Getting Made Up

Finding my makeup artist was super easy. Melissa of Kiss and Makeup had done my makeup for MOH K’s wedding, and I was super pleased with the result:


Me and MOH K at her wedding (Photo by Kristen Gardner)

I experienced first hand how long my look would last, how it photographed, etc.—as well as just how nice and luxurious it felt to have my makeup done for me. Melissa was available for my date and lives close by—decision done. I even thought I’d skip a trial altogether, but Melissa recommended that I still do it—I knew I wanted a different look for my indoor, winter wedding than I had for MOH K’s summertime, outdoor affair, and she mentioned that my skin would be pretty different in February than in June. Here’s some inspiration pictures I’m bringing to the trial. First off, a smoky eye (definitely with some falsies):


(Mila Kunis via Allure)


(Gwen Stefani via Marie Claire / by Peggy Sirota)


(Photo via Inspired by This / by Stephanie Williams)

Maybe a bold lip? This could be a fun way to bring in the coral color I like:


(Kate Bosworth via Stylecaster)


(Photo via Wedding Chicks / by Laura Murray)


(Photo via Inspired by This / by Jose Villa)

Maybe both? I feel like I can be a bit more dramatic with the makeup since we’re doing something indoor and at night—and you know, because I love makeup. I want it to pop, especially since my hair will be up.

What was your inspiration for wedding makeup? Did you want to look like your everyday self—or glam it up a bit?


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
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  1. mstoadstool Member
    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:16 pm

    I don’t want to be my everyday self, I want to be a glamed version. I wear natural colors on my everyday life and I want to look like I have make up on but in a light way, but I still have a trial to go through.

    I like the idea of bold lips, specially if you can use your coral color.

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:19 pm

    I say go with both! And here’s a fun fact: two of the people in your inspiration pics have heterochromia. Both Kate Bosworth and Mila Kunis! (I looked it up after noticing it on Kate Bosworth).

  3. mstreasure Member
    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:21 pm

    I say go with both! I did, and I loved it.

  4. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 3:31 pm

    @ScottishMrs: i definitely had to wiki that, but now that i know what it is i’m surprised i didn’t see it before!

  5. buffalo Member
    buffalo 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:49 pm

    OK I Must say, I LOVE that bridesmaid dress you’re wearing in that photo! It is absolutely gorgeous! And I agree with the PP’s, do both!

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    debeachgirl 543 posts, Busy bee @ 4:27 pm

    I wanted to look like me but then again any make up makes me look more glammed up than my everyday makeup free look.

    My MUA did my wedding for bro and SILs wedding. MOH liked him so he did mine when I was her MOH. I feel vety comfortable with the look and how it will wear..

  7. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:59 pm

    First, that top picture is totally adorable. Second, I love the dramatic makeup looks, perfect for a nighttime wedding. I say rock it.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:07 pm

    Go for it! That’s the point of the trial. Tell her what you’re thinking and test it out. If you don’t love the look, then you’ll know how to adjust for the big day.

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    Liondragoncustom, Guest @ 1:17 am

    I wanted to look like me but then again any make up makes me look more glammed up than my everyday makeup free look.

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    Only Bridesmaids, Guest @ 1:23 am

    I must say that the ideas came from my make-up artist but photos, others brides come usually as inspiration.

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:42 am

    I think you need to do one or the other, not both as I think it would be too much! Unless you do the smoky eye and then a muted coral lip (so not quite as bold?) Just my suggestions!

  12. painauchocolat Member
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:25 pm

    I love the coral lip trend!

  13. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:55 pm

    I know nothing about makeup, but I will say, i loooved your dress. The double scalloped edge? oh my heart be still

  14. graywolf Member
    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 2:07 pm

    @Miss Buffalo @Miss Panda: thank you! it was like $35 from H&M – such a steal!

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