Guest Post: Wedding MakeUp Trials 

Disclaimer: This post was written by Jade Markwick as part of the guest post series. 

So Lucy has asked me to do a guest blog post for her as I have asked her to do my make up for me on my wedding day next year, so I’ll be talking about my make up shopping and making trialling experience with the Lucy herself! I’ll introduce myself briefly as Jade, im Lucy’s bestie who I’m sure has mentioned me in her previous posts as the funny one who’s getting married next September. As you all know Lucy’s passion is beauty care and make up…. mine is not!!! I have always been very lucky with my skin, olive toned and never suffered with spots or scarring which means I rarely wear make up. However saying that, i am good, my daily routine does consist of cleanse, tone & moisturise. I always use the simple range, the range that is called simple, generally in a green bottle not a range that is simple but as for make up well I barely wear any… day to day I wear a rimmel eye liner (it says it’s long lasting and hard wearing… it’s not, by the time I’ve left my house and got to work I’ve rubbed it across my face) but it’s a browny shimmery colour that I love, I also love the waxy texture and how it feels to apply it which I can’t seem to find in any other eyeliner…job for Lucy I think. Then I also apply the bare minerals flawless definition on my lashes just to make me appear awake boom, job done! I think I’m the only female who’s alarm can go off 45 minutes after her boyfriends and still leave the house half hour before he does to get to work! So this is me!

Come night time though I vamp it up a bit… no not really I have my entire make up collection contained in a bare minerals travel kit.

so when I do wear make up on my face I just use my tinted primer in tan from bare minerals blended 50/50 with my moisturiser, I just use my hands to rub it on then brush bronzer all over my face and do the same as above with my eyes! Lips though…. this is where Lucy and I have issues, I like natural colours, you know, brown, nude, beige- natural colours but according to Lucypoos that’s a ‘concealer lip’ so the only lipgloss I did own we have promptly chucked out, I really liked it, it was the 17 lip crayon in beige N13 according to Lucy about 13 years out of date!

So when I asked Lucy if she would like to do the make up for me on my special day (pressures on!) instead of the overwhelming emotion of happiness like ones suppose to get when your asked to be part of your friends wedding I think she thought grrreeeat this is the perfect opportunity to educate Jade on make up, it meant we could go make up shopping, try lots of products and see what does and doesn’t work, the concealer lip was one we established early on, and well, today was Lucy’s lucky day! What was a really fun and special day also turned out to be the day I learnt to ‘blend like a bitch’!

So after driving into town with spice girls blaring and singing at the tops of our voices we parked up and headed straight to Superdrug. “Amazing everything is 3 for 2 this is when i knew I was going to need to by those plastic storage boxes she bangs on about as we headed straight for our first lesson in lipsticks. After around 2 hours of browsing, rimmel, boujoirs, maybelline, L’Oréal, miss sporty, Barry M, and the 20 other make up concessions and having spent a mini fortune my make up bag is now full! I now own 5 that’s FIVE lipsticks, would you believe are all a similar colour…. nudey, a translucent powder, a liquid foundation (I don’t like liquid foundations) and a contour kit (I have no idea what that means only this is when you blend like a bitch) I am also the proud owner of 12 brushes!!!!

So we hot foot it out of the shop head for a refuel in McDonald’s before we head home to get trialling!

First trial, is with the liquid foundation, L’Oréal true match vanilla and goldy eyes. We decided the eye was too much as was the foundation, like I say I rarely wear make up so this foundation felt caked on my face plus it hid my freckles this is also the lip colour that Lucy preferred which was the revlon lip butter. Took a quick snap before Lucy was marching me up stairs to wash trial number 1 off my face with a quick masterclass in the Liz Earle cleansing routine.

Second trial we, Lucy, stripped it back to how I’m most comfortable my tinted primer blended with moisturiser to keep my face natural but polished, this was applied using a sponge! I’d gone from owning no brushes to 12 and yet she applies it with a sponge!!! I really liked this look though and how it felt on my face, my eyes were kept natural again what I’m used to but just made a little more prominent to stand out, then finished off with what was my favourite lip out of the five which was a rimmel one by Kate Moss again in nude!

I really liked the second trial we done and I think this is the one we will perfect for when I walk down the aisle, after all I want the make up to feel what I’m used to and to look like me on my special day not any different. considering last time I let Lucy loose on my face I ended up looking like a drag queen with eyebrows like Cara Delvigne so today was really fun and I’m excited to trial some more. Whilst I rummage through my newly filled make up case (yep a case, a bag was too small) with more than just a bare minerals travel kit inside it I can feel Lucy’s eyes burning my forehead apparently rummaging can cause damage I guess this is where the plastic storage boxes come in handy.

While I’ve written this post Lucy has been cleaning her brushes whilst Jake, her 3 year old son has got through 3 frübes, a packet of rasins and angry birds the movie…. twice. I’ve been Jade, I hope you enjoyed the read and let Lucy know what you thought of the make up trials. Hopefully after the next one Lucy will let me blog again… or she’ll blog about how much of a pain in the backside I’ve been with my limited knowledge of how I should apply make up, still at least there were no accidents unlike when I let Lucy straighten my hair when we were 15….. I’m lucky to still have my right ear!

Jd x


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