Wednesday, August 13, 2008

obsessed with makeup!

At least I thought I was obsessed with makeup. Check out Shades of U. This blog will show you a world of makeup you've never seen. Aileen, the author of the blog, will show you eye shadow, blush, lip gloss, lip stick, and mineral foundation swatches and much much more. She loves MAC and is always up to date on having MAC's latest collection. She showcases all her looks, and notes makeup she uses to accomplish each look. I love checking out her blog daily. I am so envious of her makeup collection!

Another blog I love to check out is The Mineral Makeup Blog. This blog reviews mineral makeup brands, and there are a lot. It's a good resource for great brands you've never heard of. Mineral makeup suits my oily skin! I love Monave for my foundation and setting powder and Everyday Minerals for their blush, eye shadows, and their finishing powders.

So I'm really particular about my makeup...Only one person has done my makeup in a way I loved. So I'm on the lookout for a makeup artist to help me on my wedding day. I'm really interested in airbrush makeup. I'm looking for makeup that can withstand my emotions. I'm a crier...I mean, I cry when I think about walking down the aisle to FI. I balled when FI proposed, and I balled when we told our friends of our engagement. It was hard not to wipe away my tears during the Sex and the City movie. When I start going through trials, I'm gonna go out and rent Pay It Forward or A Little Princess (aka super crying movies) to see if my makeup can withstand my tears.

My everyday look: light blush and eyeliner

My party look: smoky eye, dramatic blush

So it's hard to tell the difference from my pictures...sorry for that. For the wedding, I think I want to go somewhere in between. Last Christmas, my mom got me Makeup Makeovers: Weddings: Stunning Looks for the Entire Bridal Party by Robert Jones. It's got some great tips. And there are tons of pictures in bridal magazines. I don't know how I'm going to find "the look."

What are you planning on doing? Get your makeup done professionally, or did you end up doing it yourself?

If you're already married, what did you do? What's the best cry-proof makeup out there? What was your favorite makeup for the big day?

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1 comment:

Hailey said...

Fantastic…. I'm too a big fan of mineral makeup & will certainly check out your link for it.