Post # 1
I had my boudoir shoot yesterday, so I had my makeup professionally done at MAC and had my hair stylist add my Sally’s clip-in extensions.
I’ve never had a full makeup makeover before. I typically use cream to powder foundation (pressed) and no other foundation. My face felt so heavy and thick with all the MAC foundation products on and I later noticed that it seemed to have orange undertones. She applied the eye makeup heavy but said she needed to for that type of shoot. She also added fake lashes but they looked too fake to me.
FI knew I was doing a makeup trial (he thought for the wedding) so he said NO WAY to that look for the wedding. My eyelashes are already long and thick – now I’m thinking maybe I don’t do fakes for the wedding? This honestly doesn’t even look like me, and I want to look like myself for the wedding.
I definitely DO NOT want this heavy of makeup for the wedding, but now I’m trying to decide if I should just do my own makeup or tell them to tone it down at MAC. What do you think?
This is my before – last Saturday at FI’s birthday party. I’m not wearing a lot of makeup and would definitely go thicker for the wedding (plus add a lipstick):
This is after the boudoir shoot so the makeup, if anything, was a little lighter than she originally had it.
I rubbed some of the eyeshadow off – definitely a little softer, but I’m thinking the lashes are just too much?
LOVED the extensions … although I think I’m doing an up-do for the wedding.
Post # 3
Just ask MAC to tone it down a little… Don’t forget that in photos makeup doesnt show up nearly as heavy as it does in real life, so you’ll need more than you usually wear. I’ve seen brides who looked like drag queens in person, turn out fresh and natural looking in photos.
Post # 4
@MissNoodles: That’s my concern though. So then I’ll look great in my photos, but I’ll look like a drag queen in front of all the guests AT the wedding? Which is worse?! I don’t want to look like a freak in person, or have people say, “Wow, that doesn’t even look like her.”
Post # 5
Show up at the MAC counter in your every day makeup, rather than none, and tell them to give you something in between your daily look, and the bridal look they created for you. By all means, tell them to skip the lashes if they’re too extreme for you. You have very light eyes, and they stand out beautifully without the “pop” of falsies. Also, the makeup will look more appropriate with your gown, jewelry, hair etc… rather than jeans and a T. 🙂
Post # 6
I like your natural skin color better than the yellowish foundation in the trial pics. Maybe you could ask them to tone it down a bit, or to mix in some foundation that has a little more pink in it. As for eyelashes, maybe you could just do individual lashes and they’ll make your eyes sparkle, but won’t look so intense/fake?
Also, you have gorgeous eyes and your hair looks awesome! I’d never guess that you had extensions!
Post # 7
you look gorgeous! i love love love it!
Post # 8
I really like your boudoir look, even the lashes! But if you feel like they are too much for the actual day then I would pass on them. Or maybe get eyelash extensions just to the outer lashes (kinda pricey though), or some fakes added to just the outer lashes. Eva Longoria’s lashes have this look and I absolutely adore it, kinda like a doe-eyed effect. I would say keep your make-up to something you dont mind looking at in the mirror the day of. I’m not a big make-up wearer on a day to day basis and to look like a drag queen in person the day of would freak me out. Plus, so many eyes will be on you that day you want to look beautiful and like yourself, only a select few will be enjoying the photos in years to come. Plus, if your FI is like mine, he looks the more natural looks and would want me to look like myself. Your wedding will have such good memories that when you look at the photo I doubt you’ll be saying “Oh, I wish I wore more blush etc”, you’ll be be remembering what a fabulous day it was!
Post # 9
It may seem like a lot because it’s not something you’re used to and, well, you know, it’s your face. But really, I think it looks beautiful. Not too much from my point of view.
Post # 10
I think it will look fine on the day of. I actually like the lashes and everything. I think that once you are all “done up” and the make-up actually matches your attire, you won’t feel so much like a drag queen.