(Closed) Just how natural can you with make-up on your wedding day?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: your make-up plans?
    barely there : (2 votes)
    9 %
    somewhere in between : (11 votes)
    48 %
    the full works ! : (10 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 2
    958 posts
    Busy bee

    babycuddlebee:  I plan on wearing a full face of makeup, applied with a light hand. I have some redness from old scarring on my cheeks, and I want to cover that up, alonside my massively dark undereye circles, so powder wouldn’t be enough on its own for me.

    Post # 3
    583 posts
    Busy bee

    I had a major issue with this for my wedding because I have freckles all over my face that I LOVE and they look really weird half covered up, and I would’t look like myself on my wedding day if they were fully covered.  I had a lot of push back from salons when I was looking for a stylist because the majority said that I would regret not having full face.  I finally found someone who did just a light “clear” powder to just keep my face from being shiny, and focused mostly on natural eye make up and lipstick.  I can’t remember if I had blush or not.  The pictures came out amazing and I look like myself!

    Post # 4
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Aug 30th, 2014

    I’m aiming for a dewy, natural look, but will be attempting some contouring and blush, etc. I’m doing my own makeup, but since I don’t wear anything more than eye liner, I’m getting a lesson and buying supplies from a beauty shop. I’m going to be requesting foundation, concealer, powder, etc, just in case my skin doesn’t cooperate, though I’m going to try some light, mineral ones!

    Post # 5
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    babycuddlebee:  Well I’m so naturally gorgeous that all I wore was eyeliner and lipgloss! Lol!! The 2nd part of that is true anyway.  Never been a heavy make up person at.all.

    Post # 6
    6531 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    babycuddlebee:  just remember, if you are having a professional photographer, the cameras they use will capture everything. So you want to have some foundation to cover up any flaws you don’t want to come out in pictures. I like the natural look too, but I didn’t want to look like I wasn’t wearing any either

    Post # 7
    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I am going for a more natural makeup look but you do need a bit more for pictures. I felt like I had too much blush on, but then when I got my bridal portrait proofs back, I looked great and natural. You can skip heavy foundation if you are happy with your skin though. Falsies make a world of difference.

    Post # 9
    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Make-up is NOT a requirement for getting married. Wear as little or as much as you are comfortable wearing. If mascara and powder are the right level of make-up for you, then go for it.

    Post # 12
    958 posts
    Busy bee

    babycuddlebee:  I’m getting married during the winter, and am prone to dehydrated skin, so mineral foundation would require some serious prep to make sure my face didn’t end up looking massively chalky.

    Post # 13
    2501 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I really didn’t wear that much makeup for my wedding and the pictures look awesome.  I just wore some powder (everyday minerals matte- looks GREAT in pictures), blush, a little bronzer for contouring, a light eyeliner, eyeshadow, a natural colored lipstain, and mascara.  I have really long eyelashes that are one of my best features, so I would feel silly wearing falsies.   I have freckles that my fiance LOVES, and I really just don’t like the look of insane amounts of makeup (in real life OR in photos).  I got many comments on my makeup.  Some of my bridesmaids did have makeup artists and had full face makeup done, and honestly I like mine better- even in pictures.    

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