If you did your own makeup… what products did you use?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Pinkmoon:  Using long lasting products and primers will help your makeup stay looking nice all day. I am probably going to use Monistat gel as a primer (NOT a yeast treatment, it is a silicone gel which is what makeup primers are mostly made of) and a setting spray from Urban Decay.

I have heard good things about Makeup Forever’s lipliner and liquid lipstick that they do not budge once you put them on.

One of my favourite companies at the moment is Bourjois, you can find it at Shoppers. Bourjois owns Chanel, so their makeup is similar but much cheaper.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Pinkmoon:  Love UD Naked :). If you bought the kit, it comes with the primer potion – use it, it’s amazeballs. Otherwise, I suggest investing in a good set of brushes. The right tools make ALL the difference in applying your makeup properly. Especially with eye shadow – you need crease brushes, blending brushes, liner brushes…basically, you need a lot of brushes. Look on Amazon…there’s some highly rated sets that don’t cost a fortune. I’m DIY’ing my day-of makeup as well, so I’m in the same boat as you! Good luck to us 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pinkmoon:  I will be doing my own makep!  I’ll be using Smashbox primer, Smashbox 15hr longwear foundation, and Urban Decay’s setting spray.

For setting powder, eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner, mascara, lip color, blush, bronzer, and highlighter, I’ll be using a mix of Covergirl, Revlon and Maybelline products that I’ve always had success with.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I used NARS concealer and foundation, Bare Essentials mineral viel, Urban Decay eye liner and mascara, Este Lauder eye shadow and blush, and Baby Lips lip moisturizer (I never wear any color on my lips and I wanted to be able to kiss my sweetie!!). One of my bridesmaids added a few individual eyelashes to the corners of my eyes for a bit extra oomph. 

Looking back on it I wish I had gone a little heavier on the blush (it faded away pretty quickly) and kept my lip gloss on me during the photo sessions to re-apply.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I did my own!

Here’s what I used: MUFE’s HD kit (primer, foundation, and setting powder), Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, eye shadow primer, de-slick spray (before putting on foundation and then before the setting powder), all nighter spray after I completed the look, Stila’s waterproof liquid liner and lip stick balm, Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara (I was going to use fake lashes but could not get them to work that day!), can’t remember what kind of brow pencil, Tarte’s Amazonian Clay blush in Blissful (my go-to), and bronzer in Hotel Heiress, the Balm’s highlighter in Mary Lou Luminizer, and Nyx lip liner in some natural color.

It rained on my wedding day but my make up stayed all day long. I only had to touch up my lipstick.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pinkmoon:  I am going with the All Nighter.  I get a bit oily, but I also exfoliate and use a toner before I apply makeup, so I am hoping not to get too oily.  If I need to, I’ll have some blotting papers on hand.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

@pixiecat:  I use the Monistat gel every day – my makeup stays for a good 18 hours!  It is awesome!

@Pinkmoon:  Personally, I like Clinique and MAC lipsticks.  I don’t think drugstore lipsticks last as long, and I think they feather more.  A MAC matte lipstick paired with a lip gloss will last a long time.  If you do a dark lipstick, make sure to use a lip liner.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@Pinkmoon:  I used both De-slick and All Nighter. De-slick works really well right after you apply foundation primer as an added primer and then before setting powder.

Look back at the list I just made, I probably would have saved money using a make up artist but I had collected everything through the year. I’m still using most of it now!

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I used mary kay.. My aunt is a consultant, so My girls and I all got sets 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The only real high-end item I purchased was the Urban Decay de-slick setting spray, just a little travel size bottle. I LOVED it, my skin is sensitive & oily and it worked great, even in the Mexican heat & humidity!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Another thing that makes a big difference in photos is eyebrows. I never do my brows becaus I can’t be bothered. I didn’t want to buy a brow product that I wouldn’t use afterwards. I have a matte eyeshadow that matches, so I just brushed it over my brows. When I called my mom on Skype to show her my trial of makeup the first thing she said was how nice my brows looked.

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