Post # 1
So 6 weeks before the wedding, I found out I need to rethink my makeup person. She can’t make it. I don’t do my own makeup on a daily basis and don’t know if now is the time to experiment.
Do you ladies think I should start learning to DIY now, hire a MUA or go to a local Sephora/other counter to have it done that day? Let me add that I do not live in the area and can’t have a trial before the wedding day with anyone local
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Barn
I’ve heard a good idea is to go to a store that can do your makeup (In Canada, there’s Sears..not sure about the States)…They can teach you how to do it and this way you save money AND know how to do it yourself for any time.
Post # 5
If you can afford it, I’d hire a MUA. It’ll save you the time and stress of going to a department store to get your makeup done.
Post # 6
I am hiring a MUA… It’s a very special days with LOTS of pictures. I wouldn’t want to stress and drive around on my wedding day to a mall to get makeup done there.
And I wouldn’t want to be doing my own makeup on my wedding day either.. it’s your day to be pampered! 🙂
Post # 7
Counter, day of. But make sure you go a couple times before to nail it down, and get the same person for each appointment. And tip tip tip those people and buy some of the products while you’re at it 🙂
Post # 8
If you don’t do your makeup on a daily basis wedding makeup can be intimidating. If it’s in your budget I would get a Make Up Artist. I do my own makeup on every other ocassion, but I am getting my makeup done on the say of because I don’t want the stress.
I have done counters the day of an event, and it’s worked out great once, and another time the girl left me sitting there for an hour and I looked terrible after. ANY other event I would say teh make up counter is a great deal/idea, but for a wedding it’s a mixed bag and you aren’t quiite sure what you’re going to get. You don’t want to be stuck the day of the wedding.
Post # 9
@Blanche: I can’t do trials since I don’t live in the area (1200 miles away)
Post # 10
By going to the make up counter are you expecting them to do it for free as a trial of makeup they are trying to sell you? I was under the impression that they would only do one eye, etc so that they don’t get people taking advantage of them like that.
Post # 11
I would hire a MUA in your situation. Counters do not specialize in bridal makeup and who knows what you’ll walk out with! I went for a “makeover” once with my mother and we looked absolutely ridiculous even though we told them what we wanted.
Six weeks may be enough time to practice if you want to go with DIY makeup. Some excellent beauty gurus on YouTube are: LisaEldridge, PixiWoo, and GossMakeupArtist
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Since you can’t do trials, I would suggest going to a counter, getting the look you want down, then buy the products used and do it yourself the day of. Maybe bring a friend who’s also going to the wedding to help you out.
(btw I voted hire a MUA before reading you can’t do a trial beforehand, so that should be -1 MUA +1 diy!!)