A while back, I decided I would do my own wedding day makeup. I am not a difficult person, but I do have a lot of OPINIONS, especially when it comes to not looking like a fool. I’ve had my makeup professionally styled a handful of times over my life…and I always hate it. Hate it.
Sooooo…I guess I really am a difficult makeup client, but I digress.
Anyway, Wrigley-T (a Snapdragon bridesmaid) also plans to do her own wedding day makeup, so we joined forces and stormed our local Southport Ave. Benefit store. Wrigley-T and I are both perfectly competent at doing our own makeup, but we needed Fancy Makeup. We made a girlytimes date of it (sans pillow fight).
I know we’re supposed to post some ugly-looking, dire, starving photo of ourselves as a before post, but Wrigley-T and I never look bad. I mean, I looked all through our photos and couldn’t find one.
So that’s what we look like when left to our own devices getting ready for a night out!
— And yes, I know the collage above is creepy because it’s digitally cut together and it kinda looks like we’re taking this photo together but kinda not. The creepy is what makes it funny. —
The Benefit store is basically candy in a life-sized box. Very pink and girly—so I loved it, of course.
I brought with me a “look” I had seen on the Benefit website: “Eye Gotcha” and I showed it to our new Benefit employee/stylist/friend Lauren.
I told our new friend Lauren what we were up to…”cute but not juvenile” “hot not bridal” “sophisticated but not old” “don’t cover up my freckles” “I don’t want to spend a million dollars” “good luck sister, I always hate it when other people do my makeup, you’ve got your work cut out for you.”
Needless to say, Lauren was a trooper.
New Friend Lauren got started with me, and Wrigley-T and I got to try out fancy new looks…
Throughout our DIY makeup trial, I got to take a peek at what was working and what didn’t…
Surprise, surprise, a miracle occurred because I loved what Lauren did!
Seriously, guys, I have NEVER liked what a makeup stylist has done with my face, so this is a big deal! I was very happy. The picture makes my cheeks look a little washed out, but in person they were just what I wanted. Success!
Now…it was Wrigley-T’s turn:
Wrigley makes friends wherever she goes! New Friend Lauren did a great job with Wrigs’ makeup trial, too.
Trying not to laugh so that she doesn’t lose an eye. A very delicate part of the operation…
Well lawsy mercy, you done got hit with a perty stick!
Both Wrigley and I bought a number of things from our DIY makeup trial, but these three things are my most favorite Benefit items…
We were super happy with our new fancy looks and are all set to be especially glamorous on Wedding Day.
What’s your favorite makeup product? And don’t say you are all natural, all the time—that is a LIE.