Professional makeup or DIY?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What should I do about my makeup for the wedding?
    Have makeup professionally done, only on the day of the wedding : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Have makeup professionally done and have makeup trial(s) : (5 votes)
    26 %
    Do my own makeup : (12 votes)
    63 %
    Other (explain below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    in my area make-up will cost me $200-400-600 (+hairdo for $100-300), so I chose to make it by myself.


    yes, it is a special day, but no way it is a reason to lose my mind spending not a little amount of money for tone and eyeshadows.


    if you have no problems with spending money, and you are not good enought in make-up, and your skin is really problematic, maybe, you shoud really think about visiting a pro in your wedding day. but if not – think twice 😉

    Post # 3
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I’m planning to spend some time learning how to do my own makeup.  If needed, I’ll have someone “tutor” me so that on my wedding day I’ll be able to do it myself.


    Post # 4
    77 posts
    Worker bee

    Some places will do a makeover for you where they teach you how to do what they’re doing. At Sephora, for instance, they’ll do a 45-minute makeover as long as you buy a $50 gift card.

    You might try going in and tell them that you’d like to learn how to do a special occasion look, or find a look you like on Pinterest and ask for something similar that suits you. Just make sure to tell them that it has to photograph well, as that’ll affect what kind of foundation would work, etc.

    If you like the products they use, then use your $50 on those, and practice the same look at home. If you don’t like it, you can use the card on whatever normal makeup you’d buy anyway.

    Post # 6
    1769 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    alexsquared:  just remember that diy does not always mean cheaper, especially for makeup. I have known brides who diy’d makeup and regret it because of how it looks in every single pic. I did mine and loved the results- could not be happier w my makeup in pics.  but, even for someone decently skilled at makeup, diy for your wedding takes a lot of time, practice, money spent on potential products, and tons of pictures in different light and after hours in the sun etc to make sure you’ve nailed it. It could easily cost over $250 to make sure your makeup is great for your wedding- in person and in pics. I diy’d my makeup not because it was cheaper but because I knew 100% that I’d like my pics and in person look best that way and it’d give me the day-of timing and feel that I wanted. 

    Post # 7
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    alexsquared:  I did my own make-up because I hate people touching my face.  However, I had a couple of free shoots included with my photography package, so I was able to do a few trial runs before my wedding day.  I had my hair professionally done because I don’t own any hair styling tools (i.e. not even a hairbrush), so just buying all the items I would need would’ve been more expensive than paying a professional ($60).

    Post # 8
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I would say do your own makeup and practice practice practice. That’s what I have been doing. That way yo uknow what looks great on you and get the look you want.


    There are lots of amazing tutorials on youtube “bridal makeup tutorials” that might give you some ideas on how to start

    In the end it’s the best idea because in the end you not only get to keep the makeup but you know exactly how to achieve a flawless look yourself. I totally agree with perhaps going to sephora and have them show you techniques

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