Post # 1
First post here. I’m doing diy makeup for my forest wedding. My fiance doesn’t like makeup and we are having a fairly laidback outdoor wedding, so I don’t want to look too madeup. I’ve been experimenting with colours. Here is my latest try. I didn’t do the whole foundation step, so my skin doesn’t look great. Mostly I was focussing on colours.
I like this in real life, but in pictures I’m not so happy. I have olive toned skin and I’m worried that these pinky colours look too cool on me.
I’d appreciate any feedback.
Post # 3
pretty! my only suggestion would be that you look a bit white around your eyes. maybe use the bronzer? or whatever you used on the rest of your face around your eyes too
Post # 4
It seems a bit heavy for a casual wedding to me but I rarely wear makeup at all so I may not be the best judge. Maybe just a bit less rouge and eye makeup?
Post # 5
@JenGirl: i agree with this too, for a forest wedding i would do i light/nude lip and more of a bronzed/sunkissed cheek and maybe more of brown colors for the eyes
Post # 6
I’m going with dark liner too! Looks pretty!
Post # 7
i like it, just the lip color should be lighter
Post # 8
I would do less concealer under the eyes – it’s photographing really white.
for your lips I’d do more of a pinky brown (shiny – not frosted)
maybe some highlighter/bronzer to give your skin a softer look? The base looks heavy
you have a beautiful face!!! The makeup just needs to look a little more natural
Post # 9
I would change the lip color. It’s coming off very fuscia. I would do something closer to your natural lip color.
Post # 10
Like PP, i like the overall look, but think it would be better with browns and peach colors, ESP for outdoor, informal wedding.
Maybe some bronzer with a peach tone for the cheeks, a nude/tan eyeshadow with some shimmer. Add a peachy pink lipgloss/lipstick and it would look fantastic
Post # 12
I cant remove your makeup but the idea I had was a nude pink shimmery lip with grey liner, grey-green shadow and remove the liner.
Post # 13
You’re getting a very white, ashy look where your concealer is applied. If you have dark undereye circles, I would consider using a color corrector to neutralize the color of the circles before you apply a (light) layer of your regular concealer. That will prevent the ashy look under the eyes.
Your eyes are gorgeous. You might want to consider just having your brows cleaned up a bit to really let them pop!
Post # 14
Thanks everyone for your really helpful comments. Here’s another try. I think my concealer is really too light (as many of you said), so I tried using my foundation as a concealer. I used a warmer blush and bronzy colours on the eyes. I also just used a pinky lip gloss. These photos are taken without natural light, so they look a bit darker. This look is pretty close to what I wear on a regular basis, so I like it but it seems a little “ordinary” to me. THanks for the tip about getting my brows done — that will probably help. I’ve also been wondering about lash extensions. Do you like this try better? The advantage of doing my makeup myself is that I can keep trying!
Post # 15
Very pretty and natural! Using your foundation instead of the concealer you used before was a huge improvement!
I think this will be a very pretty, soft no-makeup sort of look–while still giving you enough coverage for the cameras.
You are super brave for doing this yourself, and I’ll bet it’ll have a huge payoff when your fiance sees you looking like the girl he knows and loves!
Post # 16
I think the updated pictures look great, especially the lip color. I loved your eyes in the original pictures and think you could pull it off (slightly darker eyes) with the toned down lip color.
I also don’t think you need eyelash extensions, especially for an outdoor wedding. Your natural lashes are nice and dark which contrasts really well with your light eyes.