Post # 1
So, please be kind… this is my first attempt at DIY makeup.. I never wear makeup so I’m going for minimal and natural, but I always feel like I look so weird with makeup on. Constructive criticism please! Also, I will be wearing my hair half up/ half down and I will be wearing my glasses.
Post # 3
looks good! just my opinion but i would go a little heavier on the eye makeup especially since you’ll be wearing glasses. maybe false eyelashes and darker eyeshadow. but regardless, it looks natural and pretty 🙂
Post # 4
You have lovely clear skin and I don’t think you need much makeup, but I think your eyes could pop a little bit more. Maybe some eyeliner for definition.
Post # 5
Thanks ladies. I don’t think I could do the false lashes because my lashes are really long and not ever wearing makeup I think they’d drive me crazy.. but do you guys have some help on how I could make the eyes pop more? I have eyeliner on but it’s not overly thick because I felt like it seemed like too much.. lol
Post # 6
Since you are going for a more natural look my first advice would be to use a brow powder to fill in and shape your eyebrows. Especially since you will be wearing glasses, this will help frame your eyes and make them pop.
You have fantastic skin, really, I’m jealous! You can try a BB cream which will give you a light coverage. It’s essentially a moisturizer, primer, sunblock, and foundation in one. You can use your (clean) fingertips to apply it. They can be found at your local drugstore (Walgreens, Walmart, Target).
Then apply a light amount of blush.
Then I’d apply a little more eyeshadow.
Curl your eyelashes to open up the eye and make it look bigger and brighter.
And apply a light shimmery eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes to make them look brighter. This will give you a more awake look.
Post # 7
Do you plan on wearing anything on your lips?
Post # 8
@lauramae89: Its a great start!
For green and/or hazel eyes you need violet based browns to really pop. That may sound over the top but I assure you it can look just as natural. The browns you have now are more yellow/gold based.
Some of my favorites are: MAC Swiss Chocolate and Mulch, two great browns for green eyes.
Also, here is a helpful little cheat guide to applying the eye make up to get the most out of it. Again you don’t have to go super heavy but the key to gorgeous eye make up is shading and blending.
Post # 9
@petalpetal: That’s awesome, thanks! I actually have a very light layer of foundation on, as well as a light bronzer and natural blush.. I found the blush was almost identical to my natural skin color (I’m usually a bit flushed on the cheeks) so it’s basically invisible, which is kind of unfortunate, but I’m nervous to go darker! I will definitely work on the eye shadow more though, that all really helps. I am always afraid that any little bit is too much because I’m not used to wearing makeup at all, so it’s nice to hear that it’s not crazy to go darker!
Post # 10
@petalpetal: I’m wearing lipstick in the pic! haha it’s a very light natural color, but it just basically adds a bit of gloss/sparkle… I try not to accentuate my lips because they are so big but maybe I should? 🙁
thanks! The stuff I have on says it’s for green eyes but it’s definitely gold.. I do have some purpley browns for green eyes too so I’ll switch to those 🙂 also that cheat sheet really helps!
Post # 11
Honestly, it looks like you aren’t wearing any makeup. I know you want a natural look, but what will your dress and hair look like? Natural makeup when you are getting all done up for your wedding and having pictures taken needs to be more than everyday natural makeup.
The pictures Treejewel posted are o good guide of where to place shadows. A bit more colour on your cheeks and lips would also give a pretty glow to your face.
Post # 12
You could go a little heavier on the makeup for your weddng. I’d probably go for more blusher and eyeshadow. You do not have a tendency to put it on too thickly, so don’t be deterred from adding a little more. You could also do a lipstick or gloss in a somewhat brighter color
You’re miles away from overdoing it, and I know you don’t want to get too close to that because it’s not you (I’m the same way… I wouldn’t want people to notice my makeup before they notice my face), but you still have more room to apply more makeup and still have it look minimal and natural.
Post # 13
I agree about maybe adding some darker eyeshadow or eyeliner to make your eyes stand out. And definitely more mascara if you don’t want to do falsies. But your skin looks great!
Post # 14
Ok girl — you are GORG number 1 with no makeup! BUT I would suggest a bronzey shadow in the crease or on the entire lid with a little more eyeliner (I couldnt even see it on you)
Also, you could do a swipe of a natural toned blush — a swipe of highlighter on your cheekbones/inner corner of eyes & some lip color to polish it off….
Here are some pics for reference:
Post # 15
@pixiecat: I have threads on here for my hair and my dress.. I guess going from no makeup to lots is really hard because I feel like I’m coated in makeup just with this on… haha but sounds like I need to suck it up!
Post # 16
Thanks so much ladies… This is so outside of my knowledge/comfort zone so the help is definitely needed!