Post # 1
I’m considering some very subtle Falsies or just mascara and I think that might be enough for the wedding.
Do you think that would be okay in photos though? Maybe powder is necessary against shine..
Do you think one could get away with just those 2?
Post # 2
babycuddlebee: I plan on wearing a full face of makeup, applied with a light hand. I have some redness from old scarring on my cheeks, and I want to cover that up, alonside my massively dark undereye circles, so powder wouldn’t be enough on its own for me.
Post # 3
I had a major issue with this for my wedding because I have freckles all over my face that I LOVE and they look really weird half covered up, and I would’t look like myself on my wedding day if they were fully covered. I had a lot of push back from salons when I was looking for a stylist because the majority said that I would regret not having full face. I finally found someone who did just a light “clear” powder to just keep my face from being shiny, and focused mostly on natural eye make up and lipstick. I can’t remember if I had blush or not. The pictures came out amazing and I look like myself!
Post # 4
I’m aiming for a dewy, natural look, but will be attempting some contouring and blush, etc. I’m doing my own makeup, but since I don’t wear anything more than eye liner, I’m getting a lesson and buying supplies from a beauty shop. I’m going to be requesting foundation, concealer, powder, etc, just in case my skin doesn’t cooperate, though I’m going to try some light, mineral ones!
Post # 5
babycuddlebee: Well I’m so naturally gorgeous that all I wore was eyeliner and lipgloss! Lol!! The 2nd part of that is true anyway. Never been a heavy make up person at.all.
Post # 6
babycuddlebee: just remember, if you are having a professional photographer, the cameras they use will capture everything. So you want to have some foundation to cover up any flaws you don’t want to come out in pictures. I like the natural look too, but I didn’t want to look like I wasn’t wearing any either
Post # 7
I am going for a more natural makeup look but you do need a bit more for pictures. I felt like I had too much blush on, but then when I got my bridal portrait proofs back, I looked great and natural. You can skip heavy foundation if you are happy with your skin though. Falsies make a world of difference.
Post # 8
nanoinfinity: contouring is a great idea. That’s like shading and highlighting right?
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Make-up is NOT a requirement for getting married. Wear as little or as much as you are comfortable wearing. If mascara and powder are the right level of make-up for you, then go for it.
Post # 10
CaroBee: Blusher is a good idea. Funny how much you can get away with in pictures. It’s almost like we really do expect to see a “blushing bride” !
Daizy914: Yep we need to highlight our good points!
RedHeadKel: I guess the wedding day is not the day to start experimenting with tons of make-up if you never have before. No-one would recognise us! Sometimes people do their hair a new color AS WELL and people think the groom’s found someone else lol
nanoinfinity: P.S your nickname sounds like an amazing beauty product! 🙂
LaurenKK: I can’t believe the salons would try to persuade you to do something other than what you request! It’s almost like they weren’t confident in their own ability to do the natural look. Maybe that’s a challenge for some artists, because they’re so color confident by now, they don’t know where to begin with the natural look 😉
Laululintu: Yes redness is always a worry. I have a heat allergy so I need to wear factor 50 in the sun and I guess drink more cold water? lol. Have you tried Bare Minerals though, that is good stuff and looks sheer – as long as you deal with any large pores first (steam, masks and they have a great exfoliator it’s like a face lift but you’d have to test it in an area first if you have redness to start with)
Post # 12
babycuddlebee: I’m getting married during the winter, and am prone to dehydrated skin, so mineral foundation would require some serious prep to make sure my face didn’t end up looking massively chalky.
Post # 13
I really didn’t wear that much makeup for my wedding and the pictures look awesome. I just wore some powder (everyday minerals matte- looks GREAT in pictures), blush, a little bronzer for contouring, a light eyeliner, eyeshadow, a natural colored lipstain, and mascara. I have really long eyelashes that are one of my best features, so I would feel silly wearing falsies. I have freckles that my fiance LOVES, and I really just don’t like the look of insane amounts of makeup (in real life OR in photos). I got many comments on my makeup. Some of my bridesmaids did have makeup artists and had full face makeup done, and honestly I like mine better- even in pictures.