using CONCEALER BRUSH #4. Give cheeks a natural bronze flush by dusting on FUSION SOFT LIGHTS in BAKED STARBURST using BLUSH BRUSH #16.


Using DEFINER BRUSH #15, apply a soft wash of CREAM EYE LINER in MIDNIGHT BROWN, making a thin line starting at the first lash and thickening as you reach the outer corner, winging up and out slightly. Fade color out to the outer corner – there shouldn’t be any color in the inner part of the eye. Blend EYE SHADOW in BRAZILIAN BRONZE over the liner using CREASE BRUSH #10. Using DOUBLE-ENDED SMUDGER BRUSH #20, sweep CREAM EYE LINER in MIDNIGHT BROWN along lower lashline, focusing the intensity at the outer corner. Add sultry definition by softly blending EYE SHADOW in WALNUT in the outer corners, and sweep along lower lashline using DOUBLE-ENDED SMUDGER BRUSH #20. Complete the eyes with a coat of BIONIC MASCARA.


Balance dark eyes with a creamy nude lip – apply PHOTO FINISH LIPSTICK in ELEGANT, followed by a dab of LIP ENHANCING GLOSS in CRYSTAL.

Brightening Up Winter

Here is a great look from Smashbox that is sure to brighten up your winter. I love the bold green eyes. It is simply gorgeous!


gold anf green

For a luminous all-over glow, blend HYBRID 2 in 1 LUMINIZING PRIMER all over face using fingertips. Using FOUNDATION BRUSH #13, apply HIGH DEFINITION HEALTHY FX FOUNDATION to even out skin. Warm CAMERA READY CONCEALER on the back of your hand, then apply under eyes, nose, and over any imperfections using CONCEALER BRUSH #4. Give cheeks a soft warm flush by sweeping on MUSE BLUSH RUSH in MASTERPIECE using FAN BRUSH #22.


Apply the celery green shadow from ARTIST EYE PALETTE all over lids up to crease using BLENDING BRUSH #3. Blend the rosy copper shadow into the crease using CREASE BRUSH #10. Line the lower lashline using CREAM EYE LINER ARTIST PENCIL in ANTIQUE GOLD, winging out at the outer corners. For more definition, sweep the dark brown shadow from ARTIST EYE PALETTE over the liner using DOUBLE-ENDED SMUDGER BRUSH #20. Define lashes by applying BIONIC MASCARA in JET BLACK, sweeping up and out.


Be sure to balance bold eyes with a more natural lip. Try mixing MUSE LIP PAINTS in LUMINARY and ARTISTE for a gorgeous nude sheen that works on any skin tone.

Get The Look~Sultry Sparkling Eyes from Smashbox


sparkling eyes

Start with an application of PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER all over face using fingertips to smooth and perfect skin. Apply CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION using the half moon brush for a flawless complexion. Warm CAMERA READY CONCEALER on the back of your hand, then dab over any imperfections using CONCEALER BRUSH #4. For a luminous glow, blend PHOTO OP UNDER EYE BRIGHTENER under eyes and in the inner corners. For a natural flush on cheeks, apply FUSION SOFT LIGHTS in DUSK using TRAVEL FACE BRUSH starting at apples of cheeks and blending back toward temples.


Using the RAPTURE EYE SHADOW & BRUSH SET, apply the cream shade from EYE SHADOW DUO in GALA all over lids using SHADOW BRUSH #32. Using TRAVEL ANGLED BLENDING BRUSH, apply the deep brown shade from EYE SHADOW DUO in SPLENDID, blending across upper and lower lashline for a soft smoky effect. For added definition, apply the intense black shade from EYE SHADOW DUO in GALA tightly at the upper and lower lashline using the liner end of the TRAVEL LINER & CONTOUR BRUSH. Add even more drama by sweeping JET SET WATERPROOF EYE LINER in MIDNIGHT BLACK along the inner rim using ARCED LINER BRUSH #21. To brighten eyes and add a little sparkle, dab the pale gold shade from EYE SHADOW DUO in TWILIGHT to inner corners of eyes using DEFINER BRUSH #15. Complete the eyes with multiple coats of BIONIC MASCARA in JET BLACK.


Create the perfect peachy pink pout by applying LIP GLOSS in STUNNING all over lips, followed by LIP GLOSS in LOVELY.



Vibrant Make-Up

I am posting this make-up tutorial because I think it gives some really detailed information on how to achieve this look. It also shows you how to achieve a bold eye, which could be altered for a wedding. The video also shows the viewer how to apply false lashes and all the products that are used to obtain this look. I think this look would be great for a really vibrant bride. Not all about the super couture eye? No problem! I think we could choose a different color pallet and achieve a toned down version of this look that would be absolutely stunning.

WICKED LOVELY from Smashbox


Get smooth skin by first applying PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER all over face. Using FOUNDATION BRUSH #13, sweep FUNCTION 5 SELF-ADJUSTING POWDER FOUNDATION to even out and mattify skin. Dab CAMERA READY FULL COVERAGE CONCEALER over any imperfections and blend using CONCEALER BRUSH #4. Warm up cheeks by sweeping BLUSH RUSH in CHARM from the apples back towards the ear using BLUSH BRUSH #16.


First apply LIP & LID PRIMER to keep eye color in place. Using CONCEALER BRUSH #4, apply the metallic charcoal liner from the CREAM LINER & LOOSE SHIMMER pot all over lid. Use CREASE BRUSH #10 to blend over the liner at the crease and diffuse the color. Using the brush end of the DOUBLE-ENDED SMUDGER BRUSH #20, apply the same liner to lower lashline, sweeping back and forth. Dip DEFINER BRUSH #15 into the loose shimmer from the CREAM LINER & LOOSE SHIMMER pot and dab in the inner corner of eyes. Generously apply BIONIC MASCARA in INDIGO INK.


Balance your dark, smoky eyes with true beige lips. First line and fill in lips with DOUBLETAKE LIP COLOR in GOSSAMER, then apply LIP GLOSS in COY.

Get the Look! ~ 4th of July from E.l.f.


4th of July

1.Use the ShieldingHydro Tint and All Over Cover Stick together. Dab a bit of the Shielding Hydro Tint onto your forehand, then glide over the Cover Stick with a Blending Wedge and mix with the Shielding Hydro Tint to get a foundation consistency that’s right for you. Letdry


2. To create a lasting shine free photo finish look, apply the Mineral Booster all over the face with the Total Face Brush.


3. Moving to the cheeks, take the Blusher in Bronzed, and gather some powder on your Blush Brush, tap off any excess then apply to the cheekbones.


4. Next use the Shimmering Facial Whip in LilacPetal as a shimmery base to the eye. Now line the entire eye with large lines using the Brightening Eye Liner in Black, getting nearest to lash line as possible. Smudge in color by using the Smudge Brush.


5. Follow by applying to the eye the Eye Shadow color in Drama, use the applicator tip to smudge in the charcoal color like an eye liner. Use the white shade right up to the brow bone to create depth.


6. Now apply the Earth& Water Mascara in Black to the lashes with several coats to create a full lash.


7. Lastly, create the soft lips by applying the New Moisture Care Lip Color in Pink Lemonade.