My wedding planning started me down the path to a full-fledged make up addiction long before I said “I do”.  This look is a recreation of the eye makeup I did for my wedding day.  It isn’t an exact recreation as I didn’t have some of the products used for this post, but it is pretty close.


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Products Used:


Mac Eye brow Crayon – Spiked


Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso


Urban Decay Primer Potion


Mac Painterly Paint Pot

Mac Groundwork Paint Pot


Mac Vanilla


Mac Swiss Chocolate


Mac Vanilla


Mac Rule

Outer Corner:

Mac Handwritten


Mac Embark

Upper Lash Line:

Urban Decay Blackout

Lower Lash Line:

Tarina Tarantino Liner – Puppeteer

Lower Waterline:

Mac Chromagraphic Pencil NC42 / NW35


Clinique High Definition – Black


Mac Prep and Prime – Lash


Meow Cosmetics – Pampered Puss



Get This Look:

After smoothing on Primer Potion, I blended two bases on my lid.  Painterly was used on my lower lid to the crease and Groundwork was used from the crease to my brow.  Using a Mac 217, I blended Swiss Chocolate into my crease and blended it up lightly to my brow.  I darkened my crease by mixing Handwritten and Embark together, concentrating the color on the outer corner.  On the actual day, I defined by Outer V more.  I didn’t do that in this post for whatever reason.


Using a Mac 239, I packed on Vanilla onto the lower part of my lid, using my natural skin fold as a guide.  Using the other side of the 239, I patted on Rule above the Vanilla and blended it into the crease color.  I repeated this process until I got the intensity of the cream shade I wanted and until the two colors faded into each other.


For my wedding, I chose to use a shadow as a liner for a softer look.  I used Mac’s Carbon on that day, but I now know there are better matte blacks available.  For this post, I chose Urban Decay’s Blackout (part of the 15th Anniversary palette) with a Sigma 266 brush.


I didn’t wear false lashes on that day.  A good tip I read during my research is wear what your fiancé is used to seeing.  I didn’t want to scare him and walk out with Tammy Faye lashes.  Other wedding tips I learned (and can remember):

          Use no (or very little) SPF products.

          Try a lip stain versus heavy gloss or lipstick.

          If you have oily skin, a silicone-based foundation will not be your friend.  Silicone will make it worse (something I learned after the fact).

          If you’re doing your own makeup…practice, practice, practice.

          Limit your use of shimmery products as it will reflect off of the camera’s flash.

          Matte shadows work best and keeps the look timeless.


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