I picked this because I love the Rouge d'Armani formula: feels great, excellent staying power, scent- and taste-free, and the color is a beautiful blue-based red. My makeup artist (who was really lovely!) applied it over MAC Cherry Lipliner, and it stayed alllll day. I reapplied it before a second photo shoot session, but it was just a minor touch-up.
And what you've been waiting for: photos. All were taken by Studio San-San. Makeup was done by Metamorphosis Makeup. My hair was done at Caruh Salon. These are just a few photos, because I don't want to overwhelm or bore you. It covers key points, though - at least, on the beauty front.
|The makeup. Foundation is NARS Sheer Glow in Ceylan, brows are MUFE Aqua Brow, lips are MAC Cherry + Rouge d'Armani 400. Lashes are Ardell. The other items are from the MUA's kit and I don't know what they all were, sorry!|
|The dress (from Nordstrom). And the Mr.|
|The flowers (which smelled amazing!) and my jewelry, which is all Nadri from Nordstrom.|
|Hair pin from Tessa Kim. On nails: Dior Shadow.|
|The shoes, from Kenneth Cole.|
To any brides, as far as makeup and hair go, don't be swayed by anyone else. It's your day and your appearance should make you comfortable and feel beautiful. I tried to grow out my hair for a more traditional bride look and gave up a couple of months into it. It just wasn't me, and I hated it. With my usual happy length, I was still able to have it done at the salon, and I really liked the end result. I also bucked the trend by painting my nails dark and moody (which was a great contrast, in my humble opinion, ha!), and wearing classic red lips. I don't regret any of it. Last thing: trial runs are important - I ended up changing my foundation and a few other minor things after the trial. It's also important to find a great MUA, because for example, I had to find one who was willing to work with different items because of my paraben allergy. She was lovely.
Bottom line: I got married. And oh, Rouge d'Armani 400 is perfect. If you're looking for a classic, blue-based red with a comfortable formula and great staying power, this is it.