(Closed) Oh my! Oh my! Oh my!

posted 6 years ago in October 2012
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@out4answers:  Deep breath!  Do you have an idea of when you will be sending out your invites?  I still have 4/5 to send out and I’m not in any rush at this moment.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Most of that stuff isn’t major — I’d try to get the invites out soon but don’t panic!

Our DJ just needs the music a month before the wedding basically.  So we need to make sure ours gets our info sheet by the 7th of September which means we need to start really working on it.  I’m sure you’ve been thinking about this stuff all along so it shouldn’t be a biggie.  =)

Make up is easy — go to a department store or like Ulta and have them use products on you to create the look you want and then buy it.  I’ve done that before at ulta =) just explain you want all day coverage, waterproof, yatta yatta and they should be able to handle the products lol.  That’s my plan, though I’ve been starting to think I need to get on that soon too =P so I can practice. 

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should really get on the invites.  Do you at least have them already?  I sent mine out just the other day so you aren’t that far behind on them.  As for the rest, I don’t have alot of those things done either.  Just proritize them and get them done.  It will be okay.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@out4answers:  

Hey…! Congrats fellow October bride!
I’m a professional Make-Up artist, so I might be able to help with that department! 
If you’re working on a budget, get what you absolutely need, or check with friends what you have.
I’ve also worked at MAC for quite a while, and buying the product to do your own make up can cost more than having someone else do it.
MAC will sample skin care, foundations , concealers and primers for sure. It’s your powder products that are going to cost you. They’ll sample pigments also, which are a great substitute for pressed powder shadow, (they’re loose). 
I’m not sure how samples work with other make-up companies.

If Brides are buying make-up for their wedding, I try to keep it to products they can incorporate into their every day life, so you’re not stuck with a lot of make up you won’t ever wear again. A nice neutral eyeshadow palette will look natural and also be useful after your wedding…! Same with lips, unless you’re going for a bold lip, like red, than keep it a classic red!

My suggestion would be, if you can get into a MAC (or other make-up up company that does make-up applications), make an appointment. There are three levels of make-up services at MAC,

Application – 1 Hour Private Application with Facechart detailing your look and Free Mascara – about 55$ fee

Lesson – 1 1/2 Hour Private Lesson with Facechart, Free Mascara and a 20% discount on anything you buy for a month after – about $110 fee (these are canadian prices lol) – Most popular with Brides who aren’t very proficient with make-up or want to re-create a specific application themselves

50$ Product Purchase- at my location we don’t offer this all the time, but MAC @ The Bay / Nordstrom, where they are counters not Stores offer this all the time. Its a 45 minute application, and you buy 50.00 worth of stuff instead of paying a fee. This is good if you’re pretty proficient with make up and you want someone to map out a look for you, that’s not to hard to recreate, and you have most of the products/brushes to re-create it.

If you do decide you don’t want to do your own make-up, all MAC counters carry names of artists who freelance, and also will do in-store/ at-counter bridal make-up. Usually if it’s 3 or more people its the 50.00 prod. purchase.

OR you can pop into a MAC as a “walk in” which is an interrupted service, (so make sure you have a lot of time in case it’s busy) and there’s no fee or minimum pruchase, and the artist can help you out, but they have to go back and forth and help customers if it’s busy.

I’m pretty sure Dior/Chanel/Armani etc, all do at counter Wedding Day Make-up also, I’m not sure about their counter practices.

If you have a look in mind, don’t be afraid to be specific, and bring lots of pictures (if you have them!) if you go to a make-up counter or store, it’ll be your best bet to get the look you want.

 

Sorry this is so long, I hope it helps you out!

Good Luck!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ishafortin:  That was all good advice.  I’ve never worn any makeup from mac.  

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ishafortin:  Very true on the costing more to buy your own…Sephora saw me coming and I walked out with $450 worth of make up!!  Thankfully, most of it I can use on a regular basis (except the teal eyeliner), and it really is the best make up I’ve ever used and I’ve become quite proficient putting it on in the last month.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@kimberlyr22:  jeezum $450?  o_o  I’m glad you can use most of it and the thing is even though it’s pricey it’s still, in my opinion, better than paying someone like $200 to get it done.  At least then you have the makeup you can use

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@out4answers:  Hello as a make up artist I thought I may offer a few lil tips that may help ๐Ÿ™‚ I have never worked at a department store brand or any make up brand. I just get 40~50% D/C for being a make up artist. ishafortin‘s advice for department store make up trials sounds like a good idea.

Before you do, try to figure out what style you’re going for and what look you’re aiming for. Also, considering photo-friendly foundation is a big MUST, especially if you’ll end up with a lot of flash photography. I usually recommend my brides to stay away from mineral make up for the day, as your skin tone will come out much paler and if you don’t touch up on any other skin areas (besides the face) that are exposed, you’ll end up with 2 different skin tones in photos.

Investing in a make up fixer can also help with lasting make-up through out the day. Don’t forget to get blotting papers, so you won’t have shiny/oily face or cakey make up by the end of the evening. Blotting the face before reapplying powers are a must to prevent cakey results throughout the day. 

Waterpoof mascaras are very harsh for the lashes, so instead of getting one that you won’t wear everyday, invest in a mascara fixer that will keep your eyes panda free and you can use it on occasional base.

Hope it helped!! Good luck and congrats!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ishafortin:  It’s an awesome (usually) makeup store and salon. They have a huge selection in different price ranges

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh, Like a Sephora? Where they carry different brands? Sounds like fun to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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