(Closed) DIY Makeup? What to focus on?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: should I do my own make up? / what feature should I focus on?

    Yes- do your own

    No- get it done

    Focus on Eyes

    Focus on Lips

    other- any and all suggestions welcome!

  • Post # 5
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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 # 8
    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @FoolsintheRain:  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. Tongue OutMy 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
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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 # 11
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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 # 13
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    3038 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    42 posts

    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!

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