(Closed) Bridal Makeup Trial – not liking it

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - World\'s Fair Pavilion

You look great!

I think the eye makeup is perfect as is, the false lashes don’t look overpowering to me. Are they individual lashes or one strip? If the latter, you could always ask to just have a few individual lashes applied to the outer edges of your lashline for a more subtle look.

If you’re feeling clown-like, you might consider a lipstick with just a tad less pink and more brown. Lipstick always makes me feel overly made-up, so I tend to stick to MLBB (my lips but better) shades.

Post # 3
1323 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I love bad makeup trials, but this was actually a lovely result. Sure, maybe you could tone done the blush a skosh, but overall I think you just aren’t used to wearing a ton of makeup. The thing to remember though is that makeup is really there to look good in photos. It may seem heavy in person, but it really does photograph beautifully.


Also, it might be worth wearing the false lashes for at least a few photos, I don’t think you’ll regret it because they really make your eyes pop in photos.

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I second PP and keep the lashes. They make a huge difference in pictures! If they are done correctly you shouldn’t even feel them after a while. i think the eye makeup looks great but she should tone down the cheeks a bit. I think you could ask for a slightly softer more natural look and you would prob like it better. My friend opted to not get her makeup done you could definitely tell 

Post # 5
806 posts
Busy bee

I think it looks great! Really highlighting your features. One thing I would say is tell them NOT to highlight the tip of the nose, but only the bridge of the nose. Highlighting the tip of the nose is not always flattering. JMO

Post # 6
6216 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t like the false lashes at all – they don’t match your brows, your hair, your face.  They are way too dark and are making your eyes actually look smaller than when you began.  I didn’t know they could do that!  I would look into brown mascara or if you still want lashes, see if you can get some that aren’t black.  Or maybe, possibly have your brows tinted (with makeup) a little bit darker.  The nose is a little odd, too.  Maybe they overcompensated on lightening it from the red?  I’d go with something a little darker there.  The rest looks really nice though – I like your shadow!

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Post # 7
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You’re beautiful, so there was no way this could really have gone poorly!

That being said, of course you should love your makeup and be confident with it that day, so maybe some minor little tweaks might ease some of your concerns. First, the eyelash strip is too long. They’re not overdone, but they should end a little further towards the outer edge of your eye for a bit more of that “woke up like dis” look. (Also the one appears not to have adhered all the way towards the inside and I suspect it’s because it is too long and couldn’t follow the curve of your eye.) I also agree about looking into individual lashes rather than a strip. I strongly prefer the look of fake lashes for wedding pics, though, and they do make your eyes pop! You may also want to fill your brows a little bit to frame your eyes and balance the lashes, even just a light pencil will make a big difference. I also think you can do better for the lip color — it doesn’t look like it has any staying power. Your makeup in your e-pics is lovely, and you look beautiful here, too. I think it can be strange to see yourself in a lot of makeup at all, regardless if the makeup is flawless or not, because you just don’t feel like yourself. I would try the little changes and wear it around and see how you feel before the big day!

Post # 8
1452 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I like it! I think if you don’t wear a lot of make-up and are fair, the trial can be a shock. If you change anything, I’d ask about the color of the blush and lipstick. The lip is very pink, while the blush seems more peach to me. Maybe tone down the pink lip and go with a blush that has some pink to it?

also, with my trial, I tried the dark lip everyone said I should have, then had her take it off and put a lighter one on. For me, my lip and eyelashes were still too harsh/dark. On the day of, I just went in and said- I don’t want a dark lip at all and I want shorter, brown/black lashes. I’m not that assertive with things like that, so that was hard for me, but the make up ended up being perfect.

good luck!


Post # 9
1838 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t like it either. 

The idea was good, but the execution is bad. The bronzer and highlight are not in the right places, and they either aren’t the right tone for you or the makeup artist put too much on. 

I think going to a different makeup artist is a good idea, if you can do that.

You’re beautiful and whoever did your makeup is not doing you any justice. 

Post # 10
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

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summerbride2016:  i think you have the problem i do, i have worn the same make up since i was 16. I dont wear a lot of makeup, in fact most people dont know i have on anything but mascara. I didnt like my make it, I had to have my girl tone it down a lot. I wanted me but better, so my lip is more neutral and so is my blush, but i kept my eyes as a focal since everyone loves them. I think you just need a more natural look. If you want to try someone else, do it, now is the time, but show them these photos and say what you didnt like so they know where to go.

Post # 11
2618 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t like it either.  The fake lashes were not well applied.  I can clearly see on your right eye where she didn’t apply them properly, and that was on a first glance. She also didn’t do a great job with your bronzer (or is that blush??) and a less brown based color would look better.  I agree with @littlebee94 she should not have highlighted the tip of your nose.

Overall I don’t think the MUA did an awful job. But I feel she was very heavy handed & overdid it. While you look fresh faced in your first pic, she made you look like you’re going to a prom or a beauty pageant. Rather than accentuating your natural looks, she’s taken something away from them. I’d try another MUA – these mistakes make me think yours was inexperienced. 

Post # 12
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Too much highlighter and the blush wasn’t as blended as i’d like, but I actually think you look great!

Post # 13
281 posts
Helper bee

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desss:   I second this!   I was just about to call out the lashes, blush and highlight.   If the mua could tone down/fix these problems it would look much better. 

Post # 14
3589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

You look nice but I agree it’s too much. Definitely tone down the blush and the highlighting (especially the tip of the nose, why did she do that??). Perhaps a brown mascara instead of falsies, and a more natural lip colour too (maybe even just a gloss without colour?). You could possibly go darker with the brows though. Have you heard of eyelash tinting? You can literally get your eyelashes dyed, I love it because you get lovely dark lashes without any of the weight or clumpiness or smudging of mascara and it lasts ages!

Post # 15
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I think the makeup looks great. You look beautiful! I echo a poster’s suggestion to avoid highlighter at the tip of the nose. I’d also add a bit more mascara to the bottom lashes and use an eyebrow pencil to darken your eyebrows 🙂

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