(Closed) No Makeup Bride??

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I don’t wear make up often either. I had just a bit on, very subtle…
Because of the heat and in order not to look sweaty on pictures, they put some sort of powder on my face (don’t even know what it’s called, I know I’m lame); it didn’t seem like I had anything on but it was to prevent the sweaty look.
Then mascara, a bit of subtle eye shadow that made the green come out and almost colorless lipgloss.

So basically, I didn’t want to have lots of makeup and not look like me – and Darling Husband doesn’t like makeup much, and I wanted him to like me… but the subtle touches that she put on me really helped accentuate my good features.

I’d go for it, for an more “complete” look.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Yeah, I saw it was in August, that’s why I thought of mentioning it.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I was talking to a possible photographer last week, and we got on the subject of make-up. For photos, you want make-up so that at minimum you’ll have even skin tone. Blemishes and stuff can be taken care of easily in Photoshop. So if you had to have some make-up on, consider foundation. If foundation and powder seems like a lot for you to wear, you can do a combo powder foundation!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

If I were you I would go with powder, clear lip gloss (or even shiny chapstick) and brown (not black!) mascara. It will make you look a little bit more “done” but still not made up. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t typically wear makeup, but I hired an amazing MUA for our wedding.  I even did liquid eyeliner and red lipstick.  It worked fine with my dress.  I highly recommend an artist-it IS your wedding!  If not, perhaps do a trial at a makeup counter first, then go back the day of or try to recreate the look.  I’d at least look at some inspiration pics of models/actresses with similar coloring (Michelle Williams?).  Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

you can always do a tinted moisturizer for that sunkissed look and play up your eyes with mascara and light liner. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I hardly wear makeup, which is why I hired a MUA (I am bad at putting it on).  I told her I wanted to look as natural as possible.  You will want some makeup to even out skin tone and make your eyes pop in the photos.  This women was awesome, I looked like a slightly better version of myself and wished I could recreate that look now.  She did not even use eyeliner and used neutral eyeshadows.  I highly recommend doing trials though if you want to hire a MUA because the first women I tried really caked it on, which led my then Fiance to claim it made me look old. Ugh!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m the same way and even if it was my wedding I wasn’t changing my look drastically. I have the same features as you and all I used was the bare minerals kit. I had a low key out door wedding and it was perfect and so were my pix. I still use it from time to time and it does help even my tone out and pop in some color. I used a lil mascara and lip gloss and that was it! I can forward pix if you like! Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am pale, blonde, and green eyed. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but when I do, it is very light. I suggest going to the Sephora counter and talking to them about having a light look. They will give you a free makeup session and give you instructions and pointers on how to wear makeup. They will also give you samples of different products, so you can try them at home, so if you go in, don’t be afraid to ask for some.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

Be careful with Bare Minerals, Vagabond.  While it usually makes your skin look great, it contains SPF which reflects the light, aka your photographer’s flash.  Most photographers recommend against mineral makeup because it can make you look washed out and overly white in photos. 

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