- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
I don’t know where to start!
Long story short: I had fairly severe acne problems in my late 20s (weird, I know, hardly any problems in my teens!) after my second child sent my hormones into orbit or something, and I have some scarring and larger pores as a result.
The acne is not REALLY much of a problem anymore but I’m not crazy about how my skin looks and I do break out with traditional liquid foundation so for the most part my daily look is just keep it clean and use a tiny bit of mascara. The only products I buy regularly and with passion are lip tints, lip balms, etc. I’m obsessed with lip stuff because my mouth is a nice feature, I think, and I like things that give me a natural lip shade vs “lipstick”… where the effect is that of just having consumed berries or wine.
So anyway that’s the extent of my makeup expertise. I wore makeup all the time as a teenager and used to never leave the house without it but god, that was the 80’s! We don’t need a repeat of THAT look!
I really want my skin to look awesome on my wedding day but I do NOT want to spend a lot of money on products I won’t use much after (funny how I don’t mind spending on a dress!)… I already have some mineral makeup I purchased online a few months ago just to try. I forget the brand but it was a cheaper brand that came highly recommended and I have played around with it but can’t seem to get it right. I eventually gave up but maybe I could use this to learn?
My skin is pale, I am a “winter” and I tend towards having shades of pink and some ruddiness, especially when hot or stressed. I have used the mineral stuff I bought (green concealer) to try and get rid of redness and it works but looks funny in some areas.
I really just don’t know what I am doing here and need help. I have 8 months to practice. I really want a smooth look and to minimize pink-ness and acne scarring and pores! I am 38 but not really dealing with wrinkles much YET (knock wood!).. some minor lines between nose and mouth (smile/laugh lines) and a very TINY bit of wear and tear on the corners of my eyes… but that’s not really much of a concern.
I’m not concerned with trying to look younger and I think I look great for my age. Lots of water all the time and faithful avoidance of tanning and overexposure to the sun… even though I have smoked for most of my life I think I came out ahead (so far). Ha. I want a glamorous look but not so much makeup that I look freakishly like someone else. FI always comments on that, when I put on a “full face”, that it doesn’t look like ME.
The bigger concern is uneven coloring and pores and the few scars. I thankfully don’t have a lot of scarring but the 2 or 3 I do have are pretty bad, at least IMHO.
I am most likely going for a vintage styled dress so my makeup would ideally reflect that (think 50’s glam).
Where do I start?