Post # 1
I had a second makeup trial today with a MUA friend. I’m overall really happy.
Was looking for some constructive feedback re: lipstick colors and my hair being up or down.
* I know I have big eyebrows- I’m used to them😩*
I ALWAYS suggest red/brown lipstick and I still kind of consider it a gold standard, but I also know that I have a tendency to be super extra with everything so I sometimes need to be reeled in. Is this too much? I’d rather pull back on the lips than eyes.
Is it going to get messy?
(Ignore the pink paint- new tenant wanted to test paint swatches lol)
Here are photos before lipstick. Sorry for my weird faces I couldn’t stop laughing and it made my expression SUPER WEIRD lol. Also when somebody else photographs me I can’t hide my crooked nose with an extreme selfie angle 😩
And finally (sorry) I kind of want to wear my hair up but people keep talking me out of it. My mother says it makes me look “harsh” (as in aged/ severe/unattractively hollowed out). I’ve had a number of health issues that have made me drop an unnatural amount of weight which is a big source of anxiety Bc it makes me look that much more witchy esp around my nose.
I digress. Is wearing my hair up unattractive? I threw it in a bun for now but this is more or less the shape I’d go for..
**also I will certainly have more color by July 21
Post # 2
I like your big eyebrows.
I dislike the red lipstick in the first two pictures, it ages you but that could be the weird lighting. I do like your hair up, you look very pretty and not at all like a witch.
But witches are effing awesome anyway!
Post # 3
I love the eye makeup but don’t like the red lipstick. Do you not have anything on your lips in the other picture or is there color left over from wiping away the red? Either way I think the pinkish color on your lip looks much nicer. As far as your hair goes, I’m not a fan of the updo.
Post # 4
You look great! I will say though, I kind of prefer the overall look before you put the lipstick on – I think with the eyes being so dramatic, the red is almost too much and a more neutral colour or even a light berry shade/stain might work!
I don’t think wearing your hair up is unattractive, but perhaps a looser updo will ‘soften’ the look?
And your brows are amazing. I would kill for brows like yours, so stop being so critical of yourself! You’re a babe!
Post # 5
I guess it depends on preference… I think they over did it on the eyebrows and that the eye makeup is too dark over the majority of the lid. I think I would go with a different color lip color then red…
But at the end of the day, it’s what makes you feel pretty and confident! In the end, that’s what will help make you glow! Congratulations, bee!
Post # 6
I think both options look lovely! The first two pics you posted aren’t in great lighting, though.
Do you normally wear lipstick? If so, what shades? Also, how do you normally do your hair and what’s the neckline of the dress?
Post # 7
muuuch better! You’re gorgeous, stop with the nose thing:-) please try a nudish pink just for me. Mac angel (not frost). Give it a whirl. The red is pretty but not with heavy eye makeup.
With your dress, hair up would be perfect, but it looks good either way.
Post # 8
I totally agree. Either eyes OR lips should be bold. I love your eye makeup so just do a pale pink or nude lip. A bit of gloss is youthful too.
I like your hair up! Are you wearing a veil or anything?
Post # 9
I love the second look, with natural lips or a pink shade. Could you do both in terms of hair, put it up with a veil for the ceremony, then ditch the updo and veil for the reception. Best of both worlds. Much better than the first trial for sure, you look fantastic.
Post # 10
thank you! lol it’s true nobody said witches were bad 😩
Thank you! Yeah I’m glad my friend suggested to photograph before and after lips. The first photo is just aquaphor lol.
Oh those are basically my eyebrows lol. With nothing on them they just look curly and patchy it’s lose lose. You have a point about the heavy eyeshadow
I normally wear red lipstick everywhere- like in sweatpants even 😩
thank you! And yes I will! I will try a more nude color
it’s a fingertip veil with a blusher. Thank you! I know that is a good rule eyes OR lips I guess I tried to cheat it 😩
Post # 11
thank you! Yes I feel so much better. I don’t think I can take my hair down after mostly Bc my stylist will have gone home
Post # 12
I think I’ve told you this before but you look like the babeliest of all 90s babes, Amy Jo Johnson aka the Pink Ranger.
Post # 13
Love everything but the red lip! I prefer the look before you had the lipstick on, maybe you could find a lip color that is a few shades darker than your natural color? I really like tarte’s tartiest lip paint. They have a matte and cream version. The color rose is my personal fav but they have basically every version of an almost nude lip.
Your hair looks gorgeous up but down is nice as well. I think a classic updo with some of your bangs down would be beautiful or perhaps you could do half up half down?
Post # 14
Oh! Thank you! 90s fashion never died for me 😩
thank you! Yah I’m going to try an updo with some volume and softness. I’m also going to look into some nude colors
Post # 15
This makeup is much better than last time! Not a fan of the red lip (I’d go more neutral since your eyes are so bold), but I love love love the eyes!!! Also, I’m insanely jealous of your eyebrows- just so you know lol 🙂 You could do up if you wanted, but more of a loose updo where the hair isn’t pulled as tightly on each side of your head and it would be a little softer. Otherwise, just do what makes you feel prettiest, not your mom or anyone else. You’re the one who will want to feel the most confident and beautiful on your wedding day!