Post # 1
so i had my first makeup trial this weekend and i didn’t know what to expect. i know that wedding makeup is supposed to be significantly different from your everyday wear, but i didn’t think i’d look like some second-rate geisha!
some people told me that all the cake is for the professional photography. is that true? i’m attaching a photo so you can see the difference. any and all opinions definitely welcome! just someone… help me!
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Post # 3
I think your make-up looks beautiful – very natural colors. I don’t think you look like a second-rate geisha at all! Your eyes are gorgeous and I think the make-up accentuates their natural beauty. What don’t you like? Maybe if you are used to going with a more casual everyday look, then this might seem overdone to you, but honestly I think it’s perfect for a special occasion like a wedding:)
Post # 4
i think the colors are really nice and your complexion looks great. The eyes do seem a little heavy, but maybe that is because you are in a tshirt not your wedding gown 🙂
Post # 5
Ha, ha, ha – I had to laugh. No, not at you, but at your geisha reference, too funny. I think your makeup is beautiful. However, if you are not happy, maybe try a different look. I think that the eye makeup is very beautiful, but if you are not accustomed to wearing much makeup, the smoky eye might be a little much for you. What time of day is your ceremony? Photographs? Maybe you can adjust it based upon lighting for the time of day. I think this look is especially perfect for an afternoon/evening event.
Post # 6
hahaha – I had to laugh at your geisha reference too! But really, you look gorgeous! and your complexion is perfection! even before your makeup! I’m guessing that you aren’t too sure about the makeup because you are used to something more natural? If that’s the case, you should try something a little different? I was the same way with my makeup trial! I thought that I had too much makeup on… but I got used to it. I think that this look would be best in the afternoon/evening… also, did you take any pics under natural light? Your makeup will look entirely different in different lights. But I think you are stunning. once your hair is all done up and you’re in your dress, wow, you will look superb 🙂
Post # 7
Haha, the geisha thing is cracking me up! I actually really like your after shot…shoot your before shot is also really beautiful. I think you might not like the after photo because your eyes are a bit dark. I think if she changed out that black (or whatever dark color that is) shadow with maybe a brown it would look a little more natural and I think you would feel more comfortable with it. I personally like it, but make sure to find something that makes you feel happy.
Post # 8
oh dear! you do *not* look like a second rate geisha!
I think wedding make up lies somewhere between stage make up and natural every day. A good wedding make up artist should know how to apply make up that will last all day, look great for photographs without looking "overdone".
I think she/he did a great job – you look beautiful. Is it the colors that are troubling you? Is it grey/purple? The smoky eye may be too much for you as a person or the type of wedding you are having. Did you bring a photo? Maybe explain that you want a softer look. Thank goodness for trials – so worth it right? You’ll look stunning!
Post # 9
You look amazing!!!! I wouldn’t change a thing on your big day. Heavier makeup is DEFINITELY better for pictures. Most importantly, you need to feel beautiful. If you aren’t thrilled with the results then change it up a bit. You really do look great though!
Post # 11
I think you look beautiful – in both photos! I agree with Lillindy, if you think the eyes are too dark maybe they could use a lighter gray (or a lighter hand when applying) or not take the darker shadow as high up on your lid. Personally I think this look is beautiful 🙂
Post # 12
second-rate geisha, lol! I’m going to be honest because you asked. I’m not a fan of the make-up- it doesn’t look like you! I have a problem that your face wont be the same color as the rest of your body- my mom did this during the 80’s but that is gone and over now. Cake is for photography, but it looks more like you are about to sing and dance on stage and your makeup has to compete with the lighting. I think you should go back and ask your makeup artist not to cover up your skin color- from the looks of it, your skin is clear and perfect as it so all you would need is translucent powder to keep the shine away, not all the stuff she put on you. (This all could be based off of the lighting in the pictures also)
Other than that though, I like everything else- the blush, eyes, lipstick! I just wish she left your skin the beautiful color it is
Post # 13
I think it looks nice. But agree with the other posters about the eyes.
Post # 14
I honestly think you look great! I personally would prefer lighter on the gray around the eyes but otherwise — wooo!. If you aren’t happy though, I would express this to the makeup artist or try to find someone that you are more comfortable with. Good luck!
Post # 15
Its hard to see yourself in that much makeup if you don’t usually wear it. But I think its beautiful. Maybe go a litter lighter on the eyes next time but overall its very pretty.
Post # 16
i see what you’re saying, but i think you look better than you might think you do!
– this makeup will look better in professional photos
– you do look beautiful 🙂
– the makeup’s still supposed to make you feel like you, only a glammed up you – if you have ANY hesitations, try again! its too important.