(Closed) Makeup Trial – Too Dark?? **Lots 'O Pics

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is my makeup too dark?
    Too dark : (24 votes)
    30 %
    Just right : (42 votes)
    52 %
    Too light : (4 votes)
    5 %
    Find a new makeup artist : (11 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    214 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    You look amazing! I don’t think its too dark but I know when I don’t wear makeup for awhile, and I’m heading for a night out I always feel like I over do it but its not the case. Anyways it looks perfect!

    Post # 4
    9130 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    It looks good!  But, I think the bottom liner would be a little dark/thick for my taste also.  Maybe she could try it with a brown instead of super black.  (Then again, on your wedding day, you won’t have your face 6″ from the camera like this so it might look really good.)

    PS – I like the lip color a lot!  Looks great with your skin tone and hair.

    Post # 5
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it looks amazing!


    P.s. your eyes are amazing!

    Post # 7
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    did you already book with this MUA? 

    Post # 8
    2552 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Hey, fellow redhead here! 🙂

    On your wedding day, you should look like a better version of yourself, but you should still feel like you!

    I know when I first saw myself after my makeup trial I was shocked and didn’t like it because I wear very little makeup. But after peeking at myself in the mirror a few times throughout the course of the day, I got used to it and really liked it.

    Don’t be afraid to ask the MUA to make adjustments. If I were you, I would probably ask for a brown liner instead of black- I’m like you and I almost never wear eyeliner under my eye. So at my makeup trial I ended up asking the MUA to really lighten up the makeup under my eyes.

    Also it looks to me like she put a lot of eyeshadow on your lower lid, under the eyeliner. I’d ask to have that removed personally (but I wanted a really natural look).

    The fake eyelashes also drove me crazy at first because of the length, but you can ask her to trim them for you a little bit and they’ll feel a lot better! 🙂

    ETA: I also just noticed that your eyebrows still seem very very light (thought maybe it’s just the lighting/camera). Did she use any kind of product on your eyebrows to darken them up a little? I think that may be part of the reason your eyes look so shocking.

    Post # 10
    196 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I suggest that since you have such light skin and hair, that you change from black liner to something more soft like a dark brown. Else than that I love the eyeshadow, looks great!

    Post # 11
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I wear makeup all the time and when I do makeup for others I remind them to think of the whole picture with fancier hair and clothes.


    Post # 12
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I don’t think it’s too dark at all. You look amazing!

    Post # 14
    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @FortiesFlare:  I agree with PP that a dark brown liner would probably give you the look that you’re after.

    Two more suggestions: I think a more defined brow (brow powder about a shade or two darker than your natural hair color) would balance out the dramatic eyes. Also, I think a peach gloss would be a little more flattering than a pink one.

    Other than that, I think your makeup looks good! I like the foundation coverage level and the eyelashes look great.

    Post # 15
    8686 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @FortiesFlare:  Okay if that is the case then I wont recommend you go with someone else but see if she can do the following:


    adjust the eye makeup…I only see one color eyeshadow on the lid vs lid, crease, outer v, highlight and your brows looked untouched (no, they dont have to look drawn on or super dark but still “done”)

    I would also have her do a bit more to the face for pictures (did she highlight/contour?)

    different set of lashes

    adjust the eyeliner like PPs said

    * I LOVE the lip color on you!!!

    Post # 16
    845 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I love it, but remember you could go dark green on the bottom instead of brown which might compliment your eyes even more. I really like it the way it is though.

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