Found this tutorial online:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0JfWvPndug&feature=relmfu
and I'm going to try it out today! If it works out ok, do you think it would be OK for a wedding look? Too much?
Here are some screen shots from the tutorial (NOT ME)
I think for me, there is too much eyeliner, especially at the bottom lashline. The colors are okay, doing neutrals will depend on your skintone. I think it needs more color somewhere because it's a neutral eye with nude lip. I like the nude lip more than the eyeshadow colors used. That's just me. I'm obsessed with eye makeup and trying new looks! Try it out and see how it goes! Just more subdued, I think.
It's quite a dramatic look. TBH, it reads more "in the club" than "getting married" to me, but that's a personal style thing. Is the rest of your bridal look quite dramatic?
@lovekiss: Exactly what I was thinking.
Her eyebrows are throwing me off! She's got the "this is my excited look" thing going on. The close up of the eye is very pretty.
I can't say that its my style, but I think its because I couldn't pull it off. I feel that the eyes are pretty dark and with no color on the lips or cheeks or anything it can easily get to the 'washed out' look. Maybe add some gloss that isn't in the brown family, perhaps a pinkish red color.
I wanted a natural smokey eye look (I know they seem opposite) but thats what I told my makeup artist. I normally don't wear anything on my lips and told her that I didn't want to have any lipstick but she told me to try this rose colored gloss and I really loved how it gave me a little more color without looking too unnatural.
I"ll never get the "let's make my lips the same color as my face look." I totally understand a soft, nude lip, but that will not translate well in your wedding photos.
I thought I wanted a dramatic eye for my wedding but after my makeup trial, I decided to go with a more natural look. I'm so glad I did. I'm a crier. If you are, I'd advise against any severe, dark eye makeup, even if it's waterproof. BUT, if this is how you normally do your makeup, by all means, go for it.
Would not make a good wedding day look b/c .... too much liner. Looks as if you're headed out to a club, vs a wedding.
I'd tone it down. It kind of reminds me of a stripper,TBH (though as PP said, it would be great look for the club). But I think if the eyeliner was softened (both softened in intensity, and more blended) and paired with a more natural, pinkish lip, it could look really pretty.
Basically take what this chick is doing in the tutorials, do it half as hard, and I think it would be great.
@EffieTrinket: Agreed, stripper (or even hooker - I'm sorry! I am trying to prevent you from looking bad on your wedding so I will be honest) comes to mind.
Tone it down a little bit. You can still do a smokey eye, just be a bit more natural. I think it's hard for girls w. blond hair (or really pale people like me) to pull off the dark eyes look because it can be a bit too much.
ETA: That is if your coloring is similar to the girl in the photos. If you're darker skinned w. dark hair I think you can go a bit more dramatic.
Too much in my opinion. It needs to be toned down, I agree with PP. Eyeliner is too harsh.
I think it could work as a bridal look. If you generally wear more dramatic makeup anyways it will look normal on you. YOu could lighten up the eyeliner, especially the bottom to make it a little less dark. But I say give it a try and see how it turns out. Might look completely different on you. I do agree with some PP though that I would add some more colour to the lips and cheeks.
I agree w/the last post, what do you typically wear? another thought is the theme/style of the wedding? if folks are used to seeing you a little more glammed up than the average bee, then it might be perfect, and folks might think you dont look 'made up ' if you show up w/o your liner and shadow, but everyone is different with liner and shadows, etc. I would stroll through some of the recap photos, there are tons of brides out there that have lots of style-with and without make up, maybe that'll sort of give you a feel for what you're looking for...? beautiful job though!
I thought maybe, but I needed to be sure. I tried something that is kind of inspired by this, but it does need work.
I posed about it here!
Thanks for your honesty, I needed it!
The eyes might be a teeny over done. I would definitely recommend having some lip color to have the contrast of your mouth show up in photos.
What does your FI think? It's about what makes you two happy.. he may like the "glam" look.. I however would recommend to tone it down just a bit. You still want to look like the "you" he fell in love with.
I wear my eye makeup almost exactly like that everyday so I personally love it for a wedding. I went even more dramatic than that for my wedding since that's my usual...
It really depends. For a daytime wedding this is definitely too much makeup. For an evening wedding, I think it would look fine. I would change it to using a shimmery peach eyeliner on your waterline, and then black eyeline smuged along your top and bottom lash line. This will make your eyes look open, and take away a little of the severity of the eyeliner look.
Mine was really similar to this. I think it depends on your hair/skin color. I always do my make up like that.
I keep trying to post pictures but it won't resize them properly.
i'm just not a fan of the cut crease in eyeshadow. it reminds me of drag queens.
It looks a little too Jersey Shore-ish to me. I really dislike the no color on the cheeks and lips and I feel like that would probably look really terrible in wedding photos.
The super nude lip, monotone face, and heavy bottom eye-liner is too harsh a look for a wedding IMO, I also think its too harsh a look and too unbalanced to be flattering on anyone. Your lips shouldn't be indistinguishable from your skin.
Too much eyeliner for my taste. I'm more into natural looks though. If you wear more make-up on a daily basis, it would probably be alright.
Maybe try that look for your bachlorette party if you're having one?
@MissFireFlower: Have you tried it out, OP?
Sorry but it looks a little too drag queen-ish for me, and I think that lip color would be very unflattering in photographs.
If you want something with thick/dark liner, consider something like this:
way too much eyeliner. I'm going to echo the other ladies and say this is more of a "going out with the girls for a night on the town" look than a wedding look. Also, the lipstick needs to have more color to it, it just will drown you out in photos.
Agree with PP. Not elegant enough to a wedding, though it could work for a bachelorette party.
I would stick with a softer look for the wedding, in more bronze/brown colors. You want to look like a better version of yourself, so just shoot to use makeup to enhance your natural features.
I posted last night about how I usually wear my makeup like this and went a little more dramatic for the wedding... I found some photos to show you =)
and for my wedding
i agree with pp. the eyeliner is a bit harsh, especially on the bottom. the eyeshadow will look good in pictures though.
i think the main reason for this is because black liner/mascara can look too harsh on a blonde. blondes should stick to brown or charcoal liners.
the bottom liner is too solid and should be tapered inward.
the lips will get lost in pro pics so they must be lined and tinted.
@futuremrsk18: this is a beautiful wedding makeup inspiration pic. enough for pictures but very tasteful.
It's too much eye and not enough everything else. The lips are really throwing me off -- they look unnaturally pale. I don't think that will look good in photos.
I can get on board with a dramatic eye, but I'd try sometuing a little bit softer for a wedding look.
@MissFireFlower: It just looks really, really artificial. Not "dramatic" in the same way that smoky eyes and red lips do -- just artificial. I'd stay away.
@MissFireFlower: I don't like it at all, sorry. I think it would actually detract from your beauty because IMO it looks kind of fake--like you're trying to cover up your face instead of enhance its natural beauty.
Honestly, I think it looks way harsh, especially in the full face pic. I just don't think it's a good look generally. It needs blending or something. It kind of reminds me of the dark brown lipliner trend circa 1992... Only on your eyes.
definitely too much eye. i think it looks too fake.
I actually kind of like the eyes. I think this particular girl's overall look is not great, though. The eyes combined with corpse lips & thin, arched eyebrows just doesn't look right.
I think you could definitely do something similar with your upper eyeliner, & eyeshadow. Maybe soften the lower eyeliner (just put it on the outer 3rd, and blend) & avoid putting it in the waterline. A little more blush, and a "my lips but better" type lipstick, and I think you'd have a nice look.
Looks a little hoochie mama-ish. In photos, I think your lips would wash out.
Shadow is pretty. Eyeliner is much too harsh.
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