Hi everyone! So, I had my hair and makeup trial. … And, I decided to do my own makeup. I feel really bad because the make up artist didn’t do a bad job, but frankly, she seemed incapable of replicating a cut crease smokey eye. From what I’ve heard from my married friends, their makeup artists were guilty of doing too much on them; while mine was way too subtle. I like a lot of makeup and my face can handle a lot of makeup. Here are some of the inspiration pictures:
Here is what the make up artist gave me, after prompting her to add a darker crease:
I also wasn’t super jazzed with the airbrush foundation. Sure, my skin looked flawless. But, it also looked yellow-er than normal and dewy. And it came off really easily. I like matte, ivory foundation with pink undertones. She was definitely really good at covering up blemishes (which is something I need to work on!), but the overall effect was too heavy foundation with innocent Pollyanna eyes.
This all led to me deciding that I’ll be most comfortable saving my money for buying better makeup and doing it myself that day. I’m still super nervous about that decision, but I’ve been practicing!
Here are my attempts so far!
A more subtle look
my first attempt at a dramatic cut crease
I want to make an actual list of all the products I’m going to use and where I’ll use them. Then, that day, I’ll basically just have to follow a diagram.
Using it is challenging, even with the video. Probably because I don’t have a liquid concealer or a setting powder, so I’ve just been trying to blend it in with my regular foundation. And it works. Sort of? I just don’t know how much it actually reduces redness. I’ve also been using an ELF yellow concealer under my eyes to offset the blue, which does work amazingly well.
Before picture. No makeup. Chin zits.
My products. Green color corrector for the zits. Yellow concealer (right most) for under my eyes.
After color corrector has been applied.
After picture. After all foundation and makeup has been applied.
This happens every few months or so. I drop a couple hundred dollars on things I don’t need. $50 of those dollars went to Sephora because they had a 5 free samples promo. I’ve already tried all of the free samples, so those reviews are below, but first here’s what I actually spent money on.
Too Faced Sugar Pop Eye Palette ($36) – I have way too many neutral eyeshadow palettes and this looked like a good antidote. Plus, it comes with a “glamour guide tutorial.”
Nails Inc. in London Court ($14) – Too much to spend on a nailpolish? Absolutely. Exactly enough to bring me up to free shipping? You betcha! It’s the perfect, opaque, pale pink/white color.