DIY Makeup! Anyone else doing/did theirs? Pics & thoughts!?

posted 7 months ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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460 posts
Helper bee

bohosioux :  hi dear, two of my besties did their makeup for their wedding and it looked great. The main thing I would say is to get a good, high coverage foundation which is budge proof. This is because all the camera flashes will penetrate the layers of skin and imperfections will show up in photos. Of course there is p-shop but think of all the friends and family photos. also budge proof so it doesnt come off with sweat and crying. and going on white dress. Also my friend used a pearlised pressed powder which gave a slight iridescence and looked great 

Post # 4
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That red is perfect on you. The whole look is spot on!

Post # 5
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437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

bohosioux :  i love it!! you look so beautiful! i’m doing my own and the tips i would offer is to make sure you have a great foundation. I’ve heard a lot of great things about smashbox and Make up forever Hd foundation. also make sure to have a good primer based on your skin issues. this will insure that your foundation lasts and looks the best it can. i would also invest in some eyeshadow primer. use a great moisterizer and drink lots of water. i really love your liner and your lip color looks really pretty on you! good luck!!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

bohosioux :  

I had a birdcage veil, I went with darker red lips against my pale skin. I also did my own makeup. For me the darker red (brick red) was more vintage, romantic to me, vs bright red reminds me of pin up. My phone isn’t letting me upload pictures…. though I think I have posted other pictures on Weddingbee for pixie cuts. 

You are gorgeous, so I doubt you will be forgettable on your wedding day!

 

Oh! And if you are getting professional pictures, you might want to go a little heavier on the makeup then every day use. Especially with evening lighting and fluorescent lights may wash you out. 

Post # 9
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

the pictures you posted are too over exposed to judge, if you want to really gage it you will want a picture in natural light and one under harsh light.

 

Post # 10
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

bohosioux :  If you can, try your bridal look and get some candid pictures taken by a friend. Not professional ones, but ones where you aren’t controlling the angle etc. yourself. See how you like it from a distance, and in different positions – friends aren’t going to be capturing your “best side” or scrapping hundreds of pictures like your photographer will. If your makeup looks good in amateur photos then that’s a good sign. 

Post # 11
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

bohosioux :  Also, if you’re not wearing liquid foundation I would either be prepared to reapply that powder a bunch of times, or try a powder foundation. I have about the same skin tone as you, and very rarely wear liquid (though when I do I’m all about MUFE HD) but I like something powder with a little more weight for special occasions. MAC Studio Fix is my favourite.

Post # 13
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251 posts
Helper bee

If it’s at sunset, make sure it still looks good in lower light. Especially with the “pearl under the eye,” it might not look the same. 

Post # 14
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395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

bohosioux :  I dont mean the rudely I just mean the look cannt be gaged truely because of the over exposer, the pictures look beautiful just cant actually judge the make up itself as whole

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