Corine : Three Bridal Looks

Hi everyone! It’s a lovely day for a new makeup look.

Fresh faced even before makeup!

As I mentioned in the first post on this new blog, I’ve done makeup for five years before taking a break to have and take care of my little babies. During this come back, I learned that wedding day makeup has gone from two looks (ceremony and reception) to three — namely pre-gown, ceremony, and reception! So I asked Corine to help me on this post to do these three looks.


When I think of a pre-gown wedding look, I think of creating the perfect clean skin base. To me — and I’m sure I’m not alone — this means creating a beautiful minimal me-but-better makeup look. It’s technically an easy thing to do, but believe me, one of the hardest things to do when trying to create a minimal look is to know when to stop applying more makeup! So like with Rory’s look in my last post, the goal for the first look is to create more polish without layering on too much product.


Look 1: Fresh and polished, ready to face the camera

I started the creation of this perfect base with the perfect primer: Tarte Clean Slate 12 Hour Poreless Primer. If you’re a user of this primer, you will know why it is beloved by so many — not only is it cruelty free, you will notice some blurring of your pores as soon as you lay it on the skin! I then followed with RCMA foundation. I’ve used RCMA since I graduated from makeup school and while I keep myself updated on new foundations and finishes, I’ve found no reason to switch when I do makeup for special events. It is simply the best, most pigmented, buildable, most versatile foundation. Bar none.

Continuing on the cream makeup theme, I lightly used a cream contour and highlighter to lightly sculpt Corine’s face and brought some glow in with a cream blush and J.Cats Aura Glow strobing liquid which is quickly becoming a favorite in my makeup kit. I then finished off with a neutral setting powder and layered with a powder highlight and contour, powder blush, and strobing powder for extra durability.


Corine’s eyebrows were minimally groomed and just enhanced with K-Palette 2-way Liquid Eyebrow Pen and her eyes are bare. I just added some mascara for some flutter power.


Lips were done with Inglot lipstick. No lipliner. No gloss.

Product list: Tarte Clean Slate 12 Hour Perfect Poreless Primer, RCMA Color Process Foundation, Nyx Contouring and Highlighting Palette, Graftobian Cream Blush, JCats Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter, Ben Nye Neutral Setting Powder, Zoeva Blush Palette in Opulence, Kryolan eyeshadow as illuminizer, Inglot lipstick, Sephora mascara, K-palette 2-way Liquid Eyebrow Pen.


A bold lip can be enchanting in a church ceremony too!

A lot of brides would ask for a very light makeup look for their church look. But if your client is used to wearing bold colors because it’s her everyday style, there’s simply no reason not to go for a striking look in a wedding gown.

For this look, I used sweet lavenders with warm brown on Corine’s eyes and made sure to balance the upper and lower lids. I added a fresh coat of mascara and a bold berry lip.

Pro Tip: when you’re doing a bold lip, it’s a good idea to put it on first before putting on your blush or bronzer. A bold lip tends to wash your complexion out, and putting it on before your blush will give you an idea how much color to add without going overboard.

Product list: Marc Jacobs Eyeconic Eyeshadow Palette in Provocateur, Sephora On the Go Eyeliner in brown, Zoeva Blush Palette in Opulence, Colourpop Liquid Lipstick.


Add some flair to your reception look with winged eyeliner. It always works!

And now going into the night, I simply deepend Corine’s eyeshadow look by adding a darker shade just above her eye crease and added some black winged eyeliner to add some drama. I also added a little extra concealer to brighten up eyes that might have seen some happy tears during the ceremony. Just a little touch will have any bride looking fresh as a daisy!

Product list: Marc Jacobs Eyeconic Eyeshadow Palette in Provocateur, MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack, Bobbi Brown Serum Concealer.

If you’re read this far, thank you so much! I hope you enjoyed reading about these look as much as Corine and I enjoyed making them. If you’re looking for a makeup artist for your special event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me by following this link. I am also available to do a makeup trial in my home studio in Alabang.

That’s all for today and have a beautiful day!



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