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I have always been a big fan of beauty products— testing out and trying new makeup trends as they come and often way after they’ve gone out of style. I did my own makeup for my wedding and was planning on not dealing with it when it came to my anniversary party. However, the budget and my first choice of makeup artists were both a little unavailable, so I decided to do my own makeup for the party.
I really wanted to look put together for the party, but not overdone. After a lot of YouTube videos on contouring and several attempts at attaching false lashes gracefully… I landed on the look I wanted for the event. I thought I’d share some of the products I used to create my special occasion look.
Ignore the fact that my hair is doing something crazy in this photo. I posted this photo because, unlike the beautiful professional photos, you can see that I used some highlighter and contouring to slightly enhance my cheekbones and eyes.
My favorite products for Special Occassion Makeup:
This is gonna seem like a long list. However, a lot of it is building a good foundation that would both keep up all night and protect my skin from the sun during the day.
Eyelashes: e.l.f. Dramatic Lash Kit*
Concealer: Mineral Fusion Concealer Duo*
Contouring Palette: e.l.f. Contouring Palette*
Eyebrows: e.l.f. Studio Eyebrow Kit*
Highlighter: Mineral Fusion Illuminating Powder, Radiance*
Lipstick: Mineral Fusion Lipstick, Peony*
Finishing Powder: Mineral Fusion Brush-On Sun Defense, SPF 30*
Ten years ago when I got married—heck, even five years ago when I got a pretty awful burn at an outdoor wedding—I didn’t even think that I could really have good skin protection that didn’t completely mess up my makeup. The Brush-On Sun Defense is absolutely genius and my biggest recommendation for keeping your makeup looking awesome while protecting your skin from the sun.