(Closed) Anyone Do Their Own Makeup for the Big Day?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My friend did her own makeup and it turned out great!

I am not a makeup person, I have no idea how to put it on, and therefore I got mine professionally done. I was also using my wedding as an excuse to be pampered.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I think you can totally, do it! I plan on it. If you need ideas or application tips, you can always youtube it!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I did my own makeup and I was completely pleased with it. I did purchase a lot of new things, but I needed them anyways, and I am still using all of the products. I practiced every chance I got in the months before the wedding.

I actually really don’t like the way I look when someone else does my makeup. So it was cheaper to do my own, and I think looked better and more “me” than a professional application.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didnt do my own make up but I did do my own mascara!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did my own makeup and just got my pictures back – it looks great on camera! – so I say go for it!!  I never wear face makeup, so I just used primer (to control shine and give me an even look), concealer, and blusher, then did my eyes and lips.  My photographer warned me in advance that the three things you need to focus on are:  (1) mascara – wear lots, and use an eyelash curler; (2) cheeks – make sure you wear blush so that your cheekbones stand out and you have a healthy glow, and (3) lips – she recommended wearing lipstick just a tad darker than everyday so that it would show up nicely in photos.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I did my own makeup using some tips i found on youtube.  I used some products I usually don’t use, like an eyebrow pencil, primer, and fake lashes.  I don’t think I ended up looking washed out in the pics at all.  Like pp said, definately practice before hand, and take pictures of yourself inside AND outside so that you can see what you’ll look like in different lighting.  Other than that, my suggestion would be to apply everything a little heavier than usual so it stands out.  I ended up spending about $100 on extra products, so it was still kind of expensive… but I still have all those products to keep using. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I did my own make-up and loved how it turned out!

I have always liked the way that I did my make-up best but I went to a free consultation at Sephora to get them to show me how to put on fake eyelashes and they also taught me some new techniques.

I was really happy with my make-up on the day of. Just give yourself lots of time to make it perfect!

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m doing my own make up too. I did my own for my bridals and it came out good on camera! The only think I think ill do different than my bridals is wear fake eyelashes

Post # 11
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Worker bee

I did the make up for a friends wedding. I am not a professional, although I have gotten some training while working at a Sephora for 3 years.

I HIGHLY suggest doing some trial runs and doing it yourself! I feel like it’s the best way to acheive a look that is ALL you on your big day. If you have the skills to feel like you’ll look your best, of course- which I’m sure you do since you mentioned being complimented and asked for tips!

I’d recommend trying some photo finish make-up like Make Up Forever or Smashbox, so your foundation doesn’t wash out. Also, always keep some powder and gloss and you should be good to go 🙂 And like @FutureMrs.Martin said, falsh eyelashes are recommended as well! They give an instant glam look. The corners are easiest to apply and the most natural looking.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I did my own make-up litterally 10 minutes before I walked down the aisle! I was so busy with everything else I forgot to put on makeup! I think it still turned out great though! My husband still thought I was beautiful! Your hubby wont notice if it is professional or not. He will still think your the most beutiful girl ever that day!!! =)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I did my own (my new hubby put on my lashes for me tho!)-

Post # 15
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Worker bee

@Birdie Love: Trial runs at Sephora are a great idea! Ask for a Color Expert (as some cast members are more experienced with Fragrance or Skincare)

As for primer- it’s really hard finding a good one. I know it was for me, since I have combo skin! The one I feel works best for me is NARS Primer. I know I suggested Smashbox for foundation, but their primer is way too heavy and slick for me. NARS’ consistency is like a light lotion but really smooths and keeps color looking true all day!

Also, for eyelids, I use the Too Faced eyeshadow primer! Urban Decay makes a good one too 🙂

Post # 16
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Worker bee

PS: The NARS Primer is also awesome because it’s easy to apply (with your fingers) and you’ll love using it on the daily!

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