(Closed) Makeup Dilemma!!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are you wearing makeup on your wedding day?
    Yes - I wear makeup often and will get mine professionally done. : (24 votes)
    53 %
    Yes - I wear makeup often and will be DIY-ing. : (9 votes)
    20 %
    Yes - I don't wear makeup often but will have mine professionally done. : (8 votes)
    18 %
    Yes - I don't wear makeup often, but I am going to DIY (I'm brave!) : (4 votes)
    9 %
    No - I hate makeup! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Do you have a photographer booked? Check with him/her get their professional opinion.

    Post # 4
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    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    It was very important to me to feel like myself on my wedding day, which is why I did my own makeup, because that’s what I always do. If I never wore makeup, I probably wouldn’t wear any for the wedding, and if I were a mega-makeup-wearer, I’d wear a lot. It’s all about feeling comfortable. My makeup doesn’t show up in the photos but I don’t care–I honestly think I would have had less fun if I’d had my face done in a way that didn’t suit me. 

    Post # 5
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    7175 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I wear makeup (just basic stuff) and got mine professionally done.  I ended up finding the most AWESOME MUA.  I really think that is the key.  I did a trial with one that made me look like a drag queen.  I kid you not.  The MUA I used made me look like myself (and I felt wonderful in it too) – the other stuff felt caked on and gross.

    My mom and good friend had their makeup done by someone else and I thought they looked a little clown-ish in the photos.  

    All that said – do trials with MUA and then take pictures afterwards (have someone take your picture, if possible) so you can see how it photographs.

    Also keep in mind that if your wedding and/or wedding pics are outside, the lighting will be different than inside (meaning, outside makeup tends to blend in more – so it won’t be as obvious).

    Post # 6
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I wear a small amount of makeup normally, but I’m no expert and would like to look my best on my wedding day. I’m hoping my FSIL will agree to doing my hair/makeup as a gift. She’s a hairstylist and MAC consultant…best career for a FSIL ever, haha!

    Post # 7
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not sure I would recommend trying to DIY if you’re not used to wearing makeup. Practice makes perfect! I would, though, be very clear to your MUA that you don’t like a heavy look. Suggest they use a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation, since that will feel lighter on your skin. They can even skip that altogether and go with a mineral powder.

    Post # 8
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    10 posts
    Newbee

    Makeup (if done properly) can play a major role to giving you that extra umph-factor. I do not recommend you doing it yourself since you dont know how to. If you hire a MUA then you can have sessions to see exactly what you want. Tell her you want to look naturally beautiful and glowey thats all, and not like a hooker. Dont worry you will look great!

    Post # 9
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    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Find a makeup artist that will do a natural look that you will be comfortable with…definately book a trial so you absolutely love it… wearing just a little will look better in photos as well

    Post # 10
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I wear makeup daily, but even if I didn’t I think a little makeup would be great. It will help your features “pop” in the photos. I would schedule a makeup trial and tell the person you want it to be VERY natural.

    Post # 11
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    1791 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Consider asking a friend or family member who has more makeup knowledge to do it for you on the day of. I’ve done my sister’s and all her friends makeup for proms for years. They will likely give you a more natural look than a professional makeup artist. Any money you spend on products is stuff you could potentially use again. If you don’t have a friend who could do it, then definitely do a makeup artist. I wear makeup every day and consider myself a bit of a makeup whore and even I would not do it myself. Your wedding day is the one day that you can be pampered and a day to feel beautiful. I think if you wanted to go very natural – skip eyeshadow all together. Just some face makeup, eyeliner and mascara. It will make your eyes pop without looking too done up. 

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