Post # 1
I’m kind of panicking because our wedding is going to be such a LONG day, and there is no way my makeup is going to stay put even with airbrush!
We’re doing first look pictures around 3:30 pm, but photographer is going to start with getting ready pictures around 2 pm. Our ceremony then isn’t until SEVEN pm, and reception lasts until 12:30!
Makeup artists I’ve spoken to think we should start applying makeup around 9 am, with me going last (probably around 11/11:30), so there of course is no way makeup is going to last until midnight. I’m nervous about it even lasting until the beginning of the ceremony because I have oily skin 🙁
What did you ladies do? I can’t afford to have a makeup artist come back to do “touch ups” because i’ve been quoted $300 for that service.
Post # 3
There is a spray made by Urban Decay that is supposed to go on after you apply your makeup and stay all night (other than lipstick)! It is expensive but well worth it. I used it a few years ago when I did a Poison Ivy costume with full make up and it was legit!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I hired someone who knew what she was doing. It stayed. Just buy the lipstick they put on you (which you may need to tell them about in advance). Everything else will last if your MUA is any good.
Post # 5
Dun worry, with lots of preparation. You will be fine.
I am fully prepare to pamper my skin for 2 months non-stop before my big day. Meaning I make sure I get plenty of sleep and do masks on a regular basis. Make sure my skin is fully hydrate that way the make up stay longer.
Also a good primer will help a lot on making the make up last longer A good primer may cost more, but it truely make a huge different.
Have you consider using false lashes on your big day? False lashes make your eyes 2 times bigger plus you don’t have to worry it will melt like mascara
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
How many girls have to get hair/makeup done? Do you have a long way to drive from the salon to the venue? Three+ hours seems like a long time in between. Our photos started around 3, and we were at the salon around noon.
Agree-buy the lipstick in advance, and if you get a pro, your makeup should stay. It took a long time for me to get everything off my face at 2AM.
Since you’re concerned about it, though-I would do a makeup trial, so you’ll know for sure. I recommend one anyway- if you don’t generally wear a lot of makeup, it can take a little getting used to.
Post # 7
@MrsCreeToBe: I used a primer under longwear foundation (both by Smashbox), and then set everything with Urban Decay’s all nighter setting spray. My makeup didn’t need any touch ups and I cried through the whole ceremony.
Post # 8
+1 for that UD setting spray
Post # 9
@ApocalypseCow: +1 – I used this for my wedding and my makeup didn’t budge all night! It’s called Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. I cried alot that day and it still held up!
Also agree with PP’s that you should use some sort of primer under foundation as well. I used Stila All In One.
Post # 10
OC8 as a primer (got from dermatologist) and then Model in a Bottle on top of everything once makeup was done. Matte all day and makeup stays put beautifully!
Post # 11
I’m going to use a primer and also the Urban Decay setting spray. Hopefully that’s good!
Post # 12
I did primer, foundation, powder, then ud setting spray.
Post # 13
@MrsCreeToBe: i got my makeuo done at the salon and it lasted all day. The only thing i needed to touch uo was my lipgloss, so i bought it from the salon. Everything else was fine
Post # 14
Airbrush. It just stays beautifully, I loved it!
Post # 15
I agree with the Urban Decay setting spray. They truly work! If you decide not having your make up artist do a touch up, I suggest buying the setting spray. Last time I checked, Sephora carries the travel size.
My make up will be applied around 6am since my wedding will start around 9 am (we’re having 3 ceremonies). Each ceremony will be held in 3 different cities. I wanted to make sure I won’t have to worry about how I look and that my hair and make up will look fine until the end of our reception at 11 pm, so my make up artist and hair stylist will most likely drive to the hotel near our third ceremony and reception venue. I was quoted close to $600, but I think since my hair and make up will initially be applied SO early, I think it’s worth it.
Post # 16
If you’ve got a pro, it will stay put! Except the lipstick or gloss.
I had my makeup done at 9AM (I was unlucky and went first) for a friends wedding I was standing up in. It was 106 degrees outside and we took outdoor pictures and then had the wedding that night at 6.
The makeup was still rocking at 11pm when the reception ended! Don’t worry a pro will be good at making it stick. If I had done my own makeup for that event, I would have looked like a hot mess by that night.