The original plan put me at home - with help - all day. Well it turns out that those bridesmaids couldn't be available to help until much later in the evening, and there were so many more things to do than what the original plan could have imagined.
First thing in the morning, I started researching make-up possibilities. Figuring out what the heck I would do for makeup was left this late because I was waiting on an RSVP from a former roommate who I hoped would do my makeup for me. She was doing her best to move some things around at work and got back to me really late - she would, unfortunately, not be able to make it to the wedding. So, three days before the wedding, I figured I had better learn how to put on makeup. (Note: other than the pencil eyeliner and mascara that I put on occasionally, I pretty much go makeup free the majority of the time.)
I remembered some posts by Miss Rainbow on Weddingbee, so I clicked on over. Life. Saver.
I followed her "signature cocktail" for foundation exactly, got some blush and brush tips from her post on contouring, learned how to handle my own eyebrows, and re-visited her post on false lashes, which had already saved me for our e-pics.
I soaked in her posts, made a list of any and all supplies I may need, and headed off to do some shopping. I grabbed my momma and headed off to split the list between saving at Target and splurging at M.A.C. Once we got to M.A.C., I decided to sign up for a free makeover. Of course, the sales lady could show me the technique, I could buy some of the necessities from her, and try to match the rest with Target cheapies. With the eye makeup, the woman even did one eye, and coached me as I did the other to match.
We walked out of M.A.C. with Studio Fix Fluid foundadtion, Blacktrack Fluidline eyeliner, brush #210 to apply the eyeliner, Studio Finish concealer, and the Painterly Paint Pot eyeshadow base, and I looked like this:
Not bad, right? I was worried that M.A.C. would give me a heavier look like they tend to prefer, but I was pleased with the natural and flattering look here. It lasted forever too, so I was ready to comfortably duplicate this for the wedding.
We then headed to Target to finish off our supplies with Studio Tools wedges, Studio tools brushes, Physician's Formula Mineral Wear loose powder, Maybelline Expert Wear blush in gentle rose, Sonia Kashuk full eyelashes, a few eyeshadows to match the mac colors, and more.
Armed with my new army of cosmetics, I was ready to try to duplicate the M.A.C. look on my own - and he day had just begun. Stay tuned for the rest of Wednesday as the days of this week got crazier and crazier.