Non-makeup wearers – Bad trial makeup experience using traditional makeup?

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Honey bee

Can you show us a photo?

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Do you have pictures of your trial? I had an airbrush trial and even though I wear makeup everyday, I felt it was much heavier than what I normally wear. I think a lot of it has to do with the person applying it more than the actual product. 

ETA: I noticed you mentioned that you said people never notice when you do wear makeup. As far as foundation goes, I think that’s sort of the point. Good foundation application should just enhance what you already have. Can you see about oomphing up your lashes and eye makeup and seeing if that makes a difference?

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I do think the foundation looks a little heavy. I love the lip color on you, but I’m not a huge fan of matching eyeshadow to lips. I would see about going softer on the eye color and keeping the bolder lip.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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chillbee29 :  I used the airbrush trial for my engagement pics and loved how it photographed, but hated how I looked in person. It didn’t feel like me. I ended up doing my own makeup for my wedding because I felt comfortable doing my own.

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Busy bee

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chillbee29 :   Oh nooo 😭

you are so beautiful, and don’t need that stuff ALL over. Some artists use only partial coverage, and keep cheeks more sheer so your skin shines through a bit. And/or a little highlighter on cheekbones for a more dewy look. 

It looks like this is far too matte and caked. 

A good artist should be able to enhance your natural youth and glow! It almost looks like this isn’t quite the right shade. I’m so sorry 😐 

 

advice: I’d try again and if you want to use that same one, point out to her exactly what bothers you the most. 

If you want to try a different one, show her this photo and tell her what you want, and what doesn’t work. 

If you can find photos of your desired look, that can help an artist go in w/ a more clear idea. 

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Busy bee

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chillbee29 :  I completely disagree with “makeup needs to be heavier.” No noooo Nono. 

If it’s at night, you do want to punch it up a little, but otherwise, this caked stuff ages you unnecessarily. 

Airbrushed makeup should look like it’s not even there. Your skin, but evened out & glowing. 

I’m not sure what she’s using but it’s far too stagey. 

I’d go with more of a warm russet brown/ copper in eyelid creases, and an ivory-to-buff lid, maybe with shimmer if you like that. I’d enhance the lips with something like one of lipsense’s stay-allllll-day wonders, that doesn’t look so caked  – and a touch of gloss in the center bottom lip if you don’t go w/ lipsense. (Lipsense you’d want to just keep applying whichever gloss you chose.)  That lipstick already looks suuuper dry. But I’m not a fan of matte lip unless it’s for a photoshoot/ dramatic night look. Ymmv 

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Busy bee

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chillbee29 :  absolutely! Happy you get to try it again. Btw this stuff is GOLD for having makeup stay put without having to reapply any powder, which can build up and settle into a cakey look, especially in creases by nose and under bottom lip. 

This stuff even kept my makeup through a 12-hour shoot day with zero need for touchup (except lips and a refresh of liquid liner.)

hope you feel incredible  with your new look when the artist is done. Best of luck, bee! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

How would you feel about learning how to apply makeup from Sephora or MAC and practicing yourself before? That way you can control how much you put on. You can also get advice from the Makeup addiction subreddit or probably one of the boards on here. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I was fully expecting to tell you that it looks great and it’s just a shock because you’re not used to wearing makeup.

But no. That’s really cakey and heavy. That said, it will probably look really good in the pictures, from a distance. So it’s up to you to decide if you want to feel more “like you” or have those magical looking photos. Do you like the artist’s example photos?

That said, I also hate the way she did your eyeshadow. It looks way too dark. I think you should try a different artist, or go to Sephora and learn how to do it yourself! 

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