(Closed) DIY Makeup advise, Clinique trip in order?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

I feel like if you’re someone who usually rocks a "natural beauty" kind of look–I think you should go pretty natural for the wedding.  I always like it when the bride looks like a dressed up version of herself, instead of a totally different person on the wedding day.  It sounds like you usually wear a pretty neutral pallette of colors, so you may want to experiment with color a little, just to see if you can find something you like.  If I were you, I’d look around for some photos for inspiration of wedding day looks and see if you can replicate them.  I’d check out Project Wedding, they have a lot of great inspiration ideas:

http://www.projectwedding.com/photo/browse?tag=makeup

 

If you can afford it, it might be worth getting the opinon of a professional, like the Clinique counter like you mentioned.  They may be able to give you some skin-care tips and suggest some colors/products you like.  Just because you do the consultation, doesn’t mean you have to book them for the wedding day.  

Post # 4
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have no issues doing my own makeup. I did them for my engagement pictures, but it wasn’t quite enough oomph for my wedding. I looked good, but it wasn’t quite the natural, yet dramatic look I needed. I went to Clinique and took on a free makeover.

I was shocked and amazed. A lot of it’s the prep work on your skin. I still looked natural but it’ll be the pictures that make the difference. She put a base in the foundation of my face, highlighted my bone structure, blended into my neck perfectly, etc. My face became a canvas! I was shocked. My skin was flawless! And not greasy. I stayed dry all day despite the humidity. Maybe 10 hours later after busting my moves I glistened a little. But pics were done by then! I didn’t look flushed from the heat, either. Every accent on my face was highlighted to show up in pictures. Yet I didn’t look overdone. All my bridesmaids looked incredible, but still like themselves! Even the girl who barely wears eyeshadow and stays away from mascara with a 10 foot pole decided to give in. 

The Clinique counter I went to actually did everybody’s makeup for free. She gets the pictures for her portfolo, though, and I tipped her. She recommended an 8 week peel on my first trial and I admit it made my skin very smooth. It was good for a coming out of winter skin. Everybody bought some lipstick or eyeshadow or something that she used on them that they loved. She introduced me to the CORRECT brow pencil and now I wonder how I ever did without. 

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