Recreating my Wedding Makeup!

Natural Glam Wedding Makeup

This past Thursday was our fourth wedding anniversary! Mike & I had dinner at a local restaurant called Normands, if you’re ever looking for a fancy restaurant in Edmonton I highly recommend it. They have a vegetarian dish with two different curried vegetables, mango chutney, and deep fried bananas and it’s to die for. Mike had a venison tenderloin with boar bacon, seasonal vegetables and saskatoon berry sauce. We aren’t a couple that buys extravagant gifts for each other, we usually prefer to go out for a nice dinner when we celebrate. I thought it would be fun to recreate my wedding day makeup for the occasion!

When we got married I had no idea about beauty blenders or contour, I didn’t even wear eyeliner on my top lid. Naturally I opted to get my makeup professionally done at Eveline & Charles in West Edmonton Mall because I was like “I can’t even…” I have a whole post about My Wedding Hair & Makeup Horror Story which explains why I chose E&C for my hair & makeup.

Natural Glam Wedding Makeup Always Cleia

Soft Glam Bridal Makeup

My Wedding Makeup

Because I went to E & C I don’t know exactly what products they used on me. At the time I didn’t really wear a lot of makeup so I was very adamant that I wanted my wedding makeup to be fresh and not incredibly extra. They focused a lot on my skin, I remember half the makeup application seemed to be skincare and blending foundation. My brows are basically untouched and my lipstick wore off pretty quickly.

I asked for pink eyeshadow shades. I know it’s really hard to see in these pictures. I don’t have any shots that directly show off the makeup and my hooded eyes don’t help, but trust me I was wearing pink eyeshadow on my lid with the outer corners being a smokey lilac purple.

Recreating My Wedding Makeup

My Re-creation Attempt

I fail at posing for the camera so let’s just ignore that for a minute. I know this isn’t spot on at all, for one I’m a LOT paler now than I was on my wedding day. My hair is obviously not my natural blonde anymore, nor is my hair styled to perfection like it was then. I’m thinking about going back to blonde, I’ve had my fun as a brunette and now I’d like to have my natural sunbleached summer hair back again.

I tried to keep my eyebrows relatively untouched so I only used a brow gel. For eyeshadow I dipped into several palettes and a loose pigment from bareminerals to get the pink shade I remember. I don’t have any lipstick quite like I wore on the wedding day so I used the closest thing I had in a cream finish. By the time the portrait photos were taking my lipstick had rubbed off anyways. My waterline was lined on the day so I did that, and I also placed a very thin line on my top lash line. I should have placed a highlight on my cheek bones and the inner corners of my eyes but I didn’t, oops!

My Wedding Dress

My attempt sort of failed, but it was fun to give it a try. Maybe I’ll get it right next year!

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  1. May 3, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Happy late anniversary!! πŸ™‚ <3 I actually think you did a really great job! The wedding photos are also so gorgeous!! πŸ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 4, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      Thank you! Our photographer was amazing πŸ™‚

  2. May 1, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    Happy late anniversary, great attempt. I wouldn’t say failed if you don’t exactly remember every little thing they did. I mean, it was a while back. Lol.
    Anyway you look so young and gorgeous on your wedding photos.

    • AlwaysCleia
      May 4, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      We had such a nice anniversary dinner 😊
      That’s true, it was four years ago after all πŸ˜„ Thanks Rossy!

  3. April 30, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Happy anniversary!! Your wedding pics look so beautiful! I think your makeup looked great on both. And you were blonde?!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:20 pm

      Thanks Linda!! We had such a nice anniversary dinner πŸ™‚
      I was blonde my whole life up until a year and a half ago when I dyed it. It’s a nightmare trying to hide my blonde roots when they grow in xD

      • May 17, 2018 / 2:14 pm

        I think you look great with both blonde and brown hair πŸ™‚

        • AlwaysCleia
          May 17, 2018 / 11:43 pm

          Thank you! 😊

  4. April 30, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Cleia, your wedding photos are so beautiful!!! Wow, I like you with the lighter hair colour a lot! I think you did a great job!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! I’m definitely considering going lighter for summer, I’m starting to miss the blonde finally!

  5. April 30, 2018 / 10:08 am

    So beautiful and natural!! I was married in 2001, and I made the mistake of having a pro do my makeup. I wanted a smokey eye, but a natural one. I hated my makeup that day!! Actually, if I was able to redo the day, everything would’ve been different. Even my dress!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 9:04 pm

      Oh no! I made sure I got makeup and hair trials done beforehand because I absolutely hated the first mua’s style. I looked like a ghost when she was done with me. The second trial was much better! I’m so sorry to hear you weren’t happy with your makeup & dress on the day of πŸ™ But it’s the wedding that counts right? The rest is just noise!

  6. April 30, 2018 / 8:34 am

    They did such a gorgeous job doing your makeup on your wedding day! So glowy and fresh. It’s a personal preference, but I always think that brides should just look like a more polished version of themselves on their wedding day. You did a really good job recreating it as well, especially considering you didn’t know what products she used!

    PS – I LOVE your natural hair colour!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 5:59 pm

      Thanks girl! πŸ™‚ I agree, the first mua I went to for makeup trials did a horrible job. I said natural and she gave me a dark smokey eye and ridiculous blush πŸ˜„ I’m happy I went with someone else for the day of.

  7. April 30, 2018 / 7:53 am

    I don’t see a single fail here — either in recreating the makeup, or in posing for the camera. (I always feel awkward posing too! I don’t know if I just need more pratice or it’s just not in me.)

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 5:57 pm

      πŸ™‚ Thank you! I think it must be different when I see myself posing for the camera vs when other people see the photo, it’s like listening to your voice recorded back. I’m always like, I sound like that!? πŸ˜„ But I always feel super awkward trying to pose for photos

  8. lifeofangela
    April 30, 2018 / 1:06 am

    You looked amazing on your wedding day! Also, you did such a great job at recreating the look in my opinion πŸ™‚

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you Angela! πŸ™‚ It’s not exact but similar I think!

  9. April 29, 2018 / 11:39 pm

    You look beautiful and you did a great job at recreating the look! Naturally pretty x

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you! 😊

  10. Makeup by Erin
    April 29, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    Happy (late) anniversary!! I think you look beautiful in both! I love this post! I’ve never really thought about what I would do for my wedding makeup. πŸ€”

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 30, 2018 / 4:34 pm

      Thanks Erin! I made sure to get makeup trials done, my first trial was awful 😰 I was much happier with the second place.

  11. April 29, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Happy late anniversary!! 😻

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 29, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you!!

  12. April 29, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    This is such a fun post to make for your anniversary! Happy anniversary. Wishing you many more happy years to come πŸ™‚ xx

    Melina |

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 29, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks Melina! πŸ™‚ I can’t believe next year will be five already!

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