Post # 1
I’ve been watching a lot of youtube tutorials so that I can hopefully learn how to apply my own makeup for my wedding. I just tried this look today – please give me some feedback! I’m going for an Indian look with the eye makeup and a simple, natural look for my skin and lips.
I know my eyebrows aren’t really even – I’m growing them out a little so I can get them reshaped.
Any advice about applying foundation? I normally don’t wear makeup so I have no idea where to begin.
I have hip-length hair which I plan to wear half up, half down (or all down, depending on how my trial goes).
Post # 3
@tani139: I’ve never been much for make up, but one of my close friends taught herself to do her make up with a really good book with pictures etc. It seemed really helpful to her.
Post # 4
It looks good so far! One thing, may be to smooth out the darker color at your crease… lightly sweep it back and forth in the crease… that’ll even out the border at the top.
Post # 5
look into contouring. it really helps.
Post # 6
Good for you for trying to train yourself! I too self taught how to to makeup by watching youtube!!! My fav gurus are pixiwoo and pixi2woo which I’m sure you already know.
I will try to be clear in what I think about your makeup here although I’m not a pro makeup artist.
I like the look you’re going for. But it’s hard to see the colors in the pics. It may be helpful if you use a proper camera rather than a webcam.
Your eyeshadow application look uneven. I think you need more practice in applying and using eye shadow brushes! But that’s ok. It takes practice!
As for foundation, it really depends on skin types. I use Estee Lauder double wear and it works fantastic on my combination skin. I should also say that I’m older than you so I prefer medium and good coverage. I also use MAC blot powder to prevent shine! You need to make sure you have zero shine and keep your forehead matte. You do not want shiny skin showing up in photos!
Post # 7
Personally I think a smoky eye is a bit dramatic for a wedding, although you done a good job, you could use a bit more blending of the 2 shades. I think a brown-taupe/beige combo would be more natural.
For foundation, I’ve found the following tips helpful. Match the shade to your jawline (not your hand which will be darker) – check it in natural light. If you can, use a primer underneath, it will go on more smoothly. You are young and have pretty skin so you should chose a sheerer foundation and go light on the application – just a few dots under the eyes, on the cheeks, chin and nose. (Basically any places where the tone is uneven – younger women such as you don’t need to apply over the entire face.) Then use a makeup sponge to blend, blend. Avoid foundations with a high SPF -they will tend to make your face look whiter.
This page has some tips.
There are lots of helpful Youtube videos out there.
Practice, practice – it really does get easier.
Post # 8
Thank you everyone!
@bbsoon2be: That’s exactly the chart I was looking for. Thanks so much 🙂
@gramgeek: Now that I see the pictures, it definitely is uneven. I’ll keep practicing. Great point about keeping the skin matte – I’ll look into MAC’s blot powder. I’ve heard so many great things about MAC products but I actually haven’t tried them yet. Now seems like a good time to start!
@Catgal3: Thank you! Yes, I am young, so I probably don’t need to overdo the foundation. I’ll look for a sheer foundation. Do you think it’s okay to use a moisturizer as a primer? I usually use an Olay moisturizer anyway. The eye makeup is dramatic for many people, but in some cultures it’s common to do bridal makeup that way. 🙂
I’m going to be deleting these pictures soon because I’d like to maintain some sort of online privacy, but I wanted to thank everyone for the tips! I’ll keep working on the application and post an update after I get a little better.
Post # 9
@tani139: sure! its changed the way i’ve done my make up! love contouring 🙂
Post # 10
Oooh I’m tagging this for tips. I’m terrible at doing my make-up (I never wear it) and hair, so you don’t want advice from me lol.
Post # 11
Yes, it’s fine to use a moisturizer as a primer, depending on your skin. I realize that some cultures do use more dramatic eye makeup as part of the wedding look.
Good luck, I’m sure you’ll look beautiful as you are quite pretty.