(Closed) Bridal Makeup…cold or warm eye colors?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Evie19: I’m no expert and it’s hard to say without seeing pictures, but generally, I think warm eyeshadow colors look nicer on people with warm (olive) skin tones. Also, if you wanted to do cooler toned shadows, they don’t have to be grey and white. I use neautrally cool toned shadows all the time. Think like pinkish toned champagne shades or cool taupey browns.

Post # 4
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

It sounds like your skin has more neutral/warm tones, so cold tones might look off.  If your makeup compliments your skin tones, they will translate really well on film. If they look harsh and out of place they will stand out more but not necesarily in a good way. I did makeup for many years and it is really important to stick within your own warm/cool/neutral tones. I have yellowish undertones to my skin and red hair so I’d always try to wear these harsh gray eyeshadows and lipstick with blue tones (deep purple, fuschia) and I always looked off. The first time I got my makeup done by a pro I was introduced to the wonderful world of the warm tone palette. So now I rock the bronze, gold and peachy tones. I still find plenty of dramatic makeup in my colors it just looks more “me”

Post # 7
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It sounds like we have the same type of skin tone…Olive so we tend to be warmer, yet in the winter get pretty pale. I was in a wedding this weekend for my best friend and we all had our makeup done.  The MUA ended up putting the cool grayish tones on my eyes, I hated it!  I ended up going back to my room and tweaking the colors and makeup, which I felt terrible about but she also lined my waterline which completely irritated my eyes.  I say go for the bronzey pallette…

Post # 8
3261 posts
Sugar bee

I prefer warm tones. If you google Urban Decays NAKED palette you can find a whole bunch of neutrals/warm colors that would work great for your big day. 

Post # 9
4485 posts
Honey bee

Cold vs warm colors depend on your skin tone (whether you are warm or cool means you look better in warm colors or cool colors and you cannot wear both because the opposite will wash you out). Which are you? The photography doesn’t matter since it will pick up whatever you are wearing, regardless of cool or warm colors. Pick the one that looks best on you everyday.

Post # 10
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m olive-skinned, and I actually liked the cool colors better because I could use a white shadow to open up my eyes more. I think it’s going to depend on a lot of factors. Definitely don’t settle, though. I think another makeup trial is a great start.

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