Post # 1
My wedding is mid-May and I’m just getting around to my makeup trial this Monday.
Overall, I sorta liked the look but it was a little more dramatic and less natural than I was going for. We toned i down a bit before I left which was a huge step in the right direction, but I sorta feel somethign is still off.
I have a bright red sunburn, so if my face looks reddish – it probably is.
I don’t have one without makeup for comparison, but here’s my everyday makeup
Here’s my makeup trial look, indoors with bright lighting – Please ignore my hair, it’s a disaster.
I feel like the eyes, although looking okay in person, photographed really harsh in bright indoor lighting. I’m worried as my photos are outdoors in a garden at mid-day… but my reception is indoors, candlelight.
So here’s outdoors at about 7:30 p.m. Sun is just starting to set:
Then 5 hours laters, indoors – sorry for poor cell phone quality:
THoughts? Advice? Anything you would change?
Post # 3
Indoors with the bright lighting, it definitely looks dramatic. However, it the next two pictures it looks absolutely beautiful. If the majority of your photos will be taken outside, it’s awesome.
If I had to make one suggestion, the lip color seems a little off.. maybe a little lighter or a slightly different shade.
Post # 4
I like the last two pics best but over allthe heavy eyemake up makes your eyes seems small. you may want to think about reversing the heavy make up and having darker lips and lighter eyes to open them up a bit.
Post # 5
@ThreeMeers: Looking back and forth between the two pictures, I can see what you mean by it makes my eyes look smaller. I liked the touch of drama added by the darker look.
I wonder if I asked for the shading/smokiness in a slightly lighter shade, and then added whitish highlights to the brow bone if it would offset.
As I said, originally it was way too dark – and I immediately asked her to change it, and immediate changes yielded a huge improvement. Now I think it’s tweeking it.
Post # 6
@dragonlover: Love the eyeshadow shades but looks like the outer corners need a little more blending from what I can see the outside looks a little heavy and maybe have her fill in your brows to make your eyes stand out even more! I think you you gonna make a gorgeous bride just make a little more tweeking to get it just right!
Post # 7
Something about the eye makeup is off. I think it’s that the eye shadow is really dark on the outer edges of your eyes, but it seems light everywhere else. I’d experiement with making it lighter all around.
Post # 8
Your eyes are similar to mine, where our eyes are hooded & we have quite a bit of space from our eye to our eyebrows. Mine are actually more hooded then yours, but still very similar eye shape.
Beacuse of this eye shape, I RARELY expand my eyeshadow above my crease – yours is extended quite a bit which is making your eyes smaller. Instead of going above the eye, your artist should focus on longated your eye, but slightly winging the shadow on the sides vs. creating a circular effect/almost racoon like effect. Also with eye shapes like ours, I like my eyes best when I have noticable top eyeliner (yours is noticable, but I would darken it up) as well as false eyelashes that help since our eyes are more sunken in. Here is a wedding pic, the darkest shadow is not above my eyes, but instead winged to the side – this is the look I prefer.
Post # 9
Do your own makeup–the first picture is so much more beautiful!!
Post # 10
Agree about the eye makeup. Something is off, the colors don’t seem blended well. I would go round #2. Doesn’t look like yout wearing lashes. I really suggest them, they make your eyes pop. If you are wearing them then maybe fuller eyeslashes.
Post # 11
@AnnieAAA: OMG – you do that eyes set the way mine are! I find it’s a trick to get eyeshadow to look right.
What you mention – about making sure the shadows are not above the crease, is actually the change we were working on. It doesn’t show as much as I like in this photo. She initally expanded the color all the way up – and I was like ABSOLUTELY NOT.
She then took a makeup wipe and took it down a great deal (closer to the crease) and re-filled the area closer to the bone with quick primer and highlight. It looked A LOT better, but my MUA and I spoke about how the day of I wanted it closer to the crease.
Also she lined my bottom eye – which I think closed off my eye and also I’m a crier and eye rubber. The day of – we’re not lining the bottom of my eye otherwise I’ll be a raccoon all day – mostly due to me crying and rubbing my eyes.
What do you think about those changes?
THose were the ones discussed at the trial (you might notice my one eye is a bit different than the other).
Post # 12
@Pumpkin_Bee: OMG, you bring up my worst nightmare – I was tempted to do my own makeup but know when I’m rushed/emotional it goes down hill.
When I take the time, I Love how I do my own makeup. I’ve gotten compliments on having goregeous skin when I know i have a massive breakout, and I keep it really natural.
However, My application must suck because my eyeshadows/liners/etc NEVER STAY PUT. My makeup is good for an hour or two at most *frown*
I will be bringing my bag of makeup (lots of Laura Mercier, Nars, Sephora, Urban Decay) on the day of the wedding for touchups along with the MAC products or two from the makeup artist.
Post # 13
@dragonlover: My suggestion – skip the dark black eyeliner. Yes, it can look dramatic sometimes, but usually it just makes your eyes look small. I’d try another colour (brown given the colour of your eye shadow, but navy blue makes eyes POP).
Can I also suggest less blush and more bronzer? I think that would make a world of difference 🙂
Post # 14
@MsSparklyBee: Believe it or not, I have a full set of falsies on in the photos. I recently burnt some of my eyelashes off while firespinning (I kid you not, my strange life). But yeah – do you think I could get away with longer falsies?
Post # 15
@BoxerLady: You play on the eyeliner issue – I actually specifically asked for black as I’m always on the fence about dk brown vs. black for me. Maybe that was my mistake 🙁
Believe it or not – and this is hard to believe – I’m wearing no blush. Only bronzer actually. I was just sunburned as hell.
I’m thinking a second makeup trial because a lot of things here look good, just a hair off. I’m wondering how much her choice of darker colors might have been thrown by the fact that I was VERY RED (I wish I had a pre-photo).
Any light colors would not have shown. We in fact went for a lighter eye color at first, and it wasn’t showing on my skin very much.
Would this make sense?
She encouraged the makeup trial with burnt skin saying that if I was already sunburned there’s a possibility I would be on my wedding day (so true) but if I ‘m not – those colors I can’t see working.
Post # 16
@dragonlover: omg that’s crazy! What is firespinning???? I think fuller lashes & good quality. Like lilly lashes are phenomenal!