Post # 1
- Wedding: Secret's St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Constructive criticism (CC) welcome on any of these pics is more than welcome once again ladies. I really appreciated all the feedback you gave me last time, and although I didn’t actually have all the products or time to incorporate everything previously mentioned this time I around I thought it would still be worth posting the pictures from it.
I focused on my skin more than my eyes this time around – as I think I may have found my new holy grail foundation in the Estee Lauder Doube Wear LIGHT (shade 2)! This makes me very excited, as I have sensitive, acne prone skin that a lot products don’t work well with. I picked up a sample of it from my local department store last week though, and went back two days later to pick up the full size since they had a decent “gift with purchase” deal on at the moment. I’ve been wearing it everyday for the past 5 or 6 days now (even during 10hr shifts at work in a hot environment) and have been very impressed with everything about this foundation. I’ve tried it with and without the NYX Mattifying setting spray and it keep my skin looking great all day either way.
Much happier with the way my lips turned out this time too – although I don’t feel like the lips would be very long lasting in this case. That’s not necessarily a deal breaker though, I don’t mind keeping a gloss with me throughout the day to do touch-ups with if need be.
Things I didn’t do but wish that I had this time…
– Added that extra bit of blush again at the end (it seems to get lost in the photos sometimes)<br />- Added the inner corner and brow bone highlights that were previously suggested
Other things you will definitely be seeing in the next trial run pics…
– These lashes I picked up the other day: <br /> They are the Ardell 101 Demi’s – they seem to be popular and got decent reviews online, so we’ll see ;p<br />- A darker liner on the top and bottom lash line, partially because this will be necessary in order to hide the band of the falsies I think<br />- Maybe a more dramatic look with the shadows next time (I was paying more attention to making my skin look good this time)
Excuse the angry look in the first photo here! This is inside with the flash on…
And here’s a few shots taken on my back deck in natural lighting so you (and I) can see how much different (and less dramatic) the whole look appears in natural light…
Post # 2
- Wedding: October 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
I know your focus was you fave but I love the simplicity of your eye makeup and the falsies will definitely be nice. Now to the face, I’d say add more blush. It might look a little heavy in person, but blush always seems to get drowned out or something in photos. I can see it faintly, but that was my first thought. And then, up to you, but you could add some bronzer to warm up your face a little. Overall, it’s really pretty!
Post # 3
Try to bring your eyeshadow up past your eyelid! It will add dimension and glamour to your eyes and that va-va-voom for the professional photos.
And definitely more bronzer to contour your face.
See this tutorial:
Post # 4
Also try an illuminating foundation or primer so that your skin glows! You have a great complexion.
YouTube and Pinterest will be your BFF if you’re DIY-ing your makeup!
Post # 5
Your complexion looks really good! You have really lovely eyes too but I don’t find the eye shadow color does anything for you. They don’t pop and look a bit drab. Out of curiosity why have you opted to do your own makeup for your big day?
Post # 6
I saw your last post and honestly don’t find anything much different in this trial run. You are a very pretty girl and I don’t think the application is giving you that fresh faced bridal look you are going for. The last pic the make up looks pretty good but in the others it looks like end of day makeup. More specifically the eyeliner/ eyeshadow under the eye looks like smudged or worn eye makeup. If you have a sephora near by they will do free “lessons.” I believe they have and eye lesson and a blush and bronzer lesson. Also keep practicing and don’t be afraid to go a little more bold GL!
Post # 7
I think you could use some rouge, and maybe a bit more rose colored lipstick for your lips
But you look very nice and I have to say that you look like a younger sister of Princess Mary of Denmark 🙂
Post # 8
You look great! Natural but gorgeous.
Post # 9
- Wedding: Secret's St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Thanks for all the feedback ladies. I feel like if I go too far outside my eye with the shadows that it will end up looking much more “done up” than I want it to for the big day.
We are getting married at a resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica (Secret’s St. James) and although my wedding package does include hair and makeup services on site, not only do they get mixed reviews from a lot of other brides when it comes to their makeup, but I also have sensitive skin and can break out or have a reaction with new products sometimes. So I would be reluctant to let a makeup artist apply too many products that I was not familiar with the day of the wedding. Also, being that she is Jamaica and I am in Canada – there will be no test runs or makeup trials.
I am confident in my own makeup skills, as I do prefer a more natural look. I understand why some of you may suggest that I try a different colour on the eyes, like a purple or pink, but I find that even when toned down, those colours end up looking very unnatural on me most of the time.
Maybe I will try a more pink/purple look next time, and also go a little more dramatic with the blush and bronzer as well.
And Nijntje: Thank you, I will take that as a great compliment! Not familiar with that family, but she is gorgeous!
Found a few good inspiration pics last night though. The first one here is more along the lines of the look I want to end up with I think…
These two are also nice, although still a little bit more dramatic than what I want to do I think. Although they do showcase the fake lashes nicely…
Post # 10
Your foundation looks much better than last time. No more shine! You can add a highlighter to the tops of your cheeks to give a sheen without making your skin look shiny if you want to add some definition to your skin. I do think you need to add a little more blush but you’ve already mentioned that. The lip color is also much better than the previous color! Those lashes are nice but I have a feeling they’re going to be a little too dramatic for you. I would suggest the Ardell 105, 110, or 124 if the ones you got don’t work out.
Post # 11
So, your makeup looks really pretty, but to me it looks like you’re going to the office, as opposed to a wedding. I totally understand if you’re not the makeup type, but just remember that often makeup looks much less vibrant in photos, so you might look totally barefaced!
I’d suggest going a little darker on the shadow (including using darker liner), using highlighter on your brow bones, cheek bones, and along the bridge of your nose, and using a more vibrant blush. That said, I’m a makeup junkie and usually go for really bold looks, so it’s also a matter of personal preference.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm
Your foundation looks really good and you have amazing eyebrows. I have a couple suggestions; more blush, take your eyeshadow up just a bit higher (not necessarily in that same color, but a matte shade close to your skin tone to help blend it), some dark liner on the upper lid (this will also help camoflauge the line from the falsies), and maybe a lit bit of a light shimmery color on the inner 1/3 of your eyes. Your makeup looks very minimal and pretty but I think you’ll want to amp it up just a bit for the wedding. Photography always makes makeup seem less than what it is and I’m afraid it will look like you’re not wearing any.
Post # 13
I think you did a great job giving your face a flawless look as a base – in other words, kind of a blank canvass. I think you definitely need to add bronzer to your skin – you can search on-line for tutorials if you need as to where to put it but you basically want to put it where the sun would hit your face… top of your forehead, bridge of your nose, top of your cheeks etc. Adding the bronzer will help to give you a little bit of contouring, and will define your cheeks even more. You also definitely need to add more blush. If you’re ont used to wearing it it’ll look funny to you, put on enough so that you feel almost like you look like a clown (i.e. give yourself rosie cheeks). Now is the time to try different things out… once you have it on, go take more pictures, I guarantee that enough blush to look beautiful in pictures is a lot of blush (seemingly) in the mirror. Regardless, I think you’ve got the hardest part down – giving yourself a beautiful blank canvass to work with… 🙂
Post # 14
Overall I think it looks great. That being said, I would add more blush. Several people have suggested bronzer but I would be very cautious with bronzer as the wrong kind may look fine in person but photograph orange.