I am blessed to be a lovely combination of pale and blonde, with a generous helping of red undertones in my skin. This is especially bad in my face. I actually think I may have a bit of rosacea, but haven’t done much in the way of getting this investigated.
Personal photo / Some days it’s worse than others.
Naturally, on my wedding day, I don’t want to look rosy.
In the past, I’ve had my makeup “professionally” done twice—once at the Clinique counter and once at Sephora. From what I understand, neither of these places necessarily employs professional makeup artists. I hated both of those makeup jobs, and washed them both off immediately.
As mentioned multiple times, my friend Caroline will not only be a guest at my wedding, but she will be doing my hair and makeup as well. When she asked what I wanted my makeup to look like, I honestly did not know how to answer the question.
Once again, she suggested I turn to Pinterest. This proved to be a little more difficult than the hairstyles because I don’t know what will look good on my weird skin. Here’s what I do know I want:
1. I want it to look natural. It doesn’t have to be natural. I am well aware that the celebrities that have natural-looking makeup usually have just spent two hours in the makeup chair.
Image via How-do-it.info
2. I want to have “glowy” skin, which I am sometimes able to accomplish with a highlighting cream. Of course, my girl Jennifer has this down pat:
Image via Diem Angie Nyugen.com
3. I want to wear false eyelashes…why not? When else will I be able to do that? How gorg does Mrs. Sword look with these lashes?!
Image via Mrs. Sword on Weddingbee
4. I want to look like me.
Personal photo / The Cameras at BM Hamster’s wedding last week
Here are some photos I’ve found that seem to be close to what I’m picturing:
Image via girlsmehndidesigns.com
Image via simplyfind.it
As I mentioned previously, Caroline is going to try and work her magic on me and give me a nice spackling. She does amazing work, so I can’t wait to see what I turn into!
Anyone else with red undertones? How do you manage them? What did you do for your wedding-day look?