(Closed) Make up woes. Help!

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hi Cyshas,  I personally think you look so much prettier in your before photo.  Your MU gal should of used a lighter (weight) foundation on you, and all your natural brows need are to be shaped and filled in (not too much though).  Hope that helps.

Post # 4
96 posts
Worker bee

Hi Cyshas!

I agree that you are naturally pretty.  Have you considered DIY at all?  I know it can seem daunting, but perhaps it would be good to get some products and give it a whirl — the worst that can happen is you don’t like the results and wash it off, right?  I did my own (see my pics under blogger: Mrs. Plumeria) and I was actually really happy with the results.  It wasn’t too stressful at all on that day and I knew I could directly control my look. I would be happy to recommend products if you’d like!

Post # 5
6 posts
  • Wedding: September 2007

You are such a pretty girl! I think you are right that the makeup was a bit heavy. I wasn’t brave enough to diy my make up but I had some dumb luck in finding a fantastic and reasonably priced makeup artist at my local MAC counter! I’m not a makeup girl but when I wandered in there and left out feeling like America’s Next Top Model I knew I was on to something! I think you should go get some more consultations and be very clear about the look that you would like to go for! Frankly, I think you look good in the before! Just tell your makeup artist to enhance what you got not "make up" her own version of beauty for you!!!

Post # 6
26 posts

Hi! I have to recommend my makeup artist – David Maderich.  He does wonderful work and has tons of experience.  Perhaps you can check with him to see how much he would charge for 3 people and travel.  http://www.davidmaderich.com

Or – maybe you can go earlier and do more cosmetic counter trials? 

 Good luck!!!

Post # 8
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I agree you are much prettier without the makeup.  I think you should try to do it yourself (with a couple trial runs).  Obviously you can do a good job of a light makeup job – just take that confidence and run with it. 

I think the worst is your complexion looks better without makeup than it did with.  My highest priority is to have clear glowing skin. That will make anything else you do OK.

Post # 10
1 posts

I think the photographer was better in the pic without makeup too.

Post # 11
12 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think that your thicker eyebrows in your "After Pictures" look nice; however, I don’t think that your makeup artist did you justice with your foundation and lack of color.  About your brows:  I am Chinese too and live in MD, but just went up to NYC to visit my friends and get my brows professionally done at Sania’s Brow Bar!  She is amazing!!!  She is so nice and completely changed my look.  She also teaches you how to pencil in and use brow powder to while the rest of your brows grow out.  She charges $55 per sitting, and she says that it takes about 4 sessions 6-8 weeks apart to get your brows to the right shape.  I was a little skeptical at first to travel so far and pay so much money for my brows since I have had my brows done by many different people with different techiniques and it all came out the same bad way.  I just thought that there was no hope for me to have brows that have a good shape, but after I saw the results, I am definately travelling up to NYC in April for my next appt.  So, if you live in NY, this should be no problem for you.  In terms of finding makeup ppl to teach you how to do your makeup in NYC, it might be a good idea to try the fancy dept stores in NYC. 

After my brow appt, my friends and I went to places like Bergdorf, Saks, etc to have ppl do our makeup.  The ppl are more experienced at places like this since they are high end stores, but you have to keep in mind that  the price of makeup is not cheap either.  I had my makeup done by Linda ( a nice black lady) at the Cle de Peau counter in Saks.  She did a great job on me and Asian friends.  She is a makeup artist, not a sales person, so she does not work on commission (this means no high pressure sales tactics )  Hope this helps!

Post # 13
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Styla makes a really light tinted moisturizer that doubles as a sheer foundation. You rub it in with your fingers and it disappears. No shine, just a slightly more even complexion. It seems like this would be much better for your foundation than what she used in your trial. Maybe try the Styla counter and ask for this product? Bonus – They also have the best mascara I’ve ever found, no clumps!

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