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Makeup help, please.

I think we've figured out we're going with brown as the main color for our wedding, so for my makeup I want to do a natural, earth toney kind of look, but I don't know anything about makeup. Instead of paying for it, I'm going to have my cousin do my makeup and hair, but need some ideas for good quality makeup to buy for it and I'm going to put it on my Christmas/birthday list so that's why I'm looking so early, lol.

I kinda like this look, but maybe a little lighter or possible some kind of goldish shimmer? I'm not looking for a bold look, but I normally just wear eye liner and mascera so something more than that, lol. I don't even know the different kinds of eyeliners/masceras/powders/etc. So act as if this is a Makeup for Dummies thing!



Here's what I look like with just normal eyeliner/mascera ... and blue paint from a Blue Man Group concert, lol, but it's the best pic to show my coloring, lol.


Thanks in advance for any suggestions!! : )
-Ely

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    edited December 2011
    First, you are so pretty. :)

    Second, I would get this eye shadow palette (<-clicky)! So many perfect colors for your eyes. I'd do a super dark brown almost black liner and a black mascara. Also, this blush, highighter and bronzer combo  (<-clicky) would be great with your coloring.

    Also, here is a pic of the best ways to use higlighter and bronzer.



    Then you blend the blush from the apples of your cheeks towards your temples.

    ETA: Opps forgot the lip color. I'd go with this in liplock. (<-Clicky)
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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks! I'm pretty sure I've told you both that I think you're both gorgeous too, lol, but I'll say it again because it's true! You guys are gorgeous!!

    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_makeup-please?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1604b943-ff12-4ea8-a826-302d0f4929fbPost:6c8a5963-3464-4b93-bec5-ee93892bf7e8">Re: Makeup help, please.</a>:
    [QUOTE]I would highly recommend either going into Sephora or to a MAC counter and bring them some inspiration pics and have them help you figure out the right colors for your skin tone/coloring. I think MAC says you have to purchase $50 of their products to do a full face, so maybe you could <strong>ask for a gift certificate to them for Christmas</strong> and do that later on, closer to the wedding? You can't really go wrong with MAC and I think it would be good to actually be able to see the colors on your face before you purchase them.  And, you're super pretty. 
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]


    I never thought of doing that. I think I'll do that, just to be safe, lol.


    CCO: I love your suggestions too. I'm not even sure where a Sephora would be, lol. I'll have to look. I may need to do some traveling.
    -Ely

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    SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_makeup-please?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1604b943-ff12-4ea8-a826-302d0f4929fbPost:0ab335df-c7df-4b23-b35c-89911651e561">Re: Makeup help, please.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks! I'm pretty sure I've told you both that I think you're both gorgeous too, lol, but I'll say it again because it's true! You guys are gorgeous!! In Response to Re: Makeup help, please. : I never thought of doing that. I think I'll do that, just to be safe, lol. CCO: I love your suggestions too.<strong> I'm not even sure where a Sephora would be</strong>, lol. I'll have to look. I may need to do some traveling.
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    My FSIL (and one of my BM's) posted this on my facebook wall this morning with the caption "I know how we should do our makeup for the wedding".


    Gosh, I'm just so incredibly helpful, aren't I?
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    edited December 2011
    Hmmm...

    If you're going for an earthy look, here are my thoughts.

    1.  You need a good foundation.  I recommend Makeup Forever HD liquid concealer.  This can be found at Sephora.  Have an artist do a color match for you.
    2.  You need a good bronzer.  I recommend NARS Laguna or Tarte Park Avenue Princess.  (Both can be found at Sephora.)
    3.  You need a good blush.  I recommend Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed for an earthy look.
    4.  You need a good eyeshadow primer.  Get the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer.  It's awesome.
    5.  For earthy toned eyeshadows, I'd buy the Naked Palette from Urban Decay. 
    6.  I think you should do black eyeliner, maybe accented with a green eyeliner.  So I recommend the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner set in Electric.  (It comes with a black eyeliner and a killer green eyeliner called Junkie.)
    7.  For wedding mascara, get the Diorshow eyelash primer and then go to your local drugstore and pick up Lancome Million Lashes mascara in Carbon Black.

    Also, invest in a good set of makeup brushes.  Sponge and finger application can only go so far.
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    edited December 2011
    Way to be a rock star rdr!!!!
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    SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_makeup-please?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1604b943-ff12-4ea8-a826-302d0f4929fbPost:8ded7b4f-cb4a-4541-8f99-2952a9a70511">Re: Makeup help, please.</a>:
    [QUOTE]My FSIL (and one of my BM's) posted this on my facebook wall this morning with the caption "I know how we should do our makeup for the wedding". Gosh, I'm just so incredibly helpful, aren't I?
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    <div>OMG I just died LOLLLLL</div><div>
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    Posted by CCO2012[/QUOTE]
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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    You guys are awesome!! lol

    Thanks RDR. I was thinking they might have it, but I haven't been there in quite a while. I live about an hour away now, but it's close to where my friend lives, so I'll just go see her and drag her with me, lol.

    Elle: That is hilarious! lol.

    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_makeup-please?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1604b943-ff12-4ea8-a826-302d0f4929fbPost:190a99de-c445-493c-8654-972dd59c6bdb">Re: Makeup help, please.</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hmmm... If you're going for an earthy look, here are my thoughts. 1.  You need a good foundation.  I recommend Makeup Forever HD liquid concealer.  This can be found at Sephora.  Have an artist do a color match for you. 2.  You need a good bronzer.  I recommend NARS Laguna or Tarte Park Avenue Princess.  (Both can be found at Sephora.) 3.  You need a good blush.  I recommend Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed for an earthy look. 4.  You need a good eyeshadow primer.  Get the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer.  It's awesome. 5.  For earthy toned eyeshadows, I'd buy the Naked Palette from Urban Decay.  6.  I think you should do black eyeliner, maybe accented with a green eyeliner.  So I recommend the Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner set in Electric.  (It comes with a black eyeliner and a killer green eyeliner called Junkie.) 7.  For wedding mascara, get the Diorshow eyelash primer and then go to your local drugstore and pick up Lancome Million Lashes mascara in Carbon Black. Also, invest in a good set of makeup brushes.  Sponge and finger application can only go so far.
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]

    You totally are awesome and are amazing to me that you can just have all of that ready to suggest in a few minutes, lol. Those people at Sephora were idiots not to hire you!!
    -Ely

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    MLekathLEENMLekathLEEN member
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    edited December 2011
    Shoes needs to send this to the Sephora she applied at with the subject: Look at what you're missing!

    I was going to say exactly what Liv said. You could also try Estee Lauder or Clinique counter at Macys/Dillards. They seem to do more earthy looks but I'm not sure about their policy on makeovers/purchasing product. Either way, get a gift certificate for Macy's in general and you can use it at whichever counter. FWIW- My friend had the MAC counter do her makeup for her wedding and it looked fantastic.

    I also want to say that MAC has different looks on their website you can go through. I may be wrong though.
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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    I like Shoes' list. However, I'll say that the Makeup Forever HD looked terrible on me, and though I got color matched twice at Sephora, it was always the wrong color.

    I really like Urban Decay's Razor Sharp Finishing Powder. They also make a makeup setting spray.

    I also like Ardell 110 false lashes. They made my lashes longer and thicker without looking fake. It does take some practice to feel comfortable applying them.

    For makeup brushes, I like Eco-Tools. They use synthetic fibers, and you can find sets of them at Target, Walgreens, Ulta, and Amazon. I think the bristles feel just as nice as Urban Decay brushes (which I love but for the hefty price tag). The handles just aren't as nice.
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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    It looks like a gift card is the way to go, but all your suggestions will definitely get me going in the right direction!

    I've considered doing the false lashes, but only because I'm considering them for my Halloween costume. I've never tried them before, so I'll check those out and do a test run for our Halloween party and see how it goes! Thanks everyone! : )
    -Ely

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    edited December 2011
    If you're not 100% comfortable wearing false lashes, I would stay away from them.  Your wedding is not a time to experiment with crazy, uncomfortable makeup.
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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_makeup-please?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:1604b943-ff12-4ea8-a826-302d0f4929fbPost:2e88089e-d2a5-49af-a526-0dca63b9d3d9">Re: Makeup help, please.</a>:
    [QUOTE]If you're not 100% comfortable wearing false lashes, I would stay away from them.  Your wedding is not a time to experiment with crazy, uncomfortable makeup.
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]


    Agreed, I definitely don't want to be blinking like a weirdo in all my pictures/video, lol. I'm going to give them a test run on Halloween and see how I feel. I've never worn them before, so I want to try it and go from there.
    -Ely

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