(Closed) Very frustrated with wedding makeup!!!

posted 4 years ago in East Asian
Post # 16
655 posts
Busy bee

I talked to a makeup artist about falsies because I had practiced soooo much and still couldn’t do them, and she suggested trimming the strip to fit your eye, and cutting the strips in half and applying each half seperately. WORK SO WELL. I can finally put on false lashes! 

Also, you know when the youtube tutorials say “apply glue and wait  30 to 40 seconds”? Yeah, I literally time it with my phone timer. Maybe a little overkill, but I am terrible at estimating. 

Post # 17
2666 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I say spend your money on nice products, find an instructional youtube video for a look you like and just practice until you feel confidant doing it. Maybe get a nice mixed eyeshadow palette so you can try different colors and see what looks best on you. I originally thought I’d want to use brown eye shadow but after trying a few I’ve realized the only color I like on myself is pink.

Post # 18
176 posts
Blushing bee

I’m SE Asian (from Singapore) living in Australia and haven’t had any makeup trials yet but I am going to be very picky and only go with MU artists that have experience with Asian features. Haven’t found many, tbh!

Definitely practice falsies application, make sure you get a good eyelash glue (duo is a good brand) and like PP said, cut the lashes into half and apply each half individually. If you have the money for it definitely try eyelash extensions. When done well they are beautiful and very natural looking!

For eyeshadow palettes a good one to start out with is Urban Decay’s Naked palettes (there’s 1, 2, 3 and basic) – good range of nude and glitter colours

If you don’t know what lip colour you want, check out Colourpop – they’ve got a great range of colours, pretty good formula (I’d go with the ultra matte lip formula for maximum staying power and transfer proof) and is super cheap at $5 USD per lipstick.

Sephora also do a makeover if you spend $50 at the store. You can see how the artist applies make up on you and go from there – I’ve never tried this, but I may in the future! Plenty of Asian make up tutorials as well on youtube – (highly recommend frmheadtotoe and Pony Makeup) watch and practice when you have time!

Post # 20
5689 posts
Bee Keeper

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weddingventing :  I’m sorry to hear bee! I’m caucasian, but my skin turns orange bc the makeup oxidizes on my face. My first makeup trial was good until I turned orange after an hour. What I did to find someone was look for high rated MUA’s then I went on their instagram to see if they had experience with my complexion. I found it super helpful and made sure to ask for the specific person credited to that work. I hope that helps! That’s the only advice I have, I’m awful at make-up so the others ppb here we’ll have specific advice for makeup tips. 

Good luck! Post pics when you’re ready! 🙂


Post # 21
5689 posts
Bee Keeper

I also second sephora, they are good at advice too! 

Post # 22
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I hear you. I did my own makeup.i gave myself enough time to get it done without being rushed. Like you I had issues with lashes but I kept at it. I will say that lashes without the band at the black top is much easier to apply. I made sure to watch tons of YouTube videos on both eyelash install and makeup itself. I practiced quite a few times before the wedding. Especially the lashes and I can say that I was very happy with the result. I have brown skin and even though where I live is majority people of colour, I find that the makeup artists (who are brown themselves) can’t get it right. They always look ashy and off. Keep at it and see.

Post # 23
1146 posts
Bumble bee

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weddingventing : I’ve gone through my fair share of MUA for events. I noticed the ones that could do my fickle un-even (Asian) eyes are either MUAs that have the same eye-type or have hooded eyes and therefore more likely to understand the challenges of eyeliner and eyeshadow on our eye types.

You could try to snoop around to see if any MUA has hooded eyes or if they’ve worked with a more diverse group of clientele through their portfolio.

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