On Friday, I had my hair and makeup trial with Lypor*! I was really excited, because I haven’t had my hair done since….err… high school prom?Anyway, here’s the obligatory “Before” picture:
Since I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my hair, Lypor decided to do my makeup first, so that at the end, we could try as many hairstyles as time would allow. I told Lypor that I wanted a mostly natural look, but I wasn’t afraid of eye makeup, and that maybe we could go more dramatic with the eyes.
Lypor suggested since we were going more a little more dramatic with the eyes, that I try false eyelashes. Despite having pretty full eyelashes, mine are actually pretty short. You can see the biggest difference in the profile shots:
I wasn’t fully convinced to use falsies because I’ve never worn them before, so Lypor left them on one eye for the entire trial (you will notice lopsided eyes in all my hair pictures!).
After the makeup was done, it was on to the hair!
I really thought I wanted to do a down-do or half-up half-down, so we started with the down-do first (plus it’s the easiest to start with).
It felt really glamorous, but at the same time, for some reason, it felt like too much. Lypor suggested that if I chose this look, I might want to trim my shorter front layer a few inches so that weird curl on the right-side of the picture fell better. Lypor also felt that possibly this do would be too much, and suggested that we pull at least half of it back so that you can see my face.
I really liked that my hair was out of my face, yet I still had some of my hair down, but we had one more hairstyle to try…
I was actually really surprised that I ended up liking this one the best! The back is a little messy because this was the 3rd hairstyle of the day, but it will be much neater the day of. The other reason why I think I’ll end up going with this style is that both my wedding dress and my qipao have lower backs, and an up-do would probably give both dresses extra drama.
After the trial, I took more pictures when I got home. Lypor didn’t use the zoom on my camera and took pictures literally less than a foot away from my face, so the unkindly light + the flash so close to my face didn’t show what a great job she actually did on my makeup.
Here in these pictures, you can see that the makeup is much more natural looking than some of the pictures above. All in all I was relieved that I had a great trial! I’m still surprised that I ended up liking the up-do the best since I usually don’t like to wear my hair up. Though, I guess it is kind of nice to look different from how you normally look on your wedding day.
What do you think? Which did you like best?
*Note: Lypor’s website only works in Internet Explorer, and not Mozilla Firefox.
- Full-time Research Assistant, Part-time Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- June 2008
- St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant