My first make-up trial – to DIY or not to DIY?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

zamorski:  It really doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything. I see little to no difference between the make-up and no-make-up photos! Eyes and lips need to pop more, brows could us some filler, cheeks could use some colour. I’d add eyeliner, curled lashes and/or false lashes, mascara, blush, lip colour, and brow colour.

Because you have such limited experience doing your own make-up, I’d definitely suggest hiring a professional. It’s one thing if it’s something you do every single day and are comfortable with, but you don’t want to still be learning a brand new skill and having to put it to use on your wedding day. It’s a pretty big day – spoil yourself! I’m pretty competent with my own make-up – I wear a full face almost every day – and I’m STILL hiring a pro because I just don’t want to mess with it! I want to drink mimosas and relax. 😉

Post # 3
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688 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You’re gorgeous without makeup, and obviously went for a VERY natural look. So natural, I zoomed in my screen on the computer to try to find where the makeup was lol. If you want to be super light on makeup like in the picture, I say do it yourself. I could only imagine how amazing you would look though with a bit more eyeliner, way more mascara, and blush. Not to mention a lip color. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your lips need color, same with cheeks and also eyes. to me it just looks like you put foundation on

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I would definitely have it done professionally. I do full face makeup all the time but am still hiring someone. In your pictures, I can hardly tell that you are wearing makeup. Need more on the eyes, lips, cheeks for sure. 

Post # 6
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303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Half the fun for me of being the bride is being put in the hands of experts who will make me look and feel my absolute prettiest. Make-up artists know how to accentuate your best features, contour your face, and ensure you stand out in photos. Go with a professional. I did a trial with one whose work I ended up hating, and the second girl I met was amazing! I felt like aI was wearing a ton of makeup, but in the lighting of the venue and in pictures it will be perfect.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You will need to have alot more makeup on. Even if you are doing a “natural” wedding look. Because a camera flash will definately wash you out. You can still use natural nude colors, but you need to apply with a slightly heavier hand. It still look natural on flim/photos.

I also feel like you need some color on your lips, how about a light natural pink? and a little bit color or bronzer on your cheeks/cheekbones

You also might want to get some “natural” false eye lashes to make your eyes pop

I am not sure when your wedding date is- but just trying youtubing wedding makeup tutorials, you will see that they put alot on– because it does get washed out in photos

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

zamorski:  this is much better.

 

you will also want to make sure to fill in your eyebrows. I noticed that on this more recent pictures they are filled in. this is a good start- but i feel like you need a little more color in your cheeks. I think a nice coral on your cheeks would look great on your skin tone

 

Here is an example

 

here is my “everyday makeup” and I’m not one to even wear makeup everyday

Here is my application of my BM makeup.. not in pro pictures. I DIYd for my friends wedding. so it looks a little heavy

 

 

here is what it looked like in the pro pictures. I am on the right of the bride<br /><br />

This is just a proof- but it basically ended up looking more like my “everyday makeup” in the end product 

 

 

I will be also DIY-ing my own makeup for my own upcoming wedding. I used being a bridesmaid as my trial did a full face as a bridesmaid, and when I mean full. I mean Semi pro full with highlight contouring foundations, setting powder, the whole shebang lip link and all. I taught my self how to do a full face via youtube with lots of practice. its important that you use highly pigmented products and that none of your foundations have any type of SPF as that can cause a flash back and make your face look white and washed out

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  MrsGlover.
Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

zamorski:  I could barely tell you had makeup on. I thought the first picture was the ‘before’ haha.

If you want super light natural make up, then do it yourself! I would def add some lip colour though, or a gloss… something!

I just saw your second picture… Georgous!!

Very natural and pretty, you could do some more defining around your eyes if you wanted them to pop a bit more, beautiful eyes!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

zamorski:  People really are their own worst critics! I didn’t even notice your nose. You’re beautiful girl!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

zamorski:  That second pic is gorgeous, light, and so, so airy.  I love it.

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