(Closed) Makeup Inspiration!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I need makeup inspiration too!  I thought I knew what I wanted but when I went to Sephora  to copy the look, the colors looked nothing like the picture did…so back to square one.  I need makeup ideas for a beach wedding…I cant decide if I want to have a trial at Sephora, Bobby Brown or just do it myself…

Post # 5
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

I had my make-up artist cousin do my wedding make-up, so it’s not the same as a stranger.  However, I told her I wanted to look “flawless” and glamorous.  No color suggestions or anything.  I just let her do her thing.  Have you thought about just giving your make-up artist the words that you would like other people to use to describe you when they see you and let them do their thing to see if it evokes those descriptors?

Post # 6
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree with hotwings.  If you aren’t really sure about what kind of makeup, let her know your normal style and if you want the wedding makeup to be dramatic, understated, natural, etc.

Post # 7
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My make up inspiration was celebrities who look natural yet gorgeous, an enhanced version of yourself. I also loved Mrs. Cowboy Boot’s make up – I showed that to my make up artist for inspiration.



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Post # 8
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d advise you to buy a few fashion magazines and start “shopping” their make-up looks.  Pick out several (not just one) that appeal to you and show them to your make-up artist.  You also might want to show her pictures of you when you’re dressed up, so she can see what your idea of formal make-up is.  Between explaining what you normally wear and the pictures, any good make-up artist should be able to craft a look that you’ll love.  🙂

I’d also be careful about just going to a make-up counter.  I worked at both Elizabeth Arden and Christian Dior, and while some women are true make-up artists, many cosmetics salespeople  are just that…salespeople.  They know how to apply make-up on themselves, but have no talent when it comes to applying it on others.  I watched too many brides leave upset (not from my own counter, mind you!) to ever suggest going to a mall for your wedding day make-up. 

Another thing to consider is that, although you have booked your makeover with that person, it doesn’t garauntee that they won’t be the only one at the counter, which means that they are still responsible for helping customers.  Do you really want your special day makeover interrupted by another customer asking where the bathroom is, or wanting special attention? 

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