Summer Wedding Makeup for Guests // Makeup Wars

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So you were invited to a wedding. Who are you kidding, you were invited to at least five this month alone because it's Summer and wedding season has been in full force since May. I say, make that shhh...iz pop. After all, you're not the bride - you're the guest. Throw natural into the wind for 2015 and make your Summer Wedding face something to remember, but in that good way.

Wedding Makeup for Guests

In the look below:


Eyeshadow Base: Dior Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow in Mirage. Apply all over the lid and through the crease. This was limited edition so pick up Maybelline Creamy Beige Color Tattoo Leather($6.99 // ULTA Beauty) which is similar and actually a little better because of the pigment (and obv much cheaper).

Eye Shadows: From the MAC Stroke of Midnight Eyeshadow x 6*(don't fret, the shades are all available in the permanent collection at Nordstrom for $16.00 each (pot) and for $10.00 each (pan).). Satin Taupe is all over the lid, through the crease and under the lower lash line. Quarry is applied in the crease over Satin Taupe and blended upward. Phloof! is blended right under the brow to highlight as well as at the inner corners of the eye. Vapour is blended between Quarry and Phloof! to make it all work well together.

Eye Liner: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Stag from the Naked on the Run Palette($54.000 // Sephora). If you don't want to grab the entire palette just for this liner (which isn't sold separately and I hope that changes because it's gorgeous) Try Demolition (which is more matte) or Whiskey (which is lighter) - both are available at Sephora for $20.00 each.

Mascara: Maybelline Full & Soft Thick & Healthy Waterproof Mascara ($7.99 // ULTA Beauty) - 3 coats.


Anastasia DIPBROW™ Pomade($18.00 // Sephora). The shade I chose is Soft Brown since my hair is pretty heavily highlighted right now. I use this to provide a budge proof base. Who wants to be at a wedding and out of nowhere half a brow goes missing?! I make it look a little less "fake lined" by applying IT Cosmetics Your Brows But Better Brow Power Skinny Pencil* ($24.00 // ULTA Beauty). with short, light strokes and set it all with Anastasia Clear Brow Gel($22.00 // Sephora).


Primer: Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30*($65.00 // Sephora). Pricey, but efficient. I am not a fan of the cult love primer from Smashbox. The Murad makes my skin appear flawless and holds my look. Plus... the SPF... you can't go wrong.

Foundation: MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation($32.00 // Nordstrom). When I say I'm obsessed with this foundation and the powder that goes with it... let's just say I'd be putting it mildly. Don't even mess around because you need this in your life. It gives me medium to full coverage, is buildable and lasts longer than any other liquid foundation that I've tried. I tested this in Vegas when the temps were 112. I know what I'm talking about.

Powder: MAC Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation ($32.00 // Nordstrom). You read in the foundation area how much I love this product!

Concealer: IT Cosmetics CC+ Eye Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+*($29.00 // ULTA Beauty). This guy gets a bad rap for being too shimmery but TBH if you wear it as intended it'll be your best friend. The smallest, pin-prick of a dab will do ya on each eye and it gives the illusion of no bags/circles. Which I so desperately need fixed on the daily.

Cheeks: IT Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette*($38.00 // ULTA Beauty). Bronzer, highlighter and cheek color in one. Subtle and glowy! With a strong lip and a medium-strong eye you can't over-do the cheeks!

Setting Powder: Tarte Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder ($33.00 // Sephora). Gotta set your look! Loose powders provide a more matte finish. I'm a shiny girl, so the matter, the better.


Lip Liner: Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone*($16.00 // Sephora). My fave lip liner for dark lips to prevent any bleeding or migration. I love Ultimate Ozone because the pencil is thicker and quicker for me to use.

Lipstick: Temptu Color True Lipstick* ($24.00 // TEMPTU). Lippies are new to Temptu but they're a top-notch addition/addiction. Below I'm wearing the shade Coral Blaze.

Brooke Pakulski Blushing Noir

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