Post # 1
Debating on whether or not to do my own makeup for my wedding next year. I want a natural look: understated but not bland. I don’t know how far to go with makeup – I know how to do day, but night and ‘wedding’ are very much out of my comfort zone!
Any tips would be appreciated.
Post # 3
You are totally gorgeous!! The makeup looks great. It really allows your natural beauty to shine through and highlights your best features. Great job!
Post # 4
You are very pretty and beautiful eyes you will not need much.
Post # 5
It’s a very soft look, and I like it! I’m trying to achieve the same type of makeup as well. Looks great on you!
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I’m into more dramatic makeup so IMO you should make your beautiful eyes pop out more! Try some light liner maybe?
Post # 7
Aww, thanks everyone.
@mchitt329: Yeh, I was considering some dark brown liner, thanks.
Post # 8
Very nice – your eyes are stunning!
I don’t have any tips as I’m not a makeup guru but just wanted to say that what you’ve done looks nice and you’re gorgeous!
Post # 9
I love it! The makeup really showcases your great complexion.
Post # 10
Thank you, it was really easy! There are 3 colours on my eyes (a shimmery champagne over the lids, a mid-brown in the crease and a dark brown at the corners), and i just have a pale pink blush and some contouring with a light bronzer. I almost feel like I’ve not done enough, it was so simple. Took me 15 mins!
Post # 11
I too like dramatic eyes ESP because they POP in photographs…
I think you and this make up is gorgeous but I would do a bit more dramatic so it comes through in pictures…
Maybe instead of lashes you could do a bit more mascara & a very small bit of liner… maybe smudged liner or a dark shadow along the lash line to intensify the pop of your eyes!
I am so glad to see another DIY make up bride! I think I’m there with you cuz they just want too much money for their services!
Post # 12
I would definitely add a little to your eyes. It’s very pretty, but I think it’s more everyday, not wedding.
A touch more blush, and a little eyeliner can go a long way and still look natural.
Post # 13
@bikukii: You really are gorgeous! I was going to DIY my makeup as well (and would have, had a MUA not offered to do it for free! haha) but here are some of my tips. 🙂 I did a very similar look for my day-of (pics can be seen in my recaps, I suppose, if you want.)
I would agree with PPs and go a little heavier on the day-of, it’ll help with pictures. Some eyeliner (I like liquid pens) and try using two different types of mascara. For some reason, it makes them plump better. Also, did you use lip liner? I love it for long days because it keeps from too much smudging. Mine was just the same color as my lipstick. I’d also go a tiny bit darker on the blush — for pictures, again, it looks great how you have it.
If you need some help, see if a friend has a fancy camera and can let you play around with it to see if it shows up well from farther away.
Oh, and Model in a Bottle is good finishing spray to help it last all day!
Post # 14
You did a great job! I’m impressed. I would maybe just add a brown liner to the top lid. I generally put brown powder on with an angle brush along the top lash line. It makes my eyes pop without going over the top.
Post # 15
Thanks for the tips, everyone. You’re all so sweet!
I’ll give it another go tonight, pics to follow.
Post # 16
Add more liner (or a thin line of powder) to your water line. Also, add some light bronzer and blush and contour contour contour. You are very pretty but a professional camera flag will wash you out and make your face look flat.
Also, curl the lashes and consider adding false lashes. Eyelashes don’t photograph well and curled lashes will uncurl throughout the night.
Test the longevity of the look at least once before the big day. Go clubbing or party in a hot bar and watch your favorite tearjerker. Wedding makeup needs to last 4-5 hrs and be sweat and tear proofed.