I’m a Beauty Editor - This is the Exact Makeup I Wore on My Wedding Day

My wedding day was, without a shadow of a doubt, the best day of my life. Marrying the love of my life surrounded by my favourite people is a feeling I can’t quite put into words. And, of course, an element of magic on the day is wearing something that makes you feel a million dollars with a beauty get-up to match. For me, that was a scoop neck floral embroidered Alexandra Grecco gown and makeup by my gorgeous friend and class act makeup artist Branka Vorkapic. 



"Do you know it’s an absolute crime that I haven’t shared with the world the makeup you used and exactly how you used it on my wedding day yet,” I ramble down the phone to her while explaining the piece I’m dutifully writing. Yes, I really loved it that much. Thankfully Vorkapic agrees to give me the full lowdown, digging out a picture I hadn’t realised she’d taken of every product she used on my face—result.

But first, I asked for her number one beauty tip for all brides-to-be. "You should look like you but on your absolute best day,” Vorkapic explains. "You shouldn’t do anything too drastic or something you wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing. If you don’t wear a bold lip, don’t do a bold lip on your wedding day. If you did want to, you should experiment with it, building up to the big day so it’s not a shock or something you look back on and feel didn’t look like you at all. Remember, you’ll have your wedding pictures forever!”



A close up of my wedding makeup.

Vorkapic then goes on to tell me that if you’re using a make-up artist on your big day, don’t be afraid to bring along your own products as you know what works for you. Plus, make sure you’re 100% happy with the result on the day of your trial—that’s when you should say if there’s anything you don’t like or want to tweak so you can work together to change it. 

So, without further ado, here Vorkapic breaks down everything she used on my face for my wedding—including skin prep and top tips. As myself and Vorkapic both work in the beauty industry, we used a mix of our all-time favourite products. Notepad at the ready!



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Mollie Burdell is a freelance beauty editor, presenter and host. She trained as a makeup artist at the prestigious Delamar Academy, covering everything from prosthetics and theatre to TV and film, and then went on to graduate from university with a First Class Honours degree in journalism.After completing internships at Grazia, Look, Cosmopolitan and Stylist, she landed her first writer role at Superdrug's Dare magazine. Mollie then joined the Harrods content team as a beauty writer before being promoted to the deputy beauty editor. There, she developed the content strategy, tone of voice and creative identity for H Beauty—Harrods's standalone regional beauty stores. When she wasn't interviewing the likes of Gigi Hadid, Miranda Kerr and Regé-Jean Page, you'd find her on a live broadcast, hosting an event, shooting video content, reviewing the lastest beauty launch on social or crafting a magazine feature. She has also hosted and contributed to the LuxeGirl by SheerLuxe YouTube series.When Mollie isn't writing about beauty, you'll find her talking about it on a TikTok shop, dancing to pretty much anything with a beat, reading a crime thriller or performing a solo rendition of "One Day More" from Les Mis.