I went for a makeover at a MAC store even though I wasn't entirely satisified with their customer service (see my rant post here). The MUA definitely took a lot of time (I've never seen someone take so much time to apply an eyeliner) and effort to create the look and it really showed. The only drawback was that it certainly wasn't waterproof and because my eyes got very watery during a photoshoot, the foundation and blusher on one of my cheeks were ruined and I had to conceal the damage myself.
If you're planning a makeover using MAC, I'd recommend that you take some extra care choosing the products. Depending on your skin type, the base and foundation can make a great difference in the wear of your make-up, e.g. while Prep and Prime made my oily skin mirror-like in less than 3 hours, their Matte base held really nicely. Also, don't be afraid to say 'NO' to some of your MUA's suggestions if you feel what they offer is not your style or doesn't match your expectations and needs. Most brides tend to go for a rather neutral look, but I chose something completely different despite the MUA's suggestions and I do think it looked great and complemented the dress and hairstyle really well.
Just for giggles, I thought I'd share some of the comments on the look that I heard from our guests. My mum, who went with me to the MAC store and waited while the make-up was applied, was stunned how big my lips looked with a red lippy on. My godmother claimed I looked like a movie star. Some others said I seemed older, which is not bad provided that without make-up I look maybe 18, and my husband always looked much older than me even though there's just a year and a haf difference between us.
For reference, the foundation used was MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NW35 powdered with MSF Natural (no idea which shade though). On my eyes, I'm wearing Painterly Paint Pot, Brule all over the lid, Wedge in the crease, Vanilla for highlight, and Blacktrack Fluidline. The lipstick is in the shade Cockney.
Hope that was helpful to some of you. Have a great Friday night, my lovelies! xxx
I think you look stunning! That lipstick is gorgeous on you! xReplyDelete
The pictures are very very nice. Not too similar to other ones ive seen... its amazing!! :) You deffinatley were an original bride.. the red lip is so sexy and you shined!!ReplyDelete
You are such a stunning bride! And your makeup looks absolutley flawless. I love the idea of red lips- it is so classy and romantic- perfect for a wedding!!!! :) xoReplyDelete
that's a lot of courage, to wear a red lip on your wedding day! i would have been paranoid the whole day--but it looks fantastic on you :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your wedding =)ReplyDelete
Your makeup really is stunning, you look beautiful. I love the black and white pic!
Thank you for this post! As I said before I think you looked absolutely stunning and I would have chosen a very similar look myself. I'm gonna have to get me some Cockney... it's lovely!! If I can look half as gorgeous as you did on my own wedding day I'd be happy!!ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous! :) xxReplyDelete
This is a gorgeous look! I think you look very class and elegant....you make a beautiful bride!ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot for your comments, girls! It's true that red or any other bright shades are a bit difficult because they tend to look awful when they wear off, so I also tried to check as often as I could if my lips were still ok and even kept my mini make-up bag under our table... Cockney is a great red, I like the consistency of MAC Lustre lipsticks and would defo recommend this shade! xxxReplyDelete
The make up really suits you beautifully, and goes well with the style of dress and hair - a beautiful bride!ReplyDelete
@Ondine: Thank you, hun! I also think it looked good with the dress, which was a bit vintage itself. xxxReplyDelete