Post # 17
I think it looks great, very natural. The shine is probably either the flash or if she used a powder highlighter on your face – that with the flash creates a shine sometimes. Now I want to go to Sephora for a makeup trial!
Post # 18
I think you look great, but if you are concerned about shine, I have a miracle product for you. I swear by Make Up Forever’s HD Micro Finish Powder (also sold at Sephora). Its actually ground up silica and it it fills in tiny fine lines and just gives your face a nice soft focus look. A make up artist friend recommended it to me and I swear by it.
Post # 19
You look ver pretty and very natural. I like the colors that were picked out.
Post # 21
Wow thanks for all the comments! I’ll definitely be buying that blush now that I’ve had time to think it over a little more. Sorry I forgot to mention it in my list of products. Its by TheBalm, called Hot Mama. The reviews on Sephora.com compare it to the NARS Orgasm which a lot of Bees seem to love.
Some of the shine was the camera flash because my apartment isn’t very well lit. It was definitely noticeable though in the mirror. I think maybe I just need more translucent powder, or a different kind.
I agree that the eyes could use a little more pop. She actually DID put mascara on but its a brown shade which obviously doesn’t show up well in pictures. I think I’ll look for a black mascara instead. I’ll also experiment with eyeliner. She put a coppery-colored eyeliner on but she blended it so much you can’t even tell.
@texasmeredith – thanks for the suggestion on the Make Up Forever’s HD Micro Finish Powder. I’ll definitely check it out.
@krissycake – I did make an appointment. I think it depends on the location as to whether they require it or not. It was really easy though!
Post # 23
I think you look amazing! You are naturally beautiful and I love how you dont load up on make up. It’s very natural looking. I agree with most responders that it is just the flash of the camera. But again.. you will be getting photos done all day on your wedding day. Maybe when you go to get your make up done on your wedding day.. bring those pics and show the make up artist that you want to prevent shine is the areas needed.
Hope I could help!! 🙂 xo
Post # 24
You looks super faboosh! Loves it! Shine wise, I think you’re just rockin the dewy bridal glow and look gorgy!
Post # 25
It looks fabulous and this convinced me to get a makeup trial at Sephora this weekend (I had a really bad makeup trial elsewhere last wkend!)
Post # 26
It looks great! I love the rose on the cheeks!
Post # 27
I think that you will find the shine problematic in your wedding photos. Also, the shade of the makeup base is significantly darker than your neck. This will be really noticable in a white gown, unless it has a high neck. To remedy this, you can either bring the foundation all the way down onto your neck, or ask the salesgirl to switch it out for a lighter shade that matches your skin better. Bring the photos so she can see for herself!
Switching to black mascara will make a big difference, and I suggest that you use an eyelash curler first, since your lashes are straight. This will definately make your eyes pop.
The shades of blush and lipstick look lovely on you, and with just a few tweeks and a bit of practice you will be a picture perfect bride. Good luck with the engagement photo!
Post # 28
I also had my makeup trial done at Sephora and I loved the results. I explained to my consultant that I was wearing a strapless dress and that I didn’t want the whole face/neck thing going on. She matched me perfectly and while the make-up application was more than I would have done myself…it looked really great, blended well, and didn’t feel at all heavy. I also have VERY oily skin and the consultant used MUFE- All MAT Primer just on my T-zone. It turned the oiliness I usually get into a nice glow.
Post # 29
I like it – it’s understated and elegant 🙂
You have really nice skin!
Post # 30
I must say..you have great skin!
Post # 31
looks great! very beautiful! Sephora always does a great job. I’ve gone to them and I’ve gone to salon artists. Sephora has done way better with my makeup than anyone else, and you don’t have to pay them anything! Just buy their stuff!
When I went to Sephora they did give me a transclucent powder (I think it was by Makeup Forever HD or Smashbox HD). The bottle of powder can be set to “matte” or “sparkly” and it has a brush on the end of it that the powder comes out of. I set it to “matte” and it takes the shine off my face a little.
I wouldn’t worry too much about shine spots though. The photographer should be able to edit those out.