Paint My Face: Part 2

A week after having mixed feelings about my makeup trial at Sephora, I tried my prowess at makeup application as a practice for wedding day.

45 minutes later this is what I came up with (please ignore my scraggly hair)…



I personally like it much better than my previous trial. I think this new makeup look works much better with my makeup inspiration and with our casual morning wedding, and it doesn’t hurt that I feel much more comfortable in it. I’m still a bit ambivalent because it’s our wedding, in which I will be photographed a million times and it wouldn’t hurt to have a little extra makeup oomph.

Here is a side by side comparison


Help me out bees!


Do you have any suggestions or makeup recommendations? Would you add/eliminate anything from either of the wedding day makeup looks?


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012
On Further Aggravations with the Post Office
Holy Moly Matrimony: Welcome to Vegas

Related Posts

Add a comment


  1. hawk Member
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:23 am

    Go with the look that makes you most comfortable! I think you look beautiful both ways, but like you I tend to err on the side of a more natural look.

  2. Member
    montanamum 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:26 am

    option 2 definitely! I love the fresh natural look of you – you are positively glowing!!

  3. Guest Icon Guest
    silvergal, Guest @ 11:34 am

    I like look number two, but for the sake of pictures I think you need a bit more colour on the eye and cheek. I have started getting my makeup done professionally for all my wedding-related events and the photographs look so much better as a result!

  4. Member
    missgreenbean 463 posts, Helper bee @ 11:38 am

    Ok can I just say…you are one hot mammasita! I think that natural look is stunning on you.

  5. Member
    lizarragad 390 posts, Helper bee @ 11:48 am

    i love the second makeup it fits you perfectly

  6. Member
    All In 1550 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:00 pm

    Natural! But both are beautiful

  7. Guest Icon Guest
    girsnow, Guest @ 12:20 pm

    Could you tell me the mascara and lipstick/gloss you are wearing in your “natural” 2nd try? I think that looks so comfortable. I am not a make-up person but need something so photos look good in my daughter’s wedding.

  8. Member
    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:27 pm

    I voted for more natural. You seem to like it more, and I think it’ll fit better with your morning, tropical weather wedding.

  9. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 391 posts, Helper bee @ 12:33 pm

    I’m glad to know you guys like the natural look too.

  10. Member
    kmnowlan 207 posts, Helper bee @ 12:34 pm

    I voted natural. I think you look glowing! Also, I agree with Hawk that you should go with what makes your feel the most comfortable. I would just say that for the point of pictures, I would add a little bit more blush to the apples of your cheeks and a little more mascara/eyeliner. That was my philosophy for our wedding and I think it helped take my makeup up that one little notch that a wedding calls for, you know? Also, I’m a performer and know that a little more makeup is the way to go because it won’t look as dramatic in pictures. It’ll make sure you don;t look washed out. Also, it’ll ensure that the makeup will last a little longer. No matter what you do though- one thing is for sure. You are beautiful and nothing you wear will detract from that! <3 You are going to be a stunner =P

  11. Member
    kmnowlan 207 posts, Helper bee @ 12:34 pm

    Oh, and I meant more mascara/eyeliner on the top lid, not bottom.

  12. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 391 posts, Helper bee @ 12:42 pm

    @silvergal: @kmnowlan: Thanks for the recommendation I’m definitely pushing my eyeshadow and blush up a notch on wedding day to make it really pop!

  13. boaconstrictor Member
    boaconstrictor 391 posts, Helper bee @ 12:53 pm

    @girsnow: I’m wearing Rimmel LYCRA lash extender mascara and Outlast Lipstain in Flirty Nude with some Covergirl Wetslicks in Caramel Apple Splash

  14. coyote Member
    coyote 1933 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, option two all the way. I love the softer look and your lips look gorgeous!! (that sounds way creepier than I mean it to, I swear!)

  15. Member
    assele 33 posts, Newbee @ 1:33 pm

    Number 2!!!!

  16. hotwings Member
    hotwings 2200 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:01 pm

    I’d go with #2. More comfortable is good too. I think the first one has too much bottom eyeliner. It pulls down your pretty eyes. The more natural looks like it adds to your beauty instead of us looking at make-up.

  17. Member
    kit_kath 1327 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:07 pm

    The more natural look for sure! Not only does it look very pretty, but you’ll be more comfortable. If you don’t like how the heavier makeup feels you won’t be happy, no matter how pretty it looks in pictures.

  18. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:12 pm

    I think you look beautiful with either option, but I’d go with what makes you more comfortable, because a comfortable bride is a happy bride and a happy bride is a beautiful bride.

  19. honey Member
    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:12 pm

    Oh my goodness that 2nd look is perfect! You look beautiful in both but I think for a mid-morning wedding, #2 is perfection!

  20. scone Member
    scone 184 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:37 pm

    Love the second look!

  21. Member
    sarajo0421 5 posts, Newbee @ 4:42 pm

    Love the dimple in the second one!! Where the happier smile is- that’s where my vote goes. I prefer the more natural look of the second one, esp. for a morning celebration.

  22. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:18 pm

    Lady, you’ve got talent! You’re gorgeous!

  23. Member
    village_skeptic 1861 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:34 pm

    Natural is way better. The first look is almost harsh. You look way softer and more romantic in the second — plus you LOOK happier.

  24. Guest Icon Guest
    Susie Q, Guest @ 5:09 am

    I think you look gorgeous in both pictures! However I voted for the more ‘dramatic’ one, maybe out of personal preference, maybe because it’ll “stand out” more in pictures (like you wouldn’t stand out anyways because you’re going to be THE BRIDE!). My photographers suggested I amp up the make-up just a tad, with still keeping it comfortable, just because it’ll look a lot better once in print form (although they can do wonders with Photoshop!)

  25. Guest Icon Guest
    Rose, Guest @ 8:14 am

    I, too, love the second look but maybe your already gorgeous eyes will look better in pictures if your makeup artist adds fake eyelashes, albeit, natural , just to give it that extra oomph that pictures call for. Other than that, maybe she could add a little bit more of color. A little pink/purple eyeshadow? But I think some good natural fake eyelashes will do the trick in the eyes department, at least and maybe a super thin, natural eyeliner on your top lid in brown so that it looks softer as it’s a morning wedding. That’s all I think you need, and only because pictures can be tricky, because with or without makeup you are one hot boa like the other bees say 😉 . Lucky Fi, you have!

  26. Member
    JournalistABK 1 posts, Wannabee @ 8:38 am


    I am a journalist living in NYC, and I am writing an article on people who take their friends with them on honeymoons. I read in an earlier post that you are going on a cruise with your BFF for your honeymoon – I would love to speak to you for my article.

    If you’re interested email at


  27. Guest Icon Guest
    Olivia, Guest @ 2:48 pm

    do the nr 2 but add the eyeliner just on top…the reason why the first one does not look good…
    is to much of everything, especially the eyebrows!
    you are so pretty…dont go to off your daily make up…you want to be recognizable at the wedding

add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors