Monday, 16 June 2014

Kim Kardashian Inspired Bridal

Whether you are a fan of hers or not, you can't deny that Kim Kardashian did not look astonishing during her wedding to Kanye West. 

The outfits, the city, the hair, especially the make up was beautiful. So, with that in mind, I decided to recreate the look the new Mrs Kanye West sported during her rehearsal dinner. 

I understand that some of you may think this look is a little too heavy for your own wedding days, so perhaps not having a dark lower lash line will be more your style. For those of you who do like this look, I would advise for you to go easy on the smoked out under eye as the risk of looking more Halloween than Haute Couture is high! 

So here you are my cake lovers, hope you enjoy and let me know what you think xo 

First and foremost.... glowing, healthy skin is important to every bride! So I would suggest really focusing on this before your big days! My skin is my downfall and I have suffered with it for years and years, however, with having bad skin comes the benefit of knowing what to do when it comes to having it look good! I have really stripped my routine down to basics and it has really helped! Keep your routine as simple and natural as you can before your big day. This will give your skin time to calm down and balance out. If you haven't got sensitive skin, I highly recommend using a Clarisonic, this has totally transformed my skin! 

Keep your products to a minimum. Organic cleanser, toner and moisturiser is all you need, with a good eye cream and of course Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum for night cream. 
Kiehl's Eye Cream is amazing!

This really does finish off your face perfectly and it even smells like roses! 

Secondly, the base I personally think, is the most important part of your wedding day make up. If you really focus on this, the rest of your look will fall into place and look flawless! This part is very time consuming, but so, so worth it. My tip would be after you've applied your moisturiser and primer, start with the bits and bobs you want to hide first. Those pesky blemishes and uneven skin tone can be covered. I would use MAC concealer and apply it with clean fingers, the warmth from your hands will make the product blend much better into the skin. Once all this is done, all you need is a good foundation to finish off the base.

My life was nothing before this product! A-MAZ-ING

This foundation is a totally new product from bareMinerals. It's liquid, but not full of bad chemicals like so many other products on the market. The trick for a wedding look is that it should be about you looking beautiful and not your makeup looking beautiful. This producthas healing lilac plant extract in it and nourishing coconut oil which your skin just even smells great. Use the new bareMinerals foundation brush with this for a perfect finish. Light, breathable foundation with full coverage and is good for your skin..... the perfect guest to a wedding surely!

Charlotte Tilbury's contour and highlight gives a soft, candlelight glow to the skin.You may have noticed that even the Queen of contour Kim went easy with it on her big day too.

This gives you such a beautiful, glow from within flush. Just what a blushing bride needs!

For the eyes I used a couple of lovely palettes I have from MUA. This brand is so affordable and it delivers! I used quite a lot of MUA products when I was learning how to be an makeup artist so grew a little fondest for them! 

I used a light, shimmery pink from Barry M on the mobile part of the lid, all over and into the tear duct, next I built up a cut crease with a soft plum purple, then used a black shadow on the outer corners and under the lower lash line. Be sure to blend the shadows up towards the end of your brows for a flattering, subtle cat flick, this look suits every eye shape! to finish off the shadows I highlighted the inner corner with a milky shimmery colour. I then gave the eyes a little bit of sexiness with a liner across the eyes and all over the upper and lower water line. Don't forget lashings of mascara and some light, fluttery falsies! 

Finally, for lips, I used my all time favourite nude, MAC's Honeylove and had a sleek of Chanel lipgloss in the colour Glossimer. If you don't mind wasting these products when you're smooching up to your new hubby of course! 

This colour is just....mwah! 

The Finished Look

There you have it, a Kimmy K inspired bridal Look. Hope this has been some use to you all out there, and for all you brides to be, huge Congratulations and wishing you all the love and happiness in your marriage!



  1. Love the makeup look! You look absolutely stunning! Can't wait to get my hands on Charlotte Tilbury products!
    <3 Pauline, ­­Addicted to Makeup

  2. So glad you liked the look! Yes the Charlotte Tilbury bits are beautiful, if a little pricey , but they last for ages! Let me know how you get on :) xx