- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
hmmm for $500 i get a make up artist that does my make up plus my hair plus my mom’s hair and make up too..
so i would say neither..
I think you did a beautiful job with the target makeup! That said, I think the foundation shade is just a tad too dark/orange. That’s the hardest thing for me, finding the right shade of foundation! Even if you wind up buying the Sephora foundation and using drugstore products for the rest, I think you’ll look gorgeous and save some serious money!
I would also leave it on for 10 + hours and see if it holds up as well as the Sephora products did.
Great job, though! 🙂
Gosh, people!!! She’s wanting to do the make-up herself! Why does this matter? She’s trying to get help on that…if you can’t help, there are plenty of other threads on here.
@JenGirl: Id go heavier on the blush but not much, less bottom eyeliner its too dark and harsh, try smudging it. or using a brown eyeshadow with primer of course the mascara the bottom lashes. Also, brown pencil/powder whatever you use is used to yes make your eye brows darker but also to shape them so I recommed getting your brows threaded or waxed so you have an arch.
have it professionally applied
OP, going to be honest – I think your DIY makeup look is OK but can use some work.
I am doing my own wedding makeup, too; so I totally feel you here! It’s not easy (but man do some people make it look easy)
I bought an eyeshadow palette from Sephora called Naked, and it’s the most pigmented eyeshadow I’ve owned. It came with a bottle of eyeshadow primer, which is a HUGE help because my eyeshadow drifts if I sweat too much.
I bought a foundation online, it’s a koren product called BB cream which adjusts to your skintone. I don’t care for the one I bought (too grey) but really like the way it sits on my face.
I have a heart-shaped face with some angular features, so I’ve been trying to learn how to contour. I use a contouring pallete I bought on Amazon and it works pretty well.
Oh! Also I bought a set of good brushes on Amazon, and they really do make a difference! I was surprised at how much better my makeup looked after using them.
If you want to know what products/brands I use, let me know! I’m at work right now and can’t go searching through shopping sites. 🙂
I think you need to start shaping your eyebrows now, so you know the shape before the wedding. They’re a little too round/low for your face – they need a bit of an arch! I am not sure how/if you lined them, but I think you should be using it to define them, not just fill them in.
And my last tip is start watching some youtube makeup videos. I have one that I really like (can’t access youtube, either) so I’ll come back and post that one.
I would use a professional makeup artist – the pictures will last forever. I am pretty good w/makeup and still using a MUA for the big day. A MUA will be much less than $500 and you don’t want to stress about it when you’re getting ready. I don’t want you to settle for an OK makeup job that you did, I want you to be thrilled w/flawless makeup and look perfect 🙂
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