Kim Kardashian Wedding Make Up
If you’ve somehow managed to the avoid the media frenzy, you may be interested in knowing that Kim Kardashian is getting married to Kris Humphries this weekend!

Since rumours are flying around that the Kurvaceous Kardashian (I had to do it) thinks her wedding will “be bigger than the royal wedding“, and I did a breakdown of Kate Middleton’s make-up pre-wedding, I figured a Kardashian wedding make-up tutorial (aka make-up guesstimation!) was in order.

Kim Kardashian’s three key make-up traits (seen in the photo at the end of the post) are as follows – smokey eye, false lashes, highlighting. Since we’re all not as lucky to have Mario Dediavanovic – King of the Smokey Eye and Kim Kardashian’s make-up artist – on hand, follow the simple steps below to create a flawless and photo-friendly look!

  • You’ve got to start with perfect skin. Though Kim Kardashian is constantly wearing liquid foundation, it blends seamlessly with her skin, so use a product like Make Up For Ever‘s HD Invisible Cover Foundation and touch up any blemishes or pigmentation still visible with MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer. Seal your perfect base with Clinique‘s Gentle Light Powder in Glow 3. The reflective pigments will ‘airbrush’ your skin in photos, but won’t wash you out.
  • Eyes! Because Miss Kardashian likes to wear a smokey eye even while working out, I didn’t want to stray too far from the ‘drama’ while keeping it fresher than a red carpet look (wedding photos last forever, after all). Highlight your inner corner, lid and browbone in Urban Decay Shimmer Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowgirl. Use a toffee tone with a hint of grey (Urban Decay Shimmer Eyeshadow in Sellout) to sculpt a smokey eye from your socket and above, continuing the same colour on your lower lash line. Use Stila Stay All Day Eyeliner on your upper lash line only, and pop natural-looking false eyelashes (my favourite are Mister Mascara‘s in Harrods) on top to really open up the look. I used Lash Power mascara, as well, as it is specially formulated not to run if the tears start flowing!
  • Fill in your eyebrows with NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in a shade slightly darker than to your hair colour. Don’t be heavy handed, as there is a lot of structure in your eye area already.
  • For your cheeks, use a Ramy Cosmetics Juicy Cheeks to highlight the top of your cheekbone and a warm, rosy mineral blush from your apples to your ears.
  • For lips, use a long-wearing lipstick, and line your lips with Borghese Longevita lipliner over the top. By lining after the initial application, it looks much more natural. For a perfectly plump pout – a Kardashian must have – apply lip gloss only in the center of the lips. Estee Lauder’s Lip Color Set gives you every other tool you need.
  • Spritz with Mist & Fix. You want it to last all day!
  • Obviously, I’m a million shades lighter than the Armenian goddess, so this is a look that can really work for everyone. Hopefully, you all will share your interpretations or guesstimates of her wedding look!

    (Also, I’m hoping Kim Kardashian’s wedding dress looks like this! A flattering change from the norm.)
    Kim Kardashian Wedding

    Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

    Kate Middleton's Full Train


    This morning, Westminster Abbey showcased a dress that is sure to be emulated for the next twenty years or so. Early this morning, I revealed that the Grace Kelly-esque wedding dress was an Alexander McQueen ivory sweetheart neckline gown with a gorgeous French Chantilly lace bodice and a full skirt. Designer Sarah Burton‘s handiwork was made with ivory and white satin gazar with a train measuring just under 10 feet long. This showcase of McQueen brilliance is possibly the biggest PR boost the brand could ever hope for.
    Royal Wedding Ceremony

    The Royal Wedding Ceremony

    “It has been the experience of a lifetime to work with Catherine Middleton to create her wedding dress. Alexander McQueen’s designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day. The last few months have been very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy.”
    Sarah Burton

    But what about the hidden wedding shoes?! They were also hand-made by the team at Alexander McQueen and are made of ivory duchesse satin with lace that was hand-embroidered by the Royal School of Needlework.

    Kate Middleton Wedding Jewellery

    Kate Middleton's Wedding Jewellery


    Accessories-wise, the Cartier “Halo” diamond tiara – made in 1936 and also a birthday gift for the future Queen’s 18th birthday – was pinned into her perfect tresses. Her earrings are inspired from the new Middleton family crest and were custom made by Robinson Pelham; a gift from her parents. They are diamond-set in stylized oak leaves with a pear shaped diamond set drop and a pave set diamond acorn suspended in the center. Catherine’s all important wedding band is made by Wartski, who also made the wedding bands for Prince Charles and Camilla, and is purely Welsh gold.
    Kate Middleton Wedding Dress

    Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress


    As a much-overlooked accesory, The Duchess of Cambridge‘s bouquet was designed by Shane Connolly and draws on significant floral components from the Language of Flowers for the Royal Family and the Middleton family. The flowers’ meanings in the bouquet are:

    Lily-of-the-valley: Return of happiness
    Sweet William: Gallantry
    Hyacinth: Constancy of love
    Ivy: Fidelity; marriage; wedded love; friendship; affection
    Myrtle: the emblem of marriage; love.

    Royal Wedding Balcony Kiss

    Royal Wedding: The Balcony Kiss

    Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress
    Welcome to your special Royal Wedding edition of Fashion Spot.

    Alexander McQueen is my most adored British brand, which makes it extremely appropriate for today’s nuptials between HRH Prince William and Catherine ‘Kate’ Middleton. Take note of the ultra-sheer Union Jack. Though I’d adore to see Kate in a longer version of designer Sarah Burton‘s butterfly gown (seen here), my source tells me that Kate’s wedding dress is actually a vintage McQueen piece that Lee designed himself – with Burton taking care of the dress fittings. Follow me on Twitter for up-to-the-minute Royal Wedding fashion updates, and show me any Brit-inspired Fashion Spots of your own!

    Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011
    Not to worry, the house of Alexander McQueen is safe. Though the fashion world will continue to mourn the pionerring designer’s death for years to come, his torch is invariably carried through the designs of Sarah Burton – I don’t know any other designer that could have stepped in and kept Lee Alexander’s heritage in tact. For Fall/Winter 2011, she went as far as to cover a gown’s bodice with broken china, introduce sublime black harnesses and pull other entrancingly vindictive designs from McQueen DNA. With such a bevy of breathtaking garments, any truth in the rumours concerning Burton as Kate Middleton‘s royal wedding dress designer call for fashion hysteria. See the top five looks from the collection below! View Post