Post # 1
Ok, I won a free make-up and hair trial, so I went in today and got to have some fun at the salon. I am going for a fairly simple, natural look, so nothing too elaborate. I have posted a few different photos for perspective, sorry the quality is not great with my camera phone.
What are your thoughts on the make-up, hair and jewelry? My main concern is that the eye shadow may be too dark. (Note: my dress is still two sizes too big, so it doesn’t fit great right now).
First two photos are to just give you a sense of the actual makeup…
Look option 1: Hair completely down
Look option 2: Hair half-up/half down (note, I quickly pulled it back for a general idea)
Farther back shot:
Post # 3
Makeup and jewelry is awesome!
In these photos, I prefer your hair down, BUT – my experience is that it doesn’t usually stay looking good all day completely down. You know your hair best.
I think the half up could look great if it is done differently – MUCH more volume put into the up part, bangs swooped across your forehead a bit more, some style/volume/curl (not necessarily spiral curl but just volumizing curl) to it.
I think a half-updo will hold up much better throughout the day for most hair types. I’d see what magic the pros can work on that sty;e.
Post # 4
@NAvery: Those are very good points. My hair typically holds for most of the day, but starts to get a little out of control toward the end of the day. I quickly and sloppily pulled half of it back for the photo to get a sense of what it would look like, but I agree with your tips it would probably look and hold better in a half up/half down style.
Thank you for the tips!
Post # 5
I like you with your hair down! Is that the hair trial or was that just your regular style or a blow-out? I know you said you wanted something “natural” so that’s why I’m asking…
Post # 6
@gelaine22: That is actually styled. She did a shampoo, blow dry and light flat ironing. I usually skip the blow drying during my normal routine so it never looks as smooth and silky on a daily basis.
Post # 7
i voted for half up/half down, but agree that it should be done differently. more volume, and bangs or something to frame your face 🙂
Post # 8
Your make up looks great. I love your hair down all the way but I know its hard to keep that looking good all night long. Maybe sometime during the night you could put it half up half down?
Post # 9
@Justbeingme: That’s a great idea! By then I won’t be as worried about pictures during the reception and I could keep it out of the way while dancing.
Post # 10
You are looking fabulous! Makeup is perfect and I love your dress and jewelry. I actually really like the hair half up!
Post # 11
I like your hair completely down, I think it’s softer and prettier. The half-up looks a little too sharp to me, maybe you need more volume. For either option, I would definitely go for more volume and movement (maybe loose waves).
Post # 12
@peonyinparis: I agree, more volume would be better. I am just not sure how to acheive it!
Post # 13
I love your makeup and dress.I prefer your hair down.