Post # 1
I’ve started shopping around for a make-up artist and am not sure I want to cough up the money to get it done. Here’s a couple of pictures from my make-up just slapped on today. Do you think I should practice and DIY? If so, what feature should I focus on (actually, just in general this is good to know)? Any tips? I’m not a big make-up person, so I may just splurge and get it done professionally, but wondered if people had any suggestions based on some pictures if I do decide to try my hand at it!
Any thoughts or suggestions in general are helpful- either for briday or day to day look! (I don’t often wear this much makeup).
p.s. I think I’ll get my hair a shade blonder for the wedding, but not too much.
p.p.s…my eyebrows need to be cleaned up a bit too hahaha
Post # 3
ohhh and I should probably start whitening my teeth…. 😉
Post # 4
I think you would look great with a stronger lip, long, feathery eyelashes and slightly darker eyebrows (like a shade darker).
I did a little Google search and I think this would look nice: http://vsallaccess.victoriassecret.com/2013/01/17/get-the-look-miranda-kerr-at-the-golden-globes/.
ETA: Just read that you may go slightly blonder. If you do, I would leave the eyebrows alone then.
Post # 5
You have a beautiful jaw-line and lip shape! I would focus on your lips and then maybe do neutral eyeshadow with winged out liner, more defined eyebrows, and flirty lashes. Gorgeous! Oh and definitely contour/highlight your cheeks, jaw-line, and nose so they don’t get flattened out with flash photography. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent practicing contouring before my wedding, but it was so worth it!
Post # 6
Thanks for the feedback! I was wondering about a darker brow, and have lowlights in my hair now, so I could probably add in colour right now. I’ve always been interested in a bolder lip, but tend to have pinkish complexion and had reaallly bad skin growing up, so I was worried about looking like a tomato! I may head to the make-up counter soon to update my collection and try some colours then. Any suggestions on tones for lips and eyes?
Post # 7
Thanks! So for contouring do you use a bronzer? I’ll have to practice at eye makeup application! No idea how to do the wing tip!
Post # 8
Yep! Just a bronzer that blends well, is brown toned (NOT orange), and doesn’t have any sparkles or shimmer and you’re good to go! I think the one I used was like $5 from Rimmel. It worked just fine!
I’ve been wearing wingled eyeliner everyday since I was 12 years old, sooo I am kind of a pro. My favorite eyeliner is a waterproof one by Stila. It is definitely the easiest eyeliner I have used, because of it’s thin, pointy felt tip. Anchor your pinky on your cheek for stability, use your free hand to gently pull the edge of your eyelid so the liner doesn’t catch on an eyelid wrinkle and mess you up, and do tiny little strokes instead of one big one. See below for what I am talking about when I say “little strokes”:
Post # 9
You have nice, full lips (in a non creepy way) so I would do a darker lip. I love the picture up above. I would pair a bold lip color with feathery lashes (fake if you’re up to it) and I light neutral shadow with some black liner. And don’t forget cheeks/bronzer!
Post # 10
Thanks for the feedback! Do you think I can do a darker lip if I’m going for a whimsical, ethereal garden look?
Post # 11
I always recommend to every bride I know to get fake eyelashes!! I am not a huge makeup person either, but had them done for my wedding and couldn’t have been happier. The lashes make a huge, huge difference in photos. Good luck!
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room
You should use this:
It basically takes the shine right off your face and makes for a really good foundation primer. I love it 🙂
Post # 13
I think if you don’t have a lot of makeup experience, then it might be best to hire a professional. DIY can be daunting if you don’t know much about makeup. Also, to get the same look that you would get from hiring a pro will cost you a lot of money in makeup. Way more than it would cost to hire a pro. And this is coming from someone who did their own makeup.
Post # 14
I’ll do the makeup myself because: A) we’re getting married in a very remote location, B) both times I’ve got it done professionally I felt like I was going to attend the carnival in Rio. Nothing against the carnival, but it’s not me! So, my plan is to book a makeup session with either Sephora or MAC to get some advice and to purchase the things I might need for the wedding day. Think there’s a minimum purchase of $50 or so associated with a session, so much more affordable than to hire someone!
Post # 15
You have gorgeous lips, I would focus on them if I were you! Seriously, I have thin lips and would love to have full pouty ones like you!
Post # 16
falsies are totally on my list! 😀
looks cool. Do you have to worry about the SPF in the product making your skin look pale in photographs?
such a good point. I think I am going to do the pro route, but always good to get tips on every day application too!
I was thinking about booking at MAC too! Let me know how it goes if you do.