Post # 1
I made a Sephora trip today and now I have (almost) everything I need makeup wise for the wedding. I’m pretty much just doing an enhanced version of my favorite eye shadow look. I picked up a sample of Makeup HD Foundation & Finishing Powder, brown Stila Liquid Eyeliner, and Benefit Mascara at Sephora today. Also using my normal green Loreal Primer, Victoria’s Secret Primer, and Maybelline & Estee Lauder Eye Shadow.
My own critiuqes are 1) Find a peachy tinted lip color and 2) Use Nars Orgasm very lighly on my cheeks (I know I have some, just couldn’t find it tonight.
I’d love any input the hive could provide!!
Post # 3
I really love the colors you picked. They work great with your coloring. I think you should go with a heavier foundation and use a primer underneath. And I’d try to add some more contouring with your eyeshadow. Try to go lighter on the lid and darker in the crease and outer corner. I’d also fill in your eyebrows with a darker color pencil. I love your lip color, it’s such a pretty shade of pink. And your lashes turned out great.
Post # 4
@michiru4ever: I sent these pics to my BFF and she also said she loved the lip color. So funny, I’m wearing some Bath & Body Works gloss I got on clearance lol. Thanks for the helpful tips!!!
Post # 5
I think you might benefit from looking up a tutorial on how to contour your face with highlighting and shadowing, it will make it look like you have the perfect light wherever you are and will really make you look flawless in pictures! Just my two cents.
Post # 6
@unimeg07: I think the make-up looks very natural. I would definitely recommend more color on the lips and a bronzer or blush. I also think you should use the dark color on your eyelids in the creases or from the center of your lid out to the corner of your eyelid. Then use the pink or a lighter shade from the center to the inside corner of your eyelid. You can use a brush to blend the colors together.
Post # 7
I’m also going to attach some pictures from pinterest for you.
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Post # 11
Critique it? Ok, please take it as helpful and not mean:
– you need a more full coverage foundation AND a concealer
– contour and highlight like a PP has shown above
– eyeshadows need lid, crease, browbone highlight and then blended
– eyebrows are important! I think everyone’s brows should be done when wearing a full face
* I think you should have someone in Sephora do your makeup and show you as they go along bc we are just listing things
– you are on the right track
Post # 12
Have you tried false lashes? I think they would really set off the look.
Post # 13
@unimeg07: the eyeshadow looks great! Only thing I would recommend is maybe some fake lashes? It would really make your eyes pop!
Post # 14
Thank you ladies so much!!! Based on your fabulous advice, here are some follow up questions:
If I use primer, concealer, and foundation, does it go in that order, or does the concealer go first? The primer I use has a green tint to it because my cheeks are really pink and I have some acne scarring it helps mask.
As far as contouring, two dumb questions in relation to that: I bought the finishing powder for the Makeup HD Foundation. Should I use that before or after the countouring? I’m thinking after? And if I wanted to put just a tiny bit of color to my cheeks, should I use blush in addition to the contouring or instead of?
As far as lips, what kind of product should I use? I was thinking a stain w/gloss on top? Any suggestions for brands?
Thank you again for all your help!
Post # 15
@unimeg07: I have very bad acne scars which are dark spots.
concealer LAST bc you want to cover what the foundation does not and then you make sure it is all blended
Post # 16
highlight and contour using powder or cream (whatever you’re comfortable with) and then put blush
contour and blush are two different things. I contour and highlight and then add blush last and then place finishing/setting powder and then a makeup setting spray.
Hope This Helps