Post # 1
So last weekend I posted about my little makeup disaster.
I took your advice and went to Sephora to get a bridal consultation and try the HD makeup. She used HD makeup by Smashbox on me and it worked pretty well.
I ended up spending a lot of money there and buying a TON of makeup, but it’s a lifetime investment, and now I’ll do my own wedding makeup for sure.
I don’t have any pictures of the actual consultation to show you since I forgot my camera at my mom’s house. But, I tried to duplicate the makeup today on my own and it turned out pretty well I think. Might need to do some minor tweaking. I’m not sure if I should line my bottom eyelid or put mascara on the bottom lashes. What do you think?
My skin might still look a little shiny too. Not sure if there is much that can be done about that. I was using the Smashbox HD dual finish micropowder over the top of the foundation. My consultant never told me if I should set that to "matte" or "luminous". So I was just using both. Maybe if I just use "matte" that would take away more of the shine?
Anyway here are the photos. Let me know if you think it is too dark, or if I should change anything.
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Post # 3
the third photo looks a TON better than the job the air-brusher did last time! good work!
if it were me, i might do a tad less eyeshadow (or maybe not use the dark eye shadow all the way up towards your brows.)
Post # 4
I think your makeup looks great- excellent job!!! Really like your eyes and that color of blush on you.
Post # 5
I think it looks really nice. Only one suggestion, though. Try to add a bit more highlight under your brow bone. The shadow looks dark all over your eye so I would add a bit more light shadow there. Ohter than that I think you’ll do a wonderful job on your wedding day!
Post # 6
Yours eyes look fantastic and really POP in the pictures, but your skin comes across as looking too red/orange, especially when compared next to your nautral skin color. You might want to ligten up on the foundation or powder some? Maybe a little less blush… Just a suggestion.
Otherwise, you look very pretty.
Post # 7
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I agree with rabbit – the makeup looks great but the color looks a little off – especially in the first photo. It may have something to do with the lighting.
Other than that I think it looks amazing – I am very impressed that it’s your first try!
Post # 8
It might have been the bronzer that made my face look a little darker. I think I over did it. You apply bronzer all over, right? That’s what the consultant did yesterday and what I did today. But maybe I just had too much bronzer on the brush.
I didn’t have a flash on the camera either – the photos were taken with an iphone, so they might not look exactly like they would look like if taken on an actual digital camera or professional camera.
Post # 9
I think it looks way better and beautiful for your day of make-up!!!!
Post # 10
Congratulations! You did a fabulous job of applying your own makeup. Be assured that any of the tweeks you want to make have nothing to due with how you put the makeup on, but more with the products.
You can eliminate the shine by only using the powder on the matte setting. That will make a huge difference. I do like the bit of glow on your cheeks, so you might want to add a bit of the powder on the luminous setting with your blush.
Your eyes look great! To accent your beautiful eyebrows use a lighter eyeshadow under them, maybe a soft peach or ivory. It would add a professional polish to the look.
Lastly, it is difficult to tell from the photos if the foundation is too dark compared to your neck and chest, or if it is just that you used too much bronzer. The foundation should be no more than 1/2 shade darker than your neck. When you are using a bronzer than be sure to also brush some on your neck and across your chest to make it seem more natural. But use a light hand… my DIY motto is that it is always easier to add a bit more than to take away too much!