(Closed) Wearing shimmery makeup – yea or nay?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I wear my shimmery eyeshadow & bronzer against my esthetician's advice?
    No! It doesn't photograph well. : (14 votes)
    48 %
    Yes, it looks good in your engagement pictures. : (13 votes)
    45 %
    Other (please explain below!) : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Shimmery makeup has little speckles that reflect light, so you can imagine what could happen when you shine a bright camera flash on that!  I would say it’s okay to have shimmery eyeshadow and lip color, but everything else should be matte to avoid shiny cheeks and forehead.  I think your picture looks great and you don’t look too shiny at all!  If your wedding photos will be outside in the same lighting as this picture, then you should be fine with just a little shimmer in your makeup.  🙂

    Post # 4
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    stay away from shimmery make up on your wedding day! although I have to say, you look fab in your e-pics. 

    Post # 5
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I heard the same thing and just like you I used some shimmer for my E-picts and loved how my makeup turned out. I’m sticking with the shimmer because I think it looks good on me. You look gorgeous stick with your makeup

    Post # 6
    4382 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    I think you’ll look like a bombshell no matter what. True story.


    That being said, I think it’s safest for us outside-in-June-girls to minimize the amount of shimmer. Some is nice dotted on the cheekbones, browbone, and a hair in the lighter shadow colors, but not a whole lot. Think more dewy. Too much shimmer + June = looks like a hot sweaty mess! 


    Again, I think you’re drop-dead gorgeous, so you’ll seriously be fine no matter what you do. If you want my whole list of june-proof makeup, pm me and i’ll give you the long and drawn out list. 🙂

    Post # 7
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    wear a mixture of matte and shimmery.   I had both for my eyeshadow and it turned out fine.  The pictures looked great.  I had bronzer on too and I didn’t notice any problems in the photos.  If there are problems a good photog should be able to touch them up in photoshop.

    Post # 8
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would say it is completely be up to you. Judging from the pictures, you have an amazing skin tone, and flawless skin, and your look will be pretty no matter what you decide to choose for your wedding makeup.

    Post # 10
    226 posts
    Helper bee

    You look freaking amazing! And def keep the shimemr to a minimum just because of camera flashes.

    Post # 11
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Other than the lip gloss, I don’t think you look shiny or shimmery at all. If you generally tend to wear makeup with a shimmer to it, than keep the shimmer. It will reflect the everyday you.

    Post # 12
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events

    You look so fresh and beautiful!  I think you’ll be okay with your shimmery eyeshadow and bronzer.  I also heard all the “don’t wear shimmer!” advice leading up to the wedding.  My makeup artist apparently hadn’t heard that and loaded on the shimmer…like everywhere.  Sigh.  I kinda wanted to wash my face, but it ended up photographing really well—thankfully (and surprisingly) I’m really happy with how I look in our photos!

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