(Closed) Advice? Trying to get better at doing my own makeup…

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

look into contouring. it really helps.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
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Blushing bee

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.

http://beauty.about.com/od/makeuptrickstips/ht/applyfoundation.htm?rd=1

 

There are lots of helpful Youtube videos out there.

 

Practice, practice – it really does get easier.

Post # 9
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699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@tani139:  sure! its changed the way i’ve done my make up! love contouring ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Blushing bee

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.

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