Post # 1
Heya hive. I’m freaking out because I had my hair and makeup trial and I think the makeup was very HEAVY. My mom said that it photographed really well but I feel like it was very thick and overapplied in person. I need to look un-hookery in real life too. I feel like the foundation, especially, brought out the bags under my eyes, crinkles on my forehead, and whiteheads on my nose because it was so heavy and greasy feeling that it seemed to cake to problem areas.
In everyone’s experience, is wedding makeup usually pretty thick to enhance pictures or is this just my makeup artist?
Post # 3
My makeup did not feel heavy, and I thought it looked good in pics and real life. The only thing that felt “heavy” was my eyes because I asked for heavy eye makeup and fake lashes.
Post # 4
You know, my sister had really, really heavy wedding makeup, and by the time she got to the reception, it started flaking off. She has really dry skin, to be fair, but her makeup had never done that before!
I would perhaps try a different makeup artist or ask yours to try a different formula. You definitely don’t want to be hookery in person!
Post # 5
Well, you shouldn’t look like a ho on your wedding day. lol But you will need to extra heavy on eyes and lips. If you apply your usual amount of makeup, you wll look washed out in the pics. But if you feel the makeup artist made your skin look less than fabulous, try someone else. It shouldn’t look greasy or cakey at all.
Post # 6
I dabble a bit in makeup due to my major (theatre), I’ve been taught to do professional makeup as well as stage. I think wedding coverage may be a bit heavier than daily makeup, but it certainly shouldn’t cake! Have you thought about using mineral foundation? Bare Minerals is the bomb and so is Mary Kay ( I do not sell it though! lol). The right products should do the job without feeling caked on….example: Kate Middleton’s makeup that she did on herself. I would def. talk to your artist though! Maybe it’s just her style… but maybe you guys could opt for a lighter/more natural look and feel.
Post # 7
I don’t like heavy makeup. I had her use a tinted moisturizer (I also have dry skin) and she contoured on top of that. I had false eyelashes (just a few) that really popped in my pictures. I had eyeliner like I normally do and a little bit of a smoky eye. It is more makeup than I usually wear, but it looked good for the day since I was so dressed up. I would tell your makeup artist about the problems with your makeup – most want you to be happy. Mine knew I was not happy with the first attempt (looked flaky) so she tried another option for free.
Post # 8
@lefeymw: You look adorable! I love the makeup!
Post # 9
@BackyardLoveBird: Thanks! I think she did a good job matching colors. I didnt look like a manequin head on a pale body!
Post # 10
@lefeymw: OMG I LOVE your eyes… they really pop!!!! You’ve given me ideas about my own eye make up for my Oct wedding.
Post # 11
In the first makeup trial I did, the artist did very, very thick foundation. It looked good in pictures, but it was extremely cakey in person, and I felt grossed out looking at myself in the mirror. I did NOT want to look like that on my wedding day, no matter how great the pictures would turn out!
I finally found a makeup person who was a former MAC artist who did a REALLY GREAT job with foundation. It photographed well, but it looked very natural in person, too. And I am someone who is not used to wearing much makeup (I don’t use foundation every day). So I KNOW it’s possible to have foundation that looks great in pictures, but also in person. I would say if you can, look around for someone who can do foundation in this way.
edit: Here’s the link to that latest trial: