I had my 2nd makeup trial yesterday. My first one was a quicky at a bridal show with bad lighting. I didn’t like it. It felt over done and blotchy. I didn’t even take a picture. This time I went in and I said that I didn’t want any pinks or purples. Those look bad on my skin. I wanted browns & golds. Since the makeup was so blotchy and dark the last time…I expressed my concerns about a more natural look but still wedding makeup. I have olive skin so I need color for it to show up. Well…she gave me the natural look. Too natural. I had her darken it up a bit but I still feel like it doesn’t look like I’m wearing makeup. SHould I pick a different place and pay for another trial or am I being too critical? I can’t afford to keep paying for trials but I also know this is an important part of the wedding look. I am just so overwhelmed. I can’t seem to make a decision. This is the last thing I need to book and its driving me nuts. Please Help. I need advice.
You and I have a similar skin tone (I am a little darker though) & sometimes I also don’t feel like browns/golds really show up on me and feel like I need darker.
Perhaps you should use a little black or dark gray – I feel that with our skin tone black doesn’t look as dramatic as it does on other people, esp if you use lightly. I would put the black on the far outer corner of the lids and blend in – like a more “natual smokey eye”
Also, like you, my eyes and eyebrows have a larger space of skin in between them – personally I do not like makeup going up all the way to my eyebrow b/c I feel like it looks too overdone. To be honest, I don’t think this looks the best on you either b/c it brings too much attention to that part of your skin vs. focusing on your actual eye.
Since you have went to this lady twice, I would go somewhere else and show them this pic and tell them your likes/dislikes. Also, play around with black/dark brown on your lids and see if you like it.
I think that you are one of the prettiest girls I’ve seen on this website, and that makeup just does not do you justice. I feel like your lips should be more natural, and your eyes should be more like BAM! Cuz you are beautiful…The makeup on the girl here at 21 seconds would be prefect!
I think you should read some reviews/ask for recommendations, pick a new place, and let them do their thing. It sounds like your first trial was no good and you overcorrected by trying to tell the next makeup artist how to do her job. Any makeup artist worth her salt will be able to tell what colors will flatter you most. Personally, I think you need a bit more color on cheeks and lips to give you that ‘glowing bride’ look, but your MUA was probably nervous about going there because you said you wanted brown and gold. From what you’ve said, my sense is that you don’t want a ‘natural’ look so much as you want something sophisticated and tasteful (as opposed to flashy or dramatic).
Also, you have really beautiful eyes and I think you should play them up a bit more. 🙂