DIY make up : samples for wedding ?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It seems like you don’t really want to invest in good products you jsut want quality products for the day of?  If you only want to spend $50 all together, you can just go to a make counter and have them do your make up and you just need to spend $50 on their products.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@NauticalDisaster:  I personally believe that you should invest in good quality face makeup (I’m totally on board for everything else being from the drugstore). I use an Armani foundation and it was worth every damn penny I spent on it. It’s beautiful, looks like skin, and the bottle seriously lasts forever. However, there are decent foundations you can get in the drugstore, but none that I would trust for my wedding day, if we’re being honest. However, lip products — if you’re not willing to invest — Revlon. I love Revlon lip products. However, just keep in mind — if you have a bad base for your makeup (i.e. your skin products don’t look good), the rest of your makeup won’t look as good as it could. 

 

 If you don’t want to do those things, I agree with the PP who said you should have a counter do your makeup the day of. For $50 worth of products, Sephora will do your makeup.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Almay makes a really nice tinted moisturizer I think it goes for about $10 a bottle?  It seems like make up isn’t something you wear everyday and this is a really light moisturizer that can be used at a foundation.  Also, if you are near a target there are some brands there that are less expensive than MAC but still great quality too.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NauticalDisaster:  I did this with perfume!

I bought like 8 tiny samples, and picked my favorite that way!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Lbward6: Yes, I actually have the Almay CC Cream and I love it! It’s very similar to my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer for 1/4 the price.

I would say, though, if you really want flawless makeup, it might be worth it to get those MAC samples (which I didn’t know they had) – or go to your department store/Sephora counter now and ask for FREE foundation samples. I got a sample of the Giorgio Armani Maestro and it lasted me at least 5 or so applications for a tiny, tiny capsule. Plus, if you use it once or so before the big day, you’ll be able to know if it wreaks havoc on your skin or not.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@killergiraffe that’s so funny it’s my alternative to the Laura Mercier tined moisturizer too! 

 

@NauticalDisaster Ah Ha! Ok sorry I must have misread all of this at some point in the thread, make up puts me in a frenzy!  I say go for the samples then, definitely your best option without breaking the bank, sephora will definitely give you TONS of samples.  Just tell them you are looking for a product to use at your wedding and they will give you options for sure.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@NauticalDisaster:  Why can’t you use your everyday makeup, it sounds like it works well for you now?

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@NauticalDisaster:  Watch out for those sites!

I found a “1$ perfume sample” site, and then discovered they were charging me various amounts every month on different days so I wouldn’t notice!

The cheapest month was like $5.95, and one month was $35 freaking dollars!

Post # 16
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Honey bee

@Lbward6:  +1 

@NauticalDisaster:  I don’t like spending a ton of money on makeup. So, I had my makeup done at the Lancombe counter and only spent $45 on some foundation I liked. Yes, it was a “pricey” bottle, but it will last me for quite a few months and I got my make up professionally done for my wedding.

 

 

 

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