Well…. It’s been quite some time since I posted anything on my blog!
But I’ve been waiting for this day to write this particular post!
Last month, Chad and I drove down to gorgeous Charleston, SC to have a little weekend getaway. And while we were down there, we had some engagement photos taken!
I just got the photos back today, and I wanted to share with you the makeup I wore, as I was extremely pleased with how well the makeup wore considering the high humidity that day (I wish I could say the same for my hair – my hair was a HOT MESS), and I am even more pleased with how the makeup looks in the photographs.
Foundation – Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation in shade #2 (this was a PERFECT color match for me!)
Concealer – Clinique Airbrush Concealer in Fair (this ended up being a bit too light, so I mixed a little bit of the foundation with it)
Powder – Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm (just a light dusting to set everything)
Eyes – I opted to not wear eye shadow because my eye shadow skills are a bit lacking, but I did put on NYX HD Eye Shadow Base to even out my skin tone on my lids and keep the eye liner in place
Eyeliner – Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Graphite
Mascara – Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Black
Brows – Eye shadow powder in Espresso from the Cargo Vintage Escape Eye Shadow Palette
Blush – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Achiote, blended with Coastal Scents Forever Blush in Fresh
Lips – Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Sophia
Overall, the big winner of the day was by far the Double Wear Light foundation. That stuff was amazing and didn’t go anywhere, despite my profuse sweating! lol
Also, the Jouer lipstick was a surprising hit as the color stayed pretty well considering how much kissing our photographer asked us to do.
And the mascara, oh how I love this YSL mascara! It’s expensive, yes, but it’s worth every last penny if you’re a person who likes a big, lashy look.
Would I change anything in the makeup if I could go back in time? Yes, but not much.
I wish I had used an eye brow pencil instead of eye shadow powder. It would have had better staying power.
I would have added false eye lashes. I had originally planned to wear them, and even brought them to Charleston, but at the very last minute, I decided to skip them because I was worried I would struggle with the application.
Oh, and by the way, the photos in this post were taken by Alyona of Alyona Photography. If you’re ever in the Charleston, SC area and want/need professional photos taken, she’s the one to call!
So that’s it for my engagement photo makeup look! As I said, I was extremely happy with the majority of my makeup choices.
What are your makeup picks when you’re going to be photographed?