Post # 16
I second going to a makeup counter. I have been to two so far. The second time was Mac and the girl understood more about the colors and look I’m going for. Interesting though the first artist I went to went much heavier on the eyes and she did my face too. The eyes bothered me so when I went to Mac I mentioned that and she understood the look which was more spring peach and less heavy. So now that I’m seeing comments here and I look back at my two selfies to compare I’m wondering if maybe I should find a compromise because the first look in the photo is better. In person was not. I also think maybe it was the bronzer that was throwing my fiancé off and I think the blush was too red for me. It was nars orgasm. I’m switching to Mac pinch o peach. He kept saying it’s just darker and everything was accentuated.
Post # 17
Did you try Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation? That is what the artist at my appt pick for me. I going to try another sample again. I’m not sure. I previously tried makeup forever water blend and it is beautiful but I broke out a bit in the following days but I still think about how perfect it looked. The artist also picked the same primer as you.
Post # 18
Wow you did a great job you’re gorgeous!!! Honestly if I were you, i’d maybe just smudge/smoke out the liner so it’s easier than doing a smokey eye. You have a beautiful natural look. And I’d add a nice pair of false lashes to really make your eyes pop-without having to do as much work.
Post # 19
Ahhh! Your skin is so lovely! Serious envy lol.
I just skimmed through the thread, so I hope my advice isn’t too redundant.
As everyone else had said: go a teeny bit darker for the eyes. But be careful! Too dark and smokey might not photograph as well (might give you tired looking eyes).
Basically, whether you chose to blend all the colours into each other or have them stand out, make sure the placement of the shadow and liner is deliberate! When you’re photographed, your face is (obviously) being rendered in a two dimensional sense. Which tends to strip away some definition. There’s a reason cat/winged eyeliner and manicured lips with some facial contouring is classic wedding day makeup: they photograph beautifully and give that extra definition to your features!
As for the makeup itself: I advise steering clear of anything with SPF. SPF is designed to scatter sun rays. In flash photography, this can make you look ghostly pale, and blurs your features. So check your foundation and setting powders for that.
You look great! Take this time to experiment and take lots of pictures in different lighting. Try flash and no flash. Really, this is a great excuse to have fun!
Edit: I realized I talked a lot about photography 😳. I assume you’re going to have a lot pictures taken, since it’s your wedding haha. Striking a balance between looking good on camera and looking like yourself IRL can be tricky. But again, that’s part of the fun of experimenting.
Post # 20
SO pretty! Your skin looks flawless! I agree with PP that I’d make the lips a little bit darker or more saturated. I went with something darker than I really wanted and I’m glad I did! In the pictures, my lips look the perfect shade – not too light or dark.
You did a great job!!
Post # 21
Hope it’s ok I’m asking questions too.
For eyes do you mean more eyeliner and the crease as well?
Also I just realized the foundation I was recommended has spf 15 in it. Will that be bad in non flash photos but in sun?
Post # 22
I think false lashes will really make a difference! It looks beautiful!
Post # 23
I think most of it has already been mentioned (darker on the shadow, highlight on inner corner, falsh lashes). One thing that would make a big difference is making your bottom liner softer and adding mascara to your bottom lashes. The line (on bottom) a bit too harsh. Did you use a liner or a shadow? I would use either a gel or pencil liner, or a dark shadow and make it softer. They will go on softer and will be easier to smudge a little so it’s not so harsh.
Post # 24
If you’re going for a natural look then this is great! If you want to stand out a bit more, I would suggest using darker colors. Either way you look beautiful!