Post # 1
I’ve looked back through the archives to see a couple different threads on this, but most are fairly old.
While I’d love to get my makeup done, I was thinking of doing it myself. I enjoy playing with makeup and wear it daily, and I receive compliments regularly on how I do my makeup, I’m also fairly confident in how long I can make it last.
However, I’m really not sure how well the makeup I do on myself would photograph. I was wondering if any bees had experience in this department, or any photos/stories/experiences to share?
I could probably shell out the money to have it done, but it would be about 250$ for the trial and day-of makeup. I figure I could probably just purchase some more luxury products I had my eye on that might help with the longevity of my makeup or are ideal colours for what I’d like, and I’d still come below the cost of the artist. I also have a lot of time to practice different looks and acquire a couple different products to see what I like best on myself, which is why I’m considering it.
Hair on the other hand is just not my thing, so fortunately I will have a hairdresser with tons of experience who is an absolute artist taking care of my locks 🙂
Post # 3
@mademoisellesacha: I’m debating the same thing. I’ll be interested to see what others have to say!
Post # 4
I did my own makeup, but I’ve also done wedding makeup for 5 friends, so it wasn’t my first rodeo. If you’re going to go for it, I’d say get to Sephora and start messing around with products you like, get samples, and then take photos. There’s also tutorials on YouTube. If you’re not satisfied with the look you’re getting (both in photos and in person), you can always opt to go the makeup artist route.
Post # 5
I had two ceremonies and did my own for the first, and had it done professionally for the second. I am by no means a makeup expert, but I used some MAC products and Arbonne. Honestly I think I spent as much on makeup for DIY then I did on pro makeup (like $120). I liked both but thought the pro makeup was better. Also, during the second ceremony we did a first look and it was SO hot out that I was worried the makeup was running off my face, but it was miraculously still perfect. My MUA used a finishing spray that I didn’t use the day before, so if I had done DIY for that ceremony I definitely would have had problems! So definitely use a finishing spray if you DIY.
Here’s a comparison. First is DIY and second is Pro makeup.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN
The biggest tip I can tell you is to stay away from a lot of shimmer. It can tend to make you greasy in pictures. I mainly looked up videos when I was looking for inspiration. I looked up things like picture makeup, wedding makeup or wedding picture makeup. Makeup Geek on YouTube had a lot of great tips. This is what I ended up with.
Also. I would suggest going with a high end foundation for the wedding day. I used makeup forever’s had makeup.
Post # 7
I did my own makeup for engagement pictures and also for the wedding. I did a bunch of trials beforehand and then took pictures of myself to see how it looked. I haven’t got the wedding pictures back yet, but the engagement picture makeup turned out great!
Post # 8
In the past I’ve always said get a pro! mine cost £100 including the trial so I was lucky but my friend did her own make up and she looked beautiful, she spent what she would have spent on a make up artist and of course got to keep the make up afterward. If I was to do it all again though I owuld still hire a make up artist as I was so nervous the morning of my wedding I could not have done either my haor or my make up, haha
Post # 9
Thanks for all the tips bees, I’m still on the fence about it, I may go for it and just get a pro but I’m not sure. I find I have trouble dealing with my albino skin sometimes (it’s not really albino but pale, you guys get the idea) and so that’s one area where I’m somewhat interested in having an artist handle it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
@hollyberry4: Can you tell me more about finishing spray? I honestly don’t have a clue!
Post # 11
If you are thinking about doing your own makeup then your should seriously consider using Younique’s 3d fiber mascara! It is a 2 step system that gives you the look of false lashes with the ease of mascara and comes right off with soap and water! I am an Elite Younique Presenter and a lot of my sales comes from ladies who are wanting to be able to do their own makeup with ease! Here is my before and after as well as my link! You have a 14 day money back guarentee from delivery if you are not satisfied with it. You can also watch numerous you tube videos where people are talking about it and demonstrating it! http://www.mylalalash.com
Post # 12
@prahajess: it’s a spray you put on after you do your makeup that helps everything “stay put” and helps your makeup last longer. Here’s an example from MAC: