Recreating my Wedding Makeup!


This past Thursday was our fourth wedding anniversary! Mike & I had a nice 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 which comes with two different curried vegetables and it is to die for. Mike of course got the rack of lamb, he can’t resist when there’s lamb on a menu! We aren’t a couple that buys extravagant gifts for each other, we usually prefer to go out for a nice dinner together when we celebrate. I thought it would be fun to recreate my wedding day makeup this week!

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 the day of.



My Wedding Makeup

Because I went to E & C I don’t know exactly what makeup 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 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.



  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. 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!!

    • AlwaysCleia
      April 29, 2018 / 8:45 pm

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

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