Post # 1
I never been one to wear or experiment with lots of make up. I just put on mositurizer, mascara, a little peach blush and out the door. I want to look special on my wedding day, but see I feel like I look weird with lots of make up. My friend works for MAC, and she did a make up trial on me… it was way too heavy for me, I felt like my face was going to slide off. Anyone have any good tips or ideas for simple, fresh face, making you look radiant make up?
Post # 3
I’m the same way as you. I hate wearing a lot of makeup. Ill be stalking his thread
Post # 4
@s.renea9: yay! I am not alone, and I am glad my thread can help others!
Post # 5
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
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
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
- 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 # 9
@rebwana: I do phtography, and I know that wearing make up can benefit the photos for sure. I just felt like so caked on with foundation and concealers and eyeliners and blush… It didn’t look like me, I felt like I was wearing a phony mask! With that being said, I have done some self portraits of me, with really no make up, like below and they came out pretty ok, I just woke up and wanted to try the warm light outside:
but sometimes I know it can look so washed out if you don’t have make up on.
It’s a struggle for me, I like being comfortable and not worrying about if i touched my eye and smeared my make up, but I want to look really pretty also!
Post # 10
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
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
I am in the middle of being make up challenged and an artist 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 # 13
@ari003: Thanks for the good tips!
Post # 14
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
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
@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!