Just Charlie G

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So the weekend has been & gone along with a visit from my sister Lis or Aunty Boo as she’s known to my kids! She wasn’t here for long and I predicted some pretty intense make up application and removal as we tried different combinations but actually that wasn’t the case. I knew what I thought would look good and thankfully Lis agreed so we ended up only running through twice with a few adjustments the second time but I was really pleased with it and I think Lis was too. So without further ado I give you a whole load of photos!

I should mention that it was a concious decision to stay away from the usual neutral eye make up for two reasons, my sister’s colouring for one but the main reason being her wedding dress is pale blue so I felt that greys and silvers would be a better match.

The Before:

Wedding Make Up Practice

The Afters. This was the first run through and we decided to tweak a couple of things the second time round. The flash washed things out a little in these first pics and bought out too much of the shimmer but you get the idea!

Wedding Make Up Practice
Wedding Make Up Practice
Wedding Make Up Practice

So day two, I decided to switch out the MAC MSF (although we both loved it) and try Nars Orgasm instead, for a less disco effect. We also addeda touch of highlighter on the cheekbones and a smidge of contouring. We also added lipliner under the lipstick for longer wear and a hint more colour. The following pics are in daylight so I hope you can see that although the eyes are shiny, they aren’t as shiny as the flash pics made them appear.

Wedding Make Up Practice
Wedding Make Up Practice
Wedding Make Up Practice

So there we have it. The finished look. What do you think? I’m really pleased considering a) how nervous I was about it and b) my total lack of skill.

The products I used for this look are as follows:

Wedding Make Up Practice
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Pebble
Estee Lauder Lucidity Translucent Powder in Medium
Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light Medium
Elf Eyebrow Kit in Light
Clinique Pore Minimiser Primer in 01
Benefit 10 Powder (just the bronzer side)
Nars Orgasm Blush
Mac Soft & Gentle MSF
Estee Lauder Double Wear Lip Liner in Tawny
Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Pink-a-Boo
Clinique Lash Power Mascara in Black
Estee Lauder Double Wear Liquid Liner in Graphite
Mac Subculture Lip Liner
Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Bourjois Gris Pailettes Eyeshadow
Mac Silver Fog Pigment
Mac Sweet Sienna Pigment
Mac Fix+

So there we have it. Typing that list up reminds me, anyone got Silver Fog or Sweet Sienna Pigments for sale?

I must also do a special thank you to both Clinique and Estee Lauder who provided several of the products used and several products that weren’t used. I am eternally grateful and it was a great great help. Thank you.

0 responses to “My Sister’s Wedding Make Up Practice! (Pic Heavy)”

  1. Holly says:

    wow she looks amazing, her skin looks fab an lovin the silver!

  2. Laura - Emerald Green 88 says:

    She looks beautiful! I love the silver instead of the usual golds, as you said it suits her complexion more. The only thing I’d change would be to define her eyebrows and lashes a bit more but then again I’m a total eyebrows and lashes fiend! You’ve done really well especially since you said yourself you’re not a pro – I can’t imagine doing my sisters makeup haha.
    I believe that Silver Fog will be coming out in one of MAC’s christmas pigment sets!

  3. Charlie says:

    Thanks Holly!

    Laura, I agree about the brows especially but my sister didn’t like them emphasised even as much as I did them. She wanted them much thinner and less defined, so that’s her job on the actual day. I did try to explain about brows framing your face etc but she wants them a certain way so thats how she shall have them!

    Thanks for the tip about Silver Fog, I love it SO much!

  4. Abbie says:

    Aww, she looks so gorgeous at the end. Good luck to her! x

  5. Hannah says:

    Lush! I am with you on the eyebrows, maybe suggest threading to her. ♥


  6. Beauty Passionista says:

    She looks lovely, in both the looks! She’ll make such a pretty bride. Hope she has a memorable day ♡

  7. ModestyBrown says:

    You’ve done a great job. Doing people’s make up is really stressful!

    One question I had was regarding the photos on the day. Do you know if most will be taken indoors or outdoors? This is quite an important thing to consider in terms of how much flash photographs will be relied on. I say this, as my friend had a wedding a Christmas time and she did her own make up. She looked beautiful in the flesh but in the photographs the MU looked totally different.
    Jane x

  8. Joob says:

    aw…my beautiful sisters!!! Well done Charlie :-). Aunty Boo is going to look absolutely stunning! She’s very lucky to have your skills and experience, and knowledge. You can do mine one day for something :-). I will think of an occasion…

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