Post # 1
Ok so I have been messing around with doing my own makeup the day of the wedding. This decision comes after my first trial was a disaster! See the link for the aweful pictures! (BTW loved my hair, hated the makeup) I really want a natural look for my makeup and to not look too over done, which is exactly what the MUA did.
I have been researching like crazy about the best drugstore makup to use for pale skin with red undertones, but still gives all day wear and a photo ready finish (thats a lot to ask for in dugstore makeup I know LOL). And in the process have bought a few different products to find the best fit for me. And I think I might have it!
What do you think? I am going for a natural look and I still might change around my eyeshadow (not that you will ever notice it behind my glasses LOL) but otherwise I like what I see 🙂
Post # 3
@magglemay-2013: I like it! Beautiful.
Post # 5
I’m a make-up artist, and I do bridal make-up all the time. I LOVE the lip and the blush! They’re absolutely perfect. For you eyes, I would go for a little more color to define them in your pictures. Are your eyes hazel? I would go for a sheer pink or golden shadow from brow line to lashline, then a plum shadow to contour the crease of your eyes. (Stay away from shimmery shadows, as they can create strange shadows and relections when being photographed) Also, I would use a bronze or chocolate eye liner heavier on the top lash line, but lighter on the bottom, this will exaggerate your lashes, and give a more natural look. Finally, I would go a little heavier on the lashes as well. It really helps to bring attention to your eyes in photographs. You could apply false lashes and trim them down to give a fuller, but still natural look, or try my favorite mascara combo: 2 coats Rimmel “Scandaleyes” mascara (gives great length), then 2 coats Maybeline “falsies, black drama” (Gives great volume). I hope this helps! You will be a BEAUTIFUL Bride!
Post # 6
I agree with PP – a bit more colour to define the eyes. LOVE the pinky lip and cheeks though! 🙂
Post # 7
P.s… if I was mistaken and your eyes are blue, Keep the brown liner, and go with a gold shadow all over, then a bronze or copper countour shade.
Post # 8
I think a little more color would soften the contrast between the pink lip and peachy cheeks. Right now, it looks a little harsh, so a chocolate brown with some of the colors @AlmostMrsShea
suggested would be perfect. You’re going to make a gorgeous bride!
Post # 9
I’ve read a lot of good things about Revlon PhotoReady makeup recently.
The lip color you picked out is pretty, but is really blue-toned and looks almost neon on your skin. It might look different in daylight however. I’d try to find something that looks a bit more natural if that’s the look you are going for. A bright rose color would look really good on you.
I think your cheek color is just right.
Did you curl your lashes? That would help open your eyes up a lot more.
I think for eyeshadow you could go with a couple different looks. Try to find matte shadows, although you could tap a little bit of a light shimmer/frost shadow on your browbone to highlight. I think lighter colors would help your eyes pop more, and use a dark liner (gel or liquid) and black mascara.
Cream all over, taupe on the lid, and a medium brown in the crease
Cream all over, light gray on the lid and a medium grey in the crease.
ETA: Revlon Ultimate Suede colors to look at (I haven’t used this but have heard good things about it): womenswear, socialite, preview. For other color references, I also look better in bluish pinks, and the two colors I picked up recently were Chanel Rouge Coco in Orchidee and Legende (although Mademoiselle and Camelia look good on me too).
ETA #2: Some Maybelline palettes to look into (some of these seem overly frosty to me so I’d check or read reviews): 3-pan ExpertWear in Impeccable Grays or Almond Satin; 4-pan in Natural Smokes or Designer Chocolates. I recommend lighter colors because dark colors will make your eyes recede more, light colors make them come forward more.
Post # 10
@magglemay-2013: I love the natural look of your make-up! It looks great and it enhances your beauty instead of covering it up and making you look overdone! They did a really good job. Maybe you could go for a slighter darker eyeshadow if you are planning to wear your glasses on your wedding day? Otherwise, it looks beautiful! 🙂
Post # 11
This look is a HUGE improvement over the other look!
I like it alot, I do agree that you could use a little more on the eyes for them to really pop.. if you plan on wearing glasses you have to add tons to make your eyes pop from behind glasses.
Post # 12
Thank you Thank you Thank you Bees! You have seriously made my day 🙂
And I totally agree with you on the eye makeup. I bought this brownish gold thinking it would be a very heavy shadow, but it actually barely shows up! And I will line my top lid on the wedding day, but I don’t do that on a daily basis so since I was headed off to work this morning I skipped that.
I have blue eyes LOL
Thanks for the ‘gorgeous bride’ comment, made my day 🙂 I just hope I really am LOL
I did curl my lashes, but I don’t have the greatest mascara right now either so hopefully I good new mascara will help with that
Yes, I will be wearing my glasses, and Thank you! I actually did it myself 🙂 And it feels good to know its not just me that thinks it could work for a wedding day look!
Yes, I will be wearing my glasses and I completely agree with it being a HUGE improvement. I hated my makeup from my trial. It did NOT WORK LOL