Post # 1
I’m getting my engagement pictures taken in a few weeks, so I decided to go to Sephora for a makeup consultation. I wear very little makeup normally, so I was definitely nervous. Here’s what she used:
Smashbox Face Primer and HD Foundation
Smashbox Photop under-eye brightner
Too-faced translucent pressed powder
Smashbox ‘blue’ eye starter kit
Korres Bronzer #4
Korres #13 natural sheer lip
What do you think? I really like it, my only issue is that it looks really shiny in pictures. My skin isn’t normally very oily, so I was surprised. Does anyone know of a good powder that would help with the shinyness? Also, any other suggestions on lip or blush color?
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Post # 3
Looks great! That’s exciting!
I would guess that you just look shiny because the flash is so close to your face. I’ll bet once the camera is back to it’s normal distance if wouldn’t be as noticeable. Like in the 3rd picture you look fresh and glowy, not shiny. I wouldn’t worry about it. 🙂
Post # 4
wow! you did a really good job! I don’t really see any shine, just flash.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
It’s really pretty, but I agree, it is sort of shiny! It might just be the direct camera flash. Try taking some pictures in a well lit room with no flash.
Post # 7
I think you look great!
your skin looks healthy and bright.
Post # 8
Love it! your eyes look great.
Post # 9
it looks really great. Your skin looks radiant and I love how she did the blush. If you’re concerned about the shine, I would just use any transluscent powder and a powder puff/sponge, (not a brush). Press the puff with powder onto the shiny spots in a rolling motion.
Post # 10
I think it looks great! Very natural and pretty!
Post # 11
I find that primer makes my skin look slick… so I usually avoid it & just touch up as the day goes on. Have you ever tried those blotting papers? They get rid of the shine in no time 🙂
The blush highlights your gorgeous cheekbones & the colors look good on you. Your eyes are gorgeous, my only suggestion would be maybe try putting a darker shade on your lash line & some mascara! Your eyes would really pop then!
Post # 12
I think it looks great! I would just go back in to Sephora and describe what you’re needing for the shine. I’m surprised the translucent powder didn’t soak some of that up.
Post # 13
Pretty! For Sephora, did you need an appt?
@ Bridebella – shout out to Eastern WA!! =D I went to WSU and really miss WA…
Post # 14
I think a little bit of mascara and maybe some liquid eyeliner on your top lid could really do a lot for your eyes. They look nice already though; it could just give them some serious pop =]
As far as shine…maybe it’s the camera being SO close to your face….i’m not sure what powder diffuses shien better
ps that blush looks amazing on you! great great color. i need to try it…i need a “winter” blush
Post # 15
I think the colors are great on you, but I go w/ejs4y8 in that you need more eye definition. And there is a bit of shine. I’d also go w/a nude or matching lip pencil and have a tad more lip definition.
I know it’s difficult if you’re not a makeup wearer to suddenly wear this stuff, but in photos I’ve learned you can look very 2d and your features will just kinda all fade. You don’t “see” your best features pop, and the right makeup artist can bring out and enhance your best assets and make sure under a bit of heavier lighting and in the photographs you still look like youself,only more glam and you don’t wilt under the heavy lighting and photgraphy.
Post # 16
I think it looks great. It’s a good look for someone who doesn’t wear a lot normally because you still want to look like yourself! I had no clue people at Sephora were that good lol.