Post # 1
All those who got their makeup professionally done or saw brides who did, how does pro-done makeup look in person? I know it looks great on camera–I’ve seen enough pictures to prove it!–but I’ve only been to a couple weddings with professionally done makeup. I’m afraid it will look like “stage makeup”–great in pictures–like a mask up close–but I want Fiance to be impressed in person (he’s one of those, I like you better without makeup! Yeah right…) What did you all think of your professional makeup (or what you’ve seen on other brides)? For the record, I wear makeup every day (heavier on the eyes, foundation, etc but rarely blush) so it’s not makeup itself that worries me, just whether the pro stuff looks like a mask. Also if it helps, the stylist I’m thinking of booking uses Sabastian mineral makeup. Your opinions are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
Get a makeup trial! It can definitely look over the top if not done correctly, but it all depends on your artist and the look she goes for. My mom has done pro make-up for me a few times. When she does it for an evening event (like if I’m going to be dancing in a club the whole time), it definitely looks over the top in normal lighting, but is just fine in a dimly lit room. For a daytime event, using softer tones and less products prevents it from looking like a mask. A talented makeup artist will definitely make sure you look beautiful in person as well as photos.
Post # 4
when you have a trial, you should express your concerns and communicate with your makeup artist. If anything is alarming, stop him/her and speak up. It’s not rude if it’s constructive! The caveat is if you don’t want to look too cakey (fuller coverage), you might have to settle for less coverage. I mean it shouldn’t look cakey if you layer it – skin with A LOT of makeup can still look translucent!!It won’t or shouldn’t be ‘stage’ or 1980 television makeup~ (2010 TV lighting is much better so less stage-y! ^^) the artist I chose would always pay attention to what I’m looking at or staring at and say: “Tell me tell me [what’s bothering you]”! :)having that communication is key
If you are still worried, one thing you can try that might help is, have the trial early in the moring, observe yourself under different lightings, and take photos in the ligting situations and with flash without flash.