Sunday, October 7th, 2012

My Wedding Makeup

I actually didn’t know what I was going to do quite yet for my makeup until I tested out Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette (which I reviewed last month).  I loved the way it looked on me, and the colors were perfect for autumn.  I knew at once that it was a happy medium that used color and not just neutrals, but it wasn’t too bold or smoky, as our ceremony was being held in the late morning.  I went with a gold eyeliner on the bottom lash line, because it brightened up my eyes, so naturally, Honey was my go-to, as it was one of my all-time favorites.   With the warm-toned eyes, I knew I’d be going with corals, which I tend to like on myself.   I wore the same eyes and cheeks all day long, but for our evening reception, I changed the lips to Chanel Dragon and Bobbi Brown Naked Plum.

I won’t have my photos back for approximately a month, but when I have some to share, I will be sure to share a few. :)  These are the only photos I managed to take in the last few minutes before we had to leave to go to the ceremony location.  I spent a half hour on makeup, even if I used a truck-load of products!


I applied a layer of primer on from lash line to brow bone.  Then, I applied the lighter plum eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid, followed by the darker brown eyeshadow on the outer third of the lid.  I patted the gold eyeshadow directly on the center of the lid and pulled it outwards and inwards to blend with the other two colors.  I used separate MAC 239 eyeshadow brushes for those three colors.  I swept on the darker plum shade into the crease and diffused it upwards using Make Up For Ever’s #17S crease brush.  Next, I took the MAC 239 again with the gold eyeshadow and patted it on the inner tear duct and then pulled it upwards over the inner crease.  I lined the lower lashes with Honey eyeliner.  I filled in brows using Espresso eyeshadow and MAC’s 266 brush, then combed through them with a clean mascara spoolie and set with brow gel.  To finish the look, I heavily applied Eyes to Kill mascara (waterproof, of course) to upper and lower lashes.


I applied the moisturizing primer first, just prior to applying my eye makeup, so it would have a chance to sink in.  After fifteen minutes or so, I applied the Mineral Veil primer, and I let that sink in for five to ten minutes.  I used one pump of #02 and half a pump of #03, then mixed them between my fingers, and dotted it all over the face.  I used Hourglass #2 Foundation Brush to blend and diffuse the foundation on the face and down the neck.  I applied two pats of Cle de Peau’s Concealer on my under eye area and blended just over the bridge of my nose.  I then patted OCC’s Concealer over that.  I finished the under eye area by lightly tapping Terracotta Light Touch to brighten.  To add color to cheeks, I tapped Love Lust blush on apples and blended towards temples with MAC’s 116 brush.  I lightly contoured the hollows of my cheeks with MAC Sculpt and MAC’s 168 brush.  I lightly swept on Parure de Nuit as a highlighter on cheek bones with MAC’s 165 brush.  To set everything into place, I used MAC’s 184 brush and Pressed Meteorites.


I applied Gems lipstick onto lips with a lip brush.  I lightly patted Cle de Peau #2 on the center of the lower lips, then pressed lips together.  I finished by applying a full coat of Citrus and lightly pressing my lips together.

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1,048 thoughts on “My Wedding Makeup

  1. Darcey

    Congratulations! You look stunning!

  2. Daisy

    Everything about this look is stunning, Christine. Your eyes are enchanting! Congratulations, I wish you two (three including Mellan!) all the best. Can’t wait to see more pics <3

    P.S. Turandot is coming home with me. I was still undecided and then this! What other form of validation does a product need than it being chosen to be worn on your wedding day!

  3. Brjsmom

    Congratulations! You look beautiful:). To a long, happy, healthy life together!!!!!

  4. Jordan

    You look so beautiful! Congratulations to you both!

  5. Dinitchka

    WoooWzer!! You look glowing and radiant Christine. It’s such a natural and well done look. Everything is beautiful but I must say that the Honey e/l is AHHHHMAZINGLY beautiful on you (I just might have to pick one up) and I love the lip combo.

    Once again, Mazel Tov to you and Shaun and Mellen-Cutie :)

  6. evangelia

    congrats christine! can i ask what dress you are wearing in the pic? is it from georgiou? if so, i wore the same dress to my rehearsal dinner 😀

  7. Lauren

    Congratulations Christine!!! You look stunning :)

  8. Wendy

    Awww you look so beautiful! Wish you the best in life for you and your whole family. Congratulations! :)

  9. J.lopes

    Good juju vibes headed your way for decades of wedded bliss❤ CoNgRaTs!!

  10. Alexandra Shannon

    You look beautiful!! Best wishes to you and your new hubby.

  11. Mariella

    I did not you that you’d already married – how the heck did I miss THAT news (or is this your first mention of it?) I want to wish you all the best, Christine! You look absolutely lovely and your makeup is so flattering and timeless. My little girl is getting married next August so I want to show her this look as it seems like something she’d love.

  12. Mary Beth

    You looked gorgeous, Christine — so radiant! Best wishes and many congratulations! :-)

  13. Liz

    You look beautiful and fresh. Do you shape your own brows?

    Congrats on the wedding.

  14. Patricia Souza

    I feel so happy for you guys, congratulations!!! It is amazing that you keep up with the posts, i didn’ t even know you already got married! It is so sweet that you include us in your life like that, thank you! You look so beautiful and happy as a bride, it makes my eyes watery!! God bless you both! Love, from Brazil!

  15. Karyn

    You look so beautiful Christine! Congratulations to you and Shaun!

    Also dammit now I have to hunt down Parure de Nuit LOL 😀

  16. stephanie

    congratulations!!!! you look beautiful! Best wishes to you both!

  17. Thais

    You are a beautiful bride, I wish you eternal happiness.

  18. gio

    You look gorgeous! Congratulations!

  19. Anne

    Beautiful! Congratulations! :)

  20. Alison

    You looked RADIANT! Congratulations, Temptalia! Every happiness to you both, I really mean it.

  21. kathryn Garcia

    I’ve been following you for about six months, and look forward to your posts everyday.I have learned such good tips from you and I think you are the utmost professional and smart reviewer. I trust your suggestions and ideas. Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS-you make a stunning and gorgeous bride

  22. Christine–you look absolutely STUNNING! I’m so impressed that you did that by yourself! And I loooove that you chose Turandot for your eyeshadow–it’s really lovely and now I think I will have to purchase it :)


  23. You could not look more perfect and radiant. Everything about that look brings out the best in your features- skin, eye colour, lips- it’s just perfect. Congratulations and many happy wishes.

  24. Lena

    You look so pretty! Congratulations to you and your new hubby!!

  25. anna

    Beautifully done! Love the earrings too!

  26. KC

    Wishing you a wonderful marriage and happiness in your wedded life! Your makeup is stunning and this is a great look for brides to be, such as myself! Sending you light and well wishes! Thanks for this site as well! Your helping so many women celebrate the best version of ourselves!!!

  27. congratulations and best wishes to you both! you look radiant and very happy!

  28. Jackie

    Best wishes & congratulations!!! You look absolutely beautiful!!! I love your makeup!

  29. Liz

    oh hey, my fiance’s cousin’s wedding was yesterday too! I hope you were as lucky as the weather! Lots of congratulations to the two of you! <3

  30. Raindrop

    You looked gorgeous! Congratulations :)

    I really love the eye make-up and the golden liner just adds this special something.

  31. Anita

    Congratulations to you and your husband, I wish you all the best for the future! And you look lovely!

  32. Miss J

    You look beautiful, Christine!! The makeup looks great. :) Congrats to you and Shaun; I hope you two have a wonderful life and many years of happiness ahead together. Cheers!!

  33. Congrats Christine! You look absolutely gorgeous… your eye makeup!!

  34. cydoniac

    Congratulations Christine! I wish you and your husband a happy life together!!!! you look amazing in the pictures! xxx

  35. Marinella

    My best wishes Christine! I wish you and Shaun (and Mellan!) the best of the best! You look stunning in the picture, love the makeup you wore and I can’t wait to see more…wow!

  36. Rowena

    Congratulations Christine! Wishing you & your husband a very happy and blessed married life :) You make a gorgeous bride!!

  37. Congratulations! I am so very happy and wish you both years of happiness (and cute babies..hint, hint)

  38. Rebecca

    Congratulations! Seems as though you have a great relationship and career….and they say you can’t have both….Ha! And as to be expected there was not even a glitch in you daily posts or roll out of content. Have a great honeymoon and even happier anniversaries to come.

  39. dsixx

    Beautiful!! Congrats! :)

  40. Rania

    The whole combination really brightens up you face…just like a bride should! Congrats :)

  41. Jenna

    Awwwwww congrats to you both, all the best. Your a beautiful bride :)

  42. Elle-Jay

    You look gorgeous :) Congrats again!

  43. Julie

    Congrats, Christine! I truly hope you and your husband will live a long, happy and FUN life! The makeup was gorgeous, as always, and I’m in love with the lip combo!

  44. This is so beautiful. You are a stunning bride. I’m so happy for you. Congratulations. I’m sure everyone saw not only how beautiful you looked but the love that the two of you have for each other. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness together.

  45. DJ

    Congrats, to you guys! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

  46. Oh my gosh, Christine. You look so beautiful! Your makeup is just amazing. Wow! Just wow! I feel touched that you decided to show us these personal pictures. Thank you for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS! Welcome to the married life! :)

  47. Gail

    Congrats Christine – You look beautiful – Wishing much love & happiness in your new life together♥

  48. Nicole

    Congratulations, Christine. I wish you all the best.
    I can’t wait to see pictures of your wedding dress soon.

  49. Pawsha

    Congratulations Christine! You look absolutely beautiful

  50. Serena

    You look totally stunning. Huge congratulations to you, and thank you for posting these details! You must be so busy right now, but you are still thinking about your readers. :) Thank you!

  51. Yasemin

    Congratulations to you and the Tech Guy!!
    So happy for you, glad to read it all went smoothly :)

  52. You look amazing! Congrats, Christine. I wish you and your hubby the best. 😀

  53. Christine, you look gorgeous. You are that bushing bride!! Your Makeup is flawless and you look like you stepped out of a bride’s magazine. I wish you and your new husband all the happiness in the world and may you have many happy years like myself with your new husband.

  54. Congratulations Christine! I hope you had a beautiful wedding day and have a wonderful marriage! I have been married 5 years now and I still feel like a bride. I hope you enjoy being a wife as much as I do! :)

    • I think I will :) It’s great that you’ve been married 5 years and are still going strong! Wishing you another 5, 10 — make it 50 glorious years!

  55. KK

    Super super gorgeous! Love that gold eyeliner! Congrats!

  56. Stephanie

    You look beautiful Christine!!! Congratulations to you and hope you had a wonderful Big Day!! :-)

  57. Laura

    Congratulations to you and Shaun (and Mellan, who I hope was part of the wedding party..?)!
    This makes me unbelievably happy for you two!

  58. Julina

    Oh WOW! Christine you look absolutely radiant! I wish you the best and I can’t wait for you to share photos of your special day. I would LOVE to see a head to toe picture. Congratulations!

  59. Sally

    Congratulations! You looked gorgeous and enjoy the solace that you will have now that you are married. No more planning or family craziness, you can just be yourselves again

  60. wow congrats lady! all the best!!!!!! you looked stunning and the makeup is gorgeous!!

  61. JQ

    Congrats! You’re stunning and your makeup was perfect, as usual. :)

  62. Julia B.

    Absolutely gorgeous look! Very beautifully done. Congratulations! Wishing you and your husband all the happiness for years to come.

  63. Holy crap!! Congratulations Christine. We knew your wedding was coming up, but you really flew under the radar on this one :)

  64. I almost cried when I saw the photo (but the happy sort of crying). You look so amazing! Congratulations! 😀

  65. Awwwww! Congratulations!

  66. So pretty! Congratulations! I got married this year too. Many years of love, luck and laughter to you. xx

  67. Fiaspice

    You look really gorgeous, I love your look!

    Congrats to you and Shaun!

  68. Congratulations! (you must be sick of hearing that by now, I’m probably the millionth person to say that, but I mean it!) I’m so happy for you, I’m grinning like you’re an old friend of mine or something! You look so excited and happy in your eyes.

    The make-up choice if perfect for you. I’d love to see photos of the dress but I guess we’ll have to wait! I hope you had the most amazing and wonderful day.


  69. Jen

    You look beautiful! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your new hubby!

  70. Sandy

    OMG squeee!!!! Congratulations Shaun and Christine! I can’t wait to see pictures!

  71. You look stunning! And congratulations!

  72. Esperanza Brazdaluz

    Just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your wedding makeup with us! Loved it! Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Temptalia!

  73. Emme

    Christine! Congratulations! I had to look through the comments to make sure I hadn’t missed the wedding date announcement which would be odd as I read your blog daily! You looked amazing, I am looking forward to seeing pictures of the dress. Wishing you a happy and long life together!

    Did Mellan play any part in the wedding? It also must have been a bit crazy to squeeze in this one little photoshoot just before you got married to keep us informed! Otherwise I’m sure you’d be flooded with questions on your look if you just posted some wedding pics!

    Congrats again!

    • I wanted it to be a surprise, but it was hard not to say anything, lol!

      Mellan hung out at home for the ceremony and reception, but he was pretty much the center of attention at the brunch we held today!

  74. Congrats! We (me and by bf :D) like your gold eyeliner on the lower lashline, stunning! <3 It's the perfect look for you, very pretty!

  75. Angela

    Congratulations Christine,I wish you and your husband a long and happy life together.You are glowing and look like the bride every little girl dreams of being!

    Your wedding makeup is absolutely stunning,classic yet modern and definitely letting your style shine through. I am in love with the gold liner and hope UD will bring it back in the future.

  76. Chelsea

    Congratulations Christine! Wishing you and your husband all the best of luck, love and happiness!

  77. Naty

    Christine, I want to congratulate both you an your new husband on your wedding day. Wishing you both lifetime of happiness. Thank you so much for sharing with us your special day and the picture of your look. You look absolutely stunning. Congrats!

  78. LRW

    Congratulations!You look so lovely. Best wishes to you and many blessings.

  79. Reesa

    I didn’t realize it was time already :-) Congratulations! Your look was beautiful! You did a fabulous job.

    I wish you both much happiness together!

  80. Sue

    Christine and Shaun, Congratulations!! Wishinng you a lifetime of happiness. Christine, you look absolutely beautiful!

  81. Lisa

    You look gorgeous! best wishes!

  82. Meghan

    You look absolutely radiant, Christine. Congratulations! :]

  83. Sanguine13

    You look stunning, Christine! Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see your dress, the lace looks beautiful.

  84. You look so beautiful and glowing, Christine! I wish you and Shaun the best of happiness. :)

  85. Maria a

    You look beautiful, congrats!!

  86. Marta

    I’ll believe you on the truckload of make up comment, but you really look radiant, fresh and luminous in the pic! Your technique is impressive. Last wedding I attended, the bride just rolled on dunes of bronzer then kholed herself from eyebrows to cheekbones. She had great hair though XD but it was peculiar.
    And I think you’re allowed a little rest on your wedding week, mind you… not that I don’t appreciate reading you everyday 😉
    Congratulations and best wishes, Christine!

  87. Miriam

    Congratulations to you and Shaun :-) You looked radiant and so beautiful. Loved how the whole look turned out, think I just may have to pick up that eye shadow quad. Wish you and your husband a very happy, healthy, and successful future together.

  88. OMG I’m crying… Congratulations Christine, I hope that you will be really happy… :,)

  89. Jenni

    Wow. What a gorgeous look. Thank you so much for sharing and congrats :)

  90. Gala

    Wow Christine! Congradulations to you and Shaun!
    I cant believe you did your own makeup :) you rock. my wedding is in a month and I would be too excited to apply it myself

    The colors are beautiful and compliment you really well!

    I wish you both a happy marriage and lots of new happy memories as a married couple! you deserve all the happiness and joy possible

    Mazal Tov from Israel!

  91. CeeBee

    Congratulations Christine and Shaun! Wishing you much happiness for married life!

    You (of course) look stunning and make a totally gorgeous bride, I know Gems and CdP#2 are favourites of yours and they look beautiful together.

    I haven’t decided on my lip colours yet (less than 5 weeks til the Big Day for us) so I might just borrow some inspiration!

    • What are you going to wear on the eyes/cheeks?

      • CeeBee

        Eyes will be the Dior Crush Glow quint (I have been saving it!), Chanel Taupe automatic eyeliner on the lower lashline, WATERPROOF mascara…

        Cheeks will probably be Guerlain Blush G, Edward Bess shimmer cream in Afterglow if I need a bit of extra gleam.

        My gown is being custom made, I have the first bodice fitting on Friday and I’m very excited! Squee!


  92. Amy

    Blessings to you both, Christine!
    You look absolutely gorgeous!

  93. Maggie

    Awww…you look beautiful and radiant. Congratulations!

  94. Swetha

    Congratulations Christine, Can’t believe you were blogging even around your wedding, you are a great inspiration. I like how you reply to everyone. Good luck to you and your better half :)

  95. Ashley

    Christine you look flawless. Congratulations!!!!

  96. Shay

    Congratulations Christine… you look superly beautiful… perfect bride. So how come we didnt know when the wedding was? or did I miss something… ? God bless!

  97. chris

    May HE bless your union. Thank you for sharing your day with us.

  98. Sandra de Lima

    Congratulations Christine for you and your husband God bless you,Parabéns 😀

  99. sarah

    you look amazing! congrats and i hope everything went perfect on your big day!
    i did my own make up for my wedding and i an so glad i did. i feel like a makeup artist would not have been able to give me a look that was “me”. i used my favorite bronzey golds from urban decay with a pop of bright blue in the lashes. it was perfect for our super laid back ceremony and reception.

  100. Maureen

    Congratulations! You’re stunning!