(Closed) Married Bees who did your own makeup

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
Member
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t quite see why doing your own make-up instead of having a ‘professional’ do it would not look good on professional photos. If you know how to do your make-up well, and it looks good, it will look good on pics as well. A professional visagist in the end does the same as what you will do yourself: put on make-up. If you are comfortable enough to do it yourself, I’d say go for it. I never use a whole lot of make up and it always takes me forever to put it on which is why I will have someone else do it on my wedding day. But that’s cause I want to be sure that it looks good.. not cause i worry it otherwise wouldn’t be any good on my pics. 🙂

Post # 4
Member
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did!  I had 3 makeup trials and it turned out I just wasted so much money.  They made me look old!  I was a 40 year old bride and wanted to look great.  The makeup artists basically just applied makeup the way they did every other bride, and that was not me!  So glad I backed out of my contract before the wedding.

I watched a lot of You Tube videos to learn how to do my eyes for the big day!

Post # 5
Member
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did my own makeup and hair….I went to the MAC counter and had a consultation/teaching session and bought some products.  I don’t have all the pics back, but I have a few from the sneak peak.

I also watched a few youtube videos about applying makeup.

Post # 6
Member
2821 posts
Sugar bee

My sister did mine.  She likes doing makeup, I like the way she does make up and trust her to know my style more than anyone else.  So that was her wedding gift and it worked out great.  She used mainly bare minerals on my face and I thought it looked good in pictures.

Post # 7
Member
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hi! I did my own makeup, just like I do it every day but with a little more on the eyes, and my pics were fine. I found that the people i went to tended to be very heavy handed and I looked like I was wearing a mask and the color looked weird when using a flash in trial photos. But when I did my own, it matched my skin tone perfectly because it’s what I always use.

I can see the pros and cons of both, but I would say that good advice is that if you do your own makeup regularly and do it well, then you can pull it off. If you aren’t a makeup wearer and don’t know where to start, have someone else do it. But I wouldn’t necessarily say that someone else must be a pro. A lot of those makeup people in the mall have no experience other than playing on women’s faces right there in the mall – and some gave me some pretty ghastly makeovers!

Post # 8
Member
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is a great post. I’m thinking of doing my own makeup too and its nice to see all the advice!

Post # 10
Member
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did my own makeup, and it turned out WAY better than either of the makeup trials I had with pros.  I was fed up with the bad trials, went to sephora and had a free trial there.  I bought the makeup they recommended and did my makeup myself on the wedding day.  I was happy with how it turned out and I highly recommend doing it yourself!

Post # 12
Member
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did my own and it turned out well, especially as I don’t wear much make up on a daily basis.  Here is a pic from my wedding.  The offical pro pics aren’t back but this was taken with a similar camera and at the end of our cocktail hour.   

 

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Post # 13
Member
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did! I don’t have wedding pics back yet, but here’s a bridal.

Post # 14
Member
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

What a great thread!! All you ladies looked FAB on your day, and more power too ya for making YOURSELF look that way! You’re inspiring me to do my own makeup!

Post # 15
Member
147 posts
Blushing bee

I did my own makeup! I did a ‘trial run’ the week before, shown, a few fake eyelashes and all. One picture is from the self-trial and then from the wedding day so you can see how different a pro camera makes you look anyways!

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Post # 16
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147 posts
Blushing bee

hmm I guess you have to click A to see the wedding day photo!

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