(Closed) I suck at wearing makeup – maybe someone can help??

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
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Worker bee

BurlapnLace:  You’re right that the person in the image is totally pulling it off, it’s not a ridiculous color. She’s keeping everything else fairly simple – no crazy blush or bronzer, and soft eyeliner. I’d just try to keep the rest of your makeup light like she is. Your skin tone might not be right for it, but it’s impossible to tell without a picture.

And you said that you’re not used to wearing lipstick, which will definitely make you self-conscious for awhile. Maybe get a more neutral color to get used to it, and then bust out the bold color after you’ve adjusted.

Post # 17
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Worker bee

BurlapnLace:  if that’s you in the Instagram photo, you look fan-freaking-tastic!!!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This thread is useless without a photo!

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

BurlapnLace:  Am I the only one who totally disagrees with not being able to pull it off? There are a few tricks to wearing this color and NOT look like a freakshow.

1. make your other makeup as minimalist as possible. Simple black eyeliner, no shadow, mascara, and skip the blush. Go for a contoured look with a matte bronzer

2. LINE YOUR LIPS. This lipstick is a disaster on messy, unlined lips. If you wear this color, you need to make sure it’s flawlessly applied.

3. Sheer it out. apply it with your fingertips by patting and not directly from the tube. Of course this is an insane color to wear to any job, except for at the MAC store. Keep it simple. Think JCrew models with their simple hair and makeup but a pop of color sheered out.  

I too am also fair. I’m a makeup artist and a teacher. I wear bright lipstck all the time. I actually have a color similar to this that when I do wear to work, I sheer it out. I think lipstick is a fun way to have color and change up your look when you have to have a conservative look at work.

Post # 22
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

BurlapnLace:  all I can say about that color is…. dont go chasing waterfalls! Please stick to the pinks, reds, and the nudes that youre used to.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

BurlapnLace:  lol nothing is ever simple 🙂  Think about what color clothing you look best in – not just colors you like wearing – but colors that are flattering to you.  That might help you figure out a color pallette to stick with for make up.  For example, I do pinks well, but purple is horrible for me.  I have a yellowish undertone to my skin.  I can do reds but not oranges.  I also look better in green than blue.

Post # 25
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Worker bee

coffeedrinker:  I’m with you on this. not everything has to be a no-makeup makeup look!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It probably looked better than you think it did. Its a bold color for sure, but not impossible to pull off if done correctly. Whenever I try something new/bold I always feel like I look ridiculous. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

You ask for help and advice and give us Boy George?  That’s oh, so helpful in giving you advice on making the lipstick work for you.

 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Firstly, take a step back on the transphobic language. 

Secondly, it really is hard to know whether you can make that shade work for you or not without actually seeing what it looks like on you. You may need to find someone IRL who’s good at make up to help. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee

BurlapnLace:  Maybe it’s b/c I live in nyc, but I don’t think this is all that crazy of a look. I see girls rocking things like this all the time. I’d do it with a slight cat eye eyeliner, mascara, and an otherwise bare face. Do it! You’re probably just shocked because you normally don’t wear much makeup, it takes a while to get used to something really dramatic. 

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

What’s the point of this.. No one can help you. You’re only posting pictures of other people, that tells us nothing about why the lipstick doesn’t work on you.

So in the interest of giving you some ‘thoughts’, don’t take advice from the people at MAC.. They just want to try colors on faces, it doesn’t matter what your skin tone looks like or what actually flatters your features.

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