After a year of planning her whole wedding herself, Kelly’s wedding day kind of went up in flames after a series of circumstances outside of her control. (Quite literally, as her wedding venue was in an area affected by the NSW bush fires.)
But despite calling her big day ‘the disaster wedding’, Kelly did find one part of the wedding preparation relaxing and calming – doing her own makeup.
“Wait. Doing your own makeup… for your wedding… that was calming?” you ask. Yep, sure was.
By popular demand, Kelly shared exactly how she did her wedding day beauty look on the You Beauty podcast. From the wedding beauty prep she did in the lead up, to every single product she put on her face on the day, here’s a look inside Kelly McCarren’s wedding beauty diary.
You can watch Kelly recreate her full wedding day makeup look in the video below! Post continues after video.
Kelly’s wedding beauty prep.
I’m not that great with my skincare but I was very well-behaved. I’ve talked about skin needling a lot and I can honestly say that’s changed my skin more than anything I’ve ever done. I could not recommend it more. I get really bad, hormonal acne flare ups and I used to get a lot of blind pimples, and I have not had one since I started having needling – except four pimples the day after the wedding.
I had needling once a month for about four months in the lead up to the wedding, starting at 0.5mm and working up to 1.5mm. I wanted radiance and youthfulness, and a lot of people asked me if I’d had Botox. I also had a mix of cryotherapy and Omnilux [light therapy] to heal the skin afterwards. Plus, in the fortnights between the last two skin needling treatments, I had a peel and more Omnilux. I used the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Masks every single day in the lead up as well as a cheaper Andalou glow mask.
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