How To: Be Bridal Ready Part 2

Getting ready for your big day is all about the preparation! Thanks to the first post, you now have skincare and haircare under control. The next question is really - what do you do for makeup? Here at Temporary Princess, I'm hoping to provide you with a bit of inspiration for what to consider on your big day, whether you're looking to do it yourself, or if you're undecided on what to ask for.

As someone who went with simple hair for my own wedding (just wavy curls), I opted to create this look just by using my VS Diamond Waves * wand, and I prepped it first by spraying my hair all over with the Fudge Style Tri-Blo *. This primes, shines and protects the hair from heating appliances.

I also used the Angelroot Volume Spray * by Brandhuber and Trummer for a bit of extra lift, and Fudge * Iced Coconut Cocktail Hair Spray to keep it all in place. Once the hair cooled down, I brushed out the waves with my Lady Jayne * brush to make it a little more relaxed while still keeping the body and bounce.

I then primed the skin with Spackle by Laura Geller *, before going over the skin with a mix of It Cosmetics' * Illuminating CC Cream and Genie * Line-Smoothing Foundation, due to the shades being a little too light for the former, and a little too dark for the latter, for my skin. Going over the lids with my Wet n Wild eyeshadow primer, I followed up with the It Cosmetics * Naturally Pretty Vol. 1 Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette.

Using Warmth as my base shade. I went over it with Soulful, followed by All Heart. I used Sunset to create a bit more of a crease, as well as a little dab of Mocha and Violet to darken the outermost part of my lid. I also used a mix of All Heart and Mocha on my tightline. I finished it off by using my Bourjois Felt Tip Eyeliner * in Noir to create a modest flick, before placing Maria Maria Double Layered Lashes by Modelrock on top of it.

For the under eye region, I then dabbed some Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer by It Cosmetics * to get rid of my dark circles, and brightened it up by using some Genie * Transformer Highlighting Wand, which contributed a nice subtle glow. For brows, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Ebony.

For a bit more of a sheen, I used the Champagne Pop in my Becca X Jaclyn Hill palette. I also added definition to the contours of my face by using Laguna by Nars, and Deep Throat for that peachy pink flush to the cheeks. To finish it off, I powdered it all in place with Dim Light by Hourglass. 

As it's Summer, a bit of gloss can be beautiful on the lips, keeping things looking a little more understated, particularly as you can really play up the eyes this way. It Cosmetics' * Vitality Lip Flush has a nice, not particularly sticky consistency with a beautiful glossy finish.

Not pictured are:
1) Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Ebony
2)  Maria Maria Double Layered Lashes by Modelrock
3) Spackle Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Primer by Laura Geller
4) Eyeshadow primer by Wet n Wild
5) Bourjois Ultra Fine Felt Tip Eyeliner in Noir 

And there you have it! My idea of simple bridal pretty this Wedding Season! I'd love to hear what kind of makeup you opted for on your wedding day, and if you'd wear something like what's pictured.

Would you do your own make up on your wedding day? Would you find that too stressful?

* These products were provided for editorial consideration