(Closed) Bad Makeup Trial- Help! (PICTURES)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I looked at the pictures before I read your post and I thought wow, great eye Brows and beautiful skin!

your eye make up just looks like black eye shadow though.  Not a lot of shading/definition. 

Post # 3
11592 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

brigk:  I’m a professional MUA. You are a beautiful girl, so you do NOT look horrible at all. 


I agree with you, I prefer not to use airbrush because it can look heavy and lack light, plus it can settle into minor wrinkles, etc. 

Try Mac’s angel for lips. It’s a much softer pink.

your eyebrows need to be a bit darker to match your hair and then combed through and lightened with a q tip to soften the line. 

Do not use black around your pretty eyes. use a rich brown, and over the waterproof liner use cocoa shadow or even copper sheen to soften the line. 

Post # 4
8919 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

brigk:  I think you look fine! I honestly don’t see what you’re talking about. The black liner is a touch heavy, but nothing outrageous and I would not have guessed you were even wearing fake lashes. And the brows look like nicely arched normal eyebrows. I think you must be used to a much more natural look so this is different for you. But for someone who hasn’t seen your every-day look, this looks perfectly fine. I would probably ask for lighter eyeliner (lighter in color and using a lighter hand) and if you prefer a different lipcolor, ask for that too. But otherwise, I don’t see anything that needs changing or is worth worrying over. You do not look like a drag queen, not even close!

Post # 5
161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Girl you look great!! I don’t know what you’re talking about!

I do agree the brows could be done a bit less, but I honestly didn’t notice at all that they were a little overdone until I read what you wrote. I think your eyes look great too. Maybe scale back the liner a bit, but as far as the lashes, I couldn’t even tell they were fake until you mentioned it. You look fabulous! 

Keep in mind, a little extra oomph with the makeup for wedding photos doesn’t hurt! It will look lovely in pictures. Of course you don’t want to feel likr you have a caked on face all day so just discuss your specific concerns with your MUA. You know what to expect now, and you can work with her on what you want to change.

Post # 6
770 posts
Busy bee

The only thing I would change is the eyeliner and maybe making your skin a bit more glowy with highlighter or a primer. Honestly you look so beautiful! The makeup is very flattering. I agree the eyebrows should be a tad darker, but I wouldn’t go too harsh.

Post # 7
436 posts
Helper bee

If you are not use to wearing a full face, this can be a drastic transformation.  But honestly, I think you are a very beautiful girl! I don’t think the makeup looks heavy at all or drag queenish-  maybe if anything like PPs have mentioned, use something softer and lighter for the eyes.  Probably safe in the brown family.  Good luck and don’t feel down or disappointed, you really do look beautiful! 

Post # 8
4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I really don’t see what you’re talking about here — everything looks beautiful!  This is also WHY they have make up trials, so you can see what works and what doesn’t.  I agree the eye could be much softer and that would look a lot better.  If you don’t like the foundation then yeah it would be fine to go with a normal make up application.  I think that might be cheaper too.  That way it would be a lot easier to touch up too during the day.

I also think your eyebrows look great.

Post # 9
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

You look nice…the only thing that I notice is your face doesnt match your neck. 

Post # 10
346 posts
Helper bee

brigk:  if you are unhappy bee, tell exactly why and what makes you unsatisfied or 

change MUA If you lost confidence in that professional.

stay professional but firm you are a paying customer here.


  • This reply was modified 3 years, 5 months ago by  icelady.
Post # 11
49 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think the brows look great. the eyeliner is heavy and makes your eyes look small. Also it looks like you have hooded eyes so yoi can’t see the eyeshadow. My advice would to be to go on YouTube and look up wedding makeup sticking to examples of others with hooded eyes. the lashes look great too. Best of luck!

Post # 12
493 posts
Helper bee

Agreed with PPs. You look beautiful! I honestly couldn’t see what you could be unhappy about.  Your look may be not what you are used to,  and that means it should change a bit, but you so do not look drag queen at all!

You are a pretty girl needing little makeup, and you should be happy with the outcome.  I would just work with her and tell her what you need changed, though I think you look great!

Post # 13
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

BalletParker:  great advice!

I’m another pro chiming in…. I do professional photography and also MUAH.  Brows should def be a bit darker to match hair. everything that BalletParker said, I would definitely go with a more coppery / maroon smokey eye. Not too strong. My new go too lip colour for brides is called “Stone” by Dose of Colours. I’ll post a pic from a photo shoot I shot, I used that lip colour on her. ( Granted it was a Buoudior shoot so a bit more dramatic makeup) I don’t have an image of it on a bride I just added lipsticks from this brand to my kit. It has amazing staying power. The colour is amazing! I think it would be great on you! 

You’re gorgeous!


Post # 14
4258 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I just think the black liner is too dark/thick.  You are beautiful!  And if she can make your eyes brighter, as opposed to so dark/heavy, I think it will be great!

Post # 15
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I think she went too heavy with the eyeliner on the bottom lid! Everything else looks great though

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