DIY makeup attempt #2

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I like the lips. The eyes are really light though – honestly it doesn’t really look like you’re wearing makeup, but maybe thats what you’re going for?

Post # 4
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Your lips and the blush on your cheeks look great, but your forehead looks a little red. Not sure if that’s from make-up or if you’re just flushed?  Your eyes look nice and natural, but I think you still need a little more to make them pop behind your glasses.  Are you going to be wearing your glasses on your wedding day?

Post # 5
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It doesn’t really look like you have any eye makeup on. If that’s what you’re going for, then great, but otherwise it needs to be amped up more. Eyeliner, mascara, maybe false lashes. 

Post # 6
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lauramae89:  This will not show up in pro photos on your wedding day. I think you did a good job for everyday though! 


Remember..the more pigment in the makeup the better on your wedding day! 

Post # 8
362 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You are so pretty!  I agree with PPs, your eyes are not dark enough, I would suggest fake eyelashes and filling in your eyebrows a little too. 

Post # 10
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Pinkmoon:  +1


You will look completely washed out in photos. Pulling off the no make up make up look is actually a lot of work. This looks more like an everyday look IMO. I would amp up the eyes.

Post # 12
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lauramae89:  I’d have it professionally done in your case if you’re unsure. 

Post # 13
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Very pretty! 🙂

Post # 14
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I second what most people said about the eye makeup. You can do a “natural” look with slightly darker colors. Consider brown mascara and perhaps brown pencil liner–I find it easier to achieve a natural daytime look with pencil liners than liquid or gel liners.

I found a tutorial for a great natural eye look, and it’s easy to do! You won’t look like a painted lady, and your eyes will still look awesome in pictures:

Also, your skin seems to be really rosy anyway, something we fair maidens often have in common. Have you considered a CC cream (Color Correction cream) just to even things out more before you apply your blush? …I hate the name of it because of the word “correction”. There’s nothing to correct, but if I were doing my own makeup, I’d want use a CC cream just to cut the pinkness and create a good base. As a photographer, I can tell you right now that you’ll likely look very flushed in your photos otherwise. I use Ole Henriksen, which you can get at Sephora. You can apply it with a sponge or a brush, or even your fingers. It’s so lightweight that it spreads really well.

You don’t necessarily have to hire one. Just keep practicing and looking at tutorials!



Post # 15
2212 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you got a girlfriend who wears makeup that could give you a hand? Have a laugh and a trial and let her go! You may be pleasantly surprised 🙂 And have a mini photo shoot.

You are very pretty in the photo but I agree with pp that the make up will disappear in pro Photos – I wore a lot more make up than this in my e-pics and it wasn’t noticeable – my day of makeup looked quite heavy (esp for when I ran out for coffee before the ceremony with my BP hehe) but in all photos it looks really natural 🙂 

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