Step By Step: Wedding Guest Makeup Look


I recently worked with the beautiful Kelly from Kale Me Kelly to create a wedding guest appropriate look for the wedding she was invited to. Our goal was to keep her face glowing and dewy, and the rest of the makeup to look fresh faced. Mission accomplished! Be sure tocheck out Kelly’s blog and Instagram page linked below for fitness, food, and lifestyle inspiration, along with more information about this look!

Kale Me Kelly Blog

Kelly’s Instagram Page

DSC03926Fresh faced and still beautiful!

DSC03928The base was the most important part of this look. I used moisturizer on her skin to prep it and help give us a dewy finish. The foundation I used is from the Graftobian hd warm palette cream makeup. I mixed a couple of shades to give me the right color. I personally like to go in with foundation a tiny bit lighter than a persons actual skin color and then warm it up with bronzer and contour to bring it back to life. I also used mineralize skin finish in medium dark all over the face.

DSC03929Next step: eyes! I brightened up the lid with vanilla eyeshadow from MAC, and then to add a little bit of depth used cork and saddle in the crease The eyes were not the focus of the look, so I didn’t want to add color there. I went in with MAC’s penultimate liquid eyeliner for a simple, yet effective wing to bring the look together.

DSC03931I love contouring! Here is a picture after I contoured Kelly’s forehead, jawbones, and cheekbones. This also helps to bring some color to the face. Kelly already has an angular face, so it was easy to contour without looking overdone. I used MAC’s matte bronzer in bronze.

DSC03933Lips and brows done! There’s nothing I love more than darkened brows and a dewy face. Brows can make or break an entire look! Here, I darkened Kelly’s eyebrows with orb eyeshadow from MAC, but stuck with their arched shape because they didn’t need any help! The next step was adding a darker lipstick (fall appropriate), and I chose sin by MAC. This was mostly because matte lipsticks have great staying power than anything glossy/dewy, so I knew it would stay on through the drinking and dancing! Lastly, I used an old Inglot white eyeshadow to highlight her face. I used it on her cupids bow, high points of her cheekbones, middle of her forehead, down the nose, and even center of her chin. Kelly’s skin is normal, so I wasn’t worried about any oil breaking through.

DSC03938Here is the finished look! Fresh faced, dewy, and radiant!

What do you guys think? Is this a look you would wear to a wedding?