Makeup Trial

Last Saturday, I met up with Melissa for my makeup trial. If you remember, I’d worked with her in a previous wedding, and had ideas for bold eyes and lips for the big day.

First, the dreaded “before” shot, because I love you all:


Oof. Ignore my Hermione hair as well.

I told her that I wanted it to be obvious that I was at a formal, evening event. She said that sometimes she works with brides that are somewhat timid about makeup”¦but I told her to bring it on.




BM G documented for me the blog.

I had some pretty aggressive falsies; if one photo could make the case for using fake lashes, it’s this one:


I mean, sheesh. Look at those things!

Here’s my final look:


I scheduled my trial now because I also had my company’s fancy holiday party that night, and the thought of letting the work go to waste made me itchy.


Me and my work girlfriend, Q.

The lighting here isn’t the greatest but I figure my wedding will be low lit too, so this is probably what I’ll look like most of the evening. I got a red lip just because that fit my holiday party, but for the big day I’ll do more of a coral, a la this photo:


(Image via Beauty High)

I was pretty pleased, and can’t wait to see how the coral lip looks with my ivory gown. If anyone has a rec for a good coral lip stain, let me know! Did anyone else get to try out their makeup trial in public?

All photos personal unless otherwise noted.


Mrs. Gray Wolf

Washington DC
Wedding Date:
February 2013
Bridal Show Woes...
Lives Intertwined: The Entrance

Related Posts

Add a comment


  1. Member
    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 2:51 pm

    I think you’ll rock the coral lip. I think it’s bold, but in a slightly unique feminine way. I think it’s the true test to see the low lot photos because you’re right, not all of them will be bright.

    I’m one to not be scared of bold colors either. I’m currently working on the bold lip actually, but haven’t found my color yet. Guess I just have to keep trying!

  2. Guest Icon Guest
    Daio, Guest @ 3:38 pm

    I wore coral-pink lipstick and LOVED it. One of my very favorite parts of my wedding day look! Enjoy!

  3. panda Member
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:47 pm

    You look gorgeous! those eyelashes are killer!

  4. Member
    ecjohnson 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:48 pm

    I scheduled my trial for my engagement shoot! good thing I loved it!! But, I agree, I’d hate for a full face of makeup to go to waste!

  5. bracelet Member
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 11:49 pm

    Lookin’ good!

  6. Guest Icon Guest
    Kerri, Guest @ 8:12 am

    Those fake eyelashes look great! I hear they have some very good fake eyelashes you can buy in the store now that don’t take all day to apply, don’t smell like glue and are long lasting.

add a comment

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors