(Closed) Do I have to wear makeup?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Where a little bit for picture’s sake (lip gloss, a little blush and mascara) but stay true to you 🙂

Post # 7
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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 # 9
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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!

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