Even though I wear makeup regularly, I don't get the chance to do special occasion makeup very often. And my wedding day is the most specialist of all special occasions, so I need to step up my game.
That's right, it's time for some inspiration photos!
(Photos of Cameron Diaz and Kristen Bell from PopSugar; Naomi Watts from Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Reese Witherspoon from Girlznight)
I tried my best to stick to images of women with similar coloring as mine - blond hair, blue eyes, fair skin. My eyes are my favorite feature and I really want the blue to pop. I'm really loving the picture of Reese. The eyes stand out, she got a warm glow to her skin, and the lips are just the right shade of pink. But what Cameron, Kristen, Naomi and Reese don't have in common with me is deep set eyes. My eyes are much more like Taylor Swift's than these ladies. As a nearly 30 year old woman, I generally don't look to teenagers for style inspiration, but she's so classy. Maybe a look like this would work.
(Photo from BeautySnob)
Now I know that as someone with blond hair and blue eyes I have nothing to complain about when it comes to finding makeup inspiration photos of women with my coloring. But honestly, the pictures I'm the most drawn to are of women with a slightly darker complexion. Maybe it's just because Bones and Dexter are two of my favorite shows, but I think Emily Deschanel and Jennifer Carpenter look fantastic in both of these photos. Emily Deschanel has bone structure that's to die for! And I love the look of the pale shimmery pink lipstick on Jennifer with that super dark hair and dark eyes.
I dyed my hair a shade similar to Emily Deschanel's once, but it just felt weird and I felt like it made my skin look even paler than what it is (which is already so pale that most of the time the lightest shade of foundation is too dark for me). So I guess I'll have to stick to the towheads when it comes to beauty inspiration.
Stay tuned for before and after photos of my first makeup trial!