Thursday, January 12, 2012

Makeup Fiascos

I swear I wear makeup. Honest. Although you can never tell from my photos.

See, I was a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding years and years ago. It was my 4th time being a bridesmaid that year. And after the photos from the first two wedding came back, we realized that all of the girls in the wedding parties looked drained even though everyone had looked lovely in person. At the 3rd wedding we talked to the photographer and the makeup artist (yep, the bride hired a makeup artist for us at that wedding). They informed us that we really needed to amp up our makeup if we wanted it to look good in the photos. So the makeup artist really slathered it on. I remember thinking that I looked like I had waaaay to much makeup on. But the photos were all amazing.

So, at this 4th wedding, where I didn't know any of the other bridesmaids (I was a friend of the groom), I  shared my "wedding makeup wisdom" and convinced all these girls to pile it on. um...When the photos came back we all looked like little girls that had gotten into their moms' makeup drawers. Not good. I remember that I, in particular, looked like I should be working in a brothel. Although I must not have looked completely horrible, since I started dating one of the groomsmen that I met that night. Or maybe it was my charm. Or the copious amounts of bourbon we were drinking that made me seem charming. Ha!

Ever since then, I don't worry about my makeup in photos.

What I Wore That Included Makeup:

2012-01-10 combo

  • black jeans (Avenue)
  • green shirt (via Goodwill)
  • dotted cardigan (Lane Bryant)
  • belt (? off some random dress, I think)
  • green loafers ($4 Shoe Store)
  • necklace (Target new stock via Goodwill)

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