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Posted on August 24, 2013

Romantique’s Wedding Make-up

Beauty/ Romantique
My bridal make-up!

My bridal make-up!

Only 11 days left til my wedding! One of the most important aspects of the big day is the make-up. I want to look like myself, only better. The most tricky part for me is foundation: I never wear foundation (apart from BB creme) as it tends to age me by emphasizing fine lines and all foundations seem to suffocate the natural fresh glow of the skin.  For the big day and being photographed, I know I have to step up a little bit in the makeup department.

In the last few weeks I have tried out many bridal make up trial lessons at several brand counters and I found Bobbi Brown to be the best and closest to how I want to look on my big day. Here are my recommendations for a beautiful, natural look:

1. Foundation

The Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturzing Balm in “Medium” is exactly what I was looking for: A tinted balm with light to medium coverage. It gives a dewy, glowy finish (the skin shines lightly).

For areas that need a bit of more coverage (for me it’s around the nose to cover up broken capillaries), the foundation stick in “Warm Natural” is perfect. The Bobbi Brown SA applied it on my nose and around the mouth.

2. Eyes

A sheer pink pigmented sparkle eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown in the shade “Ballet” looks understated and pretty. I used to run a mile when confronted with sparkle eyeshadow. I find that this one brightens up the eyes without emphasizing fine lines. According to Bobbi Brown herself, the age to stop sparkle eyeshadow is 100!

Bobbi’s gel eyeliner in colour “Black Mauve shimmer” was put in the upper waterline of my eyes. The application wasn’t very comfortable but I liked the result. The inner liner gave my eyes definition and made them look very natural.

Mascara is a must and Bobbi Brown’s Intensifying Long wear mascara comes pretty close to my HG Mascara from Helena Rubinstein.

gouettes bleues

Opticalm’s “Gouttes Bleues” blue eyedrops is a legendary product in France, used for 60 years. Recommended by French photographers, they give radiance to the eyes.

Dior’s eyeshadows are famous for the butter-like, smooth consistency. I love this natural 5 shadow “Rosy Tan”  after watching a Lisa Eldrige Bridal tuturial using these shadows.

My Bridal Make-up from Bobbi Brown

My Bridal Make-up from Bobbi Brown. Parisian Earrings from Les Nereides.

3.  Blush

Bobbi Brown “Pretty Pink” for a pop of fresh colour on the apples of the cheeks.

4. Lips

I am wearing Bobbi Brown’s Lip Color in “Sandwash Pink”, the same Kate Middleton wore at her wedding. While I’m not a fan of her too heavy eyemakeup (I’m with you Karl!), I love her subtle, pretty lips.

Bobbi Brown in sandwash pink

Posted on August 9, 2011

How to wear white jeans

Denim/ Romantique/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Right, it’s easy for Ines de la Fressange to say that white jeans are an indispensible basic of every fashion wardrobe,  since she has endless legs like a gazelle!  However for us girls next door, with our imperfect, but fairly skinny legs,  the look can still work if we remember the following:

  • Buy white jeans in a flattering boot cut, made out of stretchy material and never too tight
  • Combine white jeans with flat shoes, wedges or sandals, not high heels,  to avoid a trashy look
  • Lenght: the best lenght for this look is ankle length (see Kate Middleton in the picture)
  • Any colour top goes with white but make sure the it’s not too short or revealing, this can scream “trailerpark”

Below: Myself and fellow Londoners Claudia Schiffer, Kate Middleton and Liz Hurley in white Jeans.

Ines de la Fressange hat gut Reden, dass sie die weiße Jeans zum unerlässlichen Basic jedes Kleiderschrankes erhebt, schließlich hat sie endlose Gazellenbeine! Allerdings auch für uns Normalo girls sind weiße Jeans tragbar, wenn wir diese Regeln beachten:

  • Am besten sehen weiße Jeans im vorteilhaften Boot cut aus, aus stretchigem Material, aber niemals zu eng!
  • Kombiniere weiße Jeans mit flachen Schuhen, Keilabsatz oder Sandalen, NIE mit High Heels, dass kann schnell billig aussehen
  • Länge: Die beste Länge für diesen Look ist Knöchellange, siehe Kate Middleton im Bild unten
  • Zu weiß passt jede Farbe Top, allerdings sollte es nicht zu kurz oder zu freizügig sein, wir sind ja nicht im Trailerpark

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