I don't want to look like a child bride!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Busy bee

For your wedding day, the wedding dress, makeup, and hair *really* will help. Creating contours on your face with a darker shade of foundation/bronzer can also add some years. Don’t go for bubblegum pink shades for your lips or anything too glossy. Darker eyes are good – but still keeping things ‘natural’. Shaping your eyebrows could help, but if that’s not your thing, then that’s fine. You have a young look, and there is only so much you can do for it. Beyond your styling, how you carry yourself is important too – are you confident and graceful or nervous and awkward? 

Not for your wedding day – since attire is pretty much taken care of – but part of your young look (and your FIs) is your clothes. Both of you are dressed fine for people in their early/mid-20s, but also fine for people in their mid-teens. The outfits are ambiguous. If you want to look older when you go out shopping, put a well fitting suit on (you’ll get *much* better service too).

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

I second what the PP said. Eyebrows can make a lot of difference. I really love the shape of your brows, but if you thinned them out a bit, you’d probably look a bit older. Also, maybe a hairstyle with some layers or curl it? Straight hair or hair in a pony tail makes me think people are younger. I get asked a lot how old I am too. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2000

I third it, but when you get carded at 31, you will love it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Jw1724:  MOHlookingForIdeas:  I totally agree with bronzer. It will give a little contouring and depth to your face, something us old crones are blessed with. I’m guessing you’re 24-25? An easy way to look a little more “mature” is to color your hair a little darker. Get it done professionally, though. the only thing worse than a botched home hair-lightening job is streaky brown from a box of dye. You can also chop off your hair, but I don’t suggest it. There is only a small window in your adult life that you can get away with long hair. 

You have fine hair, like mine. I bet you wash your hair every day? Get some volume with skipping a couple day’s washing and use dry shampoo (Oscar Blandi powder is the best). you can get a little bottle for 11$ from Sephora that will last you months. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Jw1724:  Go with a matte bronzer. AVOID SPARKLE! Sparkley bronzer looks ridiculous in the daylight. stick with a neutral brown, avoid anything with orange. I like Nars contouring kit, but in reality, one shade of a brown blended in key area (hollows of cheek bones, along hairline) should suffice. If you get a sparkley one, it won’t contour. The point of contouring is to create depth  (light draws the eye, dark creates depth). 

I have same hair as you. I learned that you have to “train” your hair into not being washed everyday. I used to wash my hair everyday and it would get so oily at the roots. Eventually, I decided it was insane and changed my routine. Turned out that my scalp was so dry from overwashing (and using cheap shampoo) that it would get excessively oily. It created a vicious cycle. It took a week or two to train my hair into not being washed but now I go 2, maybe three days without washing. It has never had so much shine, volume, and texture in my life. Not to mention less breakage and split ends!

Note: not all dry shampoos are the same. I like powder with my fine hair bcs it gets right on the scalp to absorb oil without leaving a weird film on my hair like sprays do. Also, another trick is to apply dry shampoo before you go to bed. It takes a couple hours for the powder to really suck up oil. Also, natural bed head will give a little more volume at the root. When I do this, I just hit the ends with a curling iron to even out any weird kinks I got sleeping, and I’m good to go. You’ll find your hair will hold curl or wave better too.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

Jw1724:  I don’t think you look that young.  Everyone on your wedding day will know you’re not a child, and anyone who doesn’t know you will be tipped off that you’re an adult by the white dress and veil.  Don’t worry about it!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Definitely use some brow pencil I think.  You can purchase brow templates really cheap for a thick bold brow.  You would be amazed at how much more mature it would make you look!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

Jw1724:  I think it does make a difference! There’s a ton of videos on YouTube for curling hair. I usually do mine with my straightener. It takes some practice, but once you get the hang of it, it’s super easy. You could also try a lip gloss. Coral looks good on just about anybody. If you don’t like gloss (I don’t either) you can try a tinted lip stain and then layer chapstick over top. Maybelline used to make a nice lip stain – not sure if they still sell it or not. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ugh, I’m *just* 27 and wish I looked half as young and fresh as you!!! And I don’t mean young like you look 16, because I don’t think you do – especially not in your other post. I mean it as in healthy and glowing and vibrant.

A little more volume with your hair and darker and shaped eyebrows will go a long way. I can already see a difference between your first pictures and the one where you’re all made up. I do like your eyebrows as they are, but thinning them out might be the only thing you really have to do. 

I think a lot of it too has to do with how you carry yourself and how you speak. I know I sound like a 10 year old on the phone, for example but people treat me differently in person than on the phone, especially when I am having one of those days where I’m feeling like I am the most successful awesome woman ever. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Don’t thin out your eyebrows too much…..that makes pple look way older than they are and it’s kinda goofy looking. Thicker eyebrows are in right now. Maybe go to a salon spa and tell the esthetician to just “clean them up” a bit to give you a more polished look.

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