(Closed) Am I the only one who is make up challenged?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1438 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m the same way as you. I hate wearing a lot of makeup. Ill be stalking his thread Laughing

Post # 5
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I, too, am challenged in the area of make up. I wasn’t allowed to wear it growing up, and being allergic to everything has made me turned off by the process of finding (and spending a ton of money on) suitable make up.

Honestly, I’d just experiment with what you normally use, different amounts, etc. and see what you like. I’d rather look more myself than not. I was going to take out some make up tips books from the library. I’ve had my make up done professionally and by friends, and I just don’t trust anyone!

Post # 6
14400 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

That’s about 3 steps more than I do.  I dont wear make up on a daily basis and only remember to moisterize if I actualyl feel or look dry. 

Post # 7
8884 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Eyebrows! Having your eyebrows groomed and shaped nicely can make a face go a long way. I have blonde brows so I add a touch of colour to keep them filled in nicely. On days when I don’t want a lot of makeup, I do my brows add some mascara, maybe a little lip gloss and I’m good to go!

Post # 8
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Me, too. After a shoddy eyeliner application in which I smudged all over the place, I turned to Fiance and said- “THIS is why I’m paying someone to do my wedding makeup!!”

I felt like I looked like a drag queen after my makeup trial (ended up booking with someone else). That said- you really do need heavier makeup for your photos- probably worth having your friend help you again, or go to a makeup counter yourself, to learn how to DIY.

Post # 10
11168 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I used to be that way. After practicing and playing around something clicked and now I’m addicted to all sorts of make up and application techniques.

To be honest I too cannot wear MAC foundation (of any kind, and yes I have tried several). I find they are too heavy as well so you aren’t alone in that camp.

I would say if you are going for a natural look the best option would be just eyebrow maintenance and a great skin care regimen. You can try a moisturizer with a hint of color for those days when you skin might not be at its best.

Post # 11
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Since it is a wedding, I’d say to at least get a concealer (one for blemishes/discolorations and an undereye concealer). I wear a full face of makeup regularly but if I’m in a rush the two things I find make the biggest impact are even skin tone (foundation) and especially an undereye concealer, you just feel instantly awake! (I don’t even have dark circles either). I’ve tried high end brands but my favorite is the Revlon one. Buy a shade lighter than your skin tone and load it on from the side borders of your nose, into the hollows of your eyes and up to underneath your eye right to the waterline (it will look crazy) then just smooth it and blend out the edges with a brush or your fingers if you don’t have one.

I’d also say it’s worth getting some sort of foundation, even if it’s a light tinted moisturizer (Laura Mercier makes an awesome one).

If you wanted to go a step further I’d buy a brow pencil/powder and make sure you shape and emphasize them and then a soft brown eye liner, which you could just use on the top lid in combo with your mascara.

Post # 12
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am in the middle of being make up challenged and an artist Tongue Out Anyway, after attending cosmetology school and learning some techniques to use and being able to practice I am slightly more confident but I still struggle, so you are definitely not alone. I will be getting married in 10 DAYS FROM TODAY (getting really excited/nervous) in Kentucky. It’s going to be very hot and I was afraid of needing to wear too much fondation and such. To make a long story short here is my plan. I am going to use a conceler for blemishes and under eye circles and what not. Next I will be using my bare minerals for fondation that way I have good coverage but it’s very LIGHT feeling. Then I’m going with a subtle smoked eye, mascara, eye liner, and lip gloss. Very simple and very easy. But always make sure to add an eyelid primer to your make up routine. It keeps the eye color from creasing and doing all the weird stuff it does… Good luck!!!

Post # 14
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have never worn any makeup!  I do my best to care for my skin (it is SO not perfect!  But I try!) and keep my eyebrows tamed and my teeth healthy and that works for me 🙂 

Post # 15
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@pinkshoes:  X2.

I’m lucky in that I have clear, smooth (usually), and pretty well balanced skin, and I think it’s due in part to the fact that I don’t wear make up or use cleansers. Nothing to gunk it up or throw off the balance. If I have a gig, I wear mascara, liner, and shadow, that’s it. I’d love to jazz it up a bit for the wedding but am afraid it’s just going to look odd on me.

Post # 16
5 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

@gertrude:  If you have great skin, then maybe just pick up a loose powder to throw on to keep from being to shiny in pictures. Maybe add a very subtle blush to your cheeks or throw a lip gloss to give your lips some shine and just add a little something to what you normally do!!!! Good luck!

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