Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting My Glam On

I'm ready for my close up...

Remember Glamour Shots?  The only time you can play dress up with professionals AND get your picture taken?  Yeah...that was a long time ago.  Lucky Uncle Rico!

So why am I telling you this?  Because I went to a site for a make up artist, and I came across this image. 

And it reminded me of the glory days of Glamour Shots and Aqua Net.  It also sent a chill up my spine and almost scared me off the search for a make up artist.  And I just have to say, I don't know if this particular make up artist is amazing or not, according to the reviews she is, but that picture is NOT what I want to see as I look for a make up artist to hire.  

So I took some time to look for a few inspiration shots before I start going for make up trials.  I want to look fresh, flawless and polished. 

For my lips - I'm thinking a pink that's just a shade or two darker than my natural lip color. 

For my face/cheeks - A peachy flush for the cheeks and an overall dewy glow. I'm not sure if I can pull of "dewy glow" in July without looking like a sweaty mess but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the pros will get it right. 

For my eyes - I need a touch of smudge and smoke.  I can never get this right!  My eyes are a little on the larger side, it seems like the make up I put on them just disappears until I put on too much.  

Here are my two inspiration pics:


She has a natural glow here, her eyes are just a tad bit smoky but it's completely balanced with her lip.

The lovely Ms. Cruz has it down to a science:  dewy complexion, flushed cheeks, and just a little drama for her eyes.  

And it's a good thing I have those inspiration pics at the ready, because I made an appointment for a make up trial this Saturday! Wish me luck!

How about you?  Are you getting a make up artist to do your wedding day make up?  Or are you going the DIY route?


  1. I'm not gonna lie, I got SO excited when I read "Glamour Shots".. my mom and I totally got those done together when I was like 8. I need to dig those pictures up!

    On to the real stuff: I definitely want to get a makeup artist to do my makeup for the wedding.. I'm such a spaz at "fancy" stuff. I can do daily everyday makeup, and super duper crazy stage makeup, but sophisticated, elegant, nice event makeup? Not so much.

  2. @ Steph--I'm jealous, I never got my glamour shots moment! Hoping that the wedding pictures make up for it a little.

  3. I'm having a makeup artist. I don't want to worry about whether or not I'm doing a good enough job w/ my makeup...I'm not makeup savvy enough!! Better to leave it in the hands of the professionals, but that's just me!

  4. That pic would've scared me away too, lol. I'm thinking about DIYing my makeup so I'm stalking websites and youtube for some great tutorials and what not. Can't wait to hear about how your trial went.