(Closed) Can I do my own makeup?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 31
17 posts

You look gorgeous and I love the makeup look overall :)! As some others have said, maybe one thing you can do is some subtle/not too dramatic false lashes. Just to make your eyes pop even more in photographs. If you go that route though, *definitely* make sure you’re comfortable with putting them on, so practice beforehand. Doing it beforehand will also make sure if you have any sensitivities (ie. to latex eyelash glue) then you can do something about it (ie. get non-latex glue, etc.). Good luck!! 

Post # 32
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Looking great!!! I would recommed Makeup Forever HD foundation stick, it photographs very well. Also, you may want the get a setting spray to ensure your makeup lasting all day! I would just add a bit of  highlighter on the tops of your cheeks, and a little more blush 🙂 How do you feel about false eyelashes? If they don’t bother you, I would suggust adding them to complete your look!

Post # 33
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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honeybadgered :  First of all, you did a great job, congrats! Your eyes are amazing, so keep them on focus. Here’s my two cents:


Some high quality concealer, photo friendly foundation, definitely a good primer.


If you’re not comfortable with false eyelashes (I did my own make up too and no matter the practice I was still not comfortable with those) maybe you should try the half falsies -much easier to handle, or else a good eye primer, loose powder on your lashes, curling and some layers of great, waterproof mascara.

Eye makeup

Why don’t you try a combination of eye shadows, starting with a lighter color and blend it well with darker shades? Also, use a light hand with eyeliner. I think gold, salmon pink, bronze, browns with a slight green would look great.


Def you need more than you think. In photos will always look different than your mirror. Try some rosey color and use it higher in your cheekbones and not in the apples of your cheeks.


Maybe a lighter shade than what you have now. Orchid pinks (their lighter fuchsia shades) are beautiful, same goes for peachy rose hues. Pay attention to your upper lip, around the cuppid’s bow, in your pic now looks too sharp.

If you don’t have, invest on some setting spray, it’s gonna help your makeup stay in place longer.

Good luck bee!


Post # 34
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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honeybadgered :  Oh, one more thing. Although I have quite a few high end makeup products, I was not really satisfied on how they performed on photo trials (I was aiming for a natural makeup for my special day).

So after a lot of searching on makeupalley forum, I decided to give a shot on two brands I had never used before, but got high reviews on their quality, photo performance and price.

Results? I am sold, especially for the MUR products!



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