Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2018 - Stone Rows Farm
So i went for my hair and make up trial today… And honestly.. i left so frustrated and upset.. I tried to be honest with them with what i wanted.. And yes they are VERY good and well respected makeup artists in my area but i just felt so done up.. I sent the pics to my sisters and while they thought the makeup looked nice they said it didnt look like me.. I need advice bc I want it to look natural and not caked on, but last all day and i do want to look a little more done up on my day.. i just felt like this was too much,.. Please give me your honest opinions on what i can do, and how i can feel better about putting so much makeup on my face that i almost wear no makeup daily.. i will attached some pics from today and then one at the end of how i normally do a more fancy look for me… and I will attach and every day pic of how i do my make up.. please girls i need advice as to how i can feel more natural with all that make up on!
This first pic is how i normally look everyday
THis next one is me a “done up”
And these are from today… Frist one is WITH eyebrows which i immediately removed bc i hated them!
Post # 3
I think it looks great and I agree, I love your eyebrows the way they are naturally! Maybe a bit darker of a lip color? Love the hair!
Post # 4
I think it looks great, minus the eyebrows of course! I loveeee the eyes 🙂 I think they did a great job- and you definitely want your make up staying on all day for your wedding and pictures
Post # 5
I think it looks really nice, but I cant definitely see how you’d feel like its too much if you dont normally wear make up. I dont think you need to change a thing, but maybe if they just lightened up the eyes a bit, it’d feel more natural?
Post # 6
I actually think the pictures of you without the eyebrows are gorgeous! Your eyes look amazing! The camera tends to tone down makeup a bit so it may look softer in your pictures than it actually does in person. However, if you are uncomfortable then you should definitely ask them to tone it down some. Maybe lighten up on the blush a bit? I think the 2nd to last picture looks really natural and not over done at all!
Post # 7
@theredhead: I agree I think the filled in eyebrows look good maybe just do a blonder/lighter color
Post # 8
I think it looks great! I agree not a huge fan of the eyebrows!
Post # 9
I really like the ‘trial makeup’ WITHOUT the brows…BUT you have to feel comfortable. I know how you feel in a way b/c I want to look LIKE me and natural (at least for photos prior to my reception)……Im planning on ‘getting more dolled up for the evening). I really think that you should do whats most comfortable for u! Maybe like me, natural for ceremony and pics and then a bit more for reception? Whats your venue/theme like?
Post # 10
@kim14410: ok, so I think if YOU are not comfortable this is not the right look for you. My daughter did her trial run, and the make up artist was the one who did her make up for senior portraits, She was very careful to find out what she liked and didn’t like…if she wanted fresh, smoky, etc. AND she had the option to do air brush make up. Absolutely loved loved it. My daughter looked “dewy” and she said she couldn’t tell she had make up on, felt clean. So even tho the artists may come highly recommended, they may not be the ones for you. I think the eyebrows are nice, but a little too dark and the eyelashes are glamorous. Is that the look you were going for? If not, you need a different style eyelash.
Post # 11
I think you look really good. You actually look more like pic #1 in the trial pics than in pic # 2….Hope that made sense, haha!
Post # 12
I think you look really great (WITHOUT the brows- I agree and think they were a bit much), but if you aren’t comfortable then you should go with what you want.
Post # 13
wow, those brows were something else! I think once you toned those down the trial looked great! But I can see what you mean by it feeling caked on… It looks like you had quite a bit of heavy foundation on, was it airbrush or hand applied? I think with a lighter application of foundation the whole look would be fabulous!
Post # 14
Okay, first off you are GORGEOUS! The way you did yourself up in the second picture, just wow. Even without makeup I said wow.
That being said, your hair looks fantastic. Seeing how I went to college for makeup, I have to be completely honest. The makeup is a little too heavy. I can see too much coverage/foundation (you don’t need it) and the eyebrows were too dark. The eyes look good, but maybe they can do it in a little less dark colour. But otherwise, the actual job they did was good.
Post # 15
I think it looks perfect, and its not “too much” considering its your wedding day, and you’re going to be photographed all day. You want something that’s going to show up in the pictures and make you look done up more than every day. You have GORGEOUS eyes btw.
For the hair, I would do a looser curl.
Post # 16
@kim14410: I think you are GORGEOUS, a natural beauty and that the makeup application can actually be much less. I honestly do not think that their application of foundation did you any justice; it doesn’t appear even and especially in the first photo, looks way lighter than your skin tone. I also think your eyes are so beautifully blue that so much liner and lashes are actually doing them a disservice rather than accentuating their color and brightness.
Your makeup artist needs to think soft, fresh, romantic. A blushing bride. A touch of color, gentle even light foundation, glistening gloss, thinner eyeliner application, and partial individual false lashes added exactly where you need them for a little drama.
Can you try a trial elsewhere for a different perspective?