(Closed) Eye makeup and my wacky Sephora makeover…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3 posts

As a hairstylist and makeup artist, I HIGHLY recommend that you bring pictures of what your vision of “natural” looks like.  We’re very visual people, we’re constantly trying to keep up with the trends, so having a picture for inspiration  is key at your trials. We’re not physics or magicians, and that you understand that we ALL have different interpretations of the word “natural.”  Natural to one person can be tinted moisturizer, flesh toned eyeshadow, peach blush and clear lipgloss…while natural to one other person is using a NATURAL color palette, but still using other makeup techniques like the smokey eye or something.  So just bring a picture to clarify, that way you don’t stress your artist out or yourself out.  I hope that helps and good luck!

Post # 4
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I too am planning on going with a more natural look for my wedding. As much as I love dramatic eye makeup on others it just doesn’t suit me (I’ve tried to make it work many times.) Going with less makeup shouldn’t ruin your pictures at all. If that’s how you look and feel best you should stick with the natural look, especially for an outdoor wedding.

Post # 5
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not going to use eyeshadow at all. I went to a MAC store and had a saleswoman do my makeup – she had a ton of makeup on herself and when I said I wanted to look natural she totally got it. She even said “not like me.” LOL I didn’t want to say that to her face! She just did foundation, powder, blush, and mascara (I already have lipstick I like). You should wear what you like and don’t do makeup that really shows if it’s not what you want.

Post # 6
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was a little doubtful, but my photographer told me last week that I really don’t need to wear any more makeup than I would ordinarily.  So, that’s what I’ve been told at least.

Post # 7
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Go with what makes you feel comfortable–maybe you could ‘up’ your makeup a couple of levels above ‘date night’ level makeup, as that’s fairly expected.

Then the only way to test out whether it will look good in photos is to actually take photos! Grab a digital camera and photograph yourself with/without flash, indoors and outdoors. You’ll know if you’re happy with the level of makeup that way. The best thing about being your own makeup artist is that you have full control! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@summerhill: I’m with you on this one! I have had two make up trials with different people, one awful and one okay, but they both were trying to over-do my makeup! They put so much on my eyes that I looked about five years older than I am.

I think it’s all ridiculous. You have flattering photos from parties and special occasions you’ve been to before, right? So of course you can make yourself look good for photos! Don’t listen to the dark eyeshadow crew — go natural and you’ll look naturally flawless, as opposed to done up in pics but overdone in person.

P.S. I am seriously thinking of doing my own makeup. Thanks for inspiring me!

Post # 10
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

So happy to hear that you ended up happy with the outcome. I cant wait to see pictures!!! We got married the same day, YAY!

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