Post # 1
So I went and bought some new fun stuff for wedding makeup (got primer for the first time, new foundation, lip color, and mascara). So I decided to go ahead and try out the DIY makeup.
Any tips or comments would be appreciated. Also, please play nice! I’m not professional. I know I screwed up the eye liner on the upper lid – I’m still working on using that type. [And I know the picture quality is crap – these are cell phone pics because Fiance and I can’t find the charger to our camera battery. :/ Lol]
Do I need to add false lashes?
Is the eyshadow OK?
Lip color OK?
Well, here goes………
No makeup *shudder*
Primer & Foundation (and blush? can’t remember) Added primer to eyelids too.
Lip color added
Also, do you think I need to attempt false lashes??? I’m scared to even try.
Post # 3
Ugh, WB ate a whole bunch of pics. Hang on!
Post # 4
it looks like you are off to a super awesome start! your eyes look great but have you tried adding more shaddow or maybe more of the copper colour in further and up higher, also the lighting is kind of funny, but maybe add a streek of blush higher up on your cheek
Post # 5
@globalmargaret: Thank you! Yeah the lighting was way off – I had to use my phone and when I have it set to profile (self pics) there is no flash option. :/
Is there a correct way to go up above the crease with eyeshadow? I’m always kind of a scaredy cat. Lol.
Also, thanks for the blush rec! Do you think that it should look like “too much” so it photographs well? Hm.
Post # 6
Also, if you’re voting to add falsies – can you tell me why and the best way to go about it? Thanks.
Post # 7
No one feels talkative. Either that or I look crazy. :p
Post # 8
Aww youlook gorgeous!!! What I would try is lining the lower waterline, adding a little white in the inside corner to brighten your eyes and definitely add falsies! Either get extensions or practice practice practice on your own! I love MAC’s false lashes, the thick black ones that get longer towards the outer eye and they also have glue there you can get. They’ll even show you how to apply them or there’s lots of great tutorials on YouTube! You can use them 4 or 5 times so you can figure it all out beforehand 🙂 oh and once again you look fabulous!!
Post # 9
I wish I had suggestions, I am like the worst at makeup but I wanted to comment how nice your makeup looks! I dont see anything wrong with it! YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!
Post # 10
Looks like you’re off to a great start. False lashes would make you’re eyes pop more. I’m fairly new to falsies myself, the ones I find easiest to apply are the accent ones, essentially half or a third of a strip of lashes. They’re meant for the outter corners of your eyes. It’s haed to tell with the lighting but I might go with a slightly lighter lip colour so the focus is more on your eyes 🙂
Post # 11
For my own personal taste, I would make the lip colour more of a natural pink as I think it looks more youthful and fresh (but like I said, thats only my personal preference if you like it, then keep it!). Other than that I think its gorgeous 🙂
Post # 12
@natbug21: White eyeliner or like white eyeshadow? Thanks for the tips! I’ll definitely be doing them on my own. If I added extensions I’d never be able to wear my glasses – I already get mascara on my lenses when I wear it. Lol! Looks like I have a date with the MAC counter people for some false lashes. 🙂
@bestbuddies: Aww thank you. 🙂
@SupermansSweetheart: Yeah I’m not loving the lip color yet. I’ve tried a few different shades. :/ Eh. How easy have you found falsies to work with? Is it like…a glue? I’m totally clueless. Lol.
@Bears-bub: I agree. I honestly prefer it without any lipcolor at all, but I know I need a little something for pictures. I’m going to go get a shade or two lighter (and more matte? You think?) next time! And thanks. 🙂
Post # 13
I found this great book in my local library about bridal makeup called Makeup Makeovers: Weddings. It discussed which time of day and the setting (outdoor/indoor/natural light/candlelight) and it was so helpful! Tons of pictures in it which really helped me. Your look is beautiful as is – you might want to go for more drama with a lighter lipstick and a little more eyeshadow if you are getting married in an indoor/evening settings.
Post # 14
Omigosh, you have gorgeous eyes, and I’d pay good money for cheekbones like that! The color being off in your pictures makes it tough for me to make suggestions, but from what I can see, here you go:
- The heavier eyeliner on top is nice, and those peepers could pull off some fabulous falsies. If you have it in your budget, I’d suggest having extensions done professionally. I use Arden lashes frequently, but I don’t think I want to have to worry about eye glue and lash tracks on my wedding day. Maybe buy some Arden lashes at the drugstore to play around with the style you like.
- I’d personally lighten the lipcolor to something a touch more neutral, you really don’t need much color
- To make shadow extend beyond the crease, I apply it below first, and dust my eye makeup brush off, then I blend it upwards. That way there’s a soft line.
Post # 15
@AmeliaBedelia: Oh my bad lol. I didn’t even think about glasses!! And yeah definitely use a white eyeshadow, I think it looks better than white liner. MAC is seriously the best, they will do your makeup and give you a sheet with all the steps so you can repeat it!
Post # 16
I think you had a great first run at this! But it is hard to get a very good idea since the quality of pics aren’t that great.
At first glance, I think you need a little more work on blending your shadow along your crease and extending that upwards as someone else mentioned. It looks a little blotchy on your right eye and I would recommend a third color so there isn’t such a stark contrast from the darkest corner to the lighest part on your eyelid (if that makes sense). I think the eyeliner under your lash line could look cleaner in general. You might also want to try some concealer under your eyes (but again that could just be the lighting of the picture). I love Bobbie Brown or Laura Mercier concealer. Your cheek bones are to die for!!
For good blending I usually use a soft fluffy brush. A good technique is to start in smaller circular motion and keep expanding outward. Always start with less on brush and add more as you go along. There are lots of good tutorials on youtube that you may want to watch that are really helpful.
I would definitely try some falsies. MAC ones are great, but if you want to practice lots – most drugstore brands will do. DUO eyelash glue is really good and dries clear. You want to place a little along the entire falsie lashline and then wait a minute or two before applying. You want to make sure the glue is tacky. I start by placing the lash on the inner corner of my eye and then laying it along the rest of my lashline. Make sure to apply mascara afterwards to blend your natural lashes into the flashies.
Find your camera charger!! I want to see some clear pics 🙂