I attempted a DIY makeup trial about a month back after a spontaneous false eyelash purchase at Walmart. I know I want to wear falsies on my wedding day, so I thought I’d try them out and see how they felt and how good I was at applying them and all that jazz. (Also, I tend to get tension headaches pretty easily and was curious as to whether the falsies would cause one. Good news: after hours of wearing them, I was headache free!) Anywho, I know I can trust you lovely people to give me pointers and/or ways I could possibly improve upon my DIY makeup skills, so here we go!
(All upcoming photos by Miss Armadillo)
First off, a picture of me wearing everyday makeup:
With Mr. A at a college football game
And now, with all the “war paint”:
With no flash
With a flash, obviously!
Better shot of the eyes
The things I used:
- Primer: Monistat chafing gel (as per the advice of Mrs. Rainbow)
- Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC20
- Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in Creamy Natural
- Blush: Cover Girl Classic Color in Iced Plum
- Mascara: Cover Girl Professional All-In-One Waterproof in Very Black
- Eyeliner: Almay in Black
- Eyeshadow: Revlon Colorstay 12-Hour eyeshadow in a pale lavender and dark chocolate brown
- False Eyelashes: Salon Perfect in 110 Black
- Lips: Covergirl Outlast lipstain with L’Oreal Colour Riche in Peony Pink on top
SO, it’s clear I used a variety of brands to achieve this look (I didn’t buy any “new” things for this trial except for the falsies). Now, I’m well aware that the false-eyelash application isn’t exactly top notch, but this was my first experience with falsies and I’m resolved to practice more before the big day. Overall, I really like the way the eyes look. However, I’m not sure about the blush/lip combo. I’d like to use a berry/pink color palette with my wedding-day makeup, but I’m not exactly sure if the combo I used works the best. Maybe I should go a bit more matte and/or muted with the blush? Perhaps a bit pinker with the lips? I don’t know! I will say, however, that the photo without the flash looks very similar to how the makeup looks IRL. I wish I had done the trial in the daytime so I could get a shot of it in natural sunlight, but que sera sera!
If I wasn’t already confused before, this past week has me even more confused! I’m part of a bunco group and we had a Halloween party last week—I dressed up as Rosie the Riveter, complete with a retro hairdo and makeup job. All the ladies insisted I do a retro look for the wedding! For reference, here’s what I came up with:
We Can Do It!
So, obviously I’m having some issues with makeup inspiration. Should I lean more toward my original DIY makeup trial, or do more of a retro feel like my Rosie the Riveter get-up? Mr. A doesn’t particularly like red lipstick, but maybe I could do the retro eyes with a pale/nude lip, sort of with more of a ’60s influence. Or, maybe I could just tell Mr. A to get over himself. Bah, I’m SO CONFLICTED!
What do you think, hive? Should I stick with my original plan, go with the retro-glam look, or something completely different? HELP!
- Houston, Texas
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- March 2013
- First Presbyterian Church/Bay City Civic Center