My make up trial was awful

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do you have any pictures? Honestly, makeup does not show up in photos unless you have a TON of it on.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Was it really really too dark? Because you have to put a lot more makeup on for photography – it really won’t look as dark in the photos. But I hear you, I am worried about this too, as I have light skin and blue eyes and makeup is sometimes just overpowering.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Southerngirl4234:  Is it just me or did she do your makeup exactly like hers?

It does need to be a little darker for photos but for us fair-skinned girls getting the right *shade* is super important and can make all the difference. It looks like she didn’t go “cool” enough on the shadow color.

Also a dab of pink on the cheeks/ nose would help.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I really don’t think it looks awful! But it’s all about you feeling comfortable. I think it was good for you to figure out that you’d like lighter bronzer and eye shadow. This is what trials are for! Be sure to do one with your FSIL before the day and talk about your timeline. Be sure to see how it lasts over hours and how it looks in all kinds of light.

I never wear more than tinted moisturizer, mascara, and lip balm on a daily basis. I did feel like I was wearing A TON of makeup on my wedding day, including fake eyelashes! I did feel beautiful and I still looked like myself, just polished and fresh. And we got a sneak peek of our photos back and I am so very happy with how it turned out. It lasted for 8 hours with no touch ups!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Okay, I don’t think it looks that bad (but it probably looks worse to you in person, especially if you aren’t used to wearing a lot of makeup, AND you have to remember that other people won’t be looking at you as close as you will look at yourself):

– Emphasize your eyebrows. Your hair is really light and it looks like you have no eyebrows, which are a key part of defining your face. 

– Foundation is too dark/orange. This is hard with fair skin, and even harder with freckled skin.

– No bronzer! I will never understand this. You need BLUSH, not bronzer. Naturally, our cheeks flush shades of pink, not brown. Bronzer belongs in the hollows of your cheeks IF you want to contour your cheekbones (which, tbh, you don’t really need).

– I do see where what she used is too dark. Your eyes are more set back, and what she did is just emphasizing that, rather than making them brighter. This is a really good tutorial for deep set eyes. Don’t fence in the real estate (lol)!

– You miiiiiiiiight want to try out some false lashes to make your eyes pop a little more.

– Lip color needs to be a bit brighter.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

The only make up that is really obvious to me is either bronzer or very coral colored blusher. Your eyes are hiding a bit in your face, but that might be the lighting or the fact that you need to go over your eyebrows with some brow powder. They’re very light in this photo.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I thought my make-up was WAY too dark on the day of my wedding–and it looked SO beautiful in pictures!

I think it looks great… trust the pros!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think blue eyes look good with gray, brown, or even a gold color. This looks really good:

 

 

or this:

 

 

 

 

I would just google some makeup looks for fair skin and blue eyes and find something you like. Then have your FSIL practice til you get something you like 🙂

 

ETA: Oh and as others have said brow definition is a MUST!

 

Post # 14
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497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got my look at the MAC store. It was expensive to buy all the products they showed me but at least I can use them again in the future. You could try that. 

Post # 15
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11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Southerngirl4234:  Oh no, I’m sorry you broke out. I have really sensitive skin and this is a huge fear of mine.

As for colors for your eyes, browns, coppers, golds look great. I think this would be a really pretty look for you (I know she has brown eyes, but I did this look today and it’s awesome):

From Maryam Maquillage

ETA: I actually did it with this palette, not the UD naked 2 palette.

 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wore a crapload of makeup on the day of the wedding (I usually just go with eyeliner and some blush so it’s a crapload compared to what I wear normally) and it barely showed up in some photos (it looked natural and pretty, loved it!!), you don’t look like you have much makeup on in this photo.

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