(Closed) DIY makeup trial

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What look are you going for?

Post # 5
2542 posts
Sugar bee

I agree it doesn’t look like you’re wearing that much. It may not show up well in professional photos. I would try playing up one of your features, ie. trying out the lipstick you posted or using a darker eyeshadow.

You’re beautiful!

Post # 6
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you need a little more everything because it’s not showing up very well.  Pop your eyes with some lashes and keep the lip a little more nude- but that’s just personal preference.

Post # 7
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think it looks very pretty, but I do think you look like you aren’t wearing much makeup: I would suggest checking out Miss Wizard’s DIY makeup on the weddingbee blog:

This was her first try, she didn’t apply enough makeup in some areas and looked a little washed out on camera:


And this was her gorgeous second try:


Definitely think you’ll find some helpful hints there!

Post # 8
1735 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

  • I would suggest a shimmery shadow 
  • Your eyeliner on the top lid thicker and done with liquid eyeliner
  • Fake Lashes
  • more blush 
  • red lips

Post # 10
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You definitely need more blush. I know it feels like so much, but it barely shows in pictures.

Post # 11
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

That is my dress too!! I did a vintage eye and redlip stick. Mine was professionally done, but I think the color scheme could work for you!

Post # 13
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Narwhal:  you have great features and you need to accent those.  it doesn’t look like you have makeup on at all.  makeup gets washed out a lot in pictures, especially with pro flashes.  you should wear at least 50% more to 2x more of what you think you should wear.

your eyes can accommodate a lot more colour as can your cheeks and lips.

i think this will be a nice look for you.

Post # 14
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

You look lovely!! I think everything you did looks great, but I also think you’ll need to add a bit more. It’s going to feel ridiculous at first, but you’ll look beautiful in photos, and you will get used to seeing your face with a bit more color.

-I would suggest using more blush. Try applying the amount that feel suitable to you, and then take a pic to see how it photographs, and adjust from there, that way you’ll get a feel for how to much to put on.

-I would also suggest using a highlighter on the brow bone and along your check bones for dimension. Try highlighting the inner corners on your eyes with a light colored, shimmery shadow. The highlighting will make your face pop!

-Definitely go for false lashes. Individuals are doable with practice, and look amazingly “natural, but better”!

-Play with adding a deeper color on the outer crease of the eyelid and blending up and out a bit. This is will definitely add glamour when done correctly.

-Have fun with the lipcolor! It depends on what you typically wear, as well as the look/feel of wedding.

When all is done, take indoor photos and outdoor to see how it looks!


Post # 15
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I personally think it looks awesome. I don’t wear makeup on an everyday basis, so I am going to try to accomplish the same kind of look. I think the examples shown are too much makeup! But to each there own. Your skin looks flawless, and your eyes look very pretty. If you are going for a more natural look, then you have done a great job 🙂

Post # 16
2299 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i would definitely look into false lashes, there is no easier way for your eyes to pop! if you don’t want strips, then try individual flare lashes. i would try lining the waterline of your eye, or making the line above your lashes thicker and darker.

remember that when you’re pressed up against the mirror it can look like alot – step back about 3 feet – this is how close most people will be to you when you’re talking etc. how does it look? that should be the test. and don’t be afraid to put more than you think on – flash will wash you out in photos, and some will wear off through the day.

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