Maybe She's Born With It, Maybe It's Wedding Makeup!
In reaction to an 8am “hair and makeup slot” for a 4pm wedding, a bridesmaid's husband once said, “Are you offended she thinks it takes you that long to look presentable?” Bless his heart! As a bridesmaid, you know just gotta roll with it. Here are a few times we did just that.
The makeup artist who had just been voted best makeup artist in city that year told me I had the whitest neck he had ever seen on a human being. Thanks!? He proceeded to put more foundation of my neck then the rest of my face. He was also on site for the first look and group pictures before the ceremony. In between pictures, he would touch up my NECK, not my face, not any other bridesmaids, not even the bride. The team pic is only as strong as its weakest link, me!
This was the year the first Twilight movie came out. Hugely popular, as anyone with a pulse from 2008-20012 knows. The makeup artist that day was channeling her inner "Cullen". When she was done, it looked like I was trying to get the role for bridesmaid in the Twilight wedding. I was at least 3 shades paler than my skin tone. The upside - I had flawless porcelain skin and I always pack my own makeup as a back up.
I was in a wedding and salon in Lima, Peru. I didn’t, and still don’t, speak any Spanish and she didn’t speak any English. I pointed to the color yellow and then my dress, in the attempt to communicate the bridesmaids dress was yellow. Unclear if she understood what I was trying to do but we didn’t say another word. Thirty anxious minutes later she gave me a mirror. To this day I’ve been told, by friends and my own parents, that I have never looked better. #humblebrag
My looks varied, but all of the marriages were, and still are, a success!