(Closed) Desperately need make- up help!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have never heard of peach blush on olive skin as something that works.  In my experience, olive skin looks best with plum (dark or light depending on your skin) blush.  But I’m not a professional.  (I wrote this and then saw where you usually use plum — good for you!)  

I’ve also never heard of someone having to pay for a consult.  Isn’t it customary that the makeup artist does it for free, and then you decide if you want to employ him/her?  I don’t have a lot of experience but that was definitely how I understood it.  

Foundation seems unnecessary unless you have a lot of redness.  I have lighter skin with yellow undertones (my mom has olive skin; my dad was white as snow) — I usually spot-check with concealer and then do a tinted moisturizer for the other parts and it works out fine in photos.  

Maybe go to Macy’s and ask for a consult by one of the artists there?  Macy’s always treats me just right. Tongue out And it’s free! 

Post # 4
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Did you take any photos of yourself after the makeup trial?  I think you’ll find that what looks really heavy in a mirror can look just right in photos.

Also, matte is good!  You don’t want too much of a dewy look or shimmery makeup because that will just reflect light in photos. 

But if you didn’t feel pretty, that is not good.  If I were you, I’d try doing my makeup a bunch of different ways before the wedding, and take photos each time.  Hopefully with some trial and error, you’ll find a look you’re comfortable with!

Good luck!

Post # 5
2867 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You might do better as other posters said at Macys or Sephora. If you tell them you’re looking for products that last all day for a beach wedding you might be able to find something that you like better. Plus at Sephora you can return anything at any time even if you’ve used it. So you can always take back anything that doesn’t work for you.

Post # 7
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

trials/consultations are usually paid or comes attached to the package price~! It’s unfortunate that you didn’t like the look~ Did you communicate with the artist how you truly felt? Did he or she just kept telling you it looks good on you? It sounds like the artist was not very responsive to your concerns…!

Without looking at what you are referring to and looking at the colors, it’s hard to help~ but my advice would still be to go to another professional makeup artist for a makeup lesson. Do you have friends in the area who got married or know of someone? Ask around and see if there’s someone in your area.  The thing about going to counters is some SA(sales associates) are also makeup artists (MUA) or estheticians, but some SAs are just SAs and their expertise is to sell you the makeup/skincare products and do not have the expertise you might be looking for. 

Post # 8
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have olive skin and either use peach or pink….I also did my own makeup for the big day, I wasted $ on makeup trials too that were worthless.  I looked 10 years older than I am!  Here are some pics of my wedding, I can share any of the colors I used if you are interested…(Pink on cheeks, lots of browns and golds on eyes, and peachy pink lips!) I also tried the false eyelash thing but couldn’t do it on the day of, they hurt to much, so just used lots of mascara!

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