Post # 1
Several months ago, I got my makeup done at the MAC counter and bought almost all of it to DIY my wedding makeup. I wore it pretty much exactly how the makeup artist at the counter did it for my engagement pictures, which I think turned out well:
Looking at how my face looks with a critical eye, I was a little shiny, but I wasn’t wearing powder. At the wedding, I’ll have powder on and I’ll also keep blotting papers with me. Also, I think I will wear more lipstick with just a touch of gloss, as I think my lips look a little too glossy. Otherwise, I am pretty happy with how my makeup photographed!
However, today when I was getting a facial, the esthetician (who also does wedding makeup) advised that I not wear any shimmery makeup, even eye shadow, because it photographs too shiny. I googled her advice and sure enough, most everything I could find says you should wear matte makeup.
My wedding day makeup includes a shimmery eyeshadow that I am blending with matte contour and highlight shadows. My bronzer also has some shimmer to it, though not a ton.
So what do you think? Should I replace my shimmery makeup with matte, or will I be okay? Important to note: some of what I’ve read said that you need to be worried about flash, but I don’t think our photographer will be using a flash for our daytime wedding, unless its a “fill flash” because it is bright, and that is not a direct flash like evening photography.
Post # 3
Shimmery makeup has little speckles that reflect light, so you can imagine what could happen when you shine a bright camera flash on that! I would say it’s okay to have shimmery eyeshadow and lip color, but everything else should be matte to avoid shiny cheeks and forehead. I think your picture looks great and you don’t look too shiny at all! If your wedding photos will be outside in the same lighting as this picture, then you should be fine with just a little shimmer in your makeup. 🙂
Post # 4
stay away from shimmery make up on your wedding day! although I have to say, you look fab in your e-pics.
Post # 5
I heard the same thing and just like you I used some shimmer for my E-picts and loved how my makeup turned out. I’m sticking with the shimmer because I think it looks good on me. You look gorgeous stick with your makeup
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I think you’ll look like a bombshell no matter what. True story.
That being said, I think it’s safest for us outside-in-June-girls to minimize the amount of shimmer. Some is nice dotted on the cheekbones, browbone, and a hair in the lighter shadow colors, but not a whole lot. Think more dewy. Too much shimmer + June = looks like a hot sweaty mess!
Again, I think you’re drop-dead gorgeous, so you’ll seriously be fine no matter what you do. If you want my whole list of june-proof makeup, pm me and i’ll give you the long and drawn out list. 🙂
Post # 7
wear a mixture of matte and shimmery. I had both for my eyeshadow and it turned out fine. The pictures looked great. I had bronzer on too and I didn’t notice any problems in the photos. If there are problems a good photog should be able to touch them up in photoshop.
Post # 8
I would say it is completely be up to you. Judging from the pictures, you have an amazing skin tone, and flawless skin, and your look will be pretty no matter what you decide to choose for your wedding makeup.
Post # 9
Ugh, I was lame and posted this twice. Anyway, thank you all for the compliments! I am not naturally flawless, let me assure you, so I was very happy with my makeup in our E-pics. I do think I am going to stick with what the MAC makeup artist did, and just blend the shimmery eyeshadow with matte shades.
Post # 10
You look freaking amazing! And def keep the shimemr to a minimum just because of camera flashes.
Post # 11
Other than the lip gloss, I don’t think you look shiny or shimmery at all. If you generally tend to wear makeup with a shimmer to it, than keep the shimmer. It will reflect the everyday you.
Post # 12
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
You look so fresh and beautiful! I think you’ll be okay with your shimmery eyeshadow and bronzer. I also heard all the “don’t wear shimmer!” advice leading up to the wedding. My makeup artist apparently hadn’t heard that and loaded on the shimmer…like everywhere. Sigh. I kinda wanted to wash my face, but it ended up photographing really well—thankfully (and surprisingly) I’m really happy with how I look in our photos!