Hair and Makeup Has Been A Nightmare..Need Some Input

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

By FAR – the first one looks better.  Guys tend to like the more natural look. You have to remember though that you have to go with what makes YOU feel most beautiful. On your wedding day, I will guarantee he will only be looking at you and your smile and not your hair or makeup. Plus, makeup needs to be heavier for pictures, which guys don’t understand. 

I will say I’m not a fan of the lip color on you with the first. Maybe something more mauve colored would look better? 

Go with how you feel on this one. 

Post # 5
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

The first one looks so so so much better!  You will want that extra coverage for pictures & really whatever makes you feel the best!!  I guarantee your dad & FH will love you & think you look beautiful no matter what!

Post # 6
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I am voting for the first one but with modifications; I think if the eyeliner is a bit softer (especially on the bottom) it will open your eyes up some more, and I don’t *love* that lip color on you; maybe a different red, or a softer color to work as a counterpoint to the dark eyes? But PPs are right, guys don’t think about how makeup will photograph and they’ll think you’re gorgeous when you’re all done up in your dress on your big day, no matter what makeup style you choose!

Post # 7
4135 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go for another trail and find a happy medium. 

Post # 8
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like the second one better, because it looks more natural. I think a mix between them would be good, but toning down the eyes and the lip in the first one. Both look very pretty though! 

Post # 10
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I like the 2nd one, I love your freckles and the eye make up. I also like the subdued lip color. It’s all very natural and lovely. That said, you look way more happy the first go round and I think that’s really important. What do you like about each look and what type of look did you want for your big day?

Post # 11
3242 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

#1 but with a lighter more pinky lipstick shade. I think it’s too much with really heavy eye makeup and bright lips.

Post # 12
77 posts
Worker bee

So I’m not an expert on this stuff, but it looks like there are 3 major differences between the two:

1. Way more eyeliner under your eyes on look 1

2. Darker smoky eyeshadow on look 1

3. Look 2 is more “glowy” and natural on your skin, while look 1 is more pale with pink blush.

It’d be helpful to you to know what part of look 1 your fiancé didn’t like – was it the eyes or the paleness? I’m with you that the 1st look is better overall, but I think it’s largely the eyes that make it better, especially the darker/smokier browbone color. If he didn’t like the eyes, you could probably make that much more natural just by cutting back on the heavy under-eye eyeliner. If he didn’t like the paleness, you could go with the glowy skin look of 2 while keeping the more dramatic eyes from look 1. (If it were me, I’d go with the skin and under-eye of 2, and the upper-eye of 1.)

Post # 13
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree wth hollyberry, I love the first but thinks it needs a lighter pink lip. 

Post # 14
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I prefer the first for both hair and make up. Except for the lipstick color. The curls on the first are soft and pretty! 

Post # 15
1028 posts
Bumble bee

DaniDev143:  Personally, I would continue looking for another make-up and hair stylist because neither trial gave you the look you’re going for. If they’re professionals, they should be able to handle any look/hairstyles and it doesn’t seem like either make-up/hair stylist can. One went way too heavy and the other looks like an everyday look. I personally don’t like either look and think you can do way better. You’re a gorgeous girl and they just aren’t cutting it. 

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