Post # 1
- Wedding: April 2012 - Calamigos Ranch Malibu
Miss Warbler here asking for a little advice. I had a make-up trial over the weekend and am really conflicted about the results. The lady wouldn’t let me look at my face until she was finished so I couldn’t tell what direction she was going in. I told her I wanted a soft look (medium coverage) with dramatic eyes.
When I finally looked at it I was NOT happy. I thought my face looked cakey and the makeup did not match my complexion at all. It turns out she used a liquid foundation, powder foundation and a setting powder. I am not used to wearing that much make-up so I didn’t feel right. But the artist and my friend who came with me said that much make-up is normal when you’re being photographed because cameras wash everything out. They did take a picture and I looked a lot better on camera, but I still want to look like myself when I’m walking around on my wedding day. Mr. Warbs also agreed with me when I got home, he thought it was way too much make-up.
So, lovely ladies, how much make-up did you wear or are you wearing on your wedding day? Do you think the amount she put on me (two different kinds of foundation) is normal for afircan american women?
Here’s a photo from the trial:
Here’s a photo of the make-up I wore for my engagement shoot. I did this myself and thought I could have used a little more coverage:
Post # 3
I hardly ever wear makeup, especially foundation. I usually do my eyes and call it a day.
My fiancé doesn’t want me wearing any makeup on our wedding day, but thats not happening. I plan on trying out bare mineral for foundation and have a talented friend or makeup artist make my eyes look GREAT for the big day.
Us AA women already have BEAUTIFUL skin so you don’t need much. I would say stick to your comfort zone and accentuate your eyes and cheekbones.
Post # 4
the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and if that much makeup makes you feel less like yourself then you should change it. Maybe just less foundation, you have beautiful skin anyway and don’t really need it, BUT honest opinion – I think the make-up in your trial looks lovely! It WILL photograph beautifully and i think you could even go more dramatic with the eyes and a pop of color in the lips 😉
the great thing about a wedding is that you only get to do it once and you get to dress up more than you normally would – my makeup was definitly more exaggerated than i normally wear (which isn’t much) and i loved it every second of it and still felt like i looked like myself – just even more beautiful.
Post # 5
Hi Bees!! I have a friend who is selling her beauty shop and this includes her Peruvian and Malaysian Remy hair! Please let me know if you would like pics and/or prices! Congrats to all my bees….