Post # 1
So I’m not very makeup savvy, but after getting a tutorial at Ulta, spending more $ on makeup in one day than I probably have in the last 10 years, and watching some youtube videos, here’s my first attempt at my DIY makeup:
I couldn’t resist slipping on my dress and jewelry just to see how it all ties together. My hair will be sideswept and curly. This is just au naturel. (Sidenote, dear lord, I look exaclty like my mother.)
Any feedback, tips, or insight for the makeup? In person it seems like I’m wearing a lot, but in the photo there doesn’t appear to be much at all. I’m actually wearing Urban Decay Naked foundation and a few of the shadows from the Naked palette, some black liquid eyeliner and black mascara.
Also, I have NOT purchased lip color yet! I dislike gloss but tried a deeper color on at Ulta. It was Smashbox Fig:
Not really sure what to do for the lips.
HELP! Any feedback is welcome and appreciated.
Post # 3
What look are you going for?
Post # 4
@Katnisseverdeen: Sort of a vintage glam look, but not too dramatic? A neutral smokey eye? Haha. I don’t normally wear much makeup so I’m not really too sure! Basically I just want to look “made up” without looking like the living dead.
Post # 5
I agree it doesn’t look like you’re wearing that much. It may not show up well in professional photos. I would try playing up one of your features, ie. trying out the lipstick you posted or using a darker eyeshadow.
Post # 6
I think you need a little more everything because it’s not showing up very well. Pop your eyes with some lashes and keep the lip a little more nude- but that’s just personal preference.
Post # 7
I think it looks very pretty, but I do think you look like you aren’t wearing much makeup: I would suggest checking out Miss Wizard’s DIY makeup on the weddingbee blog:
This was her first try, she didn’t apply enough makeup in some areas and looked a little washed out on camera:
And this was her gorgeous second try:
Definitely think you’ll find some helpful hints there!
Post # 9
@RapunzelRapunzel: Ah yes, I remember these! When I was trying mine it really felt like I was putting a lot on, and it seemed heavy in the mirror, but I guess the photos just don’t capture it all. More it is!
Post # 10
You definitely need more blush. I know it feels like so much, but it barely shows in pictures.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
That is my dress too!! I did a vintage eye and redlip stick. Mine was professionally done, but I think the color scheme could work for you!
Post # 12
@doily: You look gorgeous!
If it helps, this is what it looks like with a point-and-shoot camera with flash:
I don’t have any more makeup on here than in the photo above. Please excuse the crazy hair and my cats’ toys in the background… But yeah, still looks a little blah.
Post # 13
@Narwhal: you have great features and you need to accent those. it doesn’t look like you have makeup on at all. makeup gets washed out a lot in pictures, especially with pro flashes. you should wear at least 50% more to 2x more of what you think you should wear.
your eyes can accommodate a lot more colour as can your cheeks and lips.
i think this will be a nice look for you.
Post # 14
You look lovely!! I think everything you did looks great, but I also think you’ll need to add a bit more. It’s going to feel ridiculous at first, but you’ll look beautiful in photos, and you will get used to seeing your face with a bit more color.
-I would suggest using more blush. Try applying the amount that feel suitable to you, and then take a pic to see how it photographs, and adjust from there, that way you’ll get a feel for how to much to put on.
-I would also suggest using a highlighter on the brow bone and along your check bones for dimension. Try highlighting the inner corners on your eyes with a light colored, shimmery shadow. The highlighting will make your face pop!
-Definitely go for false lashes. Individuals are doable with practice, and look amazingly “natural, but better”!
-Play with adding a deeper color on the outer crease of the eyelid and blending up and out a bit. This is will definitely add glamour when done correctly.
-Have fun with the lipcolor! It depends on what you typically wear, as well as the look/feel of wedding.
When all is done, take indoor photos and outdoor to see how it looks!
Post # 15
I personally think it looks awesome. I don’t wear makeup on an everyday basis, so I am going to try to accomplish the same kind of look. I think the examples shown are too much makeup! But to each there own. Your skin looks flawless, and your eyes look very pretty. If you are going for a more natural look, then you have done a great job 🙂
Post # 16
i would definitely look into false lashes, there is no easier way for your eyes to pop! if you don’t want strips, then try individual flare lashes. i would try lining the waterline of your eye, or making the line above your lashes thicker and darker.
remember that when you’re pressed up against the mirror it can look like alot – step back about 3 feet – this is how close most people will be to you when you’re talking etc. how does it look? that should be the test. and don’t be afraid to put more than you think on – flash will wash you out in photos, and some will wear off through the day.