I have previously mentioned that I have been looking for Wedding Day makeup and I thought I would show you what I have been testing out. I have done my up most to capture the best swatches but bear with me, this autumn weather is playing havoc with lighting. My swatches were taken outside while dodging rain drops.
Let me start with blushes. I recently bought Shiro Cosmetics blush in 1-Up and samples of Everyday Minerals in Tea Rose, Fresh Rose and Peony Rose (packaged in sachets which I emptied into pots). Shiro 1-Up is a very shimmery rose pink which is highly pigmented and with pale skin needs a light hand. At first I was unsure but it has grown on me. Everyday Minerals is my favourite brand for foundation and I have previously experimented with their blushes but I thought I try out other colours. Everyday Minerals' Blushes are matte which is probably better for me in terms of wedding day photos. Tea Rose is a warm baby pink, Fresh Rose is a ballerina pink and Peony Petal is a bright coral pink. I have to say Tea Rose and Fresh Rose are looking fairly similar on my skin tone. I’m still undecided if I have a favourite they all give me a great look to my cheeks.
Next up we have eye shadows. BWC Serenity and Shiro Cosmetics Doge look similar in my swatches but I would describe Serenity as a glittery copper pink and Doge is a shimmery pink toned cream. I am not a fan of the BWC Serenity it’s not the colour I was expecting and is overly glittery with a lot of fall out on application. I was after a colour which was subtle but has a hint of something in the right light and Doge fits that requirement better.
The Inika Lip Tint in Candy has been rolling around in my makeup bag unloved. I wasn’t a fan at first but recently I gave it a second chance. Weirdly it is described as nude shimmery pink but for me I see it as a shimmery brown/gold. It’s sheer, feels soft on the lips and is understated, perfect for those days where you want a little something but nothing crazy. In the right light it gives off a lovely nude gold shimmer.
|Top Left: BWC Serenity, Shiro Doge. Top Right: Shiro 1-Up, Everyday Minerals Tea Rose. Bottom Left: Everyday Minerals Fresh Rose & Peony Petal. Bottom Right: Inika Lip Tint Candy|
I am having fun playing around with colours and it is nice to explore these brands. I am still very much someone who likes my makeup to be understated and natural. Have you tried any of the brands mentioned here? Any recommendations?