Aside from just getting my make-up figured out for the wedding, I was especially excited for the trial because my make-up artist is my very good friend Janelle, who is a artist and regional manager for Laura Mercier. She’s done lots of weddings and knows what does and doesn’t work. I’ve known Janelle since I was in high school and her husband, David is the officiant for our wedding. Isn’t that fun?
I’ve had some interesting experiences in the past with make-up artists. They’ve done my make-up so heavy and dark that I look like a different person, or people don’t know quite what to do with my 1/2 Chinese eyes. They are Asian shaped but not, yeah I know it’s confusing. Mark still talks about a sorority formal in college where the make-up artist had my eye liner out to my ears.
On a daily basis I wear a little bit of Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, some eye shadow, blush and mascara. For lips I generally wear chap stick or a neutral gloss. When I go out everything is just a bit darker and I wear concealer and translucent powder. It’s simple, quick and natural. However, for my wedding I want to look like myself but not that I don’t have make-up on at all. Sometimes even when I have my make-up done for going out, pictures look like I have nothing on.
Going to meet with Janelle I just felt comfortable and excited. She knows me well and knows what I look like on a day to day basis. Plus, it was a good chance to catch up on life. She does an amazing job at make-up so I could relax and feel at ease.
For my make-up we decided to go with more of a classic bridal look. Janelle wanted to emphasize my lips and cheeks. I was really happy with how it turned out. I felt like a beautified version of myself. The make-up felt light but covered and lasted really well.
Here are some pictures that we took after. This is a little nerve-racking posting a close-up of my face on the internet, but I promised I’d document for you. Excuse the lighting of the indoor pictures, Nordstrom does not have good or flattering lighting. And of course you will have to use your imagination since my hair is not done (I don’t think I even styled or blow dried it that day).
What do you think? Any suggestions? What kind of look are you going for on your wedding day?