Post # 32
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
If you have oily eyelids, I definitely recommend a primer. UDPP is good, but if you have super oily eyelids, I suggest Nars Smudgeproof Primer. Please, don’t get anything from the drugstore. There are a few good brands (L’oreal’s Infallable shadows in the pots, ELF’s single shadows are okay believe it or not, Sonia Kashuk at Target), but for the most part, they suck. You don’t want to have unblendable, falling out, creasing eyeshadows on your wedding day. I promise you’ll be so disappointed in it, especially since you’re taking so much time and effort to get a great look for your big day. I recommend the UD Naked palette (original). It’s worth the money if you do the math for everything you’re getting (don’t get sticker shock! think it through mathematically!), and it’s something that you can use everyday. I use mine and my Lorac Pro Palette everyday (which I recommend even more than the Naked palette… there’s matte and shimmer… you need the matte too, or you’ll have glitter overload!)
Post # 33
I think you look lovely. I know how you feel in terms of not wanting to put on too much. I almost never wear make-up and so for my wedding I didn’t want to put on a ton because I was afraid I wouldn’t look like me. I did my own as well, and was a tad worried about the photos after reading some posts on here, but I actually love my pictures because I look like ME!
For my sister-in-law’s wedding we (bridesmaids) had our make-up done professionally in “neutral tones” and I looked like a clown. Everyone who saw me that day said “Wow, you look different…” and not in a good way.
So, moral of the story is do whatever you feel most comfortable with. You’re the bride and will look beautiful no matter what.
Post # 34
I am a huge fan of DIY for your wedding makeup and I think you look gorgeous! The photos and lighting will wash out your makeup a bit so “most” brides do something a little more “dramatic” for their wedding.
A few ideas/suggestions: (along the lines of other things people have said)
1) consider using individual false lashes to add to the volume of your lashes
2) think about using a highlighting makeup to add extra dimension to your face (for the sake of photos, etc.)
3) a little more blush goes a long way to keeping brides from looking washed out.
Post # 35
Thank You Bee’s SO MUCH for all of your help and please know I appreciate it! I am truly going to use all of your advice (or at least advice that fits in my price range). Hopefully my next post will blow everyone away! The style I posted here was my favorite in person look and I got many compliments on it (I put it on for a wedding we were going to) but I think it really is too light in pictures. Maybe my false lashes will be the difference in this situation….Cross your fingers that my next post will truly be the winner! I want to stand out on my wedding without looking too overdone so hopefully I succeed!
Post # 36
- Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID
@Payless: The blush should help with the pictures thing. Don’t forget, photographers can do editing also, so don’t worry too too much about the pictures.
Post # 37
@Payless: first, you are beautiful! I’m pretty make up obsessesed so here are the things I can see: I think if you are going for a natural look, your eyes are great. Def add falsies and you’ll be right where you need to bed. Id highly recommend filling in those awesome brows you Have. I use Anastasia’s Brow whiz, but it’s not a drug store brand. You can try using an angled brush and eyeshadow that is a shade lighter than your hair. There are tons of YouTube tutorials on doing this. Second, you need more blush. If you are going budget friendly, try ELFs candid coral, or pretty much and peachy color by NYX. They are both high pigment and cheap. If you can make a splurge order MACs cream colour base in pearl. You can use this on the corner of your eyes, tops you your cheeks… It’s a super beautiful, multi purpose product that will make you literally glow on the big day! Good luck SETISETI
Post # 38
@Payless: first, you are beautiful! I’m pretty make up obsessesed so here are the things I can see: I think if you are going for a natural look, your eyes are great. Def add falsies and you’ll be right where you need to bed. Id highly recommend filling in those awesome brows you Have. I use Anastasia’s Brow whiz, but it’s not a drug store brand. You can try using an angled brush and eyeshadow that is a shade lighter than your hair. There are tons of YouTube tutorials on doing this. Second, you need more blush. If you are going budget friendly, try ELFs candid coral, or pretty much and peachy color by NYX. They are both high pigment and cheap. If you can make a splurge order MACs cream colour base in pearl. You can use this on the corner of your eyes, tops you your cheeks… It’s a super beautiful, multi purpose product that will make you literally glow on the big day! Good luck To you!
Post # 39
I vote a more dramatic lip, and add more blush and keep the eyes as are except add the fake lashes and you have it! That will MAKE it! 🙂
Post # 40
As someone else who wears minimal make-up on a daily basis and did their own wedding make up, the only change i would make would be false eyelashes.
You’re gorgeous naturally (i’m jealous! ) so you really don’t have any imperfections to hide/detract from.
I read loads of comments about photo’s washing you out etc and did numerous diy trials and changed my mind last minute (literally the wedding car was outside) about the dramatic lashes i was going with and went with more natural ones plus some mascara instead. Also, i found that thanks to the super high definition camera my photographer used, i look pretty much the same on my photos as i did to myself in the mirror, if anything some of my pics make me think that i should have gone for a lighter lipstick.
Post # 41
@Payless: I honestly can’t see any make-up at all. I am hiring a professional for that very reason – it probably looks amazing and dramatic in person but it is important to have make-up that translates well in pictures. I don’t know how to do that, so I am going to pay 😛
Post # 42
@MrsPanda99: You’re right about it seeming dramatic in person! I have a couple problems with hiring someone, the biggest problem would be price. I have hereditry exzema and there is no medicine on earth that can cure it. When I was considering using one (before we made cut backs) bee’s had suggested I give them the make-up that I trust because even though I tried samples of a lot of products bees showed me I often got a negative effect. Then there is the issue of needing to put medicated ointment on my face before anything else and it makes application a bit more annoying. I think I figured out the make up I will be doing and I am pretty sure I was dramatic enough. I will be posting later to get some fresh opinions 🙂
Thank you! I do know that camera’s pick up a lot more than they used to (my mother was a wedding photographer) but even my mom was saying it still ins’t enough…sigh, at least I am not the only bee that likes to go natural! The lashes I am getting are practically the same size as mine but with a lot more fullness. Any chance you have pictures of your more natural look? 🙂
Post # 43
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard
@Payless: I think you look beautiful. just because you are getting married does not necessarily mean you must look more dramatic. the point of makeup is to make you look your best, not to have your face scream “hey! I’m getting married therefore I’m wearing more makeup than usual!”
plus like you mentioned, it probably looks pretty dramatic in real life. I think it’s important that you feel pretty when you’re face to face with people, not just in photos. if you are not a glamazon in real life, then I think the look you posted above is very pretty.
Post # 44
@nerdybird: Thank you, and my father and I were talking and he told me that he remembered thinking my mom was wearing too much makeup on the day of the wedding but he was so happy that it didn’t really bother him. He thought she looked gorgeous and when pictures came she was breath taking. I don’t want to look beyond normal but I don’t want bland pictures…Memory fades and pictures last a lifetime. I almost feel like it is worth it to hav those jaw dropping pictures later on in life.
It all does feel a little nuts though!