Post # 1
Haha well maybe not chaos, but I feel confused as to what I really need to get for wedding day makeup. I don’t feel like I can spend a lot on makeup as we are paying for our own wedding and saving for honeymoon and I only work part-time. But at the same time I don’t want to look like crap on my wedding day and photos!
I’ve already gone to M-A-C and purchased Studio Fix fluid foundation and 4 eyeshadows. I really loved their fluidline eyeliner, but at this point I don’t feel like I can go back and spend more money and am already thinking about taking back the eyeshadow. Today a lady at Ulta put Pop Beauty cosmetics on me. I’m thinking about using that shadow instead. Its considered prestige, so I’m guessing it’d last long and be equivelant to MAC? I typically just purchase my makeup from Target. I feel like I need a primer and eyelid primer, but is it really worth it to spend the money on expensive brands. I’m honestly going to only use it on my wedding day. I don’t like wearing a lot of stuff on my face.
If anyone has any suggestions please share (eyeliner, primer, lip stain, etc.)! I hate that I am stressing so much about this! I guess I feel like there is all this pressure to look “beautiful” on your wedding day! Ugh!
Post # 3
After spending the money to buy 4 higher end eyeshadows and eveyerthing else, is it about the same cost to just go to a salon and get your make-up done professionally? Especially if you wouldn’t wear it again anyway? I think I am speinding $30 to get my make-up done professionally.
Post # 4
A lot of makeup is technique and good primer. You can many Wet n Wild even look good with those two things. There are lots of great YouTube videos and blogs out there to help!
Post # 5
@bubbly234: First off, if you can afford to, having someone else do your makeup on the big day is probably a good idea. I don’t know about you, but when I get nervous, I’m a lot more likely to stab myself in the eye with a liner If you don’t want to wear the makeup you buy again you may end up spending more to buy stuff than to get it done, depending on who you use.
Having said that, it sounds like you’ve chosen some great products so far. I’m not sure I’d call Pop Beauty a premium brand, though – the shadows I’ve tried so far are kind of hard to work with and make my eyes itch. I do really like their liquid liner though. MAC’s limited edition products can be kind of inconsistent quality-wise, but most of the shades of eyeshadow in their permanent collection should be pretty good. If you want more shadows definitely check out Urban Decay’s Naked palette – you get a whole bunch of almost full size, super high quality shadows.
You’ll want a primer so your eye makeup can last all day without having to fuss over it, especially if you have oily eyelids. I’d recommend Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance. Note that if you buy the Naked palette you’ll get a free mini primer with it.
If you only really want to wear makeup for your wedding, I think the four eyeshadows you have should be more than enough to create an awesome look. For “me but better” makeup, the next things I would buy would be lipstick, blush, mascara, maybe a highlighter, and some brushes for your eye products.
Lipstick is MAC’s best product, so I’d go to your counter for that and ask the girls for a color like “my lips, but better” and they should be able to sort you out.
Don’t be afraid to hit the counters or Sephora and try stuff. The girls are there to help you and if they give you attitude that’s their problem and not yours. Don’t feel obligated to buy anything unless it’s right for you. Oh, and finally, don’t worry about being beautiful – you’re going to look beautiful from your inner glow on your special day already!
Post # 6
I spent FAR MORE money on buying my own wedding day make up supplies than getting it done, which kind of sucked but it was more convenient by far.
As far as necessities, you definitely want an eye shadow primer. Eye shadows look a million times better over primer, and stay 10 times longer. Even the cheapest eye shadow can work over primer. I also have the two faced shadow insurance. I believe it’s 17.00 but it lasts me forever. I am sure there are cheaper ones out on the market now.
I didn’t use a lip stain but wanted some color to stay somewhat. I ended up using a friend’s make up Forever HD lip liner all over my lips and covering it with a little gloss. it worked well and was the perfect natural enhanceing color for me.
My favorite all time mascara is Clinique’s high impact curling mascara. It is just awesome at separating. But any mascara you choose I would start using it a few weeks ahead and not start fresh the day of. Mascara always is way better when it’s thickened up a bit, it’s always too thin for my taste when its brand new. Also the clinique doesn’t smear, it clumps when you wash it off, so it works well in water without being waterproof.
I would also get yourself some falsies. They can do wonders for your face and accentuating your eyes. I wore them (just the ardells brand from the drug store) and it made a big diff.
All my other recommendations you have already bought something else so I”ll stop there 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks! I won’t have time to go get my makeup done professionally. It’s not that I don’t wear makeup, I wear it everyday just not primer or a ton of makeup. The eyeshadows I will definetly wear again.
@doobiesister: Thanks for your many suggestions! Especially on the Pop cosmetics. I’ll check out the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It’d end up cheaper than the 4 MAC shadows and buying a travel size of the potion. I’ve heard good things about the UD potion.
Post # 8
@MsJ2theZ: Thanks for your suggestions as well! I’ll look for those falsies. That is something else I’ve wanted to get as well.
Post # 9
I would also second Sephora! They’re great at giving out samples for you to try if you aren’t sure if you would love the product. Also; at the price that you’re paying to buy all the makeup; if you buy with MAC @ Nordie’s or even Sephora, they will do a full face of makeup for you if you have time to go and get that done before your event. 🙂
Post # 10
@vickyness: Yes. I know with mac, if you spend 50 or more, they will do your make up.
Post # 11
If you want a cheapie face primer, just pick up some Monistat Anti-Chaffing gel. It has the exact same ingredients as Smashbox’s Photofinish Primer. I use them both!
Post # 12