Getting Made Up

Finding my makeup artist was super easy. Melissa of Kiss and Makeup had done my makeup for MOH K’s wedding, and I was super pleased with the result:


Me and MOH K at her wedding (Photo by Kristen Gardner)

I experienced first hand how long my look would last, how it photographed, etc.—as well as just how nice and luxurious it felt to have my makeup done for me. Melissa was available for my date and lives close by—decision done. I even thought I’d skip a trial altogether, but Melissa recommended that I still do it—I knew I wanted a different look for my indoor, winter wedding than I had for MOH K’s summertime, outdoor affair, and she mentioned that my skin would be pretty different in February than in June. Here’s some inspiration pictures I’m bringing to the trial. First off, a smoky eye (definitely with some falsies):


(Mila Kunis via Allure)


(Gwen Stefani via Marie Claire / by Peggy Sirota)


(Photo via Inspired by This / by Stephanie Williams)

Maybe a bold lip? This could be a fun way to bring in the coral color I like:


(Kate Bosworth via Stylecaster)


(Photo via Wedding Chicks / by Laura Murray)


(Photo via Inspired by This / by Jose Villa)

Maybe both? I feel like I can be a bit more dramatic with the makeup since we’re doing something indoor and at night—and you know, because I love makeup. I want it to pop, especially since my hair will be up.

What was your inspiration for wedding makeup? Did you want to look like your everyday self—or glam it up a bit?


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:42 am

    I think you need to do one or the other, not both as I think it would be too much! Unless you do the smoky eye and then a muted coral lip (so not quite as bold?) Just my suggestions!

  2. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:25 pm

    I love the coral lip trend!

  3. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:55 pm

    I know nothing about makeup, but I will say, i loooved your dress. The double scalloped edge? oh my heart be still

  4. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 2:07 pm

    @Miss Buffalo @Miss Panda: thank you! it was like $35 from H&M – such a steal!

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