(Closed) Wearing shimmery makeup – yea or nay?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Should I wear my shimmery eyeshadow & bronzer against my esthetician's advice?
    No! It doesn't photograph well. : (3 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, it looks good in your engagement pictures. : (8 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I actually like the way shimmery make-up photographs (professionally).

    And your make-up looks GORGEOUS in your e-pics. I think with a little powder you will be good to go! 

    Post # 4
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Uh…whatever you did in your e-session looks amazing. I would stick to that.

    Post # 5
    Member
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    All of the eye shadows my makeup artist used on me were shimmery and it doesn’t look shimmery at all in my pro photos. I thought it turned out beautifully!

    Post # 6
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Shimmery makeup looks fine in photos. In your pic you posted, you don’t look shiny at all, and your makeup looks very minimal as though you aren’t wearing anything, shimmery or not. Makeup artists have a preset idea of they believe a bride should look like and don’t want anyone to stray from that image, even if it doesn’t fit what the individual who is wearing it wants or even looks good in. Wear whatever looks best on you and you will photograph beautifully no matter what. Don’t let any “experts” scare you into something that you don’t want or that looks blah on you.

    Post # 7
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    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted no before I saw the pic…looks fantastic!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The engagement photo does look amazing, but keep in mind that the problems with shimmery makeup come up most when a flash is used. It doesn’t look like any flash was used for that photo, or not very much anyway. I got my makeup done at MAC, too. Only one eyeshadow had a little shimmer and everything else was pretty matte. I asked my photog about it and he asked that I not use shimmery makeup.

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