Post # 1
first photo — no makeup, photo taken by friend. second photo — professional hair, professional makeup, professional photographer. SO prefers the second photo, but I prefer the first! a little perspective pls? I think I will probably go with super light makeup… like a little lipstick only. I can’t figure out what he even likes about the second pic, lol! it just looks weird to me, especially around the eyes. ugh.
Post # 3
I will be honest I don’t see a difference.
Post # 4
The second picture is much nicer but since the lighting is so very different between the pictures, I don’t know if it’s the makeup or just the better lighting making it a nicer picture
Post # 5
I can definitely see the difference in the eyes. I say makeup, even though you are beautiful without.
Post # 6
You definitely look great without make up too, but I think there’s more eye definition in the second photo. So I would go with just a little makeup, just as much as you feel comfortable with.
Post # 7
wow! thanks for your honest opinions. I’m actually surprised most seem to favor the made-up photo! since to me, the one without makeup just looks so much more natural. but maybe that’s just what I’m used to. hmmm.
I always feel weird and not as much myself in makeup, even very light makeup. seems it’s just a personal bias…
Post # 8
I know I sound a certain way (biased!), but Asian women usually don’t need makeup. 🙂
You look great either way. I’m not wearing makeup on my wedding day, and FI said, “I sure hope you wouldn’t! You look gorgeous without it. That’s one of the reasons why I love you.”
Rock maybe a little? A little eyeliner?
I’m personally kinda scared I’ll cry and look like I had a choking fit while walking down the aisle.
Post # 9
@patchy: I’m the same way (I’m also Asian), I never wear make-up, but from what I’ve been told, the camera lights/flash can really wash out your natural skin tone. I’m not wearing foundation though, just light powder, otherwise I feel like I have a face mask on all day.
Post # 10
@housebee: what does the light powder do? diffuse light so photos won’t look washed out? or give color to your face or…?
@sealevels: haha, I thought it was just asian women had a hard time finding makeup! I mean white women can rock blue and all sorts of fancy eyeshadow, but it’s very hard for an asian to do that without looking kinda prostitute-y. well, I haven’t seen it tastefully done often. just doesn’t match our skintones. >___< I’m also scared I’ll cry and then I’ll look like I’m crying tears of sulphur and hatred!
maybe just the top of the eye then… haha. arg. I think I’ll just have to buy makeup and learn a bit myself, find a balance of some sort.
Post # 11
You should probably wear makeup because of what Housebee says. I hate wearing makeup and tried my best to keep it as light/natural as possible. I had a professional do it and she insisted that I play up my eyes and lips so that they really “pop” in the photos. She recommended gold eyeshadow for blue eyes….She also said I should get a foundation slightly darker then I usually wear (I am porcelain white, like vampire white…I will turn to dust when the sun hits me….). My bridesmaids wanted to do their own makeup at first even though I offered to spot them, but changed their mind after seeing her work lol…silly girls…thankfully she was fine with doing all of them last minute like that.
I was hesitant but I was very happy that I did as she said.
Post # 12
You really do look BEAUTIFUL without makeup. I’m definitely a little jealous. 🙂
However, I would still wear a little makeup–just as much as you are comfortable with–because the lighting of professional photography is harsher than that of a friend’s camera. Just want to make sure you don’t get washed out.
Would there be any way to do a no-makeup trial with your photographer just to make sure you like how you look with no makeup in their pictures?
Post # 13
@patchy: It’s supposed to reflect the light differently off of your skin. I’m really not sure how it works, it’s just something another bee told me (powdered skin photographs different from bare skin or something like that). I use translucent mineral powder, and that seemed to do well for my boudoir shoot, so I’ll probably use the same thing for the wedding. Sorry I’m not more help lol, but I’m terrible at make-up, so I’m just sharing what I’ve learned so far.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
you’re lucky to be so beautiful without makeup! the only difference I can really see is your eye makeup. photo #1 is great for an everyday look, but for your bridal look, I do think you should wear some eye makeup. you look stunning in both photos!
Post # 15
You look beautiful. I went without makeup. Never worn it a day in my life, so I am pro- all natural and you look perfect without it 🙂
Post # 16
I would definitely wear makeup! I think everyone looks better with a little makeup. Jmho. If you’re not big on makeup, try out just mascara, blush, and light lipstick. You don’t have to go overboard at all, but you don’t want to look washed out in your pictures. You could play around yourself with those 3 simple things!