(Closed) Make-up trials – What do you think?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I think it looks like a good match to your complexion…my only suggestioon would be to lighten up on the shimmer a bit..it’s always tough to judge how shimmery shadow will look in pictures.  But maybe I am wrong..you said it was a warmer day so perhaps that is to blame.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Looks gorgeous! You did a great job.

 

I think the foundation coverage is fine. I wouldn’t go heavier with it. You could probably go a bit heavier on the eye make-up and the blush, but you did a very nice job.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

That’s wonderful! Your eyes look really great. I’d go just a *tad* heavier on the blush to give you a bit more definition in photographs, especially if your photographer uses flash. I’m so bad with lipstick colors, but for some reason I’m not entirely feeling this one. Maybe it’s too dark?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

I think the foundation looks really good — smooth and great match for your skin!  I’m a big fan of false lashes for weddings — the little teeny single ones look very natural — so my only suggestion would be to try some of them out if you’d like!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ok smash box makes an undereye brightner that is awesome, I would def recommend the eyeshadow primer, see if you can snag a sample, so you don’t have to shell out a lot for one day.

Also I would recommend a bronzer, I went to Sephora, they were so helpful, never used bronzer in my life, and now i’m in love. They taught me to apply it in a butterfly shape. Starting mid forhead swoop down and around your eye, half way onto your cheek, than continue down to around your chin. Repeat on other side of face, lastly, sweep from mid forhead down your nose, to chin. Than hit with a little powder if lines are noticable. It will highlight and accenuate your bone structure. You will see a total difference.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think you did a great job applying the makeup. I’m sure playing around with everything for a few days (colors, etc) will help you land the “perfect” look that you are going for.

I agree with Brushetta on the fake eyelashes. I wore them on my wedding and they looked great. I had bought a pair that was very dramatic, and tried them on ahead of time and thoguht they looked good. However, for some reason, on the day of the wedding, they seemed tooooo dramatic and fake looking. So I used my “backup pair” that were very light and natural looking. They just added a little extra oomph. MAC has quite a few that aren’t too expensive. There are also the drugstore kind, which can actually be just as good if you find the right style that you’re looking for.

FYI, MAC will try to sell you the “DUO” eyelash glue. However, you can buy the exact same brand at the drugstore for less. Plus, MAC only has the really large tubes (that would probably take years to finish!) and the drug store has a smaller tube for a lot less.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

PS- all makeup is going to settle, so I would consider carrying some of it with you to do a little touch up after the ceremony and before the reception. Sometimes, just adding a little more powder/blush and lipstick can do the trick to brighten things back up. And I swear by going over your eyeliner to freshen up– it really helps pull you back together.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If you want your blush to really really last, you can layer a powder over a cream.  I like to layer maybelline dream mat mousse blush in plum (or something like that) under Nars Sin.  Looks like you use peachier colors, but try it-it really works well!

Post # 13
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Newbee

I like the first trial run the best!! I think it looks very natural on you but picks up on the tone of your face. I guess I am just not a fan of heavy makeup. You could probably use a little more blush? But I like the first trial the best. Are you wearing anything in your hair?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

You look lovely!

 

Only two suggestions –

1.  Apply a little more blush just before your photos.  Even professional pics tend to need it.  (I studied photography.)

2.  I’m not engaged but I am a moh who is planning everything for bff.  I found a lipstick (really a lip stain which semi-permanent) online.  I didn’t want to recco anything to bff without testing, so I bought it first.

This stuff is amazing!  I got it at http://www.BridalLipstick.com  You apply 3 super-thin liquidey layers of color and then top with gloss.  (Originally I got the color only.  But the gal who sold it to me said the gloss is really a sealer so I got it.)

If you buy it and don’t like it, they refund with no questions.  (I didn’t like a color I got.) That’s why I was willing to try it.  Now I wear it everyday.

1 application lasts 7-8 hours.  It stings and looks weird if your lips are chapped, so heal your lips first.  btw -anything w/ mineral oil won’t work.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

It looks great!  The shimmer looks great too, but my makeup artist mentioned how some past brides said that the shine can sometimes look sweaty in pics so you may wanna stick w/ mattes… other than that, i love the colors – very cute!

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