Post # 1
My wedding is fast approaching (under 2 months to go >.<) and I’m still not sure what to do make-up wise. I decided against a pro as I felt that they caked on way to much make up (they gave me smokey eyes on the trial), plus the end result didn’t look very polished. I tend not to wear make up very often, I don’t like the feeling of wearing too much as it feels so thick. I don’t wear eyeliner on the bottom of my eyes as I find it actually makes my eyes look smaller. However my concern is that I’ll need that little something extra for the photos. I’m having eyelash extensions, which means that I can get a way with no liner on the tops of the eyelids.
Should I wear the liner for photos? Do you have any other make up advice for me? I’m going for a soft romantic look 🙂
Post # 3
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
Maybe do darker brown instead of black eyeliner..?
Post # 5
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
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
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
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 # 9
Thank you for all your advice! I think I’m going to go buy a brown liner pencil and get practicing!
Post # 10
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
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
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!