Fall wedding GRWM | 2017

My cousin (who’s more like my brother!) got married this past weekend. He and Chelsea met in 2013 and were engaged two years ago (in Australia–how cool?!). I’m not even exaggerating when I say that they are the perfect match.

Their wedding was held at Triumph Brewing in Princeton, New Jersey. Triumph is a super cool local brewery with an amazing atmosphere, as well as seasonal beer and food (and this is coming from someone who doesn’t usually like beer). It’s a super unique–and adorable!–spot for a fall wedding.

While the couple is off to Tulum and I’ll be living vicariously through their honeymoon photos, I decided to put together a little GRWM for Haute Mess followers.

For the occasion I wore a black velvet maxi dress, nude pumps and statement-making hot pink eyeshadow. I am so happy with the way my entire look came out–especially because I was a little nervous to work with such a bright eyeshadow for the first time ūüėČ

Keep scrolling for the deets on my fall wedding hair, makeup and wardrobe.

Car lighting is the best. #UberEverywhere

Products I used:

Step 1: Prep the skin by applying Mattifying Gel Moisturizer evenly to the t-zone, working towards the outer perimeter of the face. Apply Balm Dotcom to the lips.

Step 2: Using the same technique used to apply Mattifying Gel Moisturizer, apply a light layer of BB Cream. If necessary, apply an additional layer where more coverage is needed.

Step 3: Conceal the under eyes, blemishes and redness with Shape Tape. Blend with the fingers.

Step 4: Set the entire face with Wowder, focusing on the t-zone and under-eye areas. Finish with a generous amount of setting spray and allow to dry.

Step 5: Carve out the cheekbones with Mocha by applying it directly to the skin. Begin application from the upper corner of the ear, working downwards diagonally. Tap with the fingers to blend.

Step 6: Continue to apply Mocha to the temples and under the center of the lip for a subtle plumping effect. Again, tap with fingers to blend.

Step 7: Using a gentle tapping motion, apply Cloud Paint to the apples of the cheeks to brighten up the look.

Step 8:¬†In a ‚ÄúC‚ÄĚ shape along the orbital eye bone to the cheekbone, apply Hot Sand with a setting brush. Tap along the edges with the fingers to blend. Add a little more Hot Sand to the cupid‚Äôs bow.

Step 9: Add setting spray to the newly highlighted areas and allow to dry.

Step 10: Apply a little Primer Potion to the eye area. Using a fluffy blending brush, set the primer with a neutral eyeshadow.

Step 11: With a crease brush, apply Wild Thoughts to the crease. Blend the color upward and outward.

Step 12: Take Slave2Pink on a flat shader brush and apply it to the eyelid. Then, blend upward and inward with the fluffy blending brush.

Step 13: Smudge Wild Thoughts on the outer corner of the lower lash line using a pencil brush.

Step 14: Use the same pencil brush to blend Salve2Pink along the lower lash line; blend towards the inner corner of the eye.

Step 15: To highlight the brow bone, as well as the inner corner of the eye, apply Valley Girl with the pinky finger. Blend if necessary.

Step 16: Beginning in the center of each brow and working towards the inner and outer corners, apply Boy Brow in an upward motion. Add a second coat for a more dramatic look.

Step 17: Finish with more setting spray.

Step 18: After combing and curling the lashes, apply two coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

Step 19: Apply 1-2 coats of Tres Leches to the lips. Be sure to angle to doe-foot applicator so that you can line your lips neatly with the product.

I finished the look with a pair of (faux) turquoise earrings and loose, straightened hair. The dress is super strap-y, so it gave the appearance of a series of black chokers #So90s.

With the gorgeous bride!

My cousin Allyson–aka my idol since ’93!

Allyson’s daughter Calla and Sadie were my dance partners all night long ūüėČ

More cousins!


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