(Closed) To Wear Eyeliner Or Not To Wear Eyeliner, That Is The Question!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My only advice is that the camera can take away ~35% of your makeup, so if you don’t have too much on, you can look like you don’t have any on. While you don’t want to look overly done in real life, you need to wear your makeup a bit heavier than every day. 

I don’t have any advice on the eyeliner, good luck! I’m sure you’ll be beautiful whatever you decide 🙂

Post # 4
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe do darker brown instead of black eyeliner..?

Post # 5
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My advice is just to practice, a lot, starting now. If you don’t wear makeup often repetition is important so that you can nail exactly the look you’re going for on the big day without a lot of stress or even having to think too much about it.

Take pictures of the results in natural lighting and adjust based on those. Sometimes you can feel like you’re wearing a lot of makeup but it barely shows up on camera.

Post # 6
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i agree with GFerg.  brown eyeliner can look much softer vs black eyeliner, especially for fair haired/skintoned women.

remember that you do not have to apply eyeliner to the complete bottom.  for some eye shapes it can make the eyes appear much smaller.  i often start at the outer edge and start to taper it off.  by the time i am at 2/3 inwards it fades out.  don’t make the mistake of just stopping the eyeliner.

for photo shoots makeup artists typically apply 2x the amount of makeup than normal but there’s usually a lot of spot lights and flashes.  depending on your usual makeup, i would go with 50% more than normal makeup for your wedding pics.

you still have some time for many makeup trials.  practice, practice, practice.

Post # 7
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Good advice from all the PP’s re. using brown instead of black, practicing, etc., and realizing that you will need something heavier than your everyday look in order to not appear washed out in pictures.

Do you have a friend who is good with makeup who would be willing to lend you a hand?

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


I rarely ever wear liner and was resisting doing it for my wedding a few weeks ago.  My makeup artist also mentioned that make looks far less in photo’s.  I wore the eyeliner (although begrudgingly) and it looks fantastic in the photos.  It really brings out my eyes and looks natural.  I did a brown only on the top.  

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Yep, in line with all the PPs, brown or dark brown eye liner, tons of practice. Maybe watch a few videos on youtube of makeup styles you like.

Post # 11
3697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I didn’t like the way I looked with a lot of black eyeliner, so if I had it to do again I’d go for brown or none.  I looked better later in the day when it had rubbed off.  🙂 

Post # 12
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would wear eyeliner. Practice a lot and play with different placements of the eyeliner. Different thicknesses or starting/stopping eyeliner can totally change how it looks. I also suggest using a good quality eyeliner. I have a lot of luck with gel eyeliner over pencils. Just something to consider!

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