(Closed) Makeup–too dramatic in person but just right in pictures. HELP!

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

There’s only 1 pic. I dont’ think you have "too much" on though at all!

When i had my boudoirs done, I looked scary in the mirror. I was like "is my face even there?" i had this crazy HD makeup on and it looked really intense. But people in the studio were complimenting me on how nice i looked so I guess it was just me that thought i had so much on. 

in my picutres, they turned out INCREDIBLE. If i had any less on, i would have looked awful!

I think it’s better to have a little mroe on in person so your pictures all come out. Everybody expects the bride to have lots of makeup on anyways. When you don’t wear makeup or go too natural, i think it just feels really casual and not dressy, and I feel like this is the one time to really go all out and be super glam! 

I love love love your eyes. I wish i had a palette to work with like that! I’m sending this pic to my indian friend

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

I think it looks even a little heavy in the picture.

Definitely go with your gut and if you feel like it was too much makeup to walk around in, then DON’T DO IT! 🙂 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think its quite beautiful to be honest. I can understand where you are coming from for having way to much makeup on. I have had a few photoshoots done with pro makeuup artists and although it IS alot, it does make a picture stunning.

There IS prpbably a happy medium though!

Maybe if you post a picture of what you regularity look like that might be help for comparibles

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

What do you think is too much? Your foundation or your eyes?

Honestly i thought those were your real lashes! I was going ‘aw man i wish i had those!’

Keep in mind your photographer’s camera will take pics differently than yours. Your photog will have softening effects to work with and everything.

But if you’re really that uncomfortable you could have her scale back a little, use a slightly lighter shade of brown, etc.

I just think you look so glamorous as it is. Any pictures of your face she takes up close she’s going to soften anyways so it looks more airbrushed. You won’t see every little line or makeup smudge. If you wanna see, I’ll send you a few of my super up-close-and-personal boudoir pics. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

I think it looks pretty!  Are you the type of girl comfortable wearing makeup in everyday life?  If not, the makeup might not look as heavy in person as you think.  I have some friends who never wear any, so even a little bit feels caked on (even though it tooks great to everyone else).  If this isn’t the case, trust your instinct.  Can the MUA stick around to tone it down a little after the pics?  Above all, the day is about you feeling pretty.  Don’t forget, a good photographer can do wonders with a little photoshop. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ok just saw your ‘everyday pic’ man you’re gorgeous!

And once again I think you will look perfect in the makeup….it will really pop on you, even having that smokey eye even though you think it makes you look darker…I dont think it will. Its suppose to accentuate the eye and the way the makeup is done on the eye it looks like its going to make your eyes rounder and big and bright!

I love it!

I cant wait for my makeup trial!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace

You are beautiful in your everyday pic! Like I said, I think it looks a little heavy (although definitely glam, the other bees are right!), and you don’t seem to be loving it.

Whenever I’m hemming and hawing over a wedding decision, my fiance asks, "do you love it?" and if the answer is no, then I know it needs tweaking and I’m always happy I did it in the end.

Either way, you’re going to look beautiful. It’s just what you feel most comfortable with, and I’m not a fan of sacrificing wedding day comfort or enjoyment just for the sake of good pictures (LOVE pictures, though I do). 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

First of all, you’re gorgeous in both the glammed-up pic and the every day pic. Personally I’m a huge fan of the glam look. Especially on women with darker skin because I think they can get away with so much more than women with lighter skin (like myself…ugh). However, YOU have to be comfortable. Lashes come in all different lengths, so maybe you can go shorter/less full/individuals or only do lashes on the outer corners. I think your skin looks really good in the glammed up photo, but again if it’s too heavy see if the artist could be a little less heavy-handed on the day-of. The smokey eyes look REALLY good, but instead of having the make up artist use the almost black color on the outer corner, how about a dark brown so it’s not so harsh? Honestly, I don’t think you need to change a thing, but those are some suggestions since you’re a bit uncomfortable. Either way, you’re gonna look amazing!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

I don’t think it looks like too much at all.  I think most of us are so used to seeing ourselves with no or little makeup that we perceive a huge difference when someone puts full makeup on us.  It doesn’t look nearly that dramatic to everyone else, though! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

To support my point, I only wear white eyeshadow.  Ever.  Anything else looks horribly heavy unnatural to me when I look in the mirror.  Every now and then, I let someone else do my makeup for fun, they put on a darker eyeshadow, and I think it looks weird, but I get compliments all night!

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