Continued from The Bride Guide Part 2: Bronze, Beach-Friendly Makeup.


If you’re a bride who just wants an easy day—something fun, carefree, and touchup-resistant—you’re just like me! The no-fuss bride chooses a dress she can move in, smooths her hair into a ponytail, and puts on as little color as possible. But with the help of an expert like my friend and bridal makeup artist Iya Yujuico, you’ll still be the star of the show. Here’s what we used to get the look.

KEY PRODUCT #1: Earth-toned, suede-finish eyeshadow
MY PICK: Pink Sugar Eye Candy 2 Palette, P699
Iya used a wash of chocolate brown over the hoods of my eyes. Then, she popped the pale “banana” shadow on the center of my lid for dimension. The same pale yellow was used to highlight my brow bones. Blend, blend, blend!

KEY PRODUCT #2: A neutral highlighter for the eyes
MY PICK: Pixi by Petra Crayon Combo in Super Natural, P890
Loving this double-headed liner for the under-eye. Iya used the deep cocoa color to define my upper lids, then tightlined my lower lashes with the lighter shimmery brown. Want to know the ultimate no-fuss secret? I used the dark brown on my brows, too—and it looked amazing! It won’t smudge off (so you don’t have to blot your brows), and the effect is very lush and natural.

KEY PRODUCT #3: Creamy coral cheek color
MY PICK: Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Stick Face Colour in Coral Glow, P1,350
This luminous blush creates that radiant, blooming effect all brides want on their wedding day. The soft coral hue is perfect for my complexion. It doesn’t show up too much, which I like, and I imagine it flatters a whole spectrum of other skin tones. I love the slight sheen of this cream formula, which makes my cheeks look sun-kissed.

KEY PRODUCT #4: Natural lipstick
MY PICK: NYX Butter Lipstick in Rootbeer Float
As I told you in Part 2 of this series, NYX’s satin-finish browny-mauve is my new bae. So much so, that I’ve taken to wearing it every week. I’m getting reserve stock for the big day!

KEY PRODUCT #5: A skin-enhancer for a dewy glow
MY PICK: - Banila Co. It Radiant Brightening Mist, P675
I am not exaggerating: this brightening mist is a beauty godsend. It is my No. 1 top discovery from doing this bridal series! Not only does it your makeup, it also makes your skin smell wonderful and glow all day. Whenever I use this, everyone I run into asks if I’ve done something special to my skin. Why is so nice? How come I have this glow? Is it love? My answer: it’s this magic mist!

The best part is the spritzing process. Once Iya finished my makeup, she misted this delectably dewy formula all over my face, and it felt like getting an instant makeover. Ta-da! Got my glow on and ready to roll!