(Closed) help a make-up illiterate bride out…..

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

What’s your complexion like and what is your eye color? That really makes all the difference. I like shades of grey or dark taupes when I’m looking for more pop. I pair the grey with a pinky base and the taupe with a peach or champagne base. My eyes are brown/hazel and I’m very fair skinned. 

Post # 4
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Did she put on some of the darker hues for you to see what it would look like? It may help you get used to a different look than you normally wear. From my experience, yes she is right that you would need darker hues than those that you described to avoid looking washed out.

Post # 7
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There is no need to go REALLY dark a little wash of darker color in the crease to define the natural shadows of ur eyes is needed for them to come thru in picture specially the flash professional ones for the wedding πŸ™‚ Since u r trying out new looks with makeup try adding a darker crease color and play around with it..take pictures and c the difference.  Light blue eyes need even more help to really stand out or you can look washed out.  I have dark brown eyes with long dark eyelashes and eyebrows that are dark and frame my eyes i can get away with no to little (highlighting the inner corners plus clear mascara) even in pictures unless i am just too tired. But my friend who has BEAUTIFUL light blue eyes and medium brown lashes looks very ghost like without some more eye makeup even very lightly such as lots of mascara and two toned eyeshadow. 

ur makeup artist is also correct the makeup will look way more natural in the photos πŸ™‚ still play around and c what u r comfortable cs beauty is being comfortable in ur own skin. If u will not feel like or look like urself it too will show in ur pictures but if u wear what u r comfortable with and feel beautiful it will shine thru ur pictures with to without more dark color on ur eyes πŸ™‚

U can post a picture of urself so we can be more of a help πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ps. Look at Alexis Bledek in her Gilmore girl days as insprations and look thru her pictures her blue eyes were always the center of attention

also i noticed Amanda Seyfried keep her makeup  VERY natural in all her movies and even in real life..look thru her pics as well πŸ™‚

 

Post # 9
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340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am a regular heavy make-up wearer, and I think your make-up artist is right. While you don’t have to have dark eye make-up, you probably will need something more than a light pink/champagne color in order not to be washed out and have your eyes “pop”. Some different ideas that I can think of to help you feel more comfortable with make-up would be:

1. Have some different girl friends apply make-up on you – however they want to. Take pictures in various lights afterwards (i.e. outside, inside natural light, harsh bathroom light).

2. Go to a make-up counter in your local mall and have some make-up done on you there. My personnal preference (if available in your area) is Bobby Brown. Her make-up has a wider variety of natural colors as opposed to say Mac. Again, take some pictures of yourself in various lights to see how you come out.

3. Post some pictures here so that others can give you feedback.

I gurantee you that your Fiance is going to recognize you when you walk down the aisle!

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