Although events are always fun! The planning process takes a minute doesn't it? The dress. The hair. The makeup. The jewelry. God forbid you wear the same dress twice! (Totally guilty btw) Oh the society we live in that we've created...but hey, why not have fun with it?
My little cousin (little cousin meaning 6ft tall big guy that a few years younger than me) got married this weekend. And the rule is, the closer the bride and groom, the fancier you should be. Well, at least in the Armenian culture. So I decided to go for a long gown, by AQAQ that I personally loved. This dress comes in several colors and I think it's just simply elegant! Best part is you don't have to pay $$$$ to look fancy enough. This dress didn't cost more than $300, yay me :) The clutch and bracelet are from Carmen Steffens (Glendale Galleria) and both cost no more than $200 each. Lastly, I stacked up mixed gold rings from The Dark Horse to bring it all together. Oddly enough I don't wear much jewelry but when I do, I really think it completes the outfit. Unfortunately, the dress doesn't look as flattering in this picture than it did in person...so don't judge! Lol
I went for a very sultry look on the eyes without overdoing the black. I used the Lise Watier black liner on top and bottom, connecting at the corners and smudging it all out so there are no harsh lines. I added my current favorite Huda Beauty (coming soon to Sephora.com!) lashes in Scarlette to open up my eyes. I went for a dark fall lip by Anastasia called Heathers that won't rub off for hours! On my face I used my Elcie Cosmetics Micro Silque foundation (coming back in stock first week of November) in the color Sand and contoured using the Jouer Cosmetics bronzer. To add the glow, I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills So Hollywood highlighter (so precious posts for swatches) and Give me Sun by Mac to add a punch of warmth on my cheeks. What do you guys think of the look?
For the hair, Christina and I decided to go for a very messy Faux bob with curls. I'm not much of an "updo" girl so when it's done, I like it to look effortless. Christina was able to give me just that! Christina is our key stylist at Lilit's Makeup Studio and you can contact her directly for appointments at 323-373-3232.
Hi, I am Lilit...welcome to my colorful world! I have been a professional makeup artist for 13 years and I am based in Los Angeles, Ca. This is where I blog about all my favorite things, from beauty & fashion to travel & lifestyle. As a beauty educator, I run workshops at my own studio, here in LA. 2015 sees the launch of my own formulation, Elcie Cosmetics. Follow me on my journey...