Bridal makeup, three different looks,

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    Go DIY : (3 votes)
    5 %
    Go Pro : (31 votes)
    48 %
    Look 1 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Look 2 : (14 votes)
    22 %
    Look 3 : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Look 3 for Ceremony and Look 2 for Reception : (2 votes)
    3 %
    Other (any additional suggestions) please explain below : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 4
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Just a tip: If you DIY, be sure to buy an eyeshadow base to eliminate oil and even your eyelids! Your eyeshadow will hold really nicely 🙂

    Post # 5
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FutureMrsSarah:  I like the idea of lash extensions and/or false lashes. Recommend you definitely define your browns. Even in the close-up pics your eyebrows are faint so if you’d like them to show up in pics, define, define, define!

    Can you take some pics a little further away from your face? We can all see really well close up but if the camera is 10 feet from you, will will see the make-up then?

    Red lips are hot but you’ll need to keep reapplying and you’ll leave marks on anyone you kiss. I’d go pinker personally.

    Also, I’d define your eyes better in addition to the lashes. A subtle sweep of color could really make them pop.

    – Makeup Lover

    Post # 7
    980 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I like your eyes best in #2, but the lip is a bit bright for my taste.  I think #1 is too neutral (if something isn’t showing up in these pix, it won’t show it in your wedding pix).  In #3, I’d change the eyeliner.  The liner should go all the way across the lid on the top (looks like it’s only going halfway), but not all the way across on the bottom (it closes the eye- if you want to do liner on the lower lid, just do the outer half).  Your skin is amazing!  My understanding is that for weddings, don’t be afraid to emphasize your eyebrows more than you usually would, and wear more blush than normal.  I think you can go DIY if you play with it a bit more.  You’ve got plenty of time.

    Post # 10
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like look three (what’s the lip color you’re wearing?), but honestly, I’d go pro. I know that, in person, a bride’s makeup looks really heavy, but it HAS to be in order to show up in pictures. I DIYed my makeup for my engagement pictures, went heavier than normal, and you still could just baaaarely tell that I had anything on. I needed WAY more blush and lip color. Your eyebrows really need to be brought in, as well.

    Post # 11
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @FutureMrsSarah:  I love makeup steals! $2 for a prized lipstick is AWESOME! Let us know what you finally decide on!

    Post # 12
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think #2 with a lighter lip would be good.  Just to throw this out there, I think one of the big differences between pro and DIY is that pros know what products to use for being photographed.  There’s a big difference between doing your makeup for everyday stuff and doing makeup that will look great in tons of pictures.  A pro will take into consideration the lighting at that time of day, the lighting in your venue, your skin type, etc. and know the best products to use.  Pros can also stick around to do touch-ups after the ceremony, during the reception, etc.  It takes a lot of stress away in terms of “Omg, I must make myself look perfect for the big day!”  I’m a bit of a makeup enthusiast (watch all the YouTube gurus, like to try new products, know how to do my makeup very well), but for all of the reasons I listed I’m going pro for my wedding day.




    Post # 13
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would say to hire someone. Make sure to do a trial run to make sure that you like the application and feel comfortable with it. I am a makeup artist, and will be hiring someone else to do my makeup.  Here are of the few reasons why-

    Its your wedding day…enjoy being pampered!  How often do you get your hair and makeup done and let everyone pamper you? Also, its one less thing you have to stress over!

    Its going to be a crazy, busy, hectic day…and you want to make sure that your makeup will last all day (other than re-applying lipstic and blotting powder!)

    Although the makeup application might feel heavier than normal, but remember that make artists are going to make  sure that your makeup looks flawless for pictures! (You might feel that its “heavier” makeup in person, but it will still look very natural in pictures)

    Definitely do false eyelashes!  You can get “natural” looking eyelashes that just make your eyelashes look fuller or longer and they always look amazing in pictures, without being “OMG WHAT IS ON YOUR EYES?” LOL (btw…done those eyelashes in vegas, super fun but way in your face! LOL)

    Don’t be afraid to ask questions and play with different looks in your trial run!  My average trial run i try to do a minimum of 2-3 different looks.  Start “natural”, do a neutral smokey eye, or a glam smokey eye..or dramatic makeup…but give yourself the opportunity to try different ideas!  Some brides like to get their FI’s input and walk around in the makeup for the day to make sure they feel comfortable.  Others will decide they want one look and then change their mind..or decide they want something in between.

    Everyone assumed since I do makeup that I would be doing my own…nope..not a chance.  I don’t get to be pampered or get my makeup done very often…and I plan on enjoying it! Also, I love seeing other people’s styles and ideas on me! Makes it more fun. haha


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