Post # 1
I took some before and afters playing around with my makeup today. Not the most flattering pictures but I wanted to see if the hive had any suggestions. I plan day of wearing false eyelashes, and my eye brows will be in much better shape the day of!
Oh, in my first picture I have a wrap around robe on! I just realized I look naked!
I am not blessed with the best skin. I have had bad acne problems for almost as long as I can remember. The goal with my makeup for the day of is to hide scars and blemishes, play up the baby blues, and stay shine free!
After (without flash):
After (with flash):
With the flash I can see my foundation color is too white. But I was just using my normal every day color and plan on purchasing some long lasting foundation is the right shade when I get closer to the date (July 24). Who knows if my skin will have seen some sun by then!
So what do you think hive, any suggestions?
Post # 3
Very pretty! Your comment about the first picture made me laugh. 🙂 I think you did a wonderful job with your skin and making your eyes pop. My only suggestion would be a tiny bit of bronzer at your temples for contouring. You’re going to look beautiful!
Post # 4
Looks great! I love love love that lipstick shade on you. It goes really well with your baby blues 🙂
Post # 5
Hmmm for some reason, your pictures dont work for me…I can’t see em!
Post # 6
Very nice!! You definitely know what you’re doing with make up! The eyes look great, so does the lip color. The only thing I’d add is some bronzer, just like beffielou said. How long did it take for you to do a full face?
Post # 7
you look great. your eyes and lips look awesome. great job.
Post # 8
Hi your skin looks great. I have similar skin to yours and it’s very oily too. Can i ask what foundation you used?
Post # 9
Thanks for the replies everyone! I’m glad you all liked it! I left the house for class and just got back. The makeup held up pretty good for 4 hours of walking in the heat, sitting in class, and eating (minus the lipcolor…boo). I just went ahead and touched up the shine with a translucent powder. I want to see how it holds up for the rest of the day!
And here are some specific replies to questions:
beffielou Thanks! Yeah, I looked at the picture and thought.. oh no! I look topless! I thought a qualifier we needed 🙂 I will look into the bronzer, thanks for the tip!
Lorienne I am a bit dissapointed with the lipstick though. Loved the color, but it didn’t last very long. I used a stain and then a 6 hour gloss over it and neither lasted the 4 hours I was gone (or through my lunch!)
EAQ219 Thanks! I did theater and stage makeup for awhile, so I’m trying to blend that knowledge (aka look like a crossdresser up close so that it photographs well under stage lights and far away) with my everyday, not scary in person look. My whole face took 15-20 minutes. A good portion of that time was waiting for liner/mascara/lip color to dry and then move on!
nicola31I actually started using Neutrogena’s Skin Clearing Oil Free Makeup last month. It has a little bit of Salicyic acid in it for acne!
Post # 10
Figured I’d let you all know what I used! I am in college and dont have a bunch of money to buy expensive makeup for everyday wear, so you’ll find that most of what I used can be purchased in your local drugstore.
Foundation: Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Foundation in Natural Ivory. I plan on purchasing a long lasting HD type foundation when it’s closer to the big day
Concelear: Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free Concelear in Light.
Setting Powder: Loreal Hydra Prefecte in Light
Blush: Ulta Mineral Blush in Camilla, Ulta Blush in Girly and Afterglow
Eye Primer: MAC Paints Bare Canvas
Eye Shadows: MAC Mylar Satin (for highlighting under brows), MAC Malt Matte (all over lid color), MAC Embark Matte (for crease), Loreal Desert Sunrise eyeshadow quad (has similar colors to the MAC shadows listed with as bit of sparkle)
Eyeliner: MAC Fluid Line in Black
Mascara: Covergirl Lash Blast Lux in Black Platinum (this is my favorite mascara of all time. I love it better than most expensive brands! I have it in waterproof too)
Lips: Covergirl Outlast Lipstain in I have no idea! (I purchased a cheapie lipstain because the concept terrified me! It didnt last at all which is a reflection of the price I’m sure, but I will be purchasing a much better but similar color) and Loreal Infallible Lip Glos in Coral Sands (nice every day gloss, but wont be using for the wedding)
NOTE: I didn’t use primer, because I cant wear it everyday. I normally only apply it when I am going to be photographer so it doesnt cause me to break out.
Post # 11
You look gorgeous! The lip color is beautiful!