Post # 1
I’m struggling to figure out my hair and makeup for my wedding. I have one big issue: I am constantly mistaken as being a teenager and I don’t want to look like one on my wedding day! I have big eyes, and a round baby face (though I’m quite slim elsewhere – my BMI is 20.5). I’ve already had a makeup trial, and I wasn’t able to communicate what I wanted, so I ended up having eye makeup that was too dark and didn’t do me any favors.
So to bees who are well-versed in hair and makeup – do you have any suggestions about how to create a more mature look? I’m having another hair and makeup trial soon and I’d love to better express what I’m after.
Post # 2
I find less is more tends to look older. I also think updos make most women look older. I’m 27 and constantly mistaken for a 16 year old. I did natural make up with a slight smoke on my eye and a relaxed updo and I’m pleased with how it came out. I still look young… because I am… but I don’t think I look 16
Post # 3
Ha…I have the opposite problem!
Good luck though. I’m not an expert but I would go with more natural makeup look and perhaps a bolder (e.g. berry) lip for a little sophistcation without caking it on.
Post # 4
Smoky eyes add glamour… and gorgeous in bridal photos
Post # 5
amongclouds : I feel like matte lipstick makes everyone look older, even when they dont want to. Also false eyelashes.
Post # 6
Sleek updo. Curly hairstyles look younger. You could also try a bold lipstick and minimal eye makeup.
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2019 - Premier Ballroom
I would say more glam makeup makes you look older along with an updo, if you have a young looking face a natural look will probably enhance that
Post # 8
When I’m going to an important meeting and want to make sure to avoid subtle ageism, I’ll put my hair back into a bun. There’s something very youthful and girly about wearing your hair down! I love it, but agree that an updo or chignon is more sophisticated and elegant. 🙂 Also, don’t be afraid to look like yourself on your wedding day! I’m sure when you look back you will love how young and happy you look.
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Post # 10
Spend a lot of time in the sun sans sunscreen, smoke like a chimney, and drink like a fish. That’ll age you a bit.
If you’re lucky, you’ll have decades to look older than you like and remember when you used to be annoyed with looking young. Everybody who will be there watching you get married will know you’re an adult. Enjoy looking youthful while you do.
My fiancé looks 12. I actually had to show my cousin his drivers license to prove he was near thirty. But I wouldn’t want him to do a thing to change his appearance for the wedding.
Post # 11
haha we humans have problems basically. Well your main aim should be to look mature and elegant at the same time. Choose neutral shade for lips like muave etc. You can opt for a puff when it comes to a hairstyle. Remember to not to overdo it. Don’t go for loud makeup. Wear a subtle dress. Don’t take too much stress. Someone loves you for who you are. They know it all, don’t bother much and just enjoy your wedding. 🙂
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Post # 12
Definitely a matte finish on the foundation. The “dewy glow” looks young in my opinion. And not much, if any, bronzer or contouring. I think that’s a younger look.
I’d go with a bold lipstick and understated eyes. Something like this:
And an updo, but not with curls as PPs have suggested.
Post # 13
amongclouds : I would not advise an updo. You said yourself that you have a round baby face (I have the same issue). An updo will only emphasize that, because there’s nothing to lay against the sides of your face and give the illusion of a narrower face. If you want your hair up, at least do a half up do. But to give the illusion of an older countenance, either go with straight hair or a big, voluminous blowout. Avoid bouncy or tight curls, as they have a younger look.
For eye makeup, you are going to want a smokier or darker look, but make sure it’s angled out with a highlighted middle lid. You don’t want smaller eyes (which heavily applied dark makeup can give), you want a more elongated shape. Winged liner can also help with this. For blush, go soft. If you go too heavy on the blush it can make you look clown-like. Also be sure to match the tone of your blush to your skin. If you have a pinker skin tone, go with that tone of blush. If you have gold undertones, go for something more peach. It’ll make the look blend better. Finally, bronzing can come off heavy and a lot of bronzers out there are very orangey if you have a light/fair skin tone. If you have a bronzed or medium skin tone, then go for bronzer. Contour, however, is a good route to go to bringing more definition to your face, which will also counteract that baby face. Highlight should be iridescent (not glittery) and lightly applied, but will also help with definition.
Post # 14
I don’t think you will look 16 in a wedding dress, generally it is a combination of a young looking face but mostly dressing young which give the impression of being 16.
Post # 15
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I have the same problem!
I suggest doing your hair in a more sleek style. Something very classic and refined. I did a low chignon. For makeup, I think less is more. If you put too much makeup on you’ll just look like a 16 y/o with a ton of makeup lol. I wore a pink smokey eye with brown tones. I wore light blush, really delicate false lashes, and a neutral lip color. I think if you go for the more natural but a little glam look it works well for younger faces.
I really liked Meghan Markle’s makeup and hairstyle for the royal wedding. I think that look would do well for younger brides or brides who look very young.