(Closed) Doing your own makeup?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve decided to do my own.  I am not a professional or anything, but I think I can handle it.  I did a trial a few weeks ago at Sephora and bought a lot fo the stuff the girl used on my face.  (I made sure to tell her it was for my wedding.  But I forgot to tell her I needed waterproof mascara, so I’ll have to use a different one on the big day.)  I have been practicing and experimenting ever since.  I want to go back and have them choose a new blush that is more pink and less coral.  Then I think I will be good to go.

Post # 5
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1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ll definitely be doing my own– but I love to do makeup. I always did everyones before prom, etc. when we were younger. I would make sure to take lots of photographs of your “trials” though to make sure it shows up enough in photos. Makeup that looks great in person can disappear on camera.

Post # 6
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1490 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I was going to do my own makeup too. I went to Nordstrom and met the nicest makeup artist. He taught me how to do everything and was completely willing to show me items from multiple lines. I wound up with products that were perfect for me and actually, the MUA and I became such good friends during the process that he is actually coming to my home to do my makeup (for free!) before the wedding.

Shout out to Philip at Nordstrom in San Francisco!

Post # 7
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666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Oh, I also told the make-up artist that I would be doing my own make-up on my wedding day and asked her to explain what she was doing as she went along.  I was afraid that otherwise I wouldn’t be able to re-create the look.

Post # 8
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390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did my own, simply because of cost.  I went to the MAC counter at my local Dillards and had a trial.  I told her it was for my wedding, and she was great about showing/telling me what to do to recreate the look.  I bought some of the products and some of my bridesmaids gifted me most of the rest.  I would have preferred to have someone take care of my makeup on my wedding day, but I just couldn’t justify the cost.  It ended up being fine, but I feel like it added more stress to that day.  I probably could have avoided that by starting my makeup earlier and practicing beforehand!  (I thought I had plenty of time, but lots of other things came up, and it wasn’t too different from what I do on a regular basis which made me feel like it was okay that I ran out of time to practice ahead of time.)  I recommend practicing beforehand and giving yourself plenty of time on the day of the wedding!  

Post # 9
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i was going to do my own originally. i went to the makeup counters (tried trish b/c i’m told they’re known for natural looking makeup, also tried nars because that’s my fav makeup line at the moment). I told them i was looking for makeup for my wedding and they went through the different products, application with me. i bought some of the products and started practising at home (i was going to build it up over time, focusing on specific techniques / portions each time). however, i went to my hairdresser and he suggested one of his stylists could do my makeup at less than what it would have cost me to buy the products to do it myself – so i caved and am doing it professionally now.

Post # 11
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1990

I’m playing around with the idea.  I’ve improved my make-up application by watching Michelle Phan on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan

The aspirin and honey mask, the smokey eyes, and the make-up for glasses tutorial are ones I’ve enjoyed.  Her reviews are really good as well, I like the review of products you can buy at Walgreens or other drugstores.

I think I’m going to end up buckling under pressure and hiring someone, but I feel confident I could do my own make-up if I choose.

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