I know I’ve failed to blog about my hair and makeup, and the simple reason is I had no idea what to do about it. Of course, I pinned inspiration, but I just had a vague idea of what I wanted.
I booked my hair and makeup artists a couple months ago. I’ll be getting them done at the same place, but I booked my trials for two different days. I had to wait until I had my veil to have my hair trial, and I reserved my makeup trial for the day of our engagement shoot. (Two birds, one stone.) I had both trials last week.
My hair inspiration was very simple. I saw this picture and fell in love.
Ariana, my hairstylist (who turned out to be Aunt A, my dad’s younger sister’s, long-time friend and happens to have known me since I was little) did a fantastic job. I said soft, loose, a little messy and showed her the picture, and she did this to me:
Excuse the bad quality and the odd face—I was very sleepy.
I LOVE it. It’s the trial run so she didn’t use as much hairspray and used too many bobby pins, just to give me an idea. After I saw the finished product she undid it and sent me home with beautiful soft curls. I’m a bad blogger and didn’t get a picture with the veil on, but it looks great. You’ll have to take my word for it.
For makeup I have an even vaguer idea. I said earthy tones and I showed her this picture.
Image via The Beauty Consultation
I envy those girls who say they can leave the house without makeup, because I just don’t like it, and although I wear very little makeup and in natural colors, I wear it every day. See my natural look above for the before.
So after almost 40 minutes in the chair, I ended up looking like this.
It’s a big change from my everyday look; it was my first time getting my makeup done professionally and it took me a second to get used to it, but I love it.
I love how my eyes look and, although I think it looks fantastic in pictures, in person the makeup looked thick. It didn’t feel that way, but it looked like I had layers and layers of it. Even Mr. Toadstool commented about it, joking that if he shook me really hard the layers would fall off my face as a mask that I could re-wear the day of the wedding. Nice, babe.
Oh and the lipstick—it lost the shine after an hour, but I had breakfast and lunch and the color was still there, so I’m very pleased about it. I just needed to retouch with some shiny lip gloss and that was it.
Fun, disgusting fact: The fake lashes are “natural,” AKA made from human hair. Yuck! The makeup artist told me it was absolutely normal, until I mentioned it felt similar to wearing someone’s clipped nails—now she’s a bit disgusted too.
Hair and makeup trial: Check! Now I know how I’ll look on the big day. (Yeey!)
Did you book hair or makeup without a trial? Did a trial keep you from booking someone for the big day? What did you do to take advantage of the nice makeup the day of your trial?