NEVER worn makeup before… Unsure where to start

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
5162 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Haruyou:  I assume you’ll either be hiring a make up artist or having a friend who’s good with make up do you up?  If you have no experience I would not try to do your own make up on your wedding day.

I would start by doing a trial with your pro/friend.  Make sure to find someone who will do a natural style and understnads you don’t want a lot of makeup, just something to make you look extra radiant.  You can also get that person to recomend a basic daily make up routine you can use for a little while to see if you become more comfortable with make up.

Post # 3
3846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Haruyou:   Are you near a Sephora store?  They offer fantastic advice.  

Post # 4
7936 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would do light coverage foundation or bb cream depending on your skin (no SPF in it), blush, translucent powder, a light wash of gold/pink/champagne/taupe eye shadow depending on your coloring, a pinky nude lipstick (close to your natural color but a bit brighter), minimal or no eyeliner, and lots of mascara.

I would go to a nice department store makeup counter or MAC and they could teach you how to apply. Or a makeup saavy friend.

You should search around pinterest for natural/fresh/young/minimal makeup looks and find a picture you like to show as a reference:

Post # 5
2 posts

Start by watching you tube videos of people putting on make up.

Post # 6
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Try bare minerals for a more natural look as you aren’t used to seeing yourself in full blown make up! Definitely speak to someone at Sephora – they’ll help you out!

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Haruyou:  maybe focus on the small things.  Make sure you have nicely groomed and shaped eyebrows.  Have your makeup artist give you a nice base (think glowy skin). A light foundation with some blush to liven you up will go along way.  Have her do something really simple with your eyes.  Nice eyebrows frame glowing skin.  And that’s the most important part to look put together to be honest.

Post # 8
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I used to be a makeup artist & had plenty of brides who rarely wore makeup. I would DEFINITELY get your makeup done by an artist. If you don’t typically wear makeup, I would never suggest doing your own wedding makeup. It’s like not knowing how to write & trying calligraphy! The last thing you want to save money on is how your face looks like on your wedding day. You can even go to a counter & try people out before asking if they can do your wedding. I’d recommend Bobbi Brown or MAC. They actually train their artists versus other counter who hire sales people. If you tell the artist to give you a natural look, they certainly can. Best of luck!

Post # 9
2191 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i agree with PPs and would add that you could go on Pinterest and search for “fresh faced makeup” and share that page with your makeup artist (definitely hire one). Then at your trial you can tell her that you never wear anything and still want to look like you. 🙂 if you have a good MUA they’ll do right by you and you’ll see yourself in the mirror and gasp and say yes! This is awesome! It’s like me but a more beautiful/well defined/better out together/radiant me! If you don’t get that feeling…either discuss exactly how fresh faced and minimal makeup you want to go or find a new MUA. 

Post # 11
284 posts
Helper bee

@Haruyou Sephora is in Canada! I would honestly recommend going to one of the Benefit counters, when I first started wearing makeup I really liked the natural vintage-y cute feel that Benefit gave off. Their colours are very neutral, lots of soft champagnes/pinks/plums/browns/taupes, with a lot of focus on showing off your natural beauty. Mac has great makeup products, but I think every makeup brand has a sort of ‘style’, and while Mac has excellent artists sometimes walking in can be a little intimidating 🙂

I went to Shoppers Drugmart and had their Benefit counter do my makeup the first time I had it done, and the girl showed me how each product work and then I purchased the items. I was in high school at the time, but it was a great intro on how to do my makeup.

I wear a fair amount of makeup but I’m not a blush/lipstick girl, and before my wedding I’ve been trying to wear a bit more of both just to feel more comfortable in it before the big day. It might be an idea to get your makeup done beforehand by a counter like Benefit so YOUR eyes can get used to you in some makeup, so the big day isn’t as stressful and you don’t feel totally out of your skin. I would also hire a makeup artist, and show her some makeup ideas that match what you feel comfortable in, making sure that the artist knows you want to highlight your existing beauty and stay light on the makeup 🙂

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