Auckland Make-up Artist Hayley Amundsen, owner of All Made Up knows her stuff when it comes to finding the best beauty products around. Here are Hayley’s carefully selected top 10 beauty products that will have you looking your best for your special day (or everyday!) I have popped ALL of these on my beauty wishlist… soooooo dangerous!!! xox
This is the ultimate blushing-bride-blush that suits almost every skin tone. The perfect shade of peachy-pink with subtle flecks of gold will warm up your complexion while still looking natural and youthful.
This tiny compact is everything you need to hide blemishes, redness or pigmentation. The lightweight, creamy concealer is paired with a pressed powder for long lasting coverage. It’s the perfect size to keep in your purse for any touch-ups throughout the day.
I’ve been obsessed with this product for years! Use it after your moisturiser as a skin primer for an extra dewy, long lasting complexion. This will truly give you that fresh bridal glow that every bride aims for.
These are amazing! For all day longwearing eye shadow that won’t crease these little pots of perfection are my go-to for creating beautiful modern eyes.
Use just one colour by itself or pat a lighter shade over the top of base colour to make eyes pop. Line and smoke out under eye for some extra pretty definition. Be sure to blend these quickly, as they set fast.
This super indulgent hair treatment will have your hair looking its best come the day you say, “I do”. Enriched with 4 precious oils that adapt to your specific hair needs. This will feed you locks with the moisture and shine it needs to look healthy and luscious. Use a few months in advance to have your hair in the best possible condition for your big day.
A trust worthy waterproof mascara is a must-have for every bride to be. This not only lasts all day, but the super fine bristled wand will allow you to coat every lash with precision resulting in pretty, natural lux lashes. Curl lashes if you need to, then apply two coats of mascara right up to the roots of the lashes using a zigzag action. Apply a fine coat on bottom lashes with the tip of the wand.
This brand spanking new nail topcoat from Mac adds a new dimension to your standard boring bridal manicure. Paint it over your pale peach or pink base to illuminate and give you nails a subtle pretty glow.
For smooth baby soft skin I swear by this Lactic and Hydroxy acid exfoliating mask by Dermalogica. Its full on natural fruit enzymes that detach dead skin cells to improve skin texture. Start using this at least three months leading up to your wedding, one to two times a week. Follow with a serum or skin treatment that suits your individual skin needs.
This product is my favourite illuminator on the market. Its liquid form makes it lightweight and easy to blend. Dab a small amount onto the high points of your face or mix a little in with you foundation.
This lightweight foundation is always in my kit as its perfect for anything from bridal, editorial and even every day make-up. Just build it up to create a natural, flawless base. It also works well on the body in covering any discoloration such as redness or pigmentation.
I also like the way it is completely SPF free. (If you are going to be outside on your wedding day, avoid anything higher than an SPF 15 as you look like ‘Casper The Friendly Ghost’ in your wedding photographs!) It is imperative to find the right shade that matches your skin colour perfectly. You may even need to mix two different shades to get the perfect match. Test the foundation on your jawline and downwards onto your neck. The colour that blends in effortlessly is the right shade.
Auckland based make-up artist Hayley Amundsen is renowned for creating fresh and flawless make-up looks. Hayley specialises in Weddings, and is a regular contributor to NZ Weddings Magazine. The secret to Hayley’s glowing complexions are her meticulous, light handed application, coupled with using the highest quality professional make-up brands including Bobbi Brown, Mac, Chanel, Benefit, Stila, Estee Lauder and Clinique.
Hayley welcomes all enquiries for her services; from Weddings, special occasions, tutorials alike.