- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
I’m getting married in 2 weeks!!! Holy Freakin Cow!!!
I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. I know very little about makeup – which is why I need your help! This is every day me (with my kitty):
I do wear makeup for special occasions: date night, presentation at work, etc. A lot of my makeup is stuff that has been given to me through random sources over the years. Here’s me for a lecture at work:
Overall, I like the way my makeup works, but I’ve noticed that the foundation starts to have dark spotches over time and the my eye shadow doesn’t stay where I want it. Also I have had allergic reactions to pro makeup, so I didn’t want to go that route.
So I decided to just go to Sephora and have my makeup done and if it worked then just buy their makeup and my step sister is going to help me put it on (she’s very good). I was pretty pleased with what they did at Sephora (the lighting wasn’t great, but everyone said it looked good in real life). Also this looked exactly the same after 7 hours as it did right after it was done – which I really like.
The only thing I really didn’t like about what Sephora did was the lipstick, which came off after 2 bites – so I’m looking for a lip stain.
But the real shock came to me when I added up all that Sephora used on me. It’s over $500!!! I just don’t have experience with makeup, so I wasn’t prepared for that. I had budgeted $200. If I have to pay for all those specific products, I will, but I’m hoping you makeup savvy bees can help tell me which products are most important, and if it’s worth the money to get the name brands of all of them. Here’s what was used:
Cleanser: Facial radiance pads – $14
Moisturizer: Nurture Me – Ole Henriksen – $40
Eye Cream: Fresh Start – Ole Henriksen – $38
Face Prep: Cover FX spf 30 Protection Primer – $38
Foundation: Bobbi Brown – warm beige – $47
Concealer: Givenchy – Mister Light #2 – $34
Bronzer: Marc Jacobs 102 Tantric – $49 (I have some Lancome sun kissed bronzer that look pretty similar, but in the past I’ve just never really know what to use it for)
Blush: Bobbi Brown – Lilac Rose – $42 (I generally just use CoverGirl rose silk blush, but I also have a sandy corals pack from Jillion Dempsy for Avon that looks similar, in that it has several shades all together that you blend)
Highlighter: Hourglass – Ambient – $45 (Could I just use light beigey eyeshadow for this?)
Eye Primer: Too Faced – $20
Eyeshadow: Marc Jacobs #204 Starlet – $59 – They had the light one on the lid, the gold one in the crease and the dark one along the lashes (I think this looks like the cocoa glow guad by Avon that I have and use often – could I just use that?)
Eyebrow: Anastasia caramel – $23 (I have a Mabeline light brown eyebrow pencil – does a slight color change actually make any difference at all?)
Mascara: Dior blackout waterproof – $25
Lip: As previously mentioned I think I want to go with a stain – what brand is best for staying power???
So what of this is important, and what can be cut or replaced by cheaper alternatives or things I already own? I truly appreciate any help you bees can give!!!