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.
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.
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 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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