Post # 1
Had my makeup trial yesterday. I’m not sure what to think about it. I hate thinking that it might not have turned out too successfully. I’ve been having problems with my hair trial, and now to have problems with the makeup is just annoying too!
So I went to the salon yesterday with my makeup inspiration photos in hand. I wanted a natural look with brown eyeshadows. I told her I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis so I was concerned about foundation feeling too heavy. She suggested we do “airbrushing” for my base. I had heard of this from this website and seemed to remember other brides saying good things about airbrushing so I went ahead and told her we could try that out.
It seemed like it looked ok at first, but as the day went on I wasn’t so sure I was sold on the “airbrushing” technique. My skin just looked really pale because of it. I think she might have put too much blush on me, which made my skin look even paler, but I don’t know. Either that or she didn’t match the airbrush foundation color correctly to my skin color. She was mixing two different colors together to get a match to my skin color, but I’m still not sure she got it right!
Here are the pics – I thought the eyes looked decent, but maybe a little dark. Do you think a brown eyeliner would look better? I want to look natural but still have enough makeup on to look good in photos.
And what should I do about this airbrushing problem? You can see that as the day went on it seemed to look worse (look at the photo with the pink lei in it.) Should I have her switch to a different type of foundation for the day of? Problem is, what if I don’t like how that looks! I hate to have to pay for another trial again just to see what that would look like! Especially after all the problems I’ve been having with my hair trials!
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Post # 3
I agree the foundation is NOT right and too light for your skin tone!
I really liked the eyes; however, I feel like your left eye is darker than your right eye in the pics! I would try doing it with only eyeliner on the top and no eyeliner on the bottom I think it is a little dark and thick under your lash line (I personally prefer my lower eyeliner to be above the lash line)
Because you are not happy with it I would talk to her and see if she will give you another trial for free! The purpose of the trial is to ensure you will be happy with your make-up on the big day and if you are not happy with the trial you should get another one for free or at least a discounted price!
Post # 4
whoa! unless your makeup artist was going for the geisha look, she went overboard with the airbrush pallor, i think!
you are so pretty… do you need to have airbrushed foundation? i think NO.
i also like the shadow shade around your eyes, the pretty brown works well with your coloring.
but the mask of pale foundation is too much….i don’t think you need major foundation, anyway. your skin looks great, and fresh.
you could get someone (maybe someone with better judgment) to apply some concealer here and there, and a sheer sheer light foundation.
maybe if you were going to be out all night in a dark place, this mask effect might be good– but in daylight, with tons of cameras focused on your face? no, no, no.
Post # 5
Do you girls have any recommendations for brands of foundation I should use? Maybe I could just buy one and bring it into the makeup artist for her to use for the wedding day?
I heard to stay away from mineral makeup because that reflects light in photos. Is there a certain brand I should look for that might work well with my skin color?
Post # 7
Your eyes look great! But you may want to consider doing something different with the blush!!
Post # 8
I would definitely go to Sephora and try the Makeup Forever HD foundation. It made me look flawless on my wedding day.
Post # 9
I second Sephora. I really think your MUA used the wrong shade. If you’re not happy with it, don’t let her airbrush again. Also, I agree there is too much blush there.
I’d also try the MAC counter as well. You either love MAC or you don’t, and I hear more positive reviews than negative.
Post # 10
I like the eyes and lips
I’m not digging the foundation or blush. The blush is too…peachy maybe? And too much on the apples of your check. It makes you look flushed, but not in a good way. Maybe a softer shade, almost a mauvey pink would compliment your lighter skin tone better? Not sure, but that peachy/coral doesn’t do much for you
I’ve been practicing with the HD makeup from Sephora and I’m wearing it in a wedding on Saturday. I had Clinique Superfit on for the day of my wedding and boy was I impressed with it!!! My makeup artist did a stellar job! Last wedding I was in we had Aveda and I looked like I had nothing on 5 hours later.
That last pic makes you look like you have pinkish skin. Do you tend to flush or do you have rosacea?? Clinique has some anti-redness creams and powders that would help with that. I’ve heard good things. If you’re flushing in that pic, imagine how bad it’ll be after dancing!!!
Post # 11
I know you migth feel wierd wearing this much makeup if you don’t on a regular basis. Also I hate going to salons and stuff for special occassions they do what they want not neccessaryly what will look good on you. I went to a salon and got my makeup done for prom one year. I whore a baby blue dress and have pale skin with blue eyes. No kidding they put dark black eye shaddow on me and horrible foundation. I looked horrible went home washed it off and put my own on. I also dont whear allot of make up an want a natural look. You Know what you like better then anyone else buy some make up and try some on. Since your not used to wearing tons dont wear tons. Im only wearyin mascara thin eyeliner a pounder foundation a little blush and lipstick thats all. I like to use the physicians formula organic foundation it evens out skin tone without making you look so pale. Good Luck.
Post # 12
I’m not so sure about the mineral makeup comment. A girlfriend of mine is a make-up artist who only uses bare escentuals, and her brides look amazing. Lasts all day too- maybe something you’d want to look into.
Post # 13
I agree with going for a darker foundation / lighter blush, definitely not airbrush– I second sleepylittlesailor here, you’re gorgeous so you don’t really need it! I think your eyes look beautiful, but I’m concerned you don’t seem comfortable with your overall look… have you considered changing your makeup artist? I know it can be a real bummer, but maybe it’s still time to look somewhere else.
I love Lancôme’s Color Ideal foundation, it looks very natural and blends in really well with your natural skin tone. I think a medium tone (2-3) would definitely suit you.
Good luck and keep us posted!
Post # 14
Sephora’s Makeup Forever HD is amazing. Just used it for my engagement photos and loved it! You can also allow them to match you for some blush as well for a better color than what your make up artist used.
I liked the eyes but I also think your left is a little darker than the right and the liner on the bottom lash would look better to the inside.
Post # 15
Yeah, it’s really pale. I think you might need more mascara, your eyelashes look really light to me, like there’s eyeshadow on them. I also think the blush needs to be pinker, less peachy.
Post # 16
alright maybe I’ll have to head in to Sephora and get a free trial there. It won’t necessarily be free because I’ll have to spend $50 on makeup probably, but that’s better than spending $50 on a trial and getting no makeup to take home with you and a pale look.
This is just so frustrating. The salon I picked keeps messing things up! And at this point all the other salons in town that can do both hair and makeup are booked full on my wedding day, so I can’t switch.
I think it is true what someone else said above – that a lot of these salons just do what they want to do and not necessarily what will look good on you. It was pretty obvious this MUA just wanted to do airbrushing because it’s what she usually does and what she specialized in.