Naomi has a very photogenic, movie-star like face shape & features, and super bright smile on top of all. Isn’t she lucky?! She “liked” my Facebook page soon after we had our contract done. I glanced over her FB photo(s) and my guess was that she’d be one stunningly beautiful bride … And I was right! :)
Before trial, Naomi sent me a few “adjectives” to work with per my request (something fresh, dewy, clean looking), and told me how much she would love to emphasize the eyes with liner and lashes and how she thought she looked good with hair all away and with a high poof at the front.
Here was what we came up with at the trial:
The tough part: skin & eye lashes. The easy part: everything else!
She has very thin, smooth and nice looking skin, with few freckles on the cheeks and I loved that. However, as I’ve mentioned before, this would be the skin that’s more challenging to work with than normal to combination skin, because this type of skin wouldn’t take makeup very well. The more you layer on, the more cakey it could get later. But, for photography purpose, you would have to do more than just BB-cream finish on her, yet stopping when it’s just right so it won’t be too much. It was even harder when she preferred the freckles to be covered. Just personal taste! Some clients would rather show freckles and some don’t. Her under eye area was naturally really dry too… I wouldn’t say I was able to make the dryness disappeared completely at the trial but it was good enough for photos here (you couldn’t tell under bright lighting). However, I sent her home with some skincare tips so that we would have better skin to work with on wedding day.
For her brows, we fixed & made them even. She was very happy with that. For her eyes, I chose soft brown and a little bit of peach for her eyelids. I purposely didn’t want to use too much eyeshadows as I thought it would look every made up. For lashes, I tried a few different ones. The difficulty was that the way the skin on her eyelid stretches was different than most people. This happened with a few of my past clients too. The lashes would look more “fake” on one eye while it would blend-in totally nice on the other eye. So, to fix this problem, on the wedding day, we changed it up & used a mixture of strip & individual lashes to combat this problem.
All and all, Naomi was happy with the trial, especially loving the lip color I chose for her. It was a mix of bright coral and peach. I knew she wouldn’t look good with the typical bridal pink, and nude would wash her out. Though this trial was successful, we talked further afterwards and the look was even more perfect for her wedding day. Stay tune!