Tuesday, 31 May 2016

A Birthday Gift of Bridal Makeup

Hi, everyone! If you've been following the blog or my social media the past few months, you may have heard that I'm getting married in October! I am trying to be as low-key a bride-to-be as possible, but when it comes to my wedding day makeup, I want things to be perfect. I have already created my custom bridal lipstick at the Bite Beauty Lip Lab, which I could not be more thrilled about. It's just about the perfect berry shade! Wanting to add some other special treats to the mix, my sister suggested that she buy me a couple other pieces of wedding day makeup for my birthday this year. It was such a thoughtful idea and I of course obliged! 

Given that my lipstick is already chosen, I honed in on searching for a flattering, romantic pink blush that would complement the lipstick and wear well throughout the day. I also decided that my "something blue" would be a nail polish, so we set out on that hunt as well! 

Our first stop was at Sephora, where I knew there would be no scarcity of blushes. I was originally thinking of choosing a Too Faced Loved Flush blush (the heart-shaped compacts seemed so wedding day appropriate), but the smaller Sephora we were visiting did not carry them. Since this idea was exhausted, I decided to look at brands who I knew made quality, long-wearing blushes. Upon scanning through the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush options, I quickly knew I had found my match! There on display was the most beautiful rosy pink blush with a name that could not be any more appropriate- Blushing Bride! I actually did a happy dance when I spotted it, as I knew the neutral, mid-tone rosy hue would be flattering and complement my berry lipstick perfectly. The shade name was truly icing on the (wedding) cake! 

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blushing Bride

For the nail polish, we popped into Shoppers Drug Mart. I was keeping my eyes peeled for a soft, yet truly blue shade that would be visible on my nails without being to garish and that would also be a pretty pair with the berry-toned bouquet I'll be holding. After a bit of back and forth, I opted for a gorgeous robin's egg blue in Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dream Boat. I loved that it had a cheeky romantic name and a flirty hue to match! 

Overall, I could not be happier to add these two goodies to my wedding makeup lineup. My cheeks and fingertips will at their most flirty and romantic, and demure- just the type of bride I aspire to be!

Thanks again to my lovely sister, Karen, for the thoughtful and beautiful gift!

Also, let me know if you'd like to see any more bridal makeup-related posts- I'd be happy to share my makeup trials with you! I'd love to get your feedback :)

What kind of makeup did you wear/would you like to wear on your wedding day?

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo



  1. i feel like you're going to have a hard time deciding on your wedding look lol. what an sweet thing for you sister to do. gifting make up is /always/ a good idea, in my books :)

  2. Creating your own lipstick for the wedding sounds amazing, something special that no one else has :) Blushing bride is pretty, I can't wait to see your bridal makeup and I'd love to see more bridal makeup related posts!

    Ela BellaWorld

  3. Oh man... I love Tarte blushes so much. I was hoping you'd gotten the shade Natural Beauty (which I own) so I wouldn't have to add yet another recommendation from you to my list...

  4. Blushing Bride looks gorgeous. And so fitting!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  5. I love Tarte blushes and that shade is stunning - great choice! I've never tried any of the Sally Hansen nail polishes but that colour looks great!


  6. Love the colour of the blush. So dainty.

    ** Join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!


  7. Such a beautiful blue nail polish!


  8. Selly Hansen Nail polish are always great <3

    xoxo flowery


  9. Always have wanted to try tarte blush, heard amazing things but the packaging looks cheap in photos, it puts me off! Whats it like in real life?

    Id love you to check out my blog too if you have the time! Im very new but it would mean a lot!

  10. I love the sound of your wedding makeup! I wanted to be a "blushing bride" too, so I went for pretty pink blush and nude/pink lipstick with a sweep of black eyeliner. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  11. That is such a stunning blush and the name is wedding appropriate indeed! I have been thinking of getting one of Tarte blushers, my face seems to eat up most blushers so I'm hoping the ones from Tarte will have better luck.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  12. That blush shade looks gorgeous! I love Tarte blushes. I have a couple and I love them.

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

  13. I did my makeup myself as well and treated me to a MAC visit with my maid of honor in advance. And I bought the Catrice nail polish in "Just Married" to wear the day after. Nothing beats an appropriate name.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  14. The tarte blushes are some of my favourites. I have "true love" which is quite similar to blushing bride, and I've worn down most of the imprint. Love all the wedding posts, Jen!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

  15. So cool products


All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)