Post # 1
Two weeks ago I did a makeup & hair trial. Haven’t been feeling well so never bothered to post any.
The hair I liked alot. I wear my hair in a ponytail everyday and usually wear it down when we go somewhere. So I knew I wanted atleast a 1/2 up do so I can wear my veil ontop of the head towards the back instead of in the back under the hair. So it works great.
Looking at them now I am debating on if I like the makeup.
I loved the “smokey” eye she did but I wasn’t a huge fan of the brown and gold tone she used. I’ve never had makeup professionally done nor have I ever seen myself with this much makeup on..
I am thinking maybe black and plum tones may go better with my hazel eyes? I dont know if its just my skin or if she just did a quick run for a trial but does my skin look uneven?
I’m not a huge makeup person so I might just be over reacting or not seeing what others see. I think overall it’ll look great when its done on my wedding day. I’m just worried about color choices
Let me know please!!
Post # 3
Also.. not a fan of that pink lip gloss stuff. I would prefer a nude/natural lip color if I’m going with a dark smokey eye.
Post # 4
I love the shadow and lashes! I think you can go lighter on the liner so it doesn’t look too harsh.
And I’m with you on the lip color. If you stay in the pink family, go a shade lighter. Watch out for nudes though, I tend to think they make teeth look yellow, at least for me I think they do.
I love the hair!
Post # 5
You mentioned that you arent into makeup and dont wear much of it on a regular basis – with that in mind I think you should go for a more ‘natural” look. My philosophy is that brides should look like a better version of themselves on their wedding day and NOT like a totally different person. To be honest, I think the makeup artist used all the wrong colors and used too heavy a hand. I love your natural look in your icon photo – you have a natural beauty that I think the heavy handed makeup distracts from.
Post # 6
My problem with makeup is that I don’t really know how to apply it correctly or what tones work with my skin. I have a lazy eye as well that I can’t really see that great with, so it’s harder to do eye makeup.
The liquid foundation I use I personally think looks okay but in pictures it makes me look really pale. I asked her for a “natural” look, and told her I don’t wear a ton of makeup.
My face gets red super easy. I just want a matte finish that looks smooth and clean. Not harsh and dry like it does on me everyday.
I usually use baby lotion on my face in the morning before putting makeup on because I have dry skin.
Any other ideas would be appreciated!
Post # 7
I love the hair and love the eye makeup. I think the brown and gold tones look great with your hazel eyes. Plum would possibly look good too. I have hazel eyes myself and I’m always on the fence about whether plum looks right.
I agree with you in going with a more toned down lip. I think pink lemonade by MAC is a good color to go with, its a bit less pink. http://copious.com/listings/mac-pink-lemonade-lip-glass-new-in-box-100-authentic-free-shipping
Post # 8
You could try watching some tutorials on YouTube.com or go to Sephora, Mac, or a Lancôme make up counter. At the make up counter they can educate you on what to wear and how to apply it. I would recommend starting with a primer or moisturizer before applying foundation. Some people use both. I just use Neutrogena moisturizer, oil-free, most days. Next you’ll need a foundation with a green base. The green base will neutralize the pink/reddish tones. Last, you’ll need a matte powder to set the foundation. Lancôme makes a great matte dual finish powder. It can be worn alone but I prefer it over my foundation. A good bronzer will enhance you cheeks. You can also apply a small amount on your nose, chin and forehead. For your eyebrows, you can find an eyeshadow powder or eyebrow powder to match your eyebrows. This will enhance your eyebrows and fill in sparse areas. As far as actual eyeshadow goes, I’d recommend plum shades. You want to cover your entire lid up to your brow bone with the lightest color. Next, take the second lightest color and work that color from the center of your lid to the outer edge of your eye, up to the brow bone. Last, take your darkest shade and work this on the outer corner for a more dramatic look. If you have a nice brush you can use it blend the edges together. I would recommend a liner, as well. You could do plum or black. But black will make your eyes pop. Line both lids with the liner. Liquid liner will be more dramatic. Finally, you’ll need a mascara in black. For the lips, I’d go nude or subtle since you are doing dramatic eyes. If you go to a MAC make up counter or make an appointment they will complete a look for you. They’all also show you how they did it and what they used. Good Luck!:-)