Pacifica Honey Lenses and Wedding Makeup9:19 AM
One of the things that can come along with marriage is the oh-so-wonderful thing called domesticism. Sure, you get a taste of it when you are living away from Mom and Dad in college or as a single person, but for me marriage was the big string cut making me a truly independent person. I am responsible not only for the health and well-being of myself, but also my husband.
That being said, I do a fair majority of the cooking. Ben does a good job, but I do have a bit more gusto for it as well as a small amount of experience and plenty of food network watching. I just wanted to share one of our little ghetto (and easy!) meals of the Korean cold noodle soup dish, mul nengmyun.
I didn't have any meat or kimchee on hand to put it in, but cucumbers and boiled egg are really what make the dish toppings, right? Ok, so we didn't even have bowls to put the soup in so we just used pyrex mixing bowls. But it was a dang good meal if I do say so myself!
Anyway, I recently received a pair of Pacifica lenses in Honey from the totally awesome Gregg. They are labeled as 3-month lenses and felt pretty comfortable compared to other lenses I've tried.
This is a close-up of the lenses in my eyes with flash and without flash.
I know the flash photo makes it look almost grey, but that was really the blue tint coming off of the flash. It is a warm honey shade up close which mixes with my eye color to create a golden brown color from talking distance. I really loved the almost sparkly, but natural, look these lenses gave.
In terms of makeup, I was preparing for an outdoor daytime shoot in my wedding dress. I wanted to show you guys a better close-up of my wedding makeup so I got another opportunity! I tried to recreate the same look using the same products.
* Urban Decay Primer Potion
* Max Factor Lash Perfection Mascara
* Clinique Brush-on Cream Liner in Deep Brown (as a base over the tape and blending into skin)
* MAC fluidline in blacktrack (lining both top and bottom lashlines)
* Criss-cross and tapering style false lashes
* Nyx single shadows in dark brown and white
* Revlon 12-hour eyeshadow quad in Copper Spice and Nude Elements (1st color is my favorite tear duct highlighter)
* Monistat anti-chafing gel as primer
* Lancome Photogenic cream concealer in Camee for discoloration spots
* Everyday Minerals concealer in Sunlight for undereye brighening
* Everyday Minerals foundation in a mix of Golden Medium and Fairly Light Neutral, matte+intensive
* Everyday Minerals blush in Apple (my #1 recommendation for blushing brides)
* Everyday Minerals Finishing Powder
* Maybelline Superstay Gloss in #160 Glass Rose
Just as a note, I wanted to add that you should avoid any makeup with glitters for wedding or photography. That means no sparkly shadows, liner, or glitter on your face or hair. For the brow bone highlight color especially, you should look for a matte shadow. Here's two photos without flash and one with. :)