Fresh ‘n Fancy: Wedding Guest/Bridesmaid Make Up

Oh yes Iggy, I AM so fancy! You just get me and todays tutorial.

As we’ve mentioned in a fair amount of posts over the last few months, our dear friend Emma recently got married. Beth and I double teamed it as I spent the morning doing the faces of the stunning bridesmaids (including our very own Michelle and Jess) and Beth made the bride and her mother picture perfect for her special day. It was a truly beautiful wedding for such wonderful people. I’ve recreated the entire look of the day on Jess for you to see an oddly simple look that’s perfect if you don’t want to look overdone.

All right here’s your tools:


From the top right to left: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Hoola Bronzer, NYX Love in Paris, MAC Paint Tube in Bamboom, Rimmel III Coral Blush, Catrice Absolute Nude Palette, L’Oreal False Lash Wings Mascara, Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner, Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin’ Watermelon and Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Gloss in Gleaming Grenedine

This is the version used on Jess as each bridesmaid wore a different neutral lipstick and foundation depending on their colouring but a good peach tone blush is great on everyone for a nice flush of colour. It seems like a lot of products but you want the bridesmaids to look fresh all evening as they proudly stand next to their friend/sister/sister-in-law/cousin on their big day.



I started by buffing in the Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner R80 all over Jess’s face. Next up, I used Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua on a buffing brush to keep her face looking like skin with a bit of glow. I didn’t use a concealer here and worked the foundation in a bit heavier, tapped in lightly with a finger for a bit more coverage where needed.



Next up I applied MAC Paint Tube in Bamboom all over Jess’s lid to create a non-creasing base. This stuff should really get more hype. It’s so brilliant and is so easy to use.



In the crease of Jess’s eye I worked in a tiny bit of the second last brown in the Catrice Absolute Nude Palette R80. Because Jess has big, round eyes, I didn’t build it up as much as I did on those with more almond shaped eyes and kept it to the outer third. This gave her a bit of definition withour making her eye rounder. I also took this shade blended out very subtly under the eye. Jess is all about her eyeliner so to keep her feeling like herself, I worked in the darkest chocolate brown from the NYC Love in Paris palette to her lash line and blended it out. Then I applied a highlight colour (you can use which ever you like) into the tear duct and on the brow bone to highlight. The Catrice Absolute Nude Palette has some of the most amazing shimmery colours I’ve ever seen to, well, keep it fancy.

I used the matte taupey colour from the NYX Love in Paris palette to fill and define her brows a bit and applied the L’Oreal False Lash Wings R134,95 to her lashes. I did learn that curling someone else’s lashes is bloody hard and scary for both involved.


Jess is fancy and I saw her after far too many Gin and Tonics that night and her make up was fresh. Mission accomplished.

Finally I contoured Jess’s face (this girl loves ALL the cheekbones- child of my own heart) using the same method Beth showed us here except that I used a tiny bit of the same highlight that I used for Jess’s tear duct and brow bone for her cheek bones, nose and top lip to keep the same tone in the highlights. For the lips, we swiped on a few layers of the Clinique Chubby Stick in Whoppin’ Watermelon followed by concentrating the Maybelline Colour Sensational Shine Gloss in Gleaming Grenedine R99,95 to the middle of her pout to make her lips look lush and full.

Here’s an actual photo of Jess and Michelle on the day of Emma’s wedding.

I mean, maga babes right here.

And I’d never leave you with out a pic of the bride and groom, Emma and Grant.

Image by Kellandphotographyetc and you can check them out on Facebook here:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend of fanciness. If anyone as any questions about more looks you’d like us to do either let us know in the comments below or tweet us @smudgedbeauty

Love and fancy



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