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I am due to be a bridesmaid in a few weeks. Lovely bride has said she wants everyone to be comfortable so 'we'll all just do our own make up'.
I quite often just go without or on a good day I manage some bb cream and a lipgloss I picked up at the counter in lidl . I find I can't really wear eye make up now as my eyes just get red and watery straight away.
I really want to make an effort for this special event. But I don't really know where to start. Can anyone give me some beginners tips?
If I were you I'd go to a counter like No7, get matched up to a foundation, cream eyeshadow, lipstick and blusher. Ask the lady to teach you to apply the basics so you can be a more polished version of you, they (No7) also do a mascara for sensitive eyes.
IMO go to a make up counter (max factor or perhaps L'Oréal something like those) and invest in a good lightweight foundation and concealer (if needed) and ask to be shown how to apply etc. Then, as you are not a make up wearer, get a shimmery cream/beige colour eye shadow that you can apply all over the lid and a bit of mascara along with the slightest bit of blusher that suits your skin tone and perhaps the tiniest sweep of bronzer from each side of your nose up to your forehead and a little lip gloss and you will look fab. X remember everything just needs to be very subtle and minimal especially as it sounds like you don't need it!
Eh? That's daft. I have had a subtle shimmery/glittery eyeshadow in the corner of my eye in virtually every pic I have had taken. It's used to open up the eye and illuminate the brow bone. We are not talking disco ball eyes just a subtle sweep.
Is that professional advice or just something you think will happen because I've never ha a make up artist tell me that nor have I noticed it on any picture of myself.
The Lisa Eldridge website is really good and has short video tutorials on how to create certain looks but also things like 'how to apply foundation', 'how to choose a lipstick' etc, although some of the products she uses are a bit pricey. Enjoy!
I agree with the wrong foundation or touché eclat but a small amount of eyeshadow that is essentially just 'not matte' never caused anyone a problem. I think you are taking that idea a bit too far as it's such a small amount on a small surface area. It will enhance not do what you think it will do.
Just wanted to say thanks again especially to everyone who suggested no 7. I went to the counter and was really pleased with what they did. I spent over budget but I got an actual red lipstick that doesn't make me feel like a clown. Hooray!