(Closed) I am thinking about doing my own makeup…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Urban Decay sells a primer that is for your face and another that is for your eyelids which si supposed to work awesome, i am planning on using this and doing my makeup also.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

If you go to MAC in Nordstroms they only charge $50 and you can redeem that in product!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Go for it!  I did my own makeup and I think it lasted pretty long.  I used HD foundation and concealer (I believe I used Smashbox’s HD line).  I also used the mineral veil powder (white translucent powder that you put on top of your face at the end).  I think that is supposed to take the shine off, and it helps seal everything in too.  If you look back through Miss Rainbow’s posts she did some great makeup posts and she talked about how to get that mineral veil powder for much less than the $40 that Sephora charges for like 0.5 ounces.

Anyways, go to Sephora and get their free wedding consultation.  Tell them you need to look good in photos and they will most likely do your consultation with the HD makeup.  If you like how it turns out and lasts then go and buy that stuff!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2015

1) ok, this is going to sound VERY strange, but use Monistat as a primer. It’s far cheaper and does the job fine

2) once you’ve done your makeup, use hairspray on your face. Again, a bit strange, but it does work

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

After two bad makeup trials, I decided to do my own makeup. I’m still researching it, but here’s what I’ve found so far:

1. A good primer is essential. I just ordered Smashbox’s photo finish primer. It was $30 off of Ebay but is supposed to be a key piece in a flawless face.

2. I’m not using anything with SPF. Apparently it makes your face look shiny in pictures.

3. I’m buying blotting sheets. I found the name of a Japanese line somewhere, and plan on ordering online. Apparently some are a lot better than others.

4. I am using high-quality makeup (Laura Mercier)

5. I’m using a matte powder finish

6. I’ve already been in once, and will go in again at least once or twice for makeup lessons at Nordstroms (MAC and Laura Mercier). I always ask for the makeup manager for that line – they really know what they’re doing. And, I plan on testing it out a few times before the actual day, under the same circumstances of the wedding day.

I’m interested in hearing what else you come up with. I need all the tips that I can get as well!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You should read Miss Rainbow’s blog. She’s a makeup artist and she posted couple blogs on doing your own makeup. She gives great tips!! (including what you can use as a primer…you’ll be surprised…)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

A good way to give your eyes some pop that will last and is super easy: fake lashes!! They instantly make your eyes stand out and is a must for your wedding, or at least I think so 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I second the Smashbox HD Primer of MUF HD primer.  That stuff makes everything go on smooth.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

The Smashbox primer is awesome. I bought some to start practicing and you makeup stays on all day. I also got the Urban decay eyeshadow primer and your eyeshadow will stay on till u take it off. I didn’t think these products could make that much of a difference but they really do. I hooked now :). I also got some really good stay put black eyeliner from MAC. They call it engraved because it stays put so well. good luck! I’m doing my own makeup too!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

OMG I would KILL for your lashes, your eyes look so pretty! As far as the lashes, eh nahh. Unless you are allergic or sensitive to the glue, they shouldnt be a problem. Youll def notice you have them on but you get used to them. Lifesavers, especially for pics. GORGEOUS eyes, though 🙂

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