(Closed) DIY wedding makeup… Too plain?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
153 posts
Blushing bee


i think you look good. One you put on your dress, do your hair, accessories etc I think you will look beautiful.

i would suggest make up that is waterproof and heat resistant, sweat resistant especially for the camera! 🙂

Post # 3
8453 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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DanniBee83:  You are beautiful! I love the eyes — so classic! I’m personally not a big fan of visible lip liner, so I would either use a bit lighter liner or fill them in with a little darker color. But I know darker lip liner is a style, so if that’s what you were going for, you nailed it! I wouldn’t call any of it plain. I’d call it a great job.

Post # 5
1110 posts
Bumble bee

I would use a stronger/pinker lip color. Right now they just look like your regular lips. 

Post # 7
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

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DanniBee83:  You are beautiful. I think you could do your own makeup and look stunning. I’m thinking about doing my own makeup. 

Post # 8
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon

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DanniBee83:  I think you look gorgeous!  If you want high quality foundation, try Bare Minerals.  My cousin did my makeup and convinced me, and now I use it everyday! I got color matched at Ulta, so I was sure to buy the right shade.

Post # 9
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I like it! I think you could pull off a more drastic look. But if your going for something simple, this look is great!

Post # 11
5648 posts
Bee Keeper

Another vote here for a little more colour.  Photos need a little more than day to day make up I think.  Good job though!

Post # 12
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Another vote here for a bit more color! Lips and maybe cheeks? I would also practice with the false lashes more, and make sure that they eyeliner goes on smooth and doesnt smudge (your right eye looks slightly smudged maybe?) 

I highly reccommend starting wih a primer if you don’t already. And a great product for making makeup last is the makeup setting spray by ELF, its like two or three bucks and works great in my experience!

Also-WATERPROOF mascara!

Great job, you can totally pull this off for your wedding 🙂

Post # 13
974 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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Ms.Pie:  +1.

More color vote here as well, and I do second the eyeliner comment. Agree with the primer as well, Benefit Porefessional is a great one.

I also suggest you go to Sephora to get matched foundation wise (and concealer too, since you want a new one) with their Color IQ tool. That will allow you to sample from a huge range of very high quality products, and get to try all of them. Artists there will also help you choose a foundation that photographs very well. The best part- you can do it now, and practice with your samples.. and do it again before your wedding, and get more samples for free! So you can wear a high end foundation on your day and pay exactly $0 (unless you decide to get it, of course.)

Also- did you set your undereye concealer with a powder, to keep it from moving? And if you have darkness, did you color correct before applying concealer? A peachy/ orange tone corrector really helps balance darkness, and the concealer then brightens the undereye area properly. Something to look into- plenty of YT tutorials on those, I recommend watching Jackie Aina; she has a dark skin tone as well, and is my go-to YTber.

For the eyes, I personally like dramatic, so i would say intensify the eye color, and smoke it out a bit more. But- you may be going for a natural look, so that’s totally up to you.

All in all, great job. Just make sure your makeup photographs well under bright lights, and you are good to go! 

SN- I do NOT work for Sephora lol


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Post # 14
20 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

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Zelda1:  you said everything I was thinking, including about Jackie lol. 

Post # 15
46 posts
  • Wedding: Lombardi\'s On The Bay

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DanniBee83:  you are a natural beauty – no need  to wear a ton of makeup! I also plan on doing my own makeup when I get married next year. 

If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out Bobbi Brown. She has her own line of makeup, has published several makeup related. Books, and has quite a few YouTube tutorials as well. Her philosophy is that women should look like a natural, prettier version of themselves while wearing makeup. Her work is beautifully simple and her makeup is top-notch.

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