Post # 1
I can’t upload my pics from my makeup trial until Monday, but..
I had my trial and I just can’t decide between warm bronze/brown colors and a colder gray/off-white combo.
I felt there was more drama in the colder colors in the pics, but it came off a bit harsh in person I think.
My Maid/Matron of Honor told me that cold colors show up better in photos…is that true?
My eyes and hair are dark brown and my skin is olive toned but in winter I am pale olive…
Post # 3
@Evie19: I’m no expert and it’s hard to say without seeing pictures, but generally, I think warm eyeshadow colors look nicer on people with warm (olive) skin tones. Also, if you wanted to do cooler toned shadows, they don’t have to be grey and white. I use neautrally cool toned shadows all the time. Think like pinkish toned champagne shades or cool taupey browns.
Post # 4
It sounds like your skin has more neutral/warm tones, so cold tones might look off. If your makeup compliments your skin tones, they will translate really well on film. If they look harsh and out of place they will stand out more but not necesarily in a good way. I did makeup for many years and it is really important to stick within your own warm/cool/neutral tones. I have yellowish undertones to my skin and red hair so I’d always try to wear these harsh gray eyeshadows and lipstick with blue tones (deep purple, fuschia) and I always looked off. The first time I got my makeup done by a pro I was introduced to the wonderful world of the warm tone palette. So now I rock the bronze, gold and peachy tones. I still find plenty of dramatic makeup in my colors it just looks more “me”
Post # 5
Thanks guys for the input…I feel kind of disappointed from my trial. Ive had this makeup artist for 4 years and everytime I have a big event she always makes me look amazing without me having to give her any guidance.
The gray did look a bit harsh, so maybe it is off. But, I’m a “winter” which means cool colors are supposed to go well on me. Maybe makeup is a whole different story than clothing colors though…
I want to look classic and natural…but I also want some drama and to make a strong impression. Maybe I’m underwhelmed with bridal makeup since I usually have more drama in my eyes when I get done up for other events…
Ugh, sorry to be so worked up over something like makeup but I thought I would be more enthused.
Post # 6
I just called my makeup artist and told her I wanted to do another trial. She said the fact that my dress is ivory with bronze stitching under the pearl/sequins beading kind of ties us to more natural colors. She said she could try some different type of cold colors but it might not “go.”
We didnt end up putting the eyelashes on, which I think was a huge mistake. That may have made a world of difference because I look SO much better with false lashes. I told her we need to do that next time so I can truly see the final look.
Ok…back to the drawing board. 🙂 I’ll post pics on Monday of the trial though.
Post # 7
It sounds like we have the same type of skin tone…Olive so we tend to be warmer, yet in the winter get pretty pale. I was in a wedding this weekend for my best friend and we all had our makeup done. The MUA ended up putting the cool grayish tones on my eyes, I hated it! I ended up going back to my room and tweaking the colors and makeup, which I felt terrible about but she also lined my waterline which completely irritated my eyes. I say go for the bronzey pallette…
Post # 8
I prefer warm tones. If you google Urban Decays NAKED palette you can find a whole bunch of neutrals/warm colors that would work great for your big day.
Post # 9
Cold vs warm colors depend on your skin tone (whether you are warm or cool means you look better in warm colors or cool colors and you cannot wear both because the opposite will wash you out). Which are you? The photography doesn’t matter since it will pick up whatever you are wearing, regardless of cool or warm colors. Pick the one that looks best on you everyday.
Post # 10
I’m olive-skinned, and I actually liked the cool colors better because I could use a white shadow to open up my eyes more. I think it’s going to depend on a lot of factors. Definitely don’t settle, though. I think another makeup trial is a great start.