Broke-Ass Tag: wedding make-up



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  • 9/9

    Recently, I had a consultation with a hair/makeup artist. I was referred to him through my benevolent bride friend, Kerri, after I saw how incredibly glowing and lovely she looked in her photos.

    I’m not much of a make-up person. On a daily basis I wear sunscreen and lip gloss. Sometimes I wear mascara and blush gel too… but that’s about as far as it goes. Oftentimes, when I get makeup professionally done, it feels cakey and matte. It might look great on film, but in person, its 3 layers deep. I don’t want that for my wedding. I want to have a radiant, dewy look that looks great both on film and in person. More like I just had an invigorating romp – all flushed and natural. Is it possible?

    In a hunt for inspiration, I turned to celebs with similar complexions as mine (read: vampiric). Here’s what I came up with:

    Ah, Kate, you are ethereal. And, Cate, your sassy freshness is inspiring! Love the hair, too!

    Rory er, Alexis, how sweet! And Claire, even with a touch of the crazy-eye, you still look clean and fresh.

    Elisha, you are nearly perfect in your berry lovely glow!

    What do you think? Which is your favorite?

    I’m still a little lost on the hair…. I’m not talented enough to style my own hair, but I have to say I’m blown away by some people’s price lists for styling! I understand paying $175 for an elaborate updo… but for someone like me with shorter hair… it just feels excessive.

    I feel like maybe a wavy bob might be fun…

    Less crazy than her, though.

    And this is a terrible picture, but I loved Miranda‘s hair at her wedding. Piece-y and slightly wavy.

    Hair is way harder for me to figure out. Mine is thinnish and given to scraggles. I recently got “the perfect haircut” but I fear having it consistent for 6 more months is impossible. I want something I don’t have to worry about all night, but something that feels special and will hold up to dancing. I know what I’m wearing in it, I just don’t know about the style. I’m leaning toward some simple waves and sideswept bangs… that shouldn’t be too hard, should it?

    The Broke-Ass Bride