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!

Eyes:

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.

Face:

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.

Lips:

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. Tigress

    Congrats, Christine! I wish you and Shaun a lifetime of happiness. <3

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of milaxx milaxx

    Congrats! You look beautiful!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Irene Irene

    Gorgeous!!! I love how those colors look on your eyes, the gold is especially stunning.

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kimberly Kimberly

    You look gorgeous! Congratulations on getting married^^ I hope you and Shaun (and Mellan of course!) are happy and healthy for a long time!

  5. Vissi

    Congratulations! You look gorgeous, can’t wait to see more picture.

  6. Gee

    you looked amazing and will be a beautiful bride – congrats!! <3

  7. Ellen

    OMG you look beauuuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful Christine!
    Congratulations on your marriage! :D
    Yay for stand-out bridal makeup!

  8. Congratulations Christine! You look absolutely beautiful!

    I am truly happy for you, and thank you very much for sharing this us.

  9. HautePJ

    Congrats! You are stunning. I wish you a life full of happiness!

  10. Gina12345

    Congratulations! Beautiful pictures, you are glowing!
    I usually lurk but I just wanted to congratulate you & wish you luck

  11. Bb

    Awe congrats!! Wish you both all the best on this new journey!! Happy for you!

  12. Zainab

    Congratulations and good wishes, you look beautiful.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of aradhana aradhana

    congratulations on your wedding!

    your makeup looks flawless! looking forward to seeing more pics of your big day!

  14. sam

    Absolutely beautiful!! Your eyes really pop in that make up!

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of caitlin Cait

    I gasped out loud!!! Gosh you look so stunning and radiant<3 I am so happy for you!

  16. Tanya

    You my beautiful friend looked stunning :) I’m so happy for you, your two favorite guys and this amazing new chapter of your life! You look flawless and in all things you do, you are a shining example and inspiration to all your adoring readers!!

  17. Lyusea

    Christine, you look so lovely! And congratulations!

  18. Sofia

    just stunning! you looked radiant christine! hope you have a very happy life together

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Denise S. Denise

    You look like a princess!! Congratulations Christine and all the best! I’m buying that Guerlain palette, lol !

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

    CONGRATULATIONS! I remember when I had just started reading your blog – You were posting some pictures and references Shaun/the tech guy/your boyfriend and I remember sitting at my computer wondering when he would propose. When I sent him an email with a suggestion/question about the swatch gallery i wanted to ask him when he was going to propose. I didn’t though -don’t worry! I hope that didn’t sound creepy at all. And then he did propose – on the blog too – which was SO exciting! And now you’re married! WOW.
    You look so gorgeous! And it was so clever of you to incorporate all your favorite lip products! I’m sure you had Jack Black lip balm on it at some point that day. :)
    Looking forward to wedding pictures!
    Marina

    • Not creepy at all! It is very sweet of you to think of us that way :) Thank you, Marina!

      Haha, yes – I put Jack Black on right before my hairstylist arrived so I could have it on for an hour prior to makeup!!

  21. OMG! This is SO beautiful!!!!! You look great—congrats!!!!

  22. You look amazing, perfect make-up for your perfect day. Congratulations lovely. x

  23. Liz K

    Congratulation Christine and Shaun! Christine your makeup is perfect for the season; you look so pretty!

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shelly shelly

    Congrats on the mawwiage! \o/ You looked fantastic. *nods*

  25. Luisafer

    You look SO beautiful Christine!!! :d make up is 100% proof of what a great make up artist you are, with great taste!!! Congratulations on this great adventure in your life!!! :) Wishing you the best!!! Can’t believe you are posting!!! Have to check out for those Guerlain Turandot, you make it look so effortless and stunning!!! :)

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alex Alexandra

    gorgeous!!! thank you for sharing all of this with us!
    congratulations!! wishing you guys all the best!!

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cindy Cindy

    Wow…stunning!

    It was about time that you married the tech guy! ;). Best wishes to you, Shaun, and the big baby, Mellan.

  28. shuz4ever

    Congratulations Christine n Shaun…wish you both a happy and wonderful married life.

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Christina Christina

    Congratulations Christine and Shaun! You look amazing, you beautiful bride! You just glow! :)

  30. monica

    you look beautiful. congratulations!

  31. Ellie

    Was waiting to see how you would do your makeup! You look flawless! Congrats :)

  32. megan

    Stunning Christine and congratulations! Can’t wait to see more photos :)

  33. Jen

    It looks gorgeous, you look gorgeous… You made the perfect color choices!

  34. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa

    Congratulations! You look gorgeous. :)

  35. Jasmine

    Congratulations Christine!!

  36. Stephanie L

    Who made your dress? Is it Alfred Angelo? I cannot wait to see your dress.

    Your makeup is amazing! I love the eyeshadows and the lip products. I am going to have to check out Guerlain.

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cat Cat G

    Your makeup looks so flawless, and like your just glowing! I’m fascinated that you are wearing so much on your face but it doesn’t look overdone or unnatural at all, not at all! I’m going to have to check out some of these face products you used, the blush, the highlighters and the finishing powder especially. And maybe even the foundation… maybe :P

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelli Kellilee

    Beautiful makeup, beautifully done on a beautiful bride. Congratulations on your wedding, may you have many wonderful years together. :)

  39. HeatherSA

    You look beautiful. Congrats. :)

  40. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Danielle Danielle

    Congratulations! Many years of health and happiness to you both :)

  41. Beautiful! Congrats, Christine!!!

  42. Lisa J

    OH…this is stunning! That eye look is soooo gorgeous and classic!! I absolutely LOVE the gold liner accent! It gives the overall look a bit of a modern twist without being too bold, as well as highlighting your eye color. You look amazing!! Congratulations on your big day and I wish you and Shaun the best, Christine!! <333

  43. shwetaa

    Hey christine congrats looking g8 my best wishes to a gorgeous bride

  44. Victoria

    Congratulations to you and Shaun. You look absolutely stunning, as I knew you would on your wedding day. I hope you will have a well-deserved break. May you two have a long, happy life together.

  45. Christine, congratulations! I am so happy for you. You look so, so beautiful here – I can’t get over it! I’m sure your husband must have been awestruck. I wish you the happiest life together (and hopefully honeymoon too???). Congratulations again!

    • Thank you, Kristina! :) No honeymoon for us – honestly, we’ve lived together for 5 years, and we both work from home, so we see each other 24/7!

  46. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elle elle

    May you both enjoy a long and loving life together, blessings and good wishes. You look radiant, thank you for sharing the pics.

  47. Congratulations Christine..You make a stunning bride :)

  48. such a beautiful bride! you look absolutely lovely!

  49. You look absolutely radiant and beautiful! This is very natural and yet so flattering, one of your best looks so far (and you’re usually hard to top!). Congratulations on the wedding, and may you always stay so happy and gorgeous!

  50. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elisa Love Elisa Love West Indies

    Congratulations Christine :) !!!!

  51. Iqra

    Absolutely stunning ! Best wishes :)

  52. Veronica

    Christine, congratulations! You are a beautiful bride! I have tons of questions for you as my fiance and I also want a super small wedding! Did you still use a gown for the wedding ceremony? Did you have your reception at a restaurant or private place? I am having a difficult time finding a place that will accomodate a small wedding party. =( I’m also having a difficult time deciding if a small wedding party will still allow for me to do some traditional things like party favors, bridesmaids, etc. Hopefully you can give me some insight! =)

    • Hi Veronica!

      I wore a totally over-the-top gown for the wedding ceremony (Maggie Sottero Chadley), because as far as I’m concerned, there will never, ever be another event where I will wear something like that, lol!

      More or less (depending on how involved your families get), it’s your wedding. We didn’t go for a lot of traditions, but usually, people don’t fuss if you GO with tradition. We chose to have ours at a restaurant, because the price per person for a sit-down affair is SO SO pricey, and for the same price (actually, less), we treated everyone to our favorite fancy restaurant (Michelin-star rated, actually!). They had rooms for up to 50, and I’m sure if you had more, they’d find a way to accommodate. They also have private rooms for as small as 5.

      You might try looking for a ceremony-only venue (and I know, it can be tough!), and then holding the reception off-site. You can definitely do things like favors, bridal party, etc. even if it’s small!

  53. Congratulations!! You look stunning! I gotta go get that palette now, dangit! LOL Can’t wait to see the rest of your pics!! <3 <3 <3

  54. Rachel

    You look absolutely stunning!!!!
    I used to think Guerlain products are overpriced,but when I looked at the your weeding picture,it took my breath away. The eyeshadow palette and lipstick look great on you, gotta have them!
    Congrats!!!

  55. Roopa

    Many congratulations! Wish you a very happy married life!

    Regards

    Roopa

  56. CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Christine :D :D god bless you and shaun :D :D
    wish you good luck and happy and healthy married life :D
    the smile you have on your face while reading this comment stay forever and the spark / twinkle in your eyes remains like this till infinity :D :D
    i know life is full of ups and down but the way you handle things I am sure you will overcome any situation with ease :D :D you both i mean XOXO :D

  57. Wow its really very good makeup in autumn season. Especially you went with gold eyeliner on the bottom lash line, because it brightened up your eyes, so naturally.Definitely this type of bridal make up
    so effective on Bridal.

  58. Veronica

    Wow! You look beautiful, Christine! My fiance and I also want a super small wedding… but I am having such a difficult time! I have so many questions for you…hope you can answer some. Did you still wear a gown for the wedding ceremony? Did you have reception at a restaurant or private place? I am having a difficult time finding a place that will accomodate a small wedding party but still have it be classy. Also… did you still have traditional things like party favors… bridesmaides… etc.? Hope you can give me some insight!

    • I just replied to this, but just in case you don’t see it, here it is copied & pasted:

      I wore a totally over-the-top gown for the wedding ceremony (Maggie Sottero Chadley), because as far as I’m concerned, there will never, ever be another event where I will wear something like that, lol!

      More or less (depending on how involved your families get), it’s your wedding. We didn’t go for a lot of traditions, but usually, people don’t fuss if you GO with tradition. We chose to have ours at a restaurant, because the price per person for a sit-down affair is SO SO pricey, and for the same price (actually, less), we treated everyone to our favorite fancy restaurant (Michelin-star rated, actually!). They had rooms for up to 50, and I’m sure if you had more, they’d find a way to accommodate. They also have private rooms for as small as 5.

      You might try looking for a ceremony-only venue (and I know, it can be tough!), and then holding the reception off-site. You can definitely do things like favors, bridal party, etc. even if it’s small!

  59. Anna

    Beautiful =) Congrats!!!!

  60. gaby

    You look absolutely beautiful. I must get this eye make up. Best wishes to you and may you have a long happy life together.

  61. Amélie

    Congrats Christine! You look amazing! My best wishes of hapiness <3!

  62. Romantic Lily

    CHRISTINE! How are you simply not one of the most BEGUILING BRIDES ever!!!!
    Your LUMINOSITY beckons with all that a bride should radiate!
    Here’s hoping a woman whose insight, wisdom and passion for all things makeup and sparkly that has launched the successful, if not entirely rabid enthusiastic, like-minded consumption by all those who read her blog- finds great joy in her wedded life!!
    Congrats and Much Luck!!

  63. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Maria Djohanna Leonor Djohanna Solana

    Congratulations!!

  64. Jill Lecar

    What a beautiful bride.
    If the dress u r wearing is not your wedding gown, then what does the real gown look like??

  65. queenielizzie

    So Pretty! wow! Your eyes look fantastic! Congratulations, and thanks for sharing this moment with us.

  66. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jae jae

    Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! Congratulations and can’t wait to see more pics!! =)

  67. Brenda

    Congratulations! I wish y’all the best ! You look gorgeous and can’t wait to see more pics. :-)

  68. BARBARA

    Hey Christine! I have been reading Temptalia for years but i have never wrote before. When i read the above post i thought that there is no better time to start writing!!

    I absolutely love, love, love your look and especially how natural it looks and how much it suits you. I also got married 3 months ago and i kept stressing to the makeup artist (couldn’t possibly do it alone!!) that i wanted a natural look that would highlight and not alter my own characheristics. I hate it when brides look completely different than usual on their wedding day!!

    Congratulations to you and your new husband and i wish you both a lifetime of happiness. Can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!!

    • Thank you so much for taking a moment to comment, Barbara! :)

      Congratulations on your recent marriage! I hope your makeup artist nailed the look you wanted!

  69. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Hana Hana

    You’re so pretty! Congrats! Also you’re doing a good job selling Guerlain products to me. :)

  70. Ashley

    You looks so gorgeous! Congrats!!

  71. You looked amazing, but most important, you looked happy! Congratulation!

  72. Kate & Zena

    Congratulations, Christine!

    You were beautiful.

    Although I have to say, that desk makes me want to clean up after you. I’m so orderly. XD

  73. ivy girl

    You were absolutely beautiful on your wedding! Best wishes Christine! :)

  74. Isobel

    Lovely makeup, you look beautiful. Congratulations and I wish you the best future together :) x

  75. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Corinna Corinna

    you look so great!
    i like you hair and the colour of you make up!
    Congratulations!

  76. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Abigail abigailOD

    Christine, Congratulations to you and Shaun and of course Mellan! There’s nothing more amazing when true love radiates! God bless on this new chapter in your life together.

    And I have to agree with LJANA, thanks for sharing something so special and personal with us (the same day!) You continue to amaze us! Cheers and big hug!

  77. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Shanna Shanna

    Dang, it feels like you guys got engaged like a week ago haha. Time flies!

    Congratulations! You look absolutely stunning, and I hope your whole day was beautiful ♥

    ngl, can’t wait to see pictures :D

  78. miss understood

    Your make up is simple and beautiful but the best make up in the world is being happy and smiling and your eyes are glowing.Gongrats on your weddind, i wish you a happy life and to be always in love with your man.

  79. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of BooBooNinja BooBooNinja

    Christine! You are radiant! I hope I look half as good on my wedding day! Bravo!

  80. CJ

    Congratulations, you look beautiful! The best of luck and the most of happiness to you both. :)

  81. Mia

    Congratulations! :) You look great and very happy! :)

  82. Marasy

    I actually gasped when I scrolled down and saw your first picture. You look absolutely stunning and you did a beautiful job on your makeup. The gold is unique but lights up your eyes. Congratulations!

  83. Thalie

    Christine you look more than gorgeous ! Such a beautiful and glowing bride ! This makeup is lovely, but it wouldn’t have looked that stunning in someone else. Congratulations for your wedding, I wish all the best to Shaun and you.

  84. I love the whole look, LOVE IT, so fall appropriate and it really brings your face to life! Now I want to go and buy all the products!! :-)

  85. Shanny

    Congratulations! You look absolutely gorgeous! Wishing you, Shaun and Mellan a lifetime of love and happiness:-)

  86. You look beautiful! I love the coloured eyeliner, that makes the look more original and not like typical bridal make-up.

  87. Vetter Franz

    Congratulations are in order!

    As a sporadic reader of your blog I want to thank you for all your efforts to deliver detailed information…
    I hope you had a great day!

    Kind regards from Germany’s Indian Summer!

  88. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah

    Wait what?! Have I completely lost all track of time – I didn’t think the wedding was until next year!! You look absolutely beautiful as always, congratulations to you both! <3

  89. Helen

    You looked beautiful, congratulations Christine!

  90. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jessica Jess

    OMG!! Congratulations, you look soooo gorgeous! <3

  91. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Floz Floz

    Your best look yet!! Everything about your makeup looks glowing, flawless and flattering, such a gorgeous bridal look :) Congratulations, and thank you for sharing this with your readers <3

    Also… I think I need Turandot now! xx

  92. Misha

    Christine, you look beautiful! Thanks to your deft hand, your eyes sparkled even more than they already do. Best wishes to your lucky husband Shaun and Mellan. Hope to see more pictures!

  93. Sarah

    Congratulation Christine. you looked absolutely stunning.
    can’t wait to see more pix
    x

  94. Nana

    Congratulations!!May you be happy, healthy and fulfilled in your life :)
    Ps: You looked beautiful, a truly radiant bride.

  95. Witch

    Beatiful lips! The color is complicated and spellbind…

  96. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    CONGRATULATIONS! <3 I wish you two all the best :D

  97. Petra

    Congratulations Christine, I wish you two all the happiness!

  98. So many congratulations to you both! The makeup is such a perfect choice, and I love the earrings.

    Now, I’m just going to go over here with all my awwing and sniffling.

  99. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Soleil soleil

    So beautiful! Every bride’s dream look. Congratulations! Even though we dont know each other, I am truly so happy for you!

  100. Lo

    Beautiful and original! I would like a similar make up for my wedding (in case I get married)
    Congratulations :)