Post # 1
I had my first makeup trial on Saturday, just before my shower. I’d like to first caution any bride thinking about this option … the makeup was REALLY heavy for an afternoon bridal shower.
I wanted to get some opinions. In the collage below, the first pic is me with normal makeup, then the after pics of me, and the pic on the bottom right is the inspiration pic (from http://blog.hairandmakeupbysteph.com). As you can see I don’t normally wear much makeup and almost no color.
I think she did a pretty good job for the first trial. I think would like to change these things:
- She did two coats of foundation, one airbrush and then a second with a makeup brush. While this did completely conceal any age spots, I really felt like I had on a mask and didn’t look like “me”. I normally only wear mineral powder foundation.
- Switch out the lip color for a pink (she thought the red would look better on me, I’m not a fan)
- Reduce amount of eyeliner / color lining eyes so that the dark isn’t quite so wide, and also so that it ends just short of the inner eye. Add more pearlescent / light eyeliner to that inner part.
What do you guys think? Thanks!!
Post # 3
I think that your eyes look quite similar to your inspiration pic which looks really pretty and nice on you (maybe go a little lighter on the bottom liner). But because the eyes are quite dramatic, the lips should be more natural and soft pink in colour. Also, if you feel the foundation was too much of a mask, have her take that down a notch. The blush looks pretty as well. I think you mentioned these things anyways in your post – just giving my 2 cents.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2015 - Backyard Forest
I honestly think you look so beautiful the way you normally wear your makeup – I would ask them to make you look natural, but give it a bit of a boost, like false lashes (or lash extensions) and some light browns and neutral colours to accent your eyes. A little more pink lips.
I love your inspiration photo, but I’d imagine you want to look likeyou!
The makeup looks very nice, and I do agree with your suggestions too if you do want a more made-up look.
Post # 5
i think your complexion looks good, but if it feels heavy, i am sure she can lighten it up. i agree about the lip color, the pink will look amazing.
Post # 6
You look beautiful! The ONLY think I would change is your lip colour but I’m definitely generally a fan of pink or nude lips so that’s just an opinion. I think you look gorgeous though!
Post # 7
@hersheybride2013: Gorgeous…love the eyes! The only thing I might change is to make the lips a little glossier…a lil to matte for my taste but you look amazing!
Post # 8
@hersheybride2013: I am a fan of less is more. I too like the way you do your makeup. Talk to you MUA and see if she can keep it natural. I think the eyeliner and lipstick choices are too much, they need to be softer. For some drama add some eyelashes, which will darken up your eyes. I too am a fan of mineral make up, and am really considering doing my own makeup. I really don’t want to have so much stuff on my skin, I, like you don’t want to feel like I am wearing a mask.