Post # 1
Just out of curiosity, are there any brides who are not wearing makeup (or very little makeup: tinted moisturizer, lip balm) on their wedding day? I feel somewhat lost re. how much makeup to wear and feel silly for giving thought to such an unimportant issue. The thing is, I definitely look better with minimal makeup in “real life,” but people say wearing makeup is important for ensuring that photos look nice. Does anyone have any experience, thoughts, opinions, etc., concerning this? I would love to hear them all.
Post # 3
Don’t feel silly! Here’s my two cents… I think you should wear some make-up for photo definition, but that doesn’t mean you have to go all out. Specifically focus on defining eyes and lips, since those are those most featured areas, so to speak. You don’t necessarily need to wear foundation, bronzer, highlighter, and all that jazz. I say that you want to be defined while still being comfortable in your own skin… something as simple as some eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick/balm would probably go a long way.
As for applying it, check out makeup tutorials on youtube, and practice, practice, practice. If you’re really dedicated (or, maybe, really bored), do a practice run and take some pictures of yourself in different lightings. That way, you can see how it looks when photographed in sunlight, low light, etc. Try and have a friend or your fiance take a picture from a pretty decent distance away so you can see how it looks when it’s not very zoomed-in. Eventually you’ll hit your comfort zone and be totally prepared to be a beautiful bride!
Post # 4
I consider myself to be pretty normal looking in real life, sometimes I even think I’m pretty.
In photos though? I cannot take a single photo without looking horrible. Any blemish shows, if your skin tone is uneven, if you have any shine at all, its all magnified. I would be petrified to go without makeup for my wedding but I go without it at work all the time. If you are that comfortable then cool, but I wouldn’t want to risk my wedding photos and feeling embarrassed over every little imperfection.
Post # 5
Where a little bit for picture’s sake (lip gloss, a little blush and mascara) but stay true to you 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I guess the consensus so far is that mascara and lipstick are the most important products to use.
arenyth, I think saw a picture of you from one of you posts and think you look anything but “horrible.” 😛
Post # 7
If your photographer is good, then your skin will look good in photos no matter what. Mine completely edits any blemishes, etc from the pictures. She showed me a before and after of a bride with rough skin and she looked beautiful! I don’t want to pack on the make up for my wedding day. I stick to eye shadow and chapstick. So for my wedding I’m doing eye shadow, maybe some blush, and probably a lipstain. I absolutely refuse to use any foundation. I hate it, and it just gets all over everything anyway, I do’t want that mess on my white dress. 🙂
Post # 8
kperry3, I don’t really want to wear foundation either, but I don’t want too much photoshopping either, especially since I have a ton of freckles so too much photoshopping would be obvious if the freckles are edited out. My skin usually looks pretty good in pictures, I’m more worried that my features would be a bit washed out, and even the best of photographers probably can’t photoshop them back, lol.
Post # 9
One of my friends doesn’t wear any makeup ever and she didn’t for her wedding day, either. She looked ravishing and the pictures look amazing, too. I’d definitely say go with what you’re comfortable with. I’m a minimal makeup girl myself, too, and I plan on not overdoing it for my wedding day just because it’s my wedding day. Be real, be you.
Post # 10
I don’t wear make up on a day-to-day basis, but do have someone booked to do my makeup, just for picturesake, keep me looking even, but still super natural! No fake lashes or anything “not me” -I need to feel me on the big day!