EXCLUSIVE: The Scoop on Carrie Underwood's Wedding Makeup

07/15/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

When Carrie Underwood walked down the aisle on July 10 with her Canadian hockey player beau Mike Fisher, she looked the part of a fairy princess, from her Monique Lhuillier gown and sparkling tiara, to the final piece of the puzzle–her perfect makeup. “It was the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to–and I’ve been to a lot of weddings,” the country star’s makeup artist (and bridesmaid!) Melissa Schleicher tells PEOPLE. “Everywhere you looked there was sparkle.” To balance out the shimmer, Schleicher went with a neutral palette, explaining, “Usually on award shows, we really vamp it up, and Carrie looks beautiful but [we] toned down a little bit. We just took it down a notch.” Getting the look flawless despite the sweltering Georgia weather began with creating a base using the Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System. “It was so hot there that [many] foundation[s] would melt off, and airbrush is really great for heat,” she explains. To define Carrie’s eyes, Schleicher used colors from Too Faced’s Eye Kit. “It’s amazing. It has all the colors you need. And I wet it to get that shimmery look and to get the golds to pop out and it makes it stay put.” She then made Carrie into the proverbial blushing bride with one of the star’s favorite products, M.A.C blush in Pink Swoon, “It’s just a beautiful bride blush–it gives that beautiful pinky color.” To get Carrie’s lips ready for her first legally-married kiss, Melissa went with Barely Legal Glamour Gloss by Too Faced over M.A.C lipstick in soft pink Hue. Tell us: What do you think of Carrie’s bridal look? What is your favorite wedding makeup style?

–Katherine Kluznik Rentmeester; reporting by Eileen Finan


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Bubbles on

I think Carrie is so Beautiful, She doesn’t need any make up. Look at Her Picture from when She first appeared on American Idol till now, as She matured, She became more Beautiful. And She has a Beautiful sense in Fashion. I have yet to See a picture of Her, where She didn’t look good, and She looks good in everything She wears. Carrie is a very Beautiful Person, inside and out. The first time She won the Top Female Country Singer, and there was all the bull with Faith. Carrie without hesitation, forgave what Faith called a misunderstanding, where some Stars would of held a grudge. Carrie is not a stuck up Diva. She is a beautiful Person. I remember when She First won on the American Idol, and Her Mother made a statement, I just hope they don’t change
‘CARRIE” She is a beautiful Girl. Now We all know what She meant. Congratulations, Carrie and Mike.

Denise on

She is a truly beautiful girl that’s for sure, but it also helps that the both of them have big bucks. I wish for them a very blessed and happy marraige for years to come.

Mike Stanfield on

I have been a wedding photographer in Nashville for over 30 years and Ms. Schleicher is truly the most fantastic Makeup professional I have ever seen.

Jon on

I think Carrie’s Bridal Look is very pretty! I don’t have a favorite Wedding Style!

GUY101 on

YOU GO NATALIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lauren on

Tried the Temptu makeup last weekend at Sephora. Amazing foundation. Loved it. Makes applying makeup fun. So relaxing.

Carlie on

I think she looks absolutaly amazing!

Josie on

Aww.. Carrie looks beautiful!

belle start on

Of course she looks flawless, she always has on two lbs of makeup, ten lbs of fake hair and of course the orange tan. Can’t stand her screaming instead of singing. Hope she retires soon.

GUY101 on

Belle Start you are confused on what you are hearing. She never screams and you are jealous. I HOPE YOU REITRE SOON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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