Double the amount of make up for pictures????!!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kansas_nurse:  I definitely agree. If I have normal, “natural” makeup on, it won’t show in pictures. But if I’ve gone heavier on my foundation, blush and eye makeup- it may look heavier in person up close, but in pictures it looks just right. 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You should wear more than you typically do if you want it to show up well in pictures. However, I hate the idea that people need to look like a clown in person in order to look good in photos. Find a happy medium!

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not sure if it has to be exactly double, but heavier makeup definitely works better in pictures.  As much as I love make up, I don’t wear a huge ammount on a regular basis, but I’m a singer & actor so I have to wear it a lot for shows or pictures.  Whenever I try to play it down, I’m a little dissapointed in pictures, but when I do heavier makeup, they turn out great.  All of the details don’t really show the way they do in person.  Maybe look through a few other candid pictures of yourself & see if you notice the difference depending on how you did your makeup.

On another note, I did some Latin TV stuff and when they did my makeup, it was the only time I ever felt like it was way over done for pictures!  So I’d go with heavy, but not quite drag. And way worse is Latin TV Drag.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kansas_nurse:  maybe have your friend do your makeup in good lighting and take a few test shots in stages so you can see how it translates in photos and have her build it up as she goes? That way, at each stage you’ll know how it looks in photos and in person. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

You definitely need more makeup for pictures than you do for real life. I used to model and whenever I came home from photoshoots or went to the grocery store, I would get stared at, haha. 

It is worth it to get someone who is an experienced makeup artist for photoshoots/weddings, or at least have one of them teach you how to do it because it’s quite different.

If your finances can’t handle that, YouTube has some great tutorials.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kansas_nurse:  I just googled and found one of the pics & now I feel like I have to share because it’s so ridiculous!!  Here is me at my wedding which is what I thought was a lot of make up, but totally what I wanted and what I think is wedding/photo appropriate.

And here is how they did my make up in Puerto Rico…

Beleive it or not, this was 7 years ago and my wedding was just over a month ago.  I kind of think I look older in this one!

And for the purpose of this post, here’s me with my every day makeup.  Pretty much looks like I’m not wearing any I think.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@kansas_nurse:  Just the other day the SO & I went to the beach and took pics together. I noticed that my face looked AWESOME. My cheeks were rosy and my eyes stood out. Later, we went to the movies and I realized that I put on my make up in a semi-dark room and I looked like a freaking CLOWN. I had SO MUCH make up on! But apparently, that’s what made the photo so nice. 

I would absolutely wear more make up for photos. By the time you get to the reception it’ll have started to fade anyway. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I totally think there’s truth to that advice.
I’d heard it as well when planning our wedding and did a few test runs w/ photos to test it out.
I don’t like to wear too much makeup, but having that extra bit of eyeliner & shadow, and a bit of a darker lip colour really helped with looking more ‘bridal’. (Although I still went pretty light on everything, I think. Depends on your comfort level.) I suggest trying out a few different looks and taking photos of yourself to see what you like most in photos.

For comparison, here’s what I look like with everyday makeup vs. my wedding day makeup:

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know that you need double but you def need more than usual! 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

I think proper contouring, shading, and highlighting is essential. Not necessarily doubling up. Beautiful photos ladies. 

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