Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Wedding Makeup Trial

As the title suggests, I had my wedding makeup trial on Saturday and for someone who keeps getting told she is very organised, I was not very well prepared at all.

I hadn't gone to the trial with any inspirational photos (it didn't cross my mind funnily enough) and I hadn't had my eyebrows done for probably over a month (my friend who does my eyebrows recently had spinal surgery).

Luckily, Susie Ayoub is a true professional, with a tonne of experience and she could make me look amazing regardless...


When she asked what looks I liked, the only one I could thing of was this one from her Facebook. She said browns were used in that look, which surprised me because it looks so smokey and I always thought I wanted a grey smokey look, but I decided to give it a go.

Let me apologise now for the not so great photos... it is so hard to take photos of your own makeup, especially when you are trying to put a costume on and your fiancee and friends are trying to rush you out the door to go to a party~!!

I really wish I could have gotten some in natural light as well. Ah well.

Here is me prior, no makeup and no smile :P

The trial was in Susie's studio in Enfield, which is amazzinngg and beautiful, with plush red carpet and globes all around the mirrors in the room.

Susie, like a few others I am lucky to work with for my wedding, is an absolute doll. She is gorgeous, bubbly and oozing with positivity... she will be a good person to have around when I have my last minute wedding stress, the morning off. LOL.



So the look....

I like this photo because I can kind of see how it would look against white.




I love how my skin looks so clear and flawless in this pictures, because it was anything but!! I had hormone skin this day, with pimples and redness!

I have 3 sets of lashes on - insane!

huge fan of this pink lip

Susie concentrated on the eyes for the trial and I must say I love her work. She really opened up my eyes and made them look elongated.. when I first looked in the mirror I couldn't believe how amazing they looked. 

She also stayed away from doing too much with my eyebrows because of their disgusting state (my words not hers lol) I think when my eyebrows are looking a lot better, I would like a bit more highlighting along the brow bone.

stunned mullet

I told Susie I wanted to look like I was wearing makeup, that I liked a smokey, glamorous look and I wanted to look a bit WOW :)


sorry I am bombarding you with selfies, but I couldn't stop looking at it and trying to get a photo that really did the makeup justice! I was stressing about it for a while at the party, because I wanted to remember how it looked lol.


I love this baby pink lipstick on me and I will have to buy one for the wedding day to keep it up.

seeing it with my hair pulled back


My mum thinks the makeup looks too dark in the below pic for bridal, but I think that might have something to do with the lighting in our elevator - it doesn't look too dark in other photos.




 So what do you think of the look Susie created for me?

2:30am, after a smoke machine and drunken antics - eyes look exactly the same


I really do value your opinion, because I tend to be an over thinker and drive myself crazy ALL THE TIME! It's actually why I started this blog... to give A a break from that.

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30 comments:

  1. Looks great to me! It really makes your eyes pop! As for getting more colour on the cheeks on the day, I'm not sure you will need it, they look pretty good as it is, but it's up to you. Guess you will know on the day if you want more/less based on the light etc. anyway :-)

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    1. seee this is a classic case of me over thinking/ over analyising it! hahaha.. thank you sweety xo

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    2. Oh and yes, I too dont think you need more colour on the cheeks. It might be too much. Your skin and the tones you have on look perfect in these photos =]

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    3. hahaha thanks girls, I have taken this question out now, you have made me see my stupdity :P

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  2. Oohh I really love it!!!! Absolutely love it. You look beautiful, hot, flawless, and glamourous!

    My makeup on my wedding day was similar. I also said I wanted to look like I was wearing makeup hehe =D

    I keep looking at your pics, I think its stunning!! And I love your lip colour! Yours was much better than the one my makeup artist used on me (I had to rub it off and put on my own lighter shade)

    xxo

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    1. awww thank you for the array of compliments veronica! Could you upload your wedding photos one day? I'd love to see them!! I love your style and think your wedding would have been amaazzzzinng. Thank you thank you thank you xxo

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    2. ^ I second this, wedding photos!

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  3. wow, three lots of eye lashes! Full on!!

    I actually really like dark colours for weddings, you have to remember some of the colour gets lost in photos so it has to be a bit bolder in real life to make up for what is lost in photos (if you get what I mean) I really like it a lot.. I think you should stick with it..

    Did love the many different photos haha

    x

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    1. I know, but you couldn't even tell... my bestie kept trying to see the different pairs all night lol.

      That's what I was thinking, thanks honey xoxo

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  4. Very pretty, Looks amazing! I do like the pink lips and cheeks. You def are good with the blusher, don't need anymore. I see what she means with the appears heavy in the lift photos. Always happens with flurescent lighting. It changes everything. So don't worry. Just as long as it looks good with a flash against it is the main thing. I found that my first trials foundation turned orange when a flash hit it, but looked perfect in natural light. And as we are paying heaps for photography I wanted something that wouldn't go orange.

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    1. Thank you sweety. That's another reason I was trying to take lots of photos, but then I realised mine is a couple of hundred $ camera rather than a professional camera anyways lol.

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  5. Seriously, just WOW! It looks amazing! Your eyes really pop and the pink lip is fun but classy too. Gorgeous! <3

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  6. i think it looks really pretty - spot on

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    1. Thanks Peta - I won't make any changes then :)

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  7. You look drop dead stunning in these pics!!! Seriously like a glamazon. The pink on the lips and cheeks is really pretty. I am also a fan of the brown smokey eye over the grey.

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    1. Thanks Laura, that's really sweet of you. You girls are really eliminating all of my over thinking thoughts - thank you! xo

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  8. Looks gorgeous on you, it'll stand out perfectly in your photos.
    I always wondered how they get lashes to look so full on... 3 pairs makes sense now!

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    1. Thanks Mrs B. Yeahhh I just kept seeing her pull them out and I was like are you putting multiple pairs on? lol she said sometimes she can even put up to 5 pairs on depending on how dramatic the bride wants to be. 5 pairs!!!!

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  9. You look amazing! Definitely do this for your big day - the fact it stayed on until 2.30am and didn't look any different is awesome. So, so gorgeous!

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    1. Another thing - My partner photographed a wedding recently and has real trouble with the brides colouring on her body being much, much lighter than her face. So def try and make sure your tan is exactly the same as your foundation!!! :) Also, try and do another trial and test your makeup with a flash as some foundations do have SPF in them which makes your face whiter when used with a flash :) xx

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    2. thank you Sophie!!! Ooohh that would not look god at all.. I will be doing makeup again before the prewedding shoot so hopefully that will work to see how it goes with the flash. A lot of these photos were taken with the flash on my camera, but that probably isn't as powerful as a photographers. thanks for the tip! xx

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  10. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

    And look at those lashes! Oh, those LASHES! xx

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    1. Thanks Cat.. I do love me some lashes!

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  11. The makeup looks amazing! Considering you're wearing three sets of lashes (which is crazy! but good crazy) the makeup still looks natural.

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    1. Thanks Lauren. I like that I look like I have makeup on without being gaudy or Jersey lol

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  12. Oh my, this looks ahhhhhhhhhhhhhmazing! Love it!

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    1. Thank you, its a huge compliment coming from someone as talented as you with makeup xx

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