(Closed) DIY Makeup NewBee

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Did you wear sparkly eyeshadow or blush - and did it turn out okay in your pictures?

    Yes! The pictures came out just fine.

    No! I looked like a sparkle freak.

  • Post # 4
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    AH! You look absolutely beautiful, but I can see what you mean, because the last picture looked more
    no shiny than the previous one. Either way it looks great, I guess it is the lightning in the pictures affecting this aswell. I think having a flash will make it look shinier too.

    In general, I’ve heard not to use too much sparkle to avoid getting the “shiny” look for weddings, but I wear sparly blushes and eyeshadows all the time, I like the way it makes you look “natural” in daylight. 

    Maybe try to put on a bit more powder or prime it more? I guess that would be my suggestion if you feel it is too shiny.

    Post # 5
    1206 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I don’t think the sparkliness of the makeup your wear actually affects the shininess of the photo.  I think it’s just the lighting, and the fact that it looks like the flash was quite near your face.  Your makeup trail is great ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
    44 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Is your skin oily or is it possibly your foundation?  I know you are a minimalist, so if you’re not using foundation, I would stress it here, with a finishing powder OR just mineral powder foundation.  And speaking of stress, again, since you said you are a makeup minimalist, I would suggest starting to wear the foundation a month or two out to give your skin time to break out and clear up if it’s not used to it.

    However, if nothing above applies to you, maybe keep a packet of those oil-grabbing tissues handy (hello, Maid/Matron of Honor duty) for your close-ups on your big day.

    I voted you look beautiful, and your skin could be described as dewy and glowing.

    Post # 8
    533 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @redpinkorange:  I think that is a good idea, at least to just give it a try and see if you feel it looks better. The most important thing is that the makeup you will be wearing is comfortable and that you will enjoy your wedding pictures ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 9
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    You will be fine in pictures, they take the sheen away. I’d stick to it and not worry about the photos,because it’s very natural and beautiful looking =)

    Post # 10
    91 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wouldnt worry, your make up looks beautiful, it is very natural looking and to say that you hardly wear makeup you have done an amazing job!!! Besides it is ‘natural’ to have a little shine on your skin I dont think there is anything wrong with it but oil blotting papers are a must I think, just to keep you feeling fresh

    Post # 11
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I agree with the PP that you definitely look stunning. A couple of tidbits that I got, and honestly, I’m not much for makeup and this is just me. I hope it helps, but if not, I’m really sorry ๐Ÿ™

    I have fairly oily skin as it is, so I have to kind of stay on top of it.

    Using a moisturizer regularly really helps to keep the skin from absorbing the makeup, as does using a primer.

    The kind of primer matters, and the people at Sephora will definitely be able to help you find a primer that works for you. Some will give a more shiny/glowy finish whereas some will give a more matte finish.

    For some foundations, it helps to apply the makeup to the back of your hand to help expose it to the air and then apply it evenly with a brush, rather than just using your fingers.

    Makeup 4ever makes a really good foundation that will give you the all-day coverage that you need and comes in a kit with all the other stuff… primer/finishing powder for like, $40.00.

    They also make primers for your eyes to help the eye shadow stay in place/consistent throughout the whole day.

    One of the blogger bees (I think it was Mrs. Rainbow?) is a pro makeup artist, and was able to help give some tips and tricks of the trade to do it cheaper. Maybe by going through some of her posts there can be extra help to be had?

    Also, I know you’re a minimalist, but just a tiiiiiny bit more eyeliner (esp in the corners) may help your eyes pop just a bit, but again, you look GORGEOUS just the way you did it. ๐Ÿ™‚ 

    Best of luck!! I hope something in here was helpful…

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