I was at a trunk show, and they had hair and makeup professionals there, doing free hair and makeup for the bride.
She seemed very professional and was super nice… she used MAC products, and seemed to know what she was doing.
I HATED what she did! lol. Whatever she put on my face, it looked cakey to me, and normally I don’t have visible lines around my mouth or under my eyes, but after she did my makeup, they popped right out. My fiance saw the makeup and even mentioned it, surprised! He was right though. She put makeup under my eyes and around my mouth… and it sunk into everywhere, horribly. I probably have dark circles, but I have NO idea why she put makeup around my mouth… there was no reason to at all o_O Regardless, both were worse. And, he said he couldn’t really tell I had any makeup on at all, aside from pinker cheeks and the wrinkles.
She spent a lot of time on my eyes… but yeah, really very little difference. I almost wanted to ask “what did you do?” haha. She put a hard line above my lashes, which I don’t like (I personally like to blend it soft, . The hard line looks extremely fake to me) Fiance said he likes what I normally do, and specifically didn’t like the pro work… So if I had just hired her for the wedding, I would have been SO upset on the day-of.
She also put blush in the center of my cheeks, which just looked strange to me.
http://www.makeupgeek.com/makeup-basics/10-shapes-for-your-eyeshadow/Sites like that are helpful too. They’re free ^_^
I didn’t ever use makeup up until about a year ago (aside from like, concealer), because yeah… recovering tomboy. I’m going to just practice and do my own, just something different than the usual smokey look (evening wedding). Because not only would I be paying around $165 for the day-of, but usually $75 for a trial run = And from what I’ve seen, I’m just not impressed to pay that much for it.
I’d still do the hair though! I think that’s worth it. I would do it probably if I still had long hair. With the style I have now though, nothing else can be done with it. haha