(Closed) but I’m a makeup artist!

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Trial runs could be your best friend! Look to see if you can find a couple of people with a portfolio that fits your style. If the trials turn out bad, then maybe do it yourself–your photographer could get some great getting ready shots of that! 🙂

Post # 4
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I usually don’t like it when others do my makeup- so if I were you I’d definitely do it myself, just to make sure you love it. That way, you have plenty of time to play around with different looks to see what you do/don’t like.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m jealous…I would love to do my own makeup rather than go to someone else!!  You shouldn’t be upset about doing it, after all you do save money and you don’t have to worry about others mistakes!!  It would also probably save you time, too!  Not too mention great “getting ready” photos!!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I still have no idea what I’m going to do about my makeup, I never ever wear it and have no idea even where to start. I think I’m going to hit the Sephora counter and see what I can come up with.  If I were you, I would just do my own makeup. I dont’ wear it at all and am hoping to do my own!

Post # 7
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236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I plan to do my own make-up for the same reason, I just never completely happy when I have it done. If I lived in the same place I am getting married, I’d go the trial route.

But if I were you, I think I’d do it myself.

Post # 8
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Doing your own make up would certainly save you some money and possibly some time.  I would look around to see if you can find a make up artist that you do like and won’t have to correct.  If you can’t, just do it yourself and you’ll look fab!

Post # 9
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768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Oh honey! I would LOVE to be in your shoes. Do it yourself. If I even had the slightest clue about makeup, I’d do it myself. I just don’t wear the stuff! I don’t even own any, so DIY is out of the question for me. You’ll be happier and more relaxed if you can just do it yourself. (:

Post # 10
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2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

do it yourself.  i paid for a makeup trial and it turned out terribly.  i’m going to do my own makeup now and i’m not even an artist.  if you do makeup for a living just do it yourself for the wedding.  you will know your face and skin type more than anyone else.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I hear ya!! I’m considering doing my own makeup even though I’ve been out of that biz for years. It’s hard to jusitify the prices thay charge where I’m getting married. $150-$175 + trial fee of $50-$100. It’s insane. I could upgrade to chivari chairs for that! I think I might have go to Sephora or Nordstrom a couple of times and then reconsider the options. I really wanted airbrush makeup, but….

the other night at Ulta, I got into a convo w/ a makeup artist and she offered to do my makeup at a much reduced rate and then I started looking at her. She had dark lipliner and painted on eyebrows – black! and her hair was 3 completely different colors and 3 completely different layers. Why would I let this person do my makeup on my wedding day?

Post # 12
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wish I had this problem. I’m so clueless when it comes to makeup and wish I could do it myself.

Try trial runs and if those still fail you, DIY. Save tons of money and have control over your look.

Post # 13
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Do it yourself! The only reasons for hiring someone are (a) because they are better at application than you or (b) to be pampered. Certainly though you will be great at putting on your own makeup. DIY and spend that money somewhere else!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I didn’t like either of my trials from 2 different people, so I’m doing mine myself as well.

I don’t think you’ll regret it, just leave yourself plenty of time.

Post # 16
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940 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

If you feel you can do your make-up better than others can, then why not do it yourself? You’ll save a fortune (you probably know that already), and you’ll feel confident in your appearance.

I plan on doing my own make-up, but that’s largely because I’m extremely allergic to most cosmetics, and there’s no sense in my paying someone to do my make-up with my own make-up. So, bingo. I save some money and I look the way I want to look.

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